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Patton Oswalt

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Production Cost

Production Time

Two weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

10 in × 14 in

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Paper Stock

Mr. French Whipcream Muscletone 110 lb

Number of Colors

3 Spot (Split Fountian Gold + Black, Red)




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There’s something really offensive yet enthralling about watching animals fight. It’s a primal instinct that is often exploited for entertainment purposes. Maybe not so primal, but often times equally as rash and entertaining is comedy. The type choices on this poster, along with the stunning line drawing make Mr. Oswalt out to be a real class act.

Some people are great, and the rest are amazing. Patton Oswalt falls into the latter category. His talent with comedy is truly a sight to be seen.

We’ve worked for Patton several times now, and each time it’s been a fun challenge to illustrate his mirthful inflections and sidesplitting nuances. We think we’ve started to develop a knack for it.

When we were approached to design and print a poster for his February show at Helium Comedy Club in Portland, OR, we spent countless hours doing auditory research. Our eyes, literally, stung of tears and our cheeks hurt from laughing so hard. We ended up settling on one gem in particular; the prestige from “Rats” from his 2009 release “My Weakness is Strong.”

The 10-by-14-inch poster was hand illustrated with pen and ink and relief printed on our Universal I Vandercook Proof Press in 3 colors split-fountain gold to black and a spot-printed red. We used 140# Mr. French Whipcream Muscletone in a 100-count edition that will be available for purchase after February 5th through our store.

Patton just released his new book Zombie Spaceship Wasteland and is on tour as you read this, and I only hope you get out and see him; he just might be the sci-fi fueled Mark Twain of our generation.

I really tried to push the line widths and there dynamic in the context of the drawing, being using various line width to create shading and volume to the subject similar to the engraving process.

The drawing took 6 hours, wish someone would have told me to not to do it in one sitting.

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Lauren Dickens

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Lauren Dickens

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Date Published

May 5, 2011


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