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“Jules Verne” 2011 (Appropriation of J. Chase). Acrylic and Marker on Canvas.

Jules Verne is sometimes considered the father of science fiction. As such, I figured he would make an excellent addition to my recent catalog of writer portraits. In researching Verne’s likeness, I came across a beautiful print apparently from a 19th century Algerian comic/short story magazine, “L’Algerie”. The image is signed by the artist “J. Chape”. I thought it would be fun to do a large replica, so I set out an 18×24″ canvas with acrylic paint and recreated the woodcut-look with a thick sharpie and a free hand.

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