Joe Coleman is best known today as a visionary painter whose work has been exhibited around the world. He was born in Norwalk, Connecticut, where he was raised Irish Catholic by a violent, alcoholic father and a mother who was excommunicated from the church the year befor he was born. Unpredictable danger and the need to survive were the constant themes of his youth and continue to surface in Coleman's work today as expressions of what he calls "the holiness of violence and suffering'. Coleman joined the underground comix scene of the 1970s, contributing to Bizarre Sex. He self-published his comic 'The Mystery of Woolverine Woo-Bat' in 1982. A reprint was issued at Fantagraphics in 2004. he also produced 'Muzzlers, Guzzlers And Good Yeggs', a collection of true crime illustrated stories.
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