Life began for Joe Ruisi in beautiful
downtown Buffalo, New York. At about the age of three, little Joey began to exhibit
anomalous tendencies. His Italian immigrant family, while alarmed and concerned about
their little aberration, were often amused by his cartooning and seldom punished him for
Although known as an artist throughout elementary and high school, it was during his late twenties (as an art major at the University of Hartford) that Joe's paintings proved
once and for all that he was born to be a cartoonist.
Even work experiences in an exhibit
company, an ad agency, and commercial art studios could not snuff out Joe's burning desire
to produce cartoons.
His work has been published in the
USA, Canada, and the UK in many publications such
as the Saturday Evening Post, Sun, Country Woman, Boy's Life, Stitches, Family Digest, and The Christian
Voice, and many others. Joe's color illustrations are featured in a children's books
series named, Larkins' Little Readers and
the adventures of a
real, live clown
who lives and works in Nashville, Tennessee. Joe has, since October
2002, become the editorial cartoonist for The Myrtle Beach
Herald, a local weekly newspaper in coastal South Carolina.
card art for pregnant women has become another new and funny venue.
Among several children's books Joe has illustrated, three samples are:
Party" , "A
Party", and "What
These and others have been published by Wilmington Book Source.
Now confined in the cyberspace
asylum of Lifetown,
is always available and