Done Like Dinner

At exactly 2:34 p.m. last Saturday we finished printing Oddballs. Above is one of the Heavenly Babes holding the last sheet (recto is the title page, verso is second half of the contents listing). Red was the last run. The day before we printed the black and pale gray (not really evident above, but maybe it is in the close-up below). Those two colors were done simultaneously, with the gray section being inked up separately and dropped into the form for each impression.

After a night, day and night of celebration and relaxation, we're into collating the sheets and tipping in the engravings, 41 in each copy (the 40 oddballs plus Jim's self-portrait frontis). With luck, copies will be ready for the Seattle book fair in early October, and the Vancouver wayzgoose later that month.