THE STORY OF POPE JOHN XXIII Illustrated by : Joe Sinnott
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hard cover edition printed. Thank you for your support.
Originally published in Treasure Chest Comics 1962 over the span of several issues. First time in 1 edition. Newly colored.
THANK YOU all for your support ! We've reached our goal! Now we can see this fine artwork published in one edition. More info coming soon...
REMARKED GICLEE HIGH QUALITY PRINTS BY ARTIST JAMES FIORENTINO ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR $150. PLEASE E-MAIL FOR DETAILS. SIGNED BY JAMES AND JOE, WITH A REMARKED DETAILED PENCIL SKETCH BY JOE, THESE ARE LIMITED TO 100 COPIES.
NO MORE COMMISSIONS !
WE'RE SORRY, BUT JOE WILL NO LONGER BE TAKING ANY REQUESTS FOR COMMISSIONS. IF YOU ARE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO SEE JOE AT A SHOW THAT HE IS ATTENDING, HE MAY BE DOING A LIMITED NUMBER OF SKETCHES THERE, DEPENDING UPON HOW HE FEELS THAT DAY.
AUTOGRAPH REQUESTS: JOE WILL BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO SIGN ANY ITEMS YOU SEND, PLEASE INCLUDE A SASE OR RETURN POSTAGE. PLEASE DO NOT ASK FOR ANY FREE "QUICK" SKETCHES, JOE WILL NO LONGER BE ABLE TO DO THESE REQUESTS.
JOE SINNOTT, born October 16, 1926 in Saugerties, N.Y. to Edward and Catherine McGrawSinnott. One of 7 children: Jack, Frank, Len, Dick (all deceased), Ann & Ed. Joe's childhood dream was to be a cowboy. After HighSchool Joe joined the U.S. Navy Seabees in Okinawa during WWII. Joe married Betty Kirlauski in 1950. Betty passed away in 2006 after 56 years of marriage. They had 4 children, Joe Jr.,Linda (deceased), Kathy and Mark; Four grandchildren, Chris, Malissa, Dorian, Trevor and 7 great-grandchildren, Vinnie, Joey,Tyler, Jack, Elizabeth, Mariah and Madison. For 3 years Joe worked in a cement factory before entering theCartoonists and Illustrators School in 1949 (now the School of Visual Arts) in N.Y.C. runby Tarzan artist Burne Hogarth. While there his first comic book work Trudi, a 5 page filler story in Mopsy #12 (Sept. 1950) was published for St. John's Publishing. He also worked for one of his instructors at the school Tom Gill (Lone Ranger artist). He began working for Stan Lee at Timely (Marvel) in 1950, pencilling and inking crime,horror, war, westerns, sci-fi and romance books. He also drew for Dell,Charlton, Treasure Chest, ACG, Archie and Classic Illustrated. Joe illustrated the life stories ofBabe Ruth, John Kennedy, Gen.MacArthur, Eisenhower, Pope John XXIII, The Beatles, Pope John Paul II, Mother Teresa, Mickey Mantle and many other famous people. In 1965 Joe began working regularly with Jack Kirby on the Fantastic Four. This is the book Joe is most well known for. He also worked on many other Marvelbooks such as Thor, Silver Surfer, Captain America, The Avengers, West Coast Avengers, The Hulk, The Defenders, The Invaders, Rom, TheThing, Ms. Marvel and Nick Fury to name a few. Joe's favorite character to draw is The Thing! In addition to his comic book work, Joe has illustrated for enclyopedia's, Crossword Puzzle covers and several Bing Crosby magazine and record album covers. He also enjoys drawing sports cartoons, 3 were displayed in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown,NY. Joe was elected into the Saugerties Sports Hall of Fame in 1989 and honored as the Grand Marshal in the 2011 Saugerties 4th of July Parade. He received the 1967 & 1968 Alley Award as comics best inker, an Inkpot Award atthe 1995 San Diego Con, 2 Inkwell Awards in 2008 among numerous other awards. The Inkwells Hall Of Fame "Joe Sinnott Award" is named in his honor. In 2013 Joe was elected into the Will Eisner Comic Hall of Fame. Joe retired in 1992from comic books to ink the Sunday Spider-man comic strip for King Features. 2014 is his 22nd year inking Spidey, and 64th year with Marvel Comics! Joe is a fan of the 2012 World Champion San Francico Giants, and is related to former Giants manager and Baseball Hall of Famer John McGraw. He is a Bing Crosby fan, and has co-hosted many Bing radio shows. General Custer and the Civil War is another of Joe's interests.
CREATOR CHRONICLES:The legendary Joe Sinnott is featured in the documentary "A Guy Named Joe" on this special DVD. Also included are 3 art tutorials, one one of which has Joe inking a Jack Kirby original sketch! For more info and to order: firstname.lastname@example.org