Alex Pardee (born February 5, 1976) is a freelance artist, apparel designer, and comics creator writer, best known for illustrating The Used's album artwork.
Alex Pardee was born on February 5, 1976 in Antioch, California, United States.
He has also done works for Hurley International, Twenty Twenty Skateboards, Bay Area rapper TopR, Upper Playground, Street Drum Corps, Aiden, Kid Robot, and lately the cover of In Flames's ninth studio album, A Sense of Purpose, and its first single, "The Mirror's Truth". He is a member of the groups Cardboard City and Zerofriends. He runs the website EyeSuck Ink which includes links to his blog and store. Through his art he has admitted to overcoming depression and anxiety disorders along with emotional struggles. He uses pens, ink, watercolors, and dye, and is trying to use more acrylics, oils, and latex. Pardee is currently working on a motion picture for Chadam (often confused with Chadam Mihlberger) as well as various art shows and products. Pardee released his first official art book, titled Awful Homesick in October 2008.
He designed the artwork for Zack Snyder's movie Sucker Punch.
Pardee's self-proclaimed influences include 1980s horror movies, pop art, graffiti and gangster rap. Artistically, he adored The Garbage Pail Kids, The Maxx, Spawn and Tales from the Crypt.
Albums, singles and musical releases
- In Flames
- Street Drum Corps
- Cheap laughs for dead comedians
- Marathon of shame
- The Used
- Cage Kennylz
- All That I've Got
- LivelavaLive (Mitchell Davis)
- WWE Theme Song
- Dredg - The Thought of Losing You (producer)