Total Monsoon is the culmination and finale to our Endless Monsoon
project. This 310 page risograph comix anthology with screen printed
cover contains the entire arc of our series, and also includes brand new
content in the form of interstitial comics between books, interviews,
and very special foreword by Robert Boyd.
Produced at a larger size of approximately 7.25″ x 10.5″, this
perfect bound publication was a definite challenge to produce!
Originally slated for release in late 2017, we had to delay until spring
of 2018 due to the flooding of our studio during Hurricane Harvey.
Luckily, our trusty Risograph GR3750 was able to avoid damage during the
storm, and we were able to resume printing after rehabilitating our
space with the aid of friends and family.
Special thanks to everyone who helped to make this project a reality!
If you’re keeping your eyes peeled while traveling around Houston, you’ve no doubt spotted work by ACK!. Well, we were thrilled to work with him on a set of custom letterpress coasters!
Letterpress coasters can be a bit challenging– on the one hand, you
don’t want to create an expensive coaster that people will be reluctant
to use. Yet, on the other hand, you can’t rely on traditional coaster
blanks when working with letterpress, since they tend to crack and break
when pressure is applied to the surface. So what is a letterpress
printer to do?
At Mystic Multiples, we prefer to print on a super thick blotter
paper stock, and then die cut the coasters to final size. Doing it this
way lets us avoid the cracking that comes with cheaper coaster stock,
and avoid the higher price of our finer paper offerings. It’s no
coincidence that we often like to recommend our blotter stock for thick
business cards as well!
Over a five month period Mulholland and Welch each created many, many
ink drawings, they curated those works and compiled them into the
Brackish zine. Drawings of special interest were chosen to become
risograph or letterpress prints paired alongside the book.
Brackish, the art zine images the past, present, and sometimes
invented future of the Houston landscape. The book features local and
invasive flora & fauna, architecture, interior spaces, city
infrastructure, industry, and residential vignettes. Special attention
is lavished on locations with ancient, sometimes futuristic presence.
Think 2001: A Space Odyssey meets Jurassic Park.