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Sad News ...

Posted in General Interest by Dave Bull at 8:50 AM, December 14, 2014

I have some unhappy news to report today. Long-time collector/friend Anita Cage from New Orleans has passed away, at 80.

I mention this here, because she has been a frequent commenter on these Conversations over the years, and some of the regular visitors may remember her name from reading some of these.

I'm not sure how much she would want me to write about this, but I certainly see no problem in mentioning a few things about my experience with her. It kind of goes without saying that she was a steady supporter of my work when it came to ordering prints; she not only basically took everything I made for the past decade or so, she made multiple purchases to give prints away to her friends and acquaintances.

But it was her open friendship, and willingness to contribute her thoughts and suggestions about my work that made it a pleasure to see her name in my email Inbox any given morning. She not only posted thoughtful commentary here on the blog, but she gave me plenty privately too, especially if she was concerned that her comments might possibly have been considered as 'criticism'.

I didn't know much about her personal life, but after reading some of the material that has been posted about her on the internet this week, it seems that I was very lucky that such a friendly and supportive person came to develop an interest in supporting my activities. Have a look a this online obituary … and this thread from the MetaFilter group, where the members learned of her passing. She was clearly a very special lady.

I am of course very saddened to hear that she is gone, but am very happy to have known her. I wish she would have given us a better chance to say 'good-bye' properly, but I understand why she did not feel able to do that ...


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Two Years in the planning ...

Posted in General Interest , Jed Henry by Dave Bull at 9:32 PM, November 26, 2014

… and that 'two years' is no exaggeration. Jed and I have been thinking about a certain project for over two years now, right from the time of our first Kickstarter together.

He is a crazy sketcher, and I am a crazy woodblock carver. So it is a no-brainer that we should create a book of sketches, you know … a 'Henry Manga', along the lines of the well-known Hokusai Manga from years gone by.

But we haven't been able to figure out how to actually put such a thing onto the market. To make such a book would take at least a year …


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Who am I?

Posted in General Interest by Dave Bull at 8:47 PM, July 23, 2014

Here's an entire blog post with no images ... can you stand it?

Let's have a break from posts about the upcoming new shop, and deal with an issue that I have been postponing for a long time, but which I can't put off for much longer ... the question of 'identity'. Who am I? (publicly, that is)

A quick recap of the background, for those who aren't familiar with it:


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Grab Bag ...

Posted in General Interest by Dave Bull at 12:05 AM, July 14, 2014

Here's a random catch-up on a few of the activities on (and around) my desk this past week or so ...

You might remember that I mentioned a recent 'flood' of orders stemming from a video blogger chatting about the Portraits series a few weeks back ... Well, having a bunch of new orders is nice, but this is where the rubber hits the road ... one by one by one ...


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A 'spot' of trouble ...

Posted in General Interest by Dave Bull at 5:11 PM, June 24, 2014

We _desperately_ need more (capable) printers...

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Quarter century ...

Posted in General Interest by Dave Bull at 6:16 PM, June 18, 2014

A forgotten anniversary!

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Downtime ...

Posted in General Interest by Dave Bull at 6:56 AM, June 3, 2014

An experience we don't want every day!

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About that 2nd floor ...

Posted in Asakusa , General Interest by Dave Bull at 1:00 PM, May 25, 2014

Still no formal news about our Asakusa workshop plans ...

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Now on Facebook ...

Posted in General Interest by Dave Bull at 6:43 PM, May 22, 2014

Mokuhankan is (finally) on Facebook ...

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When it Rains, it Pours (III) ...

Posted in Asakusa , General Interest by Dave Bull at 7:34 PM, May 8, 2014

Some background information on our plans for the new building ...

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New Yoshida prints in the catalogue!

Posted in General Interest , Prints by Dave Bull at 2:26 AM, May 7, 2014

Two brand new editions of a traditional Yoshida design are now in our catalogue ...

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When it Rains, it Pours (II) ...

Posted in General Interest , Jed Henry by Dave Bull at 3:15 AM, May 4, 2014

An update on some recent publicity ...

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