We shall not cease from exploration.


We shall not cease from exploration.

Joe is a San Francisco based writer, cartoonist and journalist.

Joe’s cartoons, short stories and creative non-fiction have been published in dozens of print and online journals. His journalism has appeared in many news publications including the L.A. Times, SF Weekly, Bay City News, the Stanford Daily, and Local News Matters.

[Joe] makes incisive, thought-provoking comments about what we value, as individuals and as a culture, when it comes to family, work, competition, education, and entertainment. His lively, slightly snarky prose is also a perfect fit with the material…

 From Kirkus Review’s review of Joe’s novel Nine Digits.

Recent Work

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Featured Journalism

Joe Dworetzky, Bay City News, Author at Local News Matters
Posted inLocal News

San Francisco dealt setback in effort to clear encampments; court leaves injunction intact

A panel of federal appellate judges Tuesday left in place a lower court order that bars San Francisco from using the city’s laws against sleeping on the streets to prosecute people who are involuntarily homeless. The short 93-word order resolves, at least for the time being, the city’s motion to modify the lower court injunction […]

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Story Galleries

Since 2015, Joe has drawn over a thousand cartoons. Visit a cartoon gallery to view Joe's cartoons

Cartoon Galleries


A little fiction, a few cartoons, an article or two...well worth 7 minutes

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