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CA Annual
posted: April 23, 2012
I was lucky enough to get a number of pieces accepted into this year's CA Illustration annual. Many thanks to all the judges.
This portrait of Don DeLillo and the following 4 portraits were done for the NYT Book Review, Nicholas Blechman, AD....

Les Murray...

Michael Ondaatje...

Carlos Fuentes...

Ward Just...

Al Gore, Client: PromaxBDA...

These Blues musician portraits were done for my limited edition book, BLACK WHITE & BLUES. Designers/publishers: Dan Smith and Virginia Cahill of Strike Three Press....





30 comments
Daniel Pelavin April 23, 2012
Atta boy, Joe!
fiedler April 23, 2012
As always joe!
Dale Stephanos April 23, 2012
Great stuff Joe. Congrats.
Marc April 23, 2012
Wonderful, Joe. These are all beauties.
Brian Stauffer April 23, 2012
Very nice stuff, Joe. They looked fantastic as a series in the annual.
Hal Mayforth April 24, 2012
Well done, Joe. The young Buddy Guy piece is terrific, as are all of them.
Chris Buzelli April 24, 2012
Alright Joe! So good to see them all get into CA.
Steve Brodner April 24, 2012
It's the Year of Joe! And great drawing. Congrats amigo.
David Flaherty April 24, 2012
Great work Joe, hope it leads to many more great assignments!
Scott Bakal April 24, 2012
Congratulations, Joe! I can't wait to get my copy of CA!
David Gothard April 24, 2012
Congrats, Joe. A very fine series of drawings.
john cuneo April 24, 2012
Heartening to see this stuff getting props- STILL getting props. Aren't you due for another CA feature - it's been like, what, 18 years since the last one?
Bill Mayer April 24, 2012
Oh yes saw that series in CA . just beautiful... And yes like John said love to see a CA feature...Just love your line work
chris spollen April 24, 2012
wonderfull !!!!!!!!
Tim OBrien April 24, 2012
That's a royal flush! Congrats Joe. You belong in the Annual. Best to you
Joe Ciardiello April 24, 2012
Thanks guys. You just never know with these annuals. I'm always pleased to get in, but never take it for granted.
Stephen Kroninger April 24, 2012
I'm a great fan of your work.
Mark Fisher April 24, 2012
You ARE a master!
Jeffrey Smith April 24, 2012
Congratulations Joe! Great work as always!
Ellen Weinstein April 24, 2012
Great work, Joe. Each drawing is a gem.
Robert Neubecker April 25, 2012
Congrats for this annual- it's been great work over a good many years...
Jeff Moores April 25, 2012
Nice animated line on the musicians!!
yuko April 25, 2012
So impressive!!!
Edel Rodriguez April 25, 2012
congrats Joe! Just got my copy of the issue, they look great in the magazine.
Harvey Chan April 26, 2012
Best lines in the business. Congrats !
Michael Sloan April 26, 2012
Great, Joe! I'm happy for you.
Barry Blitt April 26, 2012
Holy crap, Joe - eleven images in a single annual is a pretty gaudy number, you must be at least a little ashamed. [great drawings as always, mind you]
Joe Ciardiello April 26, 2012
Two series, one single... but yes, I'm ashamed.
Gary Taxali April 29, 2012
Beautiful work. Congratulations, Joe!
Noah Woods April 30, 2012
Rock. Star.
Joe Ciardiello ph: 908-996-4392 email: joe@joeciardiello.com all images copyright Joe Ciardiello 2014