Woke up one day to my friend Max calling me. There was a secret show afoot in Austin, and he was going to put me on the list and assured me that, whatever my plans were, I had to go, though he wasn't allowed to tell me who would be playing. And so I was running through all the possibilities in my head all day long, excited for the prospect of a secret mystery show, when he called me back a few hours later and told me that he'd tell me who was playing if I promised to A) keep it a secret, and B) draw a flyer. I agreed. AND GUESS THE FUCK WHAT:
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Bam! Incredibly exciting for me, as these guys have been one of my favorite bands since I was in middle school and my friend from across the street and I used to play Insomniac songs together in his basement.
I've always dreamed about getting to do a project with them (Green Day, if you're reading this, I don't have a band confirmed for Turnstile Comix #3 just yet...) and a flyer seemed like a great fit. And, I have to say, I'm incredibly proud with how this one came out. I'm not one to pat myself on the back about my art (quite the opposite, in fact), but this might be one of my personal favorite flyers I've ever done.
Plus the show was a lot of fun. Probably more new songs than I'd have preferred (though I get that they have a whole new fanbase now, so their newest album is probably a lot of people's favorite), but they played "She" so I chalk it up to a success.
So hooray! Did a flyer for one of my all-time favorite bands and saw them play a relatively small club all in the same two-day span. One of those times when having spent the past ten years making comics and flyers and album covers really payed off in a surprising way. Three cheers for punk rock!