Joe Alterio is an art director, illustrator, animator, comic creator, and artist, interested in narrative structure, collective creativity, and the physical manifestations of story-telling. Joe has been at the forefront of using new technology to push forward the graphic narrative medium and how we interact with online art. Originally from the Boston area, Joe Alterio is based in Seattle now, after living for lengthy periods in San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles, with his wife Molly, amazing son, and their cats, Jezebel and Chickenbone, cat of 1,001 mischiefs.
Joe is the founder of RobotsAndMonsters.org, the well-known not-for-profit that trades custom art for donations to a good cause.
Joe is also a regular contributor to HiLoBrow.com, one of Time Magazine’s best blogs of 2010.
A partial list of illustration and design clients include Adobe, Google, Red Hook Beer, Microsoft, Rolling Stone, Hasbro Toys, The Body Shop, Houghton Mifflin, Nordstrom, Banana Republic, The Gap, Visa, Bank of America, Current TV, Napster, and many internationally recognized advertising agencies.
Joe’s work has been featured and lauded in The New York Times, The Atlantic Magazine, Art Forum, Forbes, Rolling Stone Magazine, The Boston Globe, The Seattle Stranger, and many other web venues. You can see a full list of his press mentions here.
Published comic venues include: The Atlantic Magazine, Verso Books, Moga Mobo, Tablet Magazine, Traffic Magazine, BLDG BLOG Book by Geoff Manaugh, Rites of Way by Mark Kingwell, and many others.
Joe has spoken at South by Southwest, the San Diego Comic-con, Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival, and other venues on interactive art.
Contact Joe directly for inquiries and price quotes. Joe takes great pride in very low or free rates for non-proit and charity work.
If you feel so inclined, check out Good Work for updates on his various projects.