It’s been several long nights of digging up old art files and creating original drawings to pay tribute to Steve. I took my sketchbook to the beach. Work. Lunch table. At one point I was drawing while waiting for the toaster. It’s not often that I do something that carries a ton of emotional weight and I wanted to make sure I completed this project while it was still fresh in my mind. There’s a lot to process in this panorama. Foundry characters. References to Steve’s affinity for flames. A teddy bear constellation. A phoenix rising. The infamous gear. A pendulum. Whatever made the final cut.
The poster is 24″ x 36″. All money from the sale of this poster will be given to Steve’s wife and children. It is printed on lustre paper and is priced at $75.00.
GIZMODO, a very popular technology news site, is running a contest where they asked viewers to submit theme song ideas. They will select three finalists and then other viewers will vote for a grand prize winner. There are some pretty sweet prizes up for grabs. I shure wouldn’t mind some new equipment.
Since Gizmodo is big on tech, I recorded in a style that reminds me of some of my favorite heavy tech bands. KMFDM for one.
A decade ago James and I both shopped at The Little Shop of Comics in downtown Scotch Plains, NJ. At that time he needed a logo for his Lantern Media business. He still uses the logo to this day! I’d like to eventually update it a bit, but I might have a difficult time convincing him.
Without James I would have never met Steve Carlesi and countless other people over the years. So if you’re a kid reading this, buying comics is never a waste of money. It could be your big break!
So buy the book and support the guy who kick started my career.
We completed the album artwork for the new FOUNDRY album. It’s called “RETOOLED” and it’s a brand new take on some Steve Carlesi (Program Director for “The Opie & Anthony Show” on XM Radio) classic hits from the early 1990s. Steve was a session man for bands like Alice In Chains, Soundgarden and Weird Al Yankovic.
No he wasn’t. But he did lay the groundwork for quite a few songs that would later go on to be rerecorded by Rich DeCicco! And for that we can all be grateful!
A while back Steve Carlesi was in a band called FOUNDRY. They recorded an album that got a lot of play years later on “The Opie & Anthony Show” on XM Radio. Then Rich DeCicco got his hands on the songs and rerecorded them. This is an album cover concept for that rerecorded album. The final version will have a distressed vinyl record look. Remember vinyl, kids? Sure you do.
Photographer and Filmmaker located in Paterson, NJ at The Art Factory