Legendary Comic book artist and founder of the first school for comic book art Joe Kubert passed away today at the age of 86.
The co-creator of Tor and Sgt Rock, Kubert started his career at the 11 and half and worked in the comic book industry this very day, most recently inking his son Adam’s page on the Before Watchmen Nightowl series for DC Comics.
In 1976 Kubert founded and opened the Kubert School, a trade technical college with a focus on sequential art and commercial illustration. The school’s goal was to teach a whole new generation the skills Joe acquired through out his career through on campus classes as well as instructional books and materials created for the school. Some of today’s top talents of the comic book industry such as Rags Morales, Amanda Conner, Ray Dillion, Alex Maleev, and Shane Davis attended the Kubert School.
This October, DC Comics is scheduled to release Joe Kubert Presents, a new six issue anthology series mini that features a Hawkman story written and drawn by Kubert along with other creators giving their takes on some of Kubert’s creations.
Joe Kubert’s created a whole generation of artist who thrived to work and create in the industry he loved. Kubert’s influence and works forever changed the comic book industry and will never be forgotten.