Good Grief! Joe Wos Won a Blog Award

  If I was asked to define what makes a blog great, I would respond that it is both content and layout/design. Nothing is more important than solid content. You want to engage your readers and keep them returning. Content is key. But layout and design matter as well. You don’t have to use a […]

Artistic Q&A: Joe Wos Gets to the Core of His Art

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As part my NaBloPoMo examination of art and blogging, I asked a few folks to consider some of the same questions I’m pondering. First up is Joe Wos, freelance cartoonist. Joe has contributed to this blog and contributed to previous Q&A series as well. Joe has been part of my life for more than four years; […]

The Early History of Halloween and Gender Norms in Pittsburgh

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Guest Blog Post from Joe Wos, a Pittsburgh based cartoonist and storyteller. He discovered some interesting material about the history of Halloween in early 20th century Pittsburgh.  The media coverage of gender normative behavior isn’t that far off from current misinformation around gender identity and gender expression. You can find Joe on Twitter @WosIsMe Imagine […]

#ArtisticVisionPgh Q&A With Joe Wos

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This Q&A series focuses on artists contributing to the #ArtisticVisionPgh project cosponsored byMost Wanted Fine Art and Penn Avenue Eyewear. Our next contributor is Joe Wos of the Toonseum.   Name: Joe Wos Website: mazetoons.com Twitter: @Toonseum How old were you when you first had to wear glasses?  I started wearing glasses when I was 7 years […]

Artistic Vision Pgh Focuses on Eye Health of Local Artists

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I was quite pleased a few weeks ago when Nina with Most Wanted Fine Art approached me to participate in an art project. The concept is very close to my heart – participating artists are lending their skills to support the eye health of local artists. MWFA is teaming up with Penn Avenue Eyewear for […]

UPDATE: ToonSeum Designates ‘Kitty Pryde’ Proceeds for LGBTQ Cartoonist Exhibit

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ToonSeum Executive Director Joe Wos has been busy responding to support the organization has received in response to news that people were cancelling membership because of their support of the LGBTQ community. The ToonSeum is sponsoring a VIP event during Pride in the Streets – Kitty Pryde in the Streets VIP Lounge. Note – you […]

Pittsburgh Museum Faces Backlash for Supporting PrideFest, LGBTQ Community

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On Tuesday night, Joe Wos of the ToonSeum shared on Facebook that a community member had cancelled their membership because of the ToonSeum’s involvment in the LGBTQ community and PrideFest. We profiled Joe as an ally in 2013. Here’s his post: Today I got an email saying “we will not be renewing our membership because […]

Allies at the Toonseum Offer Relaxed Way to Enjoy Pride in the Street

I have never been to Pride in the Street because I don’t really like standing in crowds, especially if people are drinking. There’s nothing inherently wrong with it – it just isn’t comfortable for me. When Melissa Etheridge played, I was out of state so I wasn’t even tempted. But when I heard Chaka Khan […]

LGBTQ&A: Joe Wos is Putting the A(lly) in Superman

An occasional series where we pose some questions to local LGBTQ folks (and Allies) to learn more about their personal experiences with LGBTQ culture. Click here for a complete list of all LGBTQ&A profiles. I met Joe when we were both sharing stories about “saving the earth” at the Bricolage Theater in 2010. Then he gave […]