Joe Kubert, 85, Passes Away
Posted by Brant Fowler, Co-Owner of Comic Related
Legendary comic artist and teacher, Joe Kubert, born in Yzeran, Poland in 1926 has passed away today at age 85. Reportedly, he had been in the hospital and passed sometime today. He leaves a legacy both in the comic industry and in life through his sons Adam and Andy whom are stellar artists themselves. He also leaves a legacy in the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon & Graphic Art (now called simply "The Kubert School") in Dover, NJ founded in 1976.
Most known for his work on Sgt. Rock, Kubert's career in comics is prolific, and includes Hawkman, Flash Comics, Seven Soldiers of Victory and more. Some of his most recent work was on 2009's Wednesday Comics on a Sgt. Rock story teaming with his son Adam, and on this year's Before Watchmen: Nite Owl mini-series on which he teamed with his other son Andy.
On the docket for October, DC is planning on publishing a Joe Kubert Presents 48-page one-shot, which could be his last solo work the world will see.
I had a brief opportunity to meet Mr. Kubert at Mid-Ohio-Con a few years ago and was honored to shake his hand and thank him for his contributions to the medium. He was very gracious and humble, a class act through and through.
Comic Related's David O'Leary spoke with Mr. Kubert in 2010 in his "5 Minutes With..." column about his expansive career. In the interview, when asked how he keeps the fire to work alive after having worked his entire life, at 83 Kubert replied "The fire glows brighter every day."
We here at Comic Related express our condolences and give our thoughts to the family and friends of Joe Kubert in this troubled time. He was a legend and his loss will be felt throughout the entire comics community.
blog comments powered by Disqus