Joe Wylie Profile

Arthur Baysting
21 Nov 2015

Joe Wylie has had a long career as an animator and cartoonist. Along the way he created posters and record covers for bands and made the groundbreaking video for Toy Love’s ‘Bride Of Frankenstein’.

In the 90s he stopped and didn’t draw for many years. The Christchurch earthquakes brought him back to life as an artist and his funny and incisive political cartoons are now regularly seen on the blogosphere.

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Neville Purvis at Wellington's Balcony with Red Mole, 1977
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An artwork gifted to Arthur Baysting by Joe Wylie in the early 1980s
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The Techtones, 1980
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Toy Love - Bride Of Frankenstein (1980)
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Joe Wylie's Rough Justice poster, late 1970s
Photo credit: Design by Joe Wylie
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The rear sleeve of the Neville Purvis single, 1977
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Joe Wylie's front sleeve for the Neville Purvis (aka Arthur Baysting) single It Takes Money b/w Disco On My Radio (Vertigo, 1977). 'It Takes Money' was co-written by Purvis and Jan Preston; 'Disco' by Purvis alone. The musicians were mostly members of the Red Mole band, with Beaver and Jean McAllister - the "Purvettes" - on backing vocals.
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Toy Love at Auckland's Gluepot, 1979
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The Nightwatchman (with John Robertson) (1993)
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An artwork gifted to Jean Clarkson by Joe Wylie
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Te Rerenga Wairua (A Joe Wylie led PEP scheme with The Clean's music) (1984)
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A Joe Wylie and Chris Knox poster for Closet Artists' 1981 
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Joe Wylie's label for Dalvanius' Maui Records, 1983
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Joe Wylie's cover for Colin Wilson's Strips No.10, 1979
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The Joe Wylie cover for Patea Māori Club's Poi-E album
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