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. Joe is also the character brand integrity consultant for Charlie the Tuna of StarKist fame. Joe is perhaps best known for his work as a master maze maker. His newspaper feature, MazeToons, is distributed worldwide by creators syndicate. 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. The maze is currently on display in Changzhou China. With great delight, he has heard every variation of the phrase “A-maze-ing.”
Artist / writer Craig Boldman is best known for his work for Archie Comics, having written over 100 consecutive issues of the Jughead comic book (teamed with artist Rex Lindsey) and has been the writer of the Archie syndicated comic strip since 1992. He has also frequently contributed stories to the entire Archie Comics line. Craig has worked on Superman, ‘Mazing Man, Bugs Bunny, Disney’s Doug, Disney’s Recess, Ed Edd & Eddie, Bazooka Joe and his own webcomic and book series, ‘Tailipoe.’ Craig served as the chairperson of the Great Lakes chapter of the National Cartoonists Society from 2006-20011. Craig is currently working on a revival of the Silver-age Charlton Comics character, ‘Cap’n Catnip,’ with co-creator Tim Fuller.
Good Girl Art may be what Franchesco is best known for… yet pin-ups of beautiful ladies, are not the only thing he excels at. His images have appeared in the pages of Marvel Comics, DC Comics, and countless other publications. Many of his beautiful pieces, appear on the covers for Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales. This Award-Winning Artist has created artwork, that has been enjoyed by millions. His wildly popular ANARCHY Graphic Novel, seen by over 3 million viewers on Youtube… was also recognized with the highest award given, for Excellence in Advertising. Some of his beautiful drawings, have been seen on the SyFy Channel… featuring characters from their original series: Heroes of Cosplay. This Fan-Favorite illustrator feels that his greatest achievement, aside from mastering the ability to conceptualize, pencil, ink, color (and everything in between) …is that he hasn’t lost that loving feeling. Its just as much fun for him to sit down at the drawing table today, as it was when he first put pencil to paper.