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Joseph Paul Schmalke

Joseph Schmalke is the artist and writer of the Calamitous Black Devils and founder of Newboy Comix. He graduated magna cum laude with a BFA from the University of Massachusetts, Boston and currently resides in Westbrook, Maine with his wife and daughter. His work has appeared in Wicked Hawt Magazine and art shows throughout the New England area. A lifelong lover of comic books and horror, he got his start working as a tattoo artist in New Orleans. He has worked as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer for almost eleven years, creating comic strips, concert posters and album covers (among other things). BUT what he really wants to do is create the kind of comic books he loves to read- dark, violent, fantastic stories where the hero's fate is never certain.