After recently carving an entire colour layer backwards, I was looking for another way to get colour onto my printed linocut illustrations. I wasn’t in love with watercolour or gouache because of their slight opaqueness that conflicts with the existing block print. I had some comic markers kicking around and gave them a shot, and haven’t looked back. I love them because of their ability to blend, but also their alcohol base disappears in areas that overlap with the lino printing itself.
A whole new world of colour!