Joe Scarano was born in Warwick, NY in 1975. He was raised alongside a litter of sisters in Miami, FL and later in Bethpage, NY.
During the day Joe works as an online art director for a non-profit consumer advocacy group. He spends his nights painting characters and environments that recall the odd early days of animation and the dingy despair of the 1930's. With their popsicle stick bucktoothed grins, hollow heads and dead eyes his characters often straddle the lines between funny, tragic, grotesque, and sad.
He currently lives in Orange County, NY with his wife Marci, son Mason, and several furry creatures.
Designed Toy Releases
These are toys designed by Joe.
Toy Series Participation
These are toys that Joe has lent his design skills to.
These are one-off, or very limited, pieces.
- Piece(s) for Winter Salon, 2017
- Piece(s) for Gift Wrapped, 2017
- Night King - "The Night Spectre" custom for Bats in the Belfry, 2017
- Piece(s) for Kaleidoscope of Kyoot, 2016
- Willo - custom for Children of the Halfcast, 2015
- Piece(s) for Bewitching 5, 2015
- Tequila - custom for the Tequila Custom Show, 2015
- Piece(s) for All J Long, 2015
- Pieces for Unwound, 2015
- Picklebaby - custom for Little Green Men, 2015
- Piece(s) for Be My Valentine, 2015
- Junior - custom for When Hell Freezes Over 2, 2015
- "Lil'Scabo" for the Custom Show, 2014
- Pieces for Traveling Circus, 2014
- Pieces for Bewitching, 2014
- Piece(s) for Winter Salon, 2014
- Piece(s) for One of One, 2014
- Piece(s) for Winter Salon, 2013
- Pieces for Bewitching, 2013
- Piece(s) for New Beginnings, 2013
- Custom for The Candy-Coated Custom Show, 2012
- Piece(s) for Monstoberfest, 2011
- Piece(s) for the Garbage Pail Kids Tribute Show, 2011
- Baby Qee - "The Dunce" 3.5" custom for the Rivet Custom Qee Show, 2010
- Qee - custom for Qeeology 2point5, 2010
- Piece(s) for Multiversal Group Show, 2009