The Author's Photo - Letterpress Print by Patrick Lee Dean


7"x7" letterpress print, 2 color, on 110C archival paper
Numbered edition of 100
Plate signed
All proceeds to go to Patrick's family

When ALS finally managed to stop cartooning genius Patrick Lee Dean from making art with his hands, he learned to draw using eye gaze technology. This piece is from a set of six that Patrick picked himself, and they were exquisitely produced as museum quality archival letterpress prints by Laughing Owl Press. The combination of the high-tech digital eyegaze artwork and the timeless textural quality of letterpress is really something.

Patrick died in May. I know he had felt happy that there would be these physical prints of some of his eyegaze works, and he felt good knowing that the sales would be supporting his family after he was gone. I wish he could have seen the prints before he died, but I wish a lot of things.

A tremendous amount of thanks to Laughing Owl Press, and especially to Ingrid, who went above and beyond to make these prints so beautiful, as well as the entire project affordable. I can't recommend them enough.

You can see more of Patrick's eyegaze works, as well as the physical drawings he was still doing while otherwise completely immobilized, on his instagram.

Buy Patrick's incredible graphic novel Eddie's Week from Birdcage Bottom Books.