It was Wednesday, January 16th in the year 2013 during the morning hours when a thread was started on the Disc Golf Course Review (DGCR) forum pertaining to MVP's latest announcement of their new Fairway Driver, Shock.
Later that day, I posted a question to Zam (renowned Disc Golf artist) in the forum about wether or not he had a 1st Run custom stamp in the works and got the response: "That ground is yours to blaze."
I immediately jotted down a rough sketch idea featuring the character I created for the Skulboy Signature MVP Volt, Doc Volt.
Shortly after that DGCR member, Onemilemore, suggested a collaboration between Zam and I. That's when the e-mailing began.
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On the left is Zam's "napkin" sketch of his collab idea. I then sent him my initial rough sketch of my solo idea.
Zam came back with a new rough combining the 2 and I replied with a rough sketch of my half to make sure we were on the same page.
During this time, Onemilemore had started a new DGCR thread with a poll posing the question of wether we should do a collaboration stamp or not.
I became a little worried as several "no" votes were cast and comments like "I don't like skulls" appeared. Screw 'em we said, this project was too much fun.
I dropped everything because the deadline was extremely short and illustrated my half. Scanned it, cleaned it up in Photoshop and e-mailed it to Zam Saturday morning.
Next thing you know, It's Monday and the pre-order is up. Phew.
This is the final artwork for the MVP Shock 2-color Limited Edition 1st Run stamp.
Metal dies are made and the stamping begins
Here is the link for more information at Disc Nation.
I will have a Super Special Signed version for sale soon after the initial release.