The town board unanimously voted at their Aug. 14 meeting to honor iconic Marvel Comics illustrator and Saugerties native Joe Sinnott, who is retiring after 69 years of work, with a day of recognition on Aug. 31.
“We appreciate the many, many years that Joe devoted to making childhood fantasies possible through his work with the very well-known Marvel Comic ‘Fantastic Four’ and ‘Spider-Man’ comics,” reads the body of the board’s resolution. “[Joe] design[ed] two U.S. Postal Service commemorative stamps … and record covers for the American singer Bing Crosby … it is a privilege to have Joe as a member of our Saugerties community (for 92 years to be exact).”
A commemorative exhibit, at which County Executive Pat Ryan will present Sinnott with the Pride of Ulster County award, will be held at the Kierstead House at 3:30 p.m.