Chad Pastotnik, “The Intruder”


Spine and cover shot. Foil stamping in copper with small wood engraving “Wooley Bugger” onlaid into a debossed printed panel area. Cover paper is Twinrocker “Rustler” and the book cloth is a cotton/linen Canapetta.


Cover title detail of the foil stamping and inset wood engraving. The brass type for the title is quite old (19th century) originating from Europe with a non standard type height and a sometimes wandering baseline.


Title page spread. Garamond and Janson types printed in two colors with brass rule and wood engravings.


A page spread featuring one of the ten wood engravings done by Jim Westergard. Text blocks are made up with a ragged right format and composed via Linotype in the font of Janson.


Detail of the first page of the text featuring the drop cap wood engraving by Jim Westergard with hand illumination done with watercolors. The wood engravings are printed in an umber ink and the larger ones have a background tint of light sepia.


Artist: Chad Pastotnik (Mancelona, MI)

Title: The Intruder (regular edition, 2012)

Medium/technique(s): Letterpress, wood engravings

Edition size: 150 (130 regular edition /20 deluxe edition)

Number of pages: 34

Dimensions, open: 10.375 x 16.5″

Dimensions, closed: 10.375 x 8.25 x .625″


Artist statement:

The Intruder by Robert Traver / John Voelker, foreword by Richard F. Vander Veen III and with ten wood engravings by Jim Westergard.

John D. Voelker (June 19, 1903–March 19, 1991), better known by his pen name Robert Traver, was a renowned fly fisherman, and a member of the Fly Fishing Hall of Fame. His early professional career was as an attorney, judge, and later a writer. He is best known as the author of the novel, Anatomy of a Murder published in 1958. The best-selling novel was turned into an Academy Award nominated film — directed by Otto Preminger and starring James Stewart — that was released July 1, 1959. After the success of his novel, Anatomy of a Murder, Voelker retired from the court in 1959 in order to write full-time and to fish at his beloved Frenchman’s Pond. There, he devoted himself to writing, and perhaps above all else, fly fishing, with a special passion for wild brook trout. Although he traveled far in his pursuit of trout, he recognized the Upper Peninsula as a particularly special place to fish. His writings, though steeped in fly fishing, also embraced the larger beauty of nature, and human nature.

Jim Westergard is an internationally exhibited and renowned printmaker who lives and works in Red Deer, Alberta. He is an elected member of both the Society of Wood Engravers (UK) and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers(UK). He is also a member of the Wood Engravers Network (US), the Fine Press Book Association (UK, US), the Boston Printmakers Society (US), and the Alcuin Society (US, CA).

Quarter-bound in heavy board with a Canapetta book cloth spine and Twinrocker Rustler paper. Copper foil title on cover and an debossed umber printed panel with Jim Westergard’s small “Wooley Bugger” wood engraving printed on green paper inset into it. Dark green Hahnemühle Bugra flyleaves back up the book blocks which are all hand sewn on straps, mull attached and cased in. The book is composed in 14 pt Linotype Janson with ATF Garamond in display sizes and printed in 5 colors on Hahnemühle Shiller 150gsm paper. 8 1/4 x 10 3/8 x 5/8”, 34 pages. Edition of 150 books, the first 20 are reserved for the deluxe edition and 10 unbound copies are available for hand binders. Signed and numbered.

Layout, design, printing and binding done by Chad Pastotnik at Deep Wood Press.