Josef's idol at the time was Neil Adams and he met him at a comic book convention when he was 13. Josef asked if he could work at his and Dick Giordano's studio at the time, Continuity Associates. We’re talking 1971 or ‘72 and he became their assistant. Then when Josef was 17 years old, he became a freelance artist and that was 31 years ago. He has worked for every major Comics company and has the Guinness record for having inked more penciler than any other inker because of his inking THE OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE.