Widespread Panic Milwaukee collab triptych
This is the third time I have done a Milwaukee tour print for the band, Widespread Panic and it becoming one of their big shows every year, we discussed doing something a little different this time around. Fellow poster artist Jim Mazza is a badass illustrator and I’ve always liked his work for years. We had been talking about doing a collaboration on a piece for a while and this event seemed the perfect opportunity. As the show was a 3-day event a triptych of posters seemed to be the perfect approach.
Collabs are fun but can tricky. I have done some in the past with Marq Spusta and Alan Forbes, and the hard part is always figuring out who does what and how to share the artwork with each other. Luckily a 3 poster deal made things a little easier with me taking over the art/coloring of the 1st print,… Jim the 3rd… and us jamming on the middle.
With Milwaukee being Brew City we loved the idea of a crazy Alice in Wonderland-themed Roktoberfest with bottle cap mushrooms and flying beer bottles. It truly was a collab with each of us taking elements of each others posters into our own and countlessly sending ideas/sketches back and forth.
The band received a print run of 200 of each poster as well as 200 uncut sheets. Each print is 12′ x 24′, the uncut measuring 36′ x 24′ and was printed by the fine folks at Good Thoughts in Boulder, CO.
Jim and I have an Artist Edition of 40 sets (20 uncuts) that we split and will be selling at the same time on our individual websites, Oct. 23rd.
Along with the regular edition we will have a small variant run of cut sets/uncuts on different foil papers available,.. including:
– Rainbow Foil (Cut sets – 28/ Uncuts – 20)
– Sparkle Foil (Cut sets – 8/ Uncuts – 8)
– Oil Slick Foil (Cut sets – 18/ Uncuts – 18)
– Lava Foil (Cut sets – 23/ Uncuts – 20)
Once again we split the run and will be selling our copies on our individual websites the day/time the posters are released.
Epic day of 8 hours of signing,…. over 1600 signatures!!!!