What Is This Thing Called “Joe?”
Actually, quite a mutt. Drawing since I was two, the stage was set for me to be an antsy creative who, well, got into things. Comics were a constant but my ever-doodling ways didn’t crowd out curiosity for other stuff. I became a juvenile accordionist and, not content with my level of “quirky,” joined the cross country team’s gang of misfits in high school, where offbeat humor got me through hard workouts and seriously chop-busting teammates. Driving was an adventure, with lots of cheap and shaky cars to hold together and survive, but they always managed to get me to the pizzerias. And often to college and work.
Art-wise, I strove to be an all-arounder and with degrees in commercial and fine art, that’s what I became. I’ve worked as a graphic designer for printing, publishing and advertising, painted and digitally crafted signs and murals, illustrated people and products, written ads and catalogs, and worked in the comics industry. I do a good professional job at many types of creative output, with equal ease in digital media or handwork in paint, pencils, ink, markers and chalk.
The harmonica? Let’s just say I play with it, rather than actually play.