Entertainment Weekly reports the “Game of Thrones” finale, Dragon and the Wolf, which aired last Sunday, 08.27.17 is the most watched episode ever. Good job Joe Rocco for the kicking off campaign Season 7 with this powerful and memorable art work
TribeLA Magazine Acrostic Interview.5 with whimsical Illustrator/Cartoonist Joe Rocco
Room: Where in your home do you work? If not in your home, where do you feel most compelled to create?
I have a small studio set up in my apartment in West Hollywood. On my bookshelf I have all the books, knick knacks and personal items that inspire me, including a small collection of vintage television sets and a growing collection of snow domes from places I’ve been and places I would like to visit one day. When I’m not here at my home studio I like to work with other illustrators at their studios if possible.
Tools: What do you prefer to work with, physically and otherwise?
I work digitally most of the time for my clients simply because the pace in publishing dictates it and if I have to make a change on a dime for a client I can usually do that better digitally than if I hand-painted the work. But, I do enjoy painting with traditional materials when I can. My work was entirely hand-painted for the 1st 10 years of my career but I gradually went more and more digital over time and now I use mostly Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to complete my work.
To be continued tomorrow…
Joe’s work has been centered on Entertainment and Children’s publications and for seven years he art-directed a popular children’s website that included game, print and web design. He also has several children’s books published through Harper Collins, Scholastic and National Geographic Kids Publishing. Currently, Joe is working on the web comic “Fluffer and Nutter” and occasionally on a single panel comic titled “Enquiring Minds”.
Here are a few links to get in touch with Joe Rocco:
Joe’s blog: http://joerocco.blogspot.com/?m=1
Help Fluffer and Nutter: http://fluffernuttercomics.tumblr.com/
Want cool stuff: https://society6.com/joerocco
Main website: http://www.secretsaucestudio.com
ART TODAY 08.27.2017: The Jewish Origins of Superman – “Joe Rocco, a hard working illustrator/cartoonist who has taken his illustration style to a new level of tight design that works on textiles, products and more” – Chris Bonno