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Somewhat Recent Stuff
posted: August 21, 2014
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Sergio Leone's "A Fistful of Dollars", I wrote a short piece for the LA Times. The film was based on Kurosawa's "Yojimbo"....

A full page illustration for ROAD & TRACK for an article "Les Good Ol' Boys" about NASCAR trying to expand into Europe....

Portrait of Stephen King for the Wall Street Journal...

Full page for Major League Baseball called "Hooks, Liners and Sinkers", depicts Minnesota Twins All-Star pitcher Glen Perkins and his idol Kent Hrbek discussing fishing and other things. I was asked to shave a few pounds (and years) off Hrbek. ...

"52 Reasons To Love A Veteran" is a project created by designer and friend Ella Rue to raise awareness of the lack of health care resources for returning vets. A group of illustrators, including some fellow drawgers, were each asked to create a playing card that will become part of a traveling exhibit and a set of prints....

Patrick Flynn asked if this piece I originally did for my Spaghetti Journal blog could be used in The Baffler. The article that this piece illustrates is by the copywriter of the iconic 1971 Earth Day PSA with "the crying Indian"....

Willie, just for the hell of it....

9 comments
Paul Rogers August 21, 2014
Great. Beautiful color on all of these.
Tim OBrien August 21, 2014
Steady and unique as always, Joe. Great work.
Steve Brodner August 21, 2014
Excuse me but these are all sort of in different Ciardiello languages. You have deceptively wide range my friend. And can do anything. Plus the NASCAR piece makes me wonder what reportage you could do. Killer, methinks.
fiedler August 21, 2014
YES!
Joe Ciardiello August 22, 2014
Thanks guys. Much appreciated.
Chris Spollen August 27, 2014
Nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mark Ulriksen September 1, 2014
Just for the hell of it... Love it Joe.
Scott Bakal September 3, 2014
Are you sure that guy in the Road & Track piece isn't Scary Joey? Ha! They're all very nice, Joe!
Noah Woods September 3, 2014
"Somewhat Recent Stuff"...but always Truly Inspired Stuff! Beautiful, Joe!
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