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Steven Parke

Music lover and artist

About Me

Steven Parke is an award winning illustrator and photographer. His clients have included fortune 1000 firms such as Warner Brothers, HBO, Discovery Channel, Arista Records, DC/Vertigo Comics, Houghton Mifflin, NBC and well known musicians such as Prince (for 13 years), David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Victor Wooten, Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Sheila E. and a host of other musical geniuses.

Mr. Parke was the Digital artist for first of its kind Graphic Novel “I, Paparazzi” published by DC/Vertigo Comics which received a grade of A from Entertainment Weekly. He followed with “In the Shadow of Edgar Allan Poe” the first ever all digitally photographed graphic novel which was nominated alongside Stephen King and IDW’s “30 Days of Night” for YALSA’s best horror novel in 2005. Mr. Parke is an industry pioneer and advocate in the sequential photography technique. His work is featured, but hopefully not seen, in retouch and composite work for DVD packaging including “The Comeback”, “The Sopranos”, “Six Feet Under”, “Rome” and “30 Rock”. His illustration was featured in the NBC Heroes soundtrack packaging. Currently expanding into fine art and art photography, Mr. Parke is also the father to one awesome son. He lives in Baltimore.

History: 2015 - Gone Baby Gone art show, an illustrated mini history of important deceased musicians covering all genres. 2001 - Present: freelance photographer, digital illustrator and re-touch wizard, creator of graphic novels and children’s books. 1993-2001: Art Director, Paisley Park Enterprises, NPG Records and Prince. Design of all CDs and collateral material, photography and photo-retouch, tour stage design, video sets. 1989-1993 - freelance design and photography Clients include: HBO NBC Discovery Channel Warner Brothers Arista Records EMI Records Sony Music Vanguard Records Heads Up Records DC/Vertigo Comics Tab/McGraw-Hill Security Management Magazine

Candlewick Press Yahoo Internet Life GHS Strings Bloomsbury USA Monk Institute of Jazz David Bowie Prince Bon Jovi The Grateful Dead Bob Dylan AC/DC Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Victor Wooten

Notable projects: 2008: Package design, photography, tour merchandise and photo book for supergroup SMV: Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten
illustration of multiple musicians for NBC Heroes packaging 2004: Story concept and photo-illustration for children’s book “Catie and Josephine” Houghten Mifflin. 2002: Digital artist, partner on story concept and photography for first all-digital graphic novel “In the Shadow of Edgar Allan Poe” DC/Vertigo Comics. 2001: Composite artist for first of it’s kind Graphic Novel “I, Paparazzi” DC/Vertigo Comics. Etc:

Nominated YALSA Best Horror Novel 2005 (In the Shadow of Edgar Allan Poe) Awarded Baltimore Magazine Best Children’s Book 2004 (Catie and Josephine) Digital portrait photography has appeared in such magazines as Time, Style, Vogue, Pulse, Guitar Player, Bass Player and Musician. Recent reviews, interviews or columns: Contributing Editor to MacAddict Magazine Contributing writer to Amazing Figure Modeler Magazine Digital Photo Magazine artist profile and “How To” column on using QuarkXpress Entertainment Weekly review (11.01) “I, Paparazzi” (digital art/book design) Grade given: A

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