Joe Kubert RIP
Posted by sarawestrop on August 14, 2012
The comics industry lost another legend when Joe Kubert passed away this weekend. Artist, teacher, editor and writer Joe had worked in the industry since the dawn of comics in the early 1940’s.
He is most famous for his work with DC, where he is strongly associated with early incarnations of Hawkman, the WWII hero Sgt. Rock and for his own creation, the prehistoric muscleman Tor.
Joe Kubert was not only an incredible artist but also a passionate teacher and in 1976 he opened The Kubert school of Cartoon and Graphic Art (now The Kubert School), which still teaches the art of the comic book sequential, animation and storytelling.
His son’s Adam and Andy worked their way through the school and still teach classes there now to new generations of artists and storytellers. They’re both also famous well-respected comic creators in their own right.
Joe Kubert leaves behind an endearing legacy, he drew real action heroes, with testosterone dripping off the pages. He was working right up until the end on a number of projects.
In October DC releases Joe Kubert Presents a 48 page one-shot which Kubert himself described as “the kind of comic book that I would enjoy reading and one in which I’d like to participate,” The anthology includes an all new Hawkman tale written and illustrated by Kubert himself.
Our thoughts and sympathies are with his family and friends. He will be sorely missed, but his legacy will carry on.
GS Reporter: Sara Westrop