Pulitzer Prize Nominee, Joe King designs both the product and packaging for a wide variety of specialty items. Inducted into the Southern California Cartoonists Society chapter of the National Cartoonist Society in 1991, he is currently in production of several self-syndicated comics distributed worldwide under the banner of his publishing forge: www.FUNNYPAPERZ.com.
Volume #4 of this series, Funny Paperz follows Joe's membership in AAEC, the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists — where Joe has been invited as an honored guest by the National Press Club as selections from his newest book were auctioned in Washington, DC to benefit their annual "Cartoons & Cocktails".
With more than 2,000,000 visitors to his website to date, Joe is being laughed at in more than 20 different countries.
An honorary graduate of Platt College, he has been a guest speaker there, at the Pasadena Art Center School Of Design, and the Palos Verdes Art Institute. He is the founder of "Imagine Nations" a global online community of amateur and professional cartoonists dedicated to freedom of thought. You can follow Joe's daily scribbles as the Political Cartoonist for the Santa Monica Daily Press.
Besides playing hooky more than the other Dads, his kids think the most bitchin' trophy atop his drawing board is the Elephant Key he won as a child in the San Francisco Chronicle's Junior Art Champion contest. Too young to enter — he lied about his age — and won. Today Joe lies about any number of things — except this…
He can be found any evening with Angela, the love of his life as they walk along the South Bay shore.
Joe is the author of the Funny Paperz editorial cartoon series, also available from Trafford Publishing: Funny Paperz #1: Bestest Editorial Cartoons of the Year — 2002, Funny Paperz #2: Bestest Editorial Cartoons of the Year — 2003, and Funny Paperz #3: Bestest Editorial Cartoons of the Year — 2004. As well, he has just published Rust & Wrinkles: Growing Old Together.