Alex Pardee is a freelance illustrator, designer and director.


Alex Pardee was born on Feb. 5, 1976, in Antioch, Calif., and currently lives int the San Francisco Bay area.

The grotesque images of the Garbage Pail Kids trading cards and Tales From the Crypt comic books inspired a love of drawing and painting in young Alex, who began sketching and painting graffiti on walls. He later began photocopying collections of his sketches and creating homemade "books," which he distributed around the Bay area in public waiting rooms, often secreting them between the pages of tattoo and porn magazines.

In 1999, some artist friends convinced Alex to have his crude collections printed professionally, and after scraping together enough cash, he published My Book of Colors.

Pardee has exhibited in galleries worldwide and has directed numerous music as well animation and film projects. He has collaborated with bands such as The Used, In Flames and hip-hop artist Cage, and worked with companies such as Warner Bros., Reprise Records, Freeze Management, Hurley International, KidRobot, Twenty Twenty Skateboards and more.

Pardee is a pioneer in what he calls trans-media artistry, and his website is

Sucker PunchEdit

Pardee explained to MTV Geek how he got the job as a concept artist on Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch:

"I got hired on originally to create the logo and the first piece of promotional artwork for the film back in 2009 when they announced the film. Then a few months later, after the film had been in pre-production, I got a call from Zack to see if I wanted to take a shot at designing the katana that the main character, BabyDoll, uses in her action scenes. I had never designed weapons before but there was NO way I was going to turn it down. So I agreed to take a 'stab' at it.

"Then once post-production started I got called back in to help create a lot of new illustrated marketing materials for the film to showcase at the San Diego Comic Con in 2010, which only continued the surreal experience."

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