Since 1991, Steve Walters (under the moniker Screwball Press) has been printing posters, CD packaging, and a variety of other collectible items for Chicago’s indie rock community. Over the years, he has had the opportnity to train and/or work with some of his (and your) favorite local artists including Bob Hartzell, Kristen Thiele, Jay Ryan, Mike Benedetto, Keith Herzik, and Jason Frederick.
Around 2000, Steve looked back on ten years of work and realized that working with these people was the single most satisfying aspect of Screwball Press. So he began to implement the Screwball Academy based on the extension of the Minutemen’s “band in every garage” credo (and I think we can all agree on what a mess THAT’S turned out to be). Steve wanted to see a printer in every band.
At present, Steve has taught dozens of people over countless months, most of whom still use the facilities to print personal projects as well as a few who run their own printing businesses.
- Guest speaker on TRPS Mystery Tube – Episode 7: Mark Arminski, Steve Walters, Jay Ryan.