Born in 1924, in Newark, NJ, Joe was a longtime Connecticut resident. In his early days he was a student of another Connecticut cartoonist, the great Richard Taylor. Joe contributed close to 300 cartoons to the magazine, including two covers. Collections of his work include Just A Cog In The Wheel, published in 1989, and UFO — Ho Ho, published in 1968. His most recent book, A Soldier’s Sketchbook: From the Frontlines of World War II, was published in 2011 to excellent reviews.
Joe was a cartoonist’s cartoonist, able to deliver captionless cartoons, sometimes multi panelled, as well as cartoons of the moment, wrapping them up in a style that was his and his alone.
Above: his first drawing in The New Yorker, May 18, 1957. Left: his 1989 collection.
Left: from The New Yorker November 11, 1992