Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Handbill
Both versions of the handbill were printed before the concert and measure 8 1/2" x 11".
The more common 1st printing A presents a solid blue background.
1st printing B displays a larger logo, 2 1/2", on a blue dot-screen background.
As a founding member of the Family Dog, Kelley handled promotions for the events at the Avalon Ballroom, drawing posters and handbills. He soon met up with Stanley Mouse, and their association nurtured Kelley's success as an artist. Kelley had a natural talent for collage and a keen eye for culling and combining imagery and styles from diverse sources. Teamed with Mouse's drafting skill, collaborations became increasingly sophisticated, yet irreverent. Kelley always worked by hand, producing posters and other print graphics for a wide array of entertainment-oriented clients.