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S2B8: The Life and Times of an Artist, Mets fan Joe Petruccio

Official fan artist for the Mets, Joe Petruccio (aka "Joey Paints")

In this special bonus podcast, Manny sits down with esteemed artist and die-hard Mets fan, Joe Petruccio (aka “Joey Paints”).

Joe Petruccio has arguably one of the great resumes of all time. His experience includes being the OFFICIAL fan artist for the New York Mets. He’s also the Official Artist of Elvis Presley, Muhammad Ali, and Joe Namath. Joe is also a licensed artist for DC & Lucas Films.

Visit Joe’s website: https://www.joeypaints.com/

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In this episode, Manny and Joe cover an assortment of topics including:

  • (Opener) The state of the Mets and New York baseball.
  • (18:58) Drawing inspiration from Bill Gallo, working in advertising, and more!
  • (27:40) The religious experience of meeting Muhammad Ali
  • (30:12) Talking comics: the DC universe vs. Marvel
  • (37:30) What inspired “Joey Paints” to pursue his passion for art

THIS EPISODE was produced & edited by Manny and L.A.

Music for ALL episodes by VM VargaRapternal Music by Notty Productions

ALL artwork on this site and for the Pod is by Luigi Gomez

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Having grown up in Washington Heights, a small Dominican neighborhood just one mile away from Yankee Stadium, Manny is a life-long Yankees fan. He began pursuing his passion for writing about baseball in March 2018 when he co-founded a small baseball media company called Welcome to THE SHOW. Manny is also a contributor at Call to the Pen. Follow Manny on twitter @MannyGo3.

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