Etching in a nutshell: a polished copper plate is coated with a thin layer of wax (a ground). A sharp metal stylus (an etching needle) is used to scratch lines through the ground exposing the copper. Acid eats (etches) the lines down into the plate. The etched lines are filled with ink, and, under tremendous [...]
About Arthur Geisert
Author/illustrator Arthur Geisert has received the New York Times Best Illustrated Award three times. His books include Hogwash, Ice, Country Road ABC, and Nursery Crimes.