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Joe Strike, aka “The Miscweant” has written about animation for the New York Daily News, Newsday, the New York Press, Fanboy.com, and since the year 2000, Animation World Network. He produced and hosted “Interview with an Animator,” a series of public conversations with animation notables held at New York City’s Society of Illustrators, the Paley Center for Media and other Manhattan locations. (www.animatorinterviews.com).
Joe has taught Mass Communications at St. John’s University, scripted the Nickelodeon series Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!, adapted anime scripts into English and worked on the children's TV series The Great Space Coaster and Pee-wee’s Playhouse. After helping launch the cable service formerly known as the Sci-Fi Channel, Joe wrote and produced programming for the network featuring celebrities like Stan Lee, animator Ralph Bakshi and the cast of Mystery Science Theater 3000. His first book, Furry Nation: The True Story of America’s Most Misunderstood Subculture was published in October by Cleis Press.