ife 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 it.
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 places such as Sun, Country Woman, Boy's Life, Stitches, Family
Digest, and The Christian Voice. Joe's color illustrations are featured in a children's book series named Mister Tubby, the adventures of a real, live clown who lives and works in Nashville, Tennessee.