Profiled: Joe Martin and his career, QR codes and painting

The Janesville Gazette has an interesting profile on Mr. Bofo creator Joe Martin. Included is info on his three comics, “Mr. Bofo,” “Willy n? Ethel,” and ?Cats with Hands? and his pioneering efforts to embed QR codes (quick response) into his feature.

But in the last three decades, Martin has built one of the industry?s most impressive resumes?a handful of recurring comic strips, his own syndicate and now a revolutionary plan he believes will change the future for cartoonists and newspapers.

He?s even recognized by Guinness World Records as the ?most prolific cartoonist,? creating more than 40,000 jokes throughout his career. By comparison, Peanuts illustrator Charles Schulz has managed about half that, he estimated.