I am a freelance cartoonist and storyteller with over 20 years teaching experience. I am the visiting resident cartoonist of the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa California. A title I have held for the pat 15 years. I currently teach cartooning at Central Catholic High School and I continue to tour nationwide with my cartooning workshops and storytelling/cartooning program. I am the former founder and executive director of the ToonSeum, Pittsburgh's Museum of comic and cartoon art. My work has been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world. Besides my teaching I am a published author, writer and nationally syndicated cartoonist. My feature MazeToons from Creators Syndicate appears in newspapers nationwide.
I believe drawing is a skill that anyone can learn. I use simple easy to follow instructions using basic letters, numbers and shapes. I am a firm believer that learning should be entertaining, engaging and fun for all.
Resident Cartoonist of the Charles M. Schulz Museum MazeToons Exhibition, Children's Creativity Museum, San Francisco California MazeToons exhibition, Zhangzhou China Silver Telly Award Nemo Award for Excellence in the Cartoon Arts Pittsburgh's 40 under 40 Regional Jefferson Award Volunteer in the Arts Award Exhibition Children's Museum of Pittsburgh Exhibition Singapore City Singapore
Woodland Hills High School Carlow University
Joe Wos has been a professional cartoonist since the age of 14. His career path over the past 30 years has taken as many twists and turns as one of his mazes, as he finds new and innovative ways to pursue his passion for the cartoon arts. Some highlights include spending 25 years touring nationwide as a performer, illustrating stories live as he told them; founding and running a cartoon art museum in Pittsburgh; illustrating symphony performances live with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; and exhibiting his art in museums worldwide. With MazeToons — a unique hybrid illustration that is part cartoon and part puzzle — Joe has fulfilled a lifelong dream to appear in the funny pages. Joe has been drawing mazes since the age of 7 and is regarded as a master maze maker. In 2012, he created the world’s largest hand-drawn maze. Measuring at 140 square feet, it features more than 100 illustrations. The maze garnered international attention with articles in the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post and media coverage throughout Europe. One of his mural-sized mazes is on permanent display at StarKist’s international headquarters. With great delight, he has heard every variation of the phrase “A-maze-ing.” Check out Mazetoons at www.mazetoons.com
English Language Arts, Specialty, Social Studies - History, World Language, Other (World Language), Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Literature, Problem Solving, Asian Studies, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Halloween