Anton Kannemeyer, who uses the pseudonym Joe Dog, was born in Cape Town in 1967. He studied graphic design and illustration at the University of Stellenbosch. After graduating, he did an MA degree in illustration. He made his debut in comics in the magazine Bitterkomix ('Vir Grootmense'), which he founded with Conrad Botes, in 1992. This magazine is the only independent comic magazine in South Africa; it has a socio-political, satirical content and also offers a chance to young South African comic artists to show their work.
In 1998, Joe Dog created the album 'Zeke and the Mine Snake', a tale about the mining labor in South Africa, with scenarist Vuka Shift. His work has also appeared in European magazines such as Formaline, Zone 5300, Lapin and the Comix 2000 anthology.
Joe Dog and Conrad Botes have had exhibitions of their work in Amsterdam, Zürich, Bristol and many cities in South Africa. Currently, Joe Dog is a lecturer in illustration and silkscreening at Wits Technikon in Johannesburg.