Spiral Gallery


The Children’s Creativity Museum and the Cartoon Art Museum present MazeToons, an interactive puzzle comic by famed cartoonist Joe Wos.

MazeToons in part of the Children’s Creativity Museum’s year-long celebration of games. MazeToons, a unique addition to the funny pages that is part cartoon and part puzzle, is distributed by Creators Syndicate and appears in newspapers across the country. Joe’s cartoons incorporate characters, holidays and other pop culture references into each maze.

In 2012, Joe set the world record for largest hand-drawn maze, and plans to break that record in the near future. Among other career accomplishments, Joe has published a children’s book, the Three Little Pigsburghers: As told in Pittsburghese, as well as his popular How-to-Toon DVD series.


Joe Wos has been professionally connect to cartoons since the age of 14. For over 30 years, his career path has taken as many twists and turns as one of his popular cartoon illustrated mazes. Joe toured nationwide with his program Once Upon a Toon for 20 years, combining storytelling and live cartoon illustration. In 2002, Joe became the first visiting resident cartoonist at The Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, CA. He has returned to perform and lead workshops every year since.

Joe remains a sought-after expert in animation, speaking at conventions worldwide. He continues to find unique ways to pursue his passion for cartoons. He illustrates live performances with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and exhibits his art in museums. In addition to his cartooning, Joe is a free-lance writer for the Pittsburgh Tribune Review and pop culture contributor to WESA, an NPR affiliate. His writing often explores the role of pop culture in American history.



    10:00am to 4:00pm