Paul, Joe and I worked together on a number of projects, mainly for Blue Comet Press on 'The Devil's Workshop' and 'Zorann Star Warrior', and in the past few months we were to collaborate again on 'Snowstorm' for Bulletproof Comics. I hadn't actually been in direct contact with Joe for a little while, but when I saw his profile on the Bulletproof website, he'd included some lovely comments about my Rainbow Orchid work. Looking at the letters he wrote to me he was always friendly and encouraging, without being at all condescending, and I looked up to him as he fostered a professional attitude to whatever work he was doing at the time.
This is from Paul:
"Joe contributed the Sindrome strip to the fanzine Amalgam before doing illustrations for Fantazia magazine. He did work for the small American publisher Blue Comet Press and assisted James Hodgkins on a number of projects for major publishers. The last 12 months had found him forging ahead, taking on clients of his own. He was very talented and not enough people knew that. More importantly, he was a loyal friend who loved nothing better than a good chin-wag."