Joe Morse is an artist and children's book illustrator based in Toronto, Ont. In 2006, he was nominated for a Governor General's Literary Award for his illustrations in Casey at the Bat, a picture book of Ernest L. Thayer's classic poem. His illustrations also appear in the books Play Ball Jackie!, written by Stephen Krensky, Hoop Genius, written by John Coy, and most recently, Go Show the World, a picture book about Indigenous heroes by Wab Kinew. The book is on the 2018 Governor General's Literary Award shortlist for young people's literature — illustrated books.
Known for his celebrity portraits, Morse has created artwork for major league sports teams, Universal Pictures, Nike, Coca Cola, Target, Rolling Stone, the New York Times and others.