joe wos

Maze-O-Zoic: 50 Dinosaur Mazes

Comic/Graphic Novel

From the author of A-Maze-Ing Animals and Myths & Monsters!

Here comes another wonderfully wacky collection of mazes from Joe Wos…and this time, has has gone the way of the dinosaurs! Maze-O-Zoic features 50 colorfully illustrated mazes with fully solvable characters, cartoon elements, and dinosaurs along every start-to-finish path. Kids and parents will enjoy navigating through a T-Rex-inspired maze, the Triceratops’ horns, the Spinosaurus’ amazing sail, and more. Open the pages, and get lost in this prehistoric world that’s filled with twists, turns, and scary good fun!

Joe Wos

Joe Wos has been a professional cartoonist since the age of 14. His career path over the past 30 years has taken as many twists and turns as one of his mazes, as he finds new and innovative ways to pursue his passion for the cartoon arts.

Some highlights include spending 25 years touring nationwide as a performer, illustrating stories live as he told them; founding and running a cartoon art museum in Pittsburgh; illustrating symphony performances live with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; and exhibiting his art in museums worldwide. With MazeToons — a unique hybrid illustration that is part cartoon and part puzzle — Joe has fulfilled a lifelong dream to appear in the funny pages. MazeToons is distributed worldwide through Creators Syndicate.

Joe has been drawing mazes since the age of 7 and is regarded as a master maze maker. In 2012, he created the world’s largest hand-drawn maze. Measuring at 140 square feet, it features more than 100 illustrations. The maze garnered international attention with articles in the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post and media coverage throughout Europe.
His best-selling series of maze books are published by Barron’s Educational Books.

He is also the former founder and executive director of the ToonSeum, a cartoon art museum in Pittsburgh. As a pop culture historian he has written many articles on a wide variety of subjects. He is also the co-author of A Celebration of Animation: The Top 100 Animated TV Characters. Read more about Joe on his website.


Friday, October 19

9:00-9:45am • Workshop – How to Toon!

Location: DSU 3003-04

Learn the art of cartooning from Joe Wos! Joe Wos is a nationally syndicated cartoonist and has been the visiting resident cartoonist of the Charles M. Schulz Museum for the past 15 years. In his workshop, you will learn how to draw and create comical characters using fun and easy to follow instructions. From the basics of line to character persona, Joe will guide you step-by-step through the creative process. Sketchbooks encouraged, but not required.

6:00-6:45pm • Panel Discussion—Comics & Coffee

Location: Starbucks Coffee (360 E 8th Ave.)

These awesome nerds have found a way to combine their interests and their writing to make adventure-filled books that draw you in from page one. From comics to horror, sci-fi to historical fiction or new spins on fairy tales—these authors are sure to entertain and elevate your imagination.

Along with these authors:
Dave Connis
Jen Wang
Wendy Spinale
Daphne Kalmar
Rebecca Caprara
Moderated by Michael Moreci