Milwaukee-based artist David Mark Zimmerman, who paints under the tag BigShot Robot, has painted a giant Milwaukee Bucks Fear the Deer mural in Walker’s Point, facing Reed Street Yards.
The work, which shows a mean as buck looking Bango, is on the north-facing back wall of the Brix Apartment lofts parking garage, 408 W. Florida St., just east of the Iron Horse Hotel.
How can you not fear this bad-ass Bango? #mural #bucks #fearthedeer @reedstreetyards @WPA_MKE @bucks @BigshotRobot https://t.co/iqq8cvNUxu pic.twitter.com/83BsgMzkBy — Bobby Tanzilo (@BobbyOnMKEcom) May 14, 2019
BigShot Robot has a number of other works around town, including at Black Cat Alley, and he’s worked with MilwaukeeHome, Bad Genie, Rogues Gallery, Arte Para Todos, Milwaukee Carnival and others.
The mural will be officially unveiled on Wednesday.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.
He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.
With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.
He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.
In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.
He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.