Joe Mohr is a political cartoonist who has made climate change and environmental cartoons for Greenpeace since 2011.
“There have been cartoonists jailed all over the world for being critical of leaders in countries without safeguards for free, critical speech. Images are powerful. Free speech is powerful. The combination can spread messages … around the world in minutes. It’s exciting to me; scary to fascist leaders.”
Joe also writes poems and songs for children, which you can check out at Robot+Bike.
Joe has been creating environmentally-themed cartoons since 2007 for Yes! Magazine, Greenpeace, Cartoon Movement, Center for Media and Democracy, Defending Dissent, PBS’s Urban Conversion, and many more.
Joe’s first children’s book, ROBOT+BIKE=KITTEN came out in May, 2013. Buy your copy here. This book spawned the Children’s Music band Robot+Bike. Check out their first, self-titled EP here. Joe has also been published in One Minute Till Bedtime (Little, Brown), Soda Politics (Oxford, Press), Pacha’s Pajamas, Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year 2013 and 2014 editions (Pelican Publishing), and in a variety of high school and college textbooks in countries all over the world.
Joe has also created a variety of logos, CD and T-shirt designs, and children’s book illustrations. He writes and illustrates poetry for kids at JoeMohr.com, and is a happy hubby, daddy, bike lover, doodler/writer/painter, hobby beekeeper, traveler, woodworker, and above-average green bean grower.
In Greenpeace film, “Our Voices Are Vital”
SCBWI Featured Illustrator for June 2019.
On Earthworms podcast, “In ‘Toon, Greenly with Poet and Enviro-Cartoonist Joe Mohr”
On No Water River: the children’s poetry place, “Flybrows”
In the St Louis Post-Dispatch, “A portrait of the artist as a big kid”
Flattering little review of ROBOT+BIKE=KITTEN (paragraph 12) in The Healthy Planet
St. Louis Magazine’s feature on Joe’s beekeeping efforts