I will be appearing at the Syracuse Power Con on Sunday, May 19th at the Holiday Inn in Liverpool, New York. The show runs from 10AM to 5PM. I will have copies of my graphic novels and my posters, sports comics, Captain 'Cuse original art and my pin up art for sale.
This is a new book from my co-author Douglas Brode.
It's not a graphic novel, but I did do the artwork for the covers, front and back.
You can take a look here, Sunbury Press, to order.
Barbarella prints were sold at the Palace Theater and at Ithacon 38, but I still have some available. I am offering a very
limited edition signed and numbered prints of that painting for $7.00
each. There will be only 35 prints available at the showing. I will
have these prints at future appearances and they are available thru the mail. Contact me for details.
Ithacon 38 was a great show. More copies of VIRGIN VAMPIRES were sold , and several of my pin up drwings found new homes with satisfied customers.
"This would be considered a good bet for fans of old-school horror mixed with the historical."
—Rod Lott, Editor-in Chief, Bookgasm
Or, Once Upon a Time In Transylvania
The second graphic novel from Joe Orsak and Douglas Brode.
was officially released on October 8th.
The thrilling adventures of a young Abraham Stoker and his mentor
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. In battle with Elizabeth Bathory and Vlad
Tepes, they draw inspiration for their great works of gothic horror
Douglas Brode and I presented a panel and sold more books at HERO BOT CON in Elmira. NY on Saturday, October 27th.
We sold copies of our books at the PALACE THEATER in Eastwood, NY
as we hosted a special showing of DRACULA in 35 mm, starring Bela Lugosi.
Our appearance on BRIDGE STREET, a morning talk show on Newschannel9, can be found. at this link.
Our appearance on REITH, a local talk show on our PBS station, can be found at this link.
BUFFALO COMIC CON
was a fantastic event. I sold copies of YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS and VIRGIN VAMPIRES cover posters. The buzz about the new book was very high.
Joe Orsak and Douglas Brode at Scare-A-Cuse, promoting their new graphic novel
Our appearance at SCARE-A-CUSE was a big success. There is a lot of buzz about the upcoming publication of VIRGIN VAMPIRES in October. Quite a few posters of the cover were sold as well as some of my pencil roughs for the book. People were interested in seeing the steps involved with creating the art for such a massive project.
Horror Unlimited has a six page excerpt from VIRGIN VAMPIRES on their blog.
Click here to view
Illustration and graphic designs by artist Joe Orsak (AKA Jorsak and Josef Cyril), featuring advertising illustration, sports art, hand-painted baseballs and hockey pucks, pin-ups, postal cachets and comic books. Now on Facebook.
YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS: the Myth of Emily Morgan
"A mighty fun and entertaining old timey graphic novel."
The SF Site Featured Review
"This book is excellent for teaching children Texas history. This book is for general audience,
but the children will really like it as it is like reading a comic book. The full color illustrations by Joe Orsak are very nicely done and he is an excellent artist/illustrator. This book has an "EXCELLENT +" rating."
from THE LONE STAR BOOK REVIEW
In the April, 2011 issue of
WILD WEST magazine Douglas Brode has an article about our heroine, Emily Morgan.
With the article are some samples of my art from the book.
To order the book directly from the publisher please use this link.
Yellow Rose of Texas
Here is a video of ITHACON 35
with guest interviews. I am 9 minutes into the video and I talk about
working with Joe Sinnott and about the new graphic novel.
Thirty years ago, February 3, 1982, my comic strip THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN 'CUSE made its debut in the SYRACUSE NEW TIMES. Check out my COMIC BOOK ART page to see the first two episodes..