Joe Moe is an authentic renaissance artist: a third generation Polynesian entertainer, studio vocalist (hear his solo CD: MAINLAND), screenwriter, FX artist and designer of dark-rides for international theme parks. He currently edits the retro-issue of FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND magazine and is co-editor for the delightfully spooky new MAD MONSTER MAG! Random trivia: Joe sculpted a monster mask for Don Post Studios (“Schizoid”), once operated the front half of beloved Muppet, Snuffleupagus, and swam with a 7-foot Tiger Shark (not intentionally)! Joe lived for many years in "Horrorwood, Karloffornia" where he cared for the late 92-year-old genre legend Forrest J Ackerman in the Ackerminimansion of Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror movie memorabilia. Joe Moe is gleefully occupied in writing, design and direction of intriguing movies like RED VELVET, WASTED SPACE and other existing and "coming soon!" Indie-gems. He is currently producing and hosting a creepy satellite radio show called THE BLACK THIRSTY and writing a new musical with the Tony Award winning Theater Deaf West. Drop in and say Aloha!
"For his quiet, constant and unwavering stewardship
of Forrest J Ackerman's final decade of life,
Joe Moe revealed not only the man behind Mr. Monster,
but the grace and strength of the ultimate fan.
For being there when we all couldn't,
Joe Moe is Monster Kid of the Year."
I just wanted to write you and thank you for creating my favorite childhood mask - the Don Post 909, Schizoid.
I was cleaning out an old room full of my stuff last weekend and found the mask still on the mannequin head I put it on a lot of years ago. I bought it in the 80s when I was in high school, from a magic shop in Santa Barbara.
My middle daughter told me she wanted it and ask if I would see if it was still being produced. With a few Internet searches I came across your blog where you told the story of how it was created. So I thought I would let you know I had many years of Halloween use out of it before I retired it to the mannequin head.
Well thanks again,