Thursday, October 11, 2012

RIP Joe Kubert

Considering the circles I run in online you'd think I would have heard about this a lot sooner. Luckily DC comics ran full page obits in several of their comics.

More Kubert ads at link.

The cartoonist Joe Kubert passed away on August 12. Most of you will be more familiar with his school and the work of his students than with the work of Joe Kubert himself. The Kubert School has been running ads in comic books for years. If you've read comics since 1976 you've probably seen a few of them.

Joe himself is known for his work in Sgt. Rock, Hawkman, Tor, Son of Sinbad, Viking Prince, and Tales of the Green Beret (written by Robin Moore). His sons, Adam and Andy Kubert are notable cartoonists themselves. Graduates of his school include dozens of cartoonists, editors, and art directors for DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, IDW, various television cartoons, some of my favorite online comics, and greeting card companies. If you've seen anything drawn in the last 50 years it's probably been influenced by Kubert in some way.

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