22 Mar 2023

Rest in peace, Joe Giella, who passed away yesterday, as announced by Joe Jr.  Joe was a 2018 Joe Sinnott Hall of Fame Award recipient. The Inkwell Family expresses their sincere condolences to his family and loved ones. He was 94.

(L-R) Joe Giella, Bob Almond, Joe Sinnott- 2018 East Coast Comicon

“The Giella family wishes for all to celebrate the incredible life of Joe Giella. Joe passed peacefully on March 21st at the age of 94.Joe was such a special person. His presence alone would put you at ease. Even on the most difficult days, just being with him would make everything OK again.

He was so honest and sincere, so kind and gentle and so loving and proud.

He was so proud of his service for his country in the US Navy.

He was so proud of his long prolific career in comic books and comic strips.

And he was most proud of his family. To him, family was everything. Nothing made him happier than sitting around the dinner table with family and friends. Sundays and Holidays became sacred events full of laughter and great food.
Joe’s legacy in comic books and comic strips will live on. Our family wishes to thank all of his friends and fans for their support. He truly was humbled by all the attention and love he received. Thank you all and when you think of Joe please try to smile. The world needs more superheroes like Joe.”
Joe Giella
June 27, 1928 – March 21, 2023