It was a pleasure working with friend and comedian Steve Gillespie on his new album. Steve gave us creative control on his second CD release, Alive on State. Alive on State was recorded at the Comedy Club on State Street in Madison, WI, during another wild week in the life of Steve Gillespie.
Mr. Gillespie consulted with us on the name of the album as well as the creative style. Looking for a blend of realism, a possible touch of psychedelic and incorporating Steve howling at the Moon, we grabbed some blank paper and started drawing. Being that the album was recorded on State Street, incorporating the well-recognized view of the Wisconsin state Capital building was important to us. The illustration style was vector-based for clean and precise line quality layered with color blends, textures and line work reminiscent of a modern Van Gogh sky. We carried the style through the text and we look forward to the release later this year. Alive on State will be available by Stand Up! Records at: https://standuprecords.com/