Remembering Inker, Artist, Legend Joltin’ Joe Sinnott October 16th, 1926 – June 25th, 2020
A very sad day indeed for today we’ve lost not only a Timely/Marvel Comic‘s Legend but a member of our greatest generation. Joe was a proud WWII Vet, family man, and comic book legend. Joltin’ Joe worked on everything from the 1950’s through the 1980’s for Marvel Comics, also drew for Dell, Charlton, Treasure Chest, ACG, Archie, and Classic Illustrated. He wasn’t just one of the greatest inkers ever, but also a pure artist. Marvel listed him as a contributor, however he didn’t just ink the books, but added to other artists’ pencils as well. I had the great honor of meeting him at the local Boston area comic book convention. I didn’t know him personally, but I met him a few times over the years, and for that alone I will consider myself blessed. He was always the gentleman; shaking hands with fans and talking to all of us. He truly loved what he did. He had teamed up over the years with all the greats of the time like Kirby, Buscema, and so many more. When asked Joe would let you know that Thor was his favorite book to draw, only makes sense since as he worked on Thor since his first appearance in Journey into Mystery. Joe was good friends with fellow inker Bob Almond of the Inkwell Awards, and for years ran the Joe Sinnott Inking Challenge. I was lucky enough to be the recipient of one of these completed pieces. Outside of comics, there are plenty of books out there Joe Sinnott was featured in. He touched many peoples’ lives, especially other creators in the industry over the year. Myself, like many others we’re saddened when we read the Joe Sinnott Facebook page post earlier today.
It with great sorrow that we must announce the passing of Joltin’ Joe Sinnott on June 25th at 8:40am at the age of 93. He went peacefully with the knowledge that his family, friends, and fans adored him. He enjoyed life and was drawing up until the end. He always loved hearing from all of you and having your comments read to him. Each and every one of you were special to him.
The Sinnott family requests their privacy and understanding during this difficult time. Please send condolences to:
The Sinnott Family
27 Spaulding Lane
Saugerties, NY 12477
Thank you again for being such loyal and dedicated fans and friends to Joe. He considered all fans friends, and seeing you at cons and reading your messages was what kept him young at heart.
RIP Joe Sinnott
October 16th, 1926 – June 25th, 2020
Rest in Peace Joltin’ Joe; you’ll be sorely missed by all. Our hearts go out to the Sinnott family on this day.