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September 4, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Joe Wos To Step Down As ToonSeum Director

imageThe Pittsburgh Post-Gazette had a piece up yesterday that ToonSeum Executive Director Joe Wos will step down from that position at the end of the month. Wos is that museum's founder and has been by a wide margin its driving force, public face and primary sweat-equity benefactor. He also donated his personal library to the museum as part of its founding.

The cartoonist Rob Rogers, the museum's board current president, noted in the article that Wos was a tireless volunteer before and even after the museum put together an annual budget that allowed for hiring part-time employees, preferring that the museum bring in the extra worker.

The ToonSeum is currently located in downtown Pittsburgh, on Liberty Avenue.

Wos plans on devoting time to his family and to various professional projects, including cartooning. He leaves the museum scheduled in terms of its exhibitions for the next 15 months. An interim manager will be appointed and eventually a new executive director will be named, with an eye towards institutional growth.

Congratulations to Wos on his achievement with the ToonSeum. We wish him every bit of luck with his future plans.
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