Jerry Moriarty (born January 15, 1938, in Binghamton, New York) is an American artiste and teacher at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in Manhattan. He describes himself as a "paintoonist". Moriarty entered the Pratt Institute in 1956 and earned a BFA in 1960. After graduating he worked as a freelance magazine illustrator to hold his Abstract Expressionist painting. He gave occurring abstraction in 1963 and starting his teaching career at the School of Visual Arts.
Moriarty had his first one-man fake in 1974 in SoHo. Subsequently, he has featured in exhibitions in Chelsea in 1984, at the SVA Museum in 1999 and at CUE Art Foundation in 2004". He normal a NEA agree in 1977.
His cartoonist work Jack Survives was first published in the first number of Art Spiegelman´s RAW (magazine) in 1980, featured in well ahead issues and first collected as a RAW-One-Shot, No. 3, in 1984. In 2009, at the age of 71, he published The Complete Jack Survives with Buenaventura Press.
Other projects include A Visual Crime, four double-page illustrations accompanied similar to a terse story in the 1990 anthology Gin & Comix and the Sally's Surprise series of multi-panel paintings.
Chris Ware recognized him for "introducing solemnity and eternity in a medium that normally trades in the snappy and the lurid".