Most sites put the date of these cartoons as 1997, but that is total bullshit. I saw these in the theater in 1990.
ETA - I can't believe I left "site's" up for almost two days. Mortified.
Also mortifying - when the animator himself shows up in the comments and tells you that yes, the date is correct. Confirming that my memory actually kind of sucks. (Thanks, Tim!) And then you don't even see it for seven months because you just assume nobody comments on your blog. THIS IS ALL VERY AWKWARD
BUT WAIT! Craig McKracken just dropped in to say that yes, he did make the first No Neck Joe shorts in 1990 when he was at Cal Arts! So perhaps I was not as addled as previously believed.
(I was still pretty addled, though.)