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Archie "The original selfie"

Here's the fault with selfies: No imagination. Instead, follow the lead of Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) and paint your own self-portrait with sufficient, ahem, "artistic license". Archie did just that, as seen in this Jeff Shultz-fashioned Laser Cel™.

Shultz pays a perfect homage to Rockwell's landmark "Triple Self-Portrait" cover of "The Saturday Evening Post"'s February 13, 1960 issue. With no smartphones, Archie has to rely on a mirror for his self-source material. Surrounding the idealized image of young Mr. Andrews on the easel are various vintage Archie Comics covers, his character's evolving likeness, and other callbacks of Eisenhower Americana. Shultz also took care to include combine Rockwell's classic style with the teen's latent klutziness in this 9" x 12" Cel. Will this inspire you to show yourself without the aid of megapixels?

What is a Laser Cel?

Laser Cels are a lithograph technology where the image is actually printed on industrial grade Mylar. Unlike traditional animation cels and paper; Mylar will not fade, chip, crack or deteriorate. Additionally, this synthetic is immune to heat, light and moisture. However, similar to its counterparts, images printed using this process still retain the same high quality and brilliant colors found in any animated cel. To complete the presentation and further define each piece as collectible, the Laser Cel prints will each be mounted in a complimentary matt. Some pieces will then have a uniquely numbered laser etched medallion, embedded within the frame itself. The result is a limited edition, pre-matted print that excels in beauty and quality.

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Price: $28.00

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