The Jewish Origins of Superman (New York Newsday)

ART TODAY 08.27.2017: The Jewish Origins of Superman – “Joe Rocco, a hard working illustrator/cartoonist who has taken his illustration style to a new level of tight design that works on textiles, products and more” – Chris Bonno

The Jewish Origins of Superman (New York Newsday)

Meet Illustrator first, Cartoonist second Joe Rocco

Joe Rocco is an award-winning American illustrator and designer with over 27 years experience in editorial publishing and animation. His work has been centered on Entertainment and Children’s publications and for seven years he art-directed a popular children’s website that included game, print and web design. He also has several children’s books published through Harper Collins, Scholastic and National Geographic Kids Publishing.

Joe’s style is whimsical and has been seen in such magazines as Sports Illustrated, Entertainment Weekly, Time, Forbes, The Village Voice, Fantagraphics Press, Disney and countless others. For ten years he illustrated the nationally syndicated column, “Joe Bob’s America” for The New York Times Syndicate and as a cartoonist he created and distributed two comic strips throughout the US and Canada. Currently, he is working on the web comic “Fluffer and Nutter” and occasionally on a single panel comic titled “Enquiring Minds”.

He moved to Los Angeles from Brooklyn more than a decade ago to pitch animated projects and be close to the Entertainment community to work in that world more.

Main website: http://www.secretsaucestudio.com

Visit Joe’s Patreon site to read more of his comics:
https://www.patreon.com/JoeRocco

TribeLA Magazine Acrostic Interview.1

Tagline: Give yourself and your work a tagline.
Bourbon and broken promises keep me young and vital.

Rest: How do you spend your time off?
I love reading in bed or just going for a run. And I love going to the movies, especially to see an old film or whatever Cinefamily is playing down on Fairfax Blvd.

stay tuned – to be continued…


When we first contacted, Joe Rocco, a recommendation from our friend, artist Chris Bonno, Joe responded with great whimsy in his conversation. “It’s a busy day here in the hollow tree that I call my art studio,” Joe said to deborah at TribeLA Magazine. “I have photos of myself that showcase my hunchback, boils and rotted-out teeth to their best. I’m primarily an illustrator and a cartoonist second …

Get ready for a fun, high energy, whimsical week with Joe Rocco. Drop him a line or two, he’ll be happy to hear from you at roccoplanet@earthlink.net. Enjoy Joe’s Acrostic Interview in six parts. The entire Acrostic will publish next Saturday.

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