Rob Schwager

Husband to one. Daddy to three. Illustrator, designer and screen printer.

robschwager.com and tinybirdpress.com
Jun 18 '14
Well OK — life’s not what it used to be
We’re tryin’ to become something that maybe wasn’t meant to be
We’re now so totally up for grabs — I hope someone’s left to see
Will the end justify the means? Well it beats the heck outta me

In the next round
What will we be?

— “Entrapment”, Naked Raygun   #nakedraygun #chicago #chicagosfinest #bigchicago

Well OK — life’s not what it used to be
We’re tryin’ to become something that maybe wasn’t meant to be
We’re now so totally up for grabs — I hope someone’s left to see
Will the end justify the means? Well it beats the heck outta me

In the next round
What will we be?

— “Entrapment”, Naked Raygun #nakedraygun #chicago #chicagosfinest #bigchicago

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Jun 17 '14
Can’t sleep. A lot on my mind. So I turn to the comfort of old friends. #steveditko #spiderman #comics

Can’t sleep. A lot on my mind. So I turn to the comfort of old friends. #steveditko #spiderman #comics

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Jun 14 '14
Last burn of the day. Unfortunately something came up and I need to stop printing for now…  :(  #screenprint #screenprinting #dog #sadtrombone

Last burn of the day. Unfortunately something came up and I need to stop printing for now… :( #screenprint #screenprinting #dog #sadtrombone

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Jun 14 '14
First color down. #screenprint #screenprinting #artprint #handmade #handprinted #printmaking #earlybird

First color down. #screenprint #screenprinting #artprint #handmade #handprinted #printmaking #earlybird

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Jun 14 '14
I’m SOOO proud of this lady. Her father’s store, Wax Trax, had such a huge impact on my life. She did as well. We’ve been friend since the late 80’s and I miss her terribly. I wish I could be home in Chicago this weekend to help her celebrate. This Sunday, if you’re near the Metro (my other home during the 90’s), swing by the Wax Trax pop-shop and grab the newest release. And give this lady a hug, from me. #waxtrax #chicago #suntimes #jimnash @j_nashcorn #records #vinyl #recordcrates

I’m SOOO proud of this lady. Her father’s store, Wax Trax, had such a huge impact on my life. She did as well. We’ve been friend since the late 80’s and I miss her terribly. I wish I could be home in Chicago this weekend to help her celebrate. This Sunday, if you’re near the Metro (my other home during the 90’s), swing by the Wax Trax pop-shop and grab the newest release. And give this lady a hug, from me. #waxtrax #chicago #suntimes #jimnash @j_nashcorn #records #vinyl #recordcrates

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Jun 13 '14
Reading is fundamental. Reading Jack Kirby, is essential! #jackkirby #kirby #kingkirby #fantasticfour #comics #comicbooks #greatwaytostartyourday

Reading is fundamental. Reading Jack Kirby, is essential! #jackkirby #kirby #kingkirby #fantasticfour #comics #comicbooks #greatwaytostartyourday

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Jun 12 '14
#tbt 2001. When I worked on Superman Action Comics. This is from a panel in #779. Found an old disk this morning with a ton of my old Supes and Batman coloring work on it. #goodtimes #superman #comics #comicbooks #colorist #digitalpainting #DCcomics #photoshop #pixelpusher

#tbt 2001. When I worked on Superman Action Comics. This is from a panel in #779. Found an old disk this morning with a ton of my old Supes and Batman coloring work on it. #goodtimes #superman #comics #comicbooks #colorist #digitalpainting #DCcomics #photoshop #pixelpusher

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Jun 9 '14
This is a pic of my youngest signing his work.  I just wanted to say thank you to everybody that “liked”,  posted kind words or purchased one of the art prints my 3 children made.  Before I know it, they’ll be all grown up and moving away to carry on with their lives.  Hopefully this little bit of fun while they were young, hanging with Dad and making art, will mean as much to them as it did to me. #mykidsrule

This is a pic of my youngest signing his work. I just wanted to say thank you to everybody that “liked”, posted kind words or purchased one of the art prints my 3 children made. Before I know it, they’ll be all grown up and moving away to carry on with their lives. Hopefully this little bit of fun while they were young, hanging with Dad and making art, will mean as much to them as it did to me. #mykidsrule

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Jun 9 '14

tinybirdpress:

Since I no longer work as a freelance artist in the comic book industry, I don’t get to spent as much quality time at home with my 3 children as I would like. Lately, they’ve been asking me lately to let them do some new art prints. I love to encourage their creativity whenever I can. So, I devoted this past weekend to some “family print time” with them. It was awesome!

Each child drew, color sepped and hand-printed their own piece. My youngest son (7yo) hadn’t done a print before. He didn’t make many, but he had a great time anyway. We all had a blast!

There’s video of them printing on the tinybirdpress instagram account. Check it out if you’d like: http://instagram.com/tinybirdpress

If you’re interested in supporting young artists and obtaining a copy of any of the kid’s prints, swing by the Tiny Bird Press store. My kids would be very grateful. Thanks!

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Jun 8 '14
Here’s my youngest (7yo) putting down the first color on his first art print. He doesn’t have quite the forearm strength yet, so we only got about 20 pcs done. Still, he loved doing it! #screenprinting #artprint #screenprint #familyprinttime #mykidsrule

Here’s my youngest (7yo) putting down the first color on his first art print. He doesn’t have quite the forearm strength yet, so we only got about 20 pcs done. Still, he loved doing it! #screenprinting #artprint #screenprint #familyprinttime #mykidsrule

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Jun 8 '14

11 yo daughter laying down her first color on her new art print. #artprint #screenprint #screenprinting #mykidsrule #familyprinttime

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Jun 7 '14

From earlier today. My 8 yo son laying down the 2nd color on his new art print. #screenprint #screenprinting #handmade #handprinted #mykidsrule #familyprinttime #thiskidisanatural

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Jun 6 '14
Early morning illustration. Part of something I’ve been working on. Trying new stuff. #wip #illustration #pfflyers #art

Early morning illustration. Part of something I’ve been working on. Trying new stuff. #wip #illustration #pfflyers #art

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Jun 6 '14

This weeks Flashback Friday… Part of the intro to one of my favorite local Chicago TV shows when I was a kid, Gigglesnort Hotel. Any other Chicago folks remember this one…? #fbf #chicago #gigglesnort #gigglesnorthotel #dirtydragon #nowonderihaveissues

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Jun 5 '14
A little bit of Jack Kirby and Galactus with my breakfast this morning… #jackkirby #kirby #galactus essentialFF #fantasticfour #comics #theKing

A little bit of Jack Kirby and Galactus with my breakfast this morning… #jackkirby #kirby #galactus essentialFF #fantasticfour #comics #theKing

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