Invisible Journey Chapter 1

December 3, 2014

I am finished with the first chapter of Invisible Journey, Prime Transmission. Set in the far future of earth, it is a science fiction/Duel hero adventure story. The main characters live in a culture based on shamanism and humans have evolved to the point they can control energy with their intention. This allows them to work within timelessness and in quantum fields. The printed copy is for sale online by clicking the square market button, or at Tucson’s own R-Galaxy, Fantasy Comics and Charlie’s Comic.  Each comic is 32 pages long, with a glossary, and a screen printer cover. Here are the prologue and opening page of the comic.




on Square Market

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Woodblock Classes at TCPS

August 4, 2014

waterdragon2wHey fellow Woodblock/relief printmakers I, Joe Marshall will be offerings classes at Tucson Community Print Shop in woodblock/relief printmaker. here is the information.

Email for reservations or me 520-629-9230

Tucson Community Print Shop

14 W 35th St  (just West off 6th Ave.)

South Tucson

Intro to memberships Woodblock/Relief handprinted
Every Thursday from 10am-1pm
3 person max
$45 non member
$25 member
   We will show you the shop and we will work on a Woodblock/Relief project. Bring an image or we can supply one. Everyone will leave with an edition of prints.
We will focus on Tools and tool care, use of brayers (rollers), Barens and bamboo spoons, Inking and Hand printing and proper clean-up. No supplies needed other than a drawing. Come learn with us!

Weekly Hours

Monday              12pm – 7pm
Tuesday              9am – 7pm
Wednesday        closed
Thursday           9am – 7pm
Friday                 9am – 7pm
Saturday           12pm-6pm
Sunday               9am – 4pm

Hours subject to change as we expand.
For appointments, call Jeik at 520.907.9309.

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Woodblock Weekend work

July 14, 2014

Here is the latest work from students of the Woodblock Weekend at The Drawing Studio


Dog portrait by Marianne


also by Marianne



Two versions of a reduction cut (second stage) by Anita


printed linoleum by Gabrielle


Valerie’s block first proof


Second proof.


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YAYBIG Print Sale Sat June 14

June 10, 2014


The Flyer says it all YAYBIG one all prints under $50. Prints by Joe Marshall, Martin Quintanilla, Tanya Rich, Gonzalo Espinosa, Rudy Flore, Morgan Anderson, and the Tucson Community Print Shop. come on down 174 E Toole Ave.


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Printmaking Events all over YAYBIG and Tucson

May 28, 2014


Okay so June is a BIG month around here at Pork Chop Press and You And Your Big Ideas Gallery. First there is the YAYBIG Southwest Print Collection show at YAYBIG, June 5 – June 30th. Note the change in hours for June, they will be Thursday – Saturdays 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM, or call for an appointment. There are over 150 prints  from dozens of printmakers, from Tucson, Phoenix, Albuquerque, El Paso, Santa Fe, Los Angeles and beyond. There are woodcuts, relief, screen prints, etchings and more. The collection keeps getting BIGGER. I have to say a big thanks to Krrl, Tanya Rich, the Gloo Factory and Jeik from Tanline for all the great help and support they have given.



Next is the Print Fair (SALE) on Saturday, June 14th, 5 PM – 9 PM, at YAYBIG. There are going to lots of great prints and printmakers and all prints are UNDER $50. Artist that will be there are Joe Marshall, Krrl, Tanya Rich, Danny Martin, Rudy Flores, Rogo, Martin Quintanilla, Gonzalo Espinosa, and more if I can get more space. So come on down and support your local artist, and stock up on prints, cards, stickers, posters, shirts, hats etc. We will also be printing a catalog for the show with each artist having a page and the whole collection online at


And Finally there a YAYBIG Print Exchange for 2014, all traditional techniques welcome, all prints must be 8″x10″, no digital prints for all the information go to there will be updates and helpful hints for newbie printmakers.


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Pork Chop Press in Mexico and Tucson prints shows

April 25, 2014


I will be in two upcoming shows in May 2014, the first is in Mexico, with the help of Martin Qunitanilla, at Centro Cultural Antiguo Colegio Jesuita, Patzcuaro, Michoacan, Illegal Utopia;

Michoakaniztan, and the other is in Tucson at the Michael Contreras Gallery. This two prints are in the Michoakanizatan show.


El Angel, woodcut, on handmade amate paper


La Reyna, woodcut, on hand made amate paper.

These prints will be at the Contreras Gallery for the May Print show.


Grody Scout, five color reduction woodcut

Kauai Flower, Five color reduction woodcut


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YAYBIG Open Studio Tour Pt3

April 9, 2014


Look at this flat file, just filled with awesome prints from the best printmakers in Tucson. This weekend is Open Studio Tour and folks are invited to come down to You And Your Big Ideas Gallery and check out and take home their favorite prints. Most prints are under $30! A hand drawn, hand carved, and in some cased a hand printed piece of bad arseness. Also this weekend is the return of the $20 tiger banners, five different designs, on two different color banners, and large tiger banners for only $35.  Add a little or a lot of Tiger Chi to your life. YAYBIG is located at 174 E Toole Ave, in the Pleasure World Studio building, across the street from Skrappy’s.



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Open Studios Pt 2 at YAYBIG and Pork Chop Press

April 8, 2014


This weekend Saturday, April 12th and Sunday, April 13th is the spring Open Studio Tour, and YAYBIG is hosting Pork Chop Press. We will have hats and T-shirts for sale, $10 each. We have new designs by Michelangelo and Reyna. Also a cache of shirt in youth sizes and some hard to get ninja sizes. Found them when Mikey was cleaning his room out. so come on down and check out the coolest kid designed shirts anywhere. You And Your Big Ideas Gallery is located at 174 E Toole Ave, in the PleasureWorld Studio building, for appt or info call me Joe at 520-629-9230


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Open Studios at YAYBIG and Pork Chop Press

April 7, 2014

Hey folks this weekend in Tucson is the Open Studio Tour, Saturday, April 12th and Sunday, April 13th, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. YAYBIG at 174 E Toole Ave. is currently hosting the Arizona Print Group’s 2013 print exchange, “Letters at Large”, letters of the alphabet done in different print mediums. here are some photos of the show and the opening.






Folks showed and had a great time, you still have a chance to check the show out this weekend, here are some fine photos of the work. I will be adding posts during the week with more information about Open Studio and what will be happening at YAYBIG, so stay tuned.






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Woodblock Weekend class at The Drawing Studio

March 19, 2014
Amy Novelli woodblock
Andrew Lenards woodblock
Hey Pork Chop Press and YAYBIG friends. this post is to let you all know about the Woodblock Weekend I am teaching at The Drawing Studio, these classes are great for beginners and intermediate students, all tools and supplies are included, and they are a lot of fun, so sign up and tell a friend.
Joe Marshall
Woodcut Weekend 
Joe Marshall
1 Friday evening 6–9 PM, 1 Saturday & 1 Sunday 10 AM–4 PM
March 28th – March 30th
Woodblock printing is a very old printing process.
 This workshop provides the perfect
opportunity to learn and practice the basic
techniques of woodblock by designing, cutting,
and printing a woodblock print without having to
purchase tools, inks, paper. For both beginners
and the experienced. The focus will be cutting,
tool care, composition and printing. We will only
be using black ink in this class.
Fee: $185 (Associates, $160) all materials and
tools included.


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