has worked in the entertainment industry since 1989. A classically trained animator from Sheridan College, he started out painting for animation houses in Toronto, Ontario. He has worked in every facet of the industry (from pre-production to post-production) eventually honing his storytelling skills as an editor and motion artist. As an author and illustrator of comics he’s produced two series. The first, “Paranoid Tales of Neurosis” has been described as a combination of Harvey Pekar meets Ralph Steadman and has been dubbed “A Mad Magazine for the 90’s” – Joe Bob Briggs, We Are The Weird.
His current creator-owned comic series Chicken Outfit has been called “Fantastic! An excellent book that should be in everyone’s collection. Essential.” – Ross Rivers, Indie Comix. Joe has also contributed his writing and artwork to Exclaim!, Weng’s Chop, Strange Kids Club, Exile Quarterly and Film Threat magazines.
He is currently a freelance illustrator and cartoonist. He is currently working on issue #3 of Chicken Outfit and contributing to many varied and eclectic web and print publishing ventures.
A self-proclaimed success story in the tradition of Tom Vu, Kirby is not living the luxurious life he is seen enjoying on TV. Relying only on street smarts and empty beer bottles, much of Kirby’s time that should be spent working on Chicken Outfit projects is wasted looking for jobs, feeding birds, volunteering at museums, and playing around with vintage gizmos and obsolete electronics. A proven creative and conceptual specialist, Kirby has yet to create or conceive personal success, financial freedom, or anything of any worth or value that isn’t owned by some other company. Kirby’s artistic sense has been so toned down by ex-employers, that he can only see in 2-bit color without the use of special glasses.