One of the challenges in designing the poster was all the information that needed to be on it! So, in true Dixie fashion, I didn't just design one poster, I designed about 50 versions until I got something that felt good. Not perfect, not right, but serves the purpose.
Posters need to look good, but that's not the only goal. A poster's purpose is for people to find information quickly. I wish I had taken more graphic design classes when I was in art school, although I have learned some along the way by doing. Here's one of the final versions that made the cut - it has the image provided by the comedian as well as information about the event and the generous businesses who have helped make the event even happen.
Soon poster-making will settle down and I will get back to art-making. With Christmas money I bought myself a book on antique tavern signs. I want to experiment in some new areas in addition to art doll making: printmaking, sign-painting and also a return to fine art paintings.