Joe Oesterle is an award winning writer and illustrator, but what he often fails to mention is that many of those awards were won on a New Jersey boardwalk, shooting a water pistol into the mouth of a plastic clown in an effort to be the first to pop the balloon.
Joe has been the Art Director and Senior Editor of the National Lampoon, and his work has appeared in television, radio, books (including Weird California), magazines, and web sites.
His latest book, Weird Hollywood, was released in October of 2010. "I got to interview some cool people," says Oesterle; Phyllis Diller, Davy Jones from the Monkees, Gary Owens, Robbie Rist aka Cousin Oliver, Angelyne, the Billboard Queen and George Barris, the guy who designed the Adam West Batmobile, The Monkeesmobile, The Munsters Koach and KITT. (there's some photographs and illustrations in the Photos section of this profile, please check them out)
Joe also has a number of years of experience in both the apparel industry and the advertising world as an Art Director. He has remained relatively unharmed by the experiences.
He wrote, directed, and performed in an animated short that is has been on display at the Smithsonian Institution since 2001. If you are a high powered Hollywood mogul on the look-out for a sheer comic and artistic genius, contact him at Joe@JoeArtistWriter.com. He is not much of a business man, so you could probably cheat him out of some brilliant ideas. (Of which he has plenty.)
Must Have DVD:
The Monkees movie, "HEAD, " JAWS, One Flew Over the Cukoo's Nest, The Warriors, The Planet of the Apes (the original 5) The Fleisher Brothers Superman cartoons, The Matrix and Pan's Labrynth