"Let 'Er Rip": The Legacy of 2020 Texas Book Festival Poster Artist Bob "Daddy-O" Wade
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Friday, November 6, 2020

Bob “Daddy-O” Wade (1943–2019)—the creator of this year’s poster art, named Let ‘Er Rip— spent the last five decades making outsized, and often outlandish, art inspired by the grandiosity and unconventionality of his home state. Watch and listen as friends of Bob’s, and contributors to his featured book Daddy-O’s Book of Big-Ass Art, discuss Bob, his monumental contributions to art in Texas and beyond, and his legacy.

Sponsored by Pentagram and Texas Highways

  • Moderator: DJ Stout
  • Format: This is a free virtual event.
  • Q&A: Please direct questions to the authors and moderator with CrowdCast’s “Ask a Question” button and not the chat box. Questions will be gathered, later shared with the panelists to answer, and registrants of this session will receive an email with written answers.
  • Chat: Feel free to use the chat box to share your thoughts and virtually cheer for and share kudos with the session’s participants! Disorderly comments will be removed immediately. Please refer to the code of conduct.
  • Books: Please consider clicking the “Buy the Book(s)” button below the video feed, which leads to BookPeople, Texas Book Festival’s partner bookseller. Your purchase helps support the author(s), independent bookselling, and the Texas Book Festival. Thank you.

Bob “Daddy-O” Wade †, Daddy-O’s Book of Big-Ass Art


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