Jim Kweskin Jug Band Handbill
There are six acknowledged versions of the handbill, all printed prior to the concert. Each variant measures 8 1/2" x 11".
1st printing A is the most commonly found version and displays green hair and a black border.
1st printing B presents green hair and a medium blue border.
1st printing C presents gold hair and a medium blue border.
1st printing D presents gold hair and a dark blue border.
1st printing E presents gold hair and a black border.
1st printing F presents hair that's a mixture of green and gold ink with a blue border.
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.