June 16, 2014

Pard Tracks: Meet Custodian and Cartoonist Joe Swarctz

Artist by day, Lafayette custodian by night, Joe Swarctz is hoping an animated cartoon he created called “NIGHTBAT: The Almost Hero of Echo City” will get picked up by a major network. But he considers winning his student-nominated Hoff Award one of his finest moments. In this episode of Pard Tracks, Swarctz talks about his dual roles and how students have inspired his art.

Watch a trailer on Echo City’s villains
See more character drawings on the Echo City blog
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posted in Faculty and Staff, Have Cur Non Impact, Humanities, News and Features, Pard Tracks


  1. Congratulations Joe! Love your cartoon characters!

    says Xinyi Ma
    June 27, 2014 at 11:00 pm
  2. Fantastic! Congratulations on the Hoff Award and thanks for sharing your wonderful cartoons. Good luck!

    says Wayne Leibel
    June 20, 2014 at 12:03 pm
  3. Great job, Joe and Scott!!! So happy for you both! :)

    says Kim Bartholomew
    June 18, 2014 at 5:05 pm

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