That Dastardly Valley of Shadows

Jim Westergard's blog includes a detailed description of his process for creating a wood engraving, including photos of the different stages. An interesting behind-the-scenes look from the creator of our upcoming Oddballs book.

“Wood engraving is a dark medium...I don’t know how Westergard does it, but he has an uncanny ability to pull humor out of that dastardly valley of shadows. Despite the dark odds against him, he manages, again and again, to wrangle some of the funniest wood engravings I have ever seen.” 
from Barry Moser's Introduction to Oddballs