Eddie Thayer was named the winner of the first season of the Game Show Network’s “Steampunk’d” show, and that’s not all. The Jackson area artist known by many for his work at the Grand River Brewey took home $100,000 for his efforts.
Now the author of “This Crazy Mind”, Eddie is looking to pass the Steampunk Maker mantle on to a new, up-and-coming creator!
Moved to Michigan in 1991 from New York. I’ve always been in sort of art but mainly airbrush and custom painting. I’ve done work for some pretty big people like Rodger Penzski, Ted Nugent, and even the cast of Jersey shores. I’ve met so many great artist like Jane Robinson, Steve Sayles, Mike Palmer, and Gary Will cock’s to name a few. I love Steampunk and what its about its so cool. I plan to combine all my skills in one art form. Steampunk allows me to make things move, light up, or whatever comes to mind. I like to think of it as usable art with attitude! My work goes great in any home, man cave, or business.
About Eddie Thayer’s book, “This Crazy Mind”
“This Crazy Mind” is a first-person account of Ed Thayer’s life as an artist, from successful auto shop owner and customizer to winner of the 2015 Game Show Network reality competition “Steampunk’d.” Through his journals “Steampunk Eddie” reveals the drama on and off screen as the ten best steampunk makers in the nation sought to win $100,000 and title of Best Steampunk Artist in America. Interspersed with TV episodes, Thayer talks about creativity, losing his business and his family, fighting personal demons of anxiety and near-suicidal depression, finding steampunk design, and coming back from the edge through his art.