Sunday, August 12, 2012

Comic Legend & Teacher Joe Kubert Passes Away At Age 85

   Earlier today, it was stated on artist Dave Gibbon's Twitter that Legendary artist and instructor Joe Kubert passed away to day. The artist is best known for many of his work in Golden Age Hawkman run, Sgt. Rock, Unknown Solider and more military comics; he was also aptly known as a forefather in teaching sequential art.

   In 1976, he founded the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon & Graphic Art. His sons, Adam and Andy, are two of the biggest graduates of the school. Kubert worked along side his sons to teach at the school, now known as the Kubert School. Kuberts work can be seen with his son Andy in the recent Before Watchmen: Nite Owl mini series.

Many within the comic book industry have already expressed their condolences and sadness in Joe Kubert's passing. The following are from the Twitter's of the respected creators:

Justin V. Gray :
    I have no words to express the sorrow or the gratitude. I only hope that others live by the example set by Mr Kubert and make art.

Jeff Lemire:
    Im deeply saddened to hear of Joe Kubert's passing he was my favorite cartoonist and a huge inspiration for me. Rest in peace, Joe.   Tex was my favorite Kubert work. Absolutely brilliant and beautiful . 

Gabriel Hardman:

   RIP Joe Kubert. Without question, he was one of the great cartoonists. I never met him but I can't overstate his influence on my work.

Andy Diggle:
   Farewell to Joe Kubert. A comics giant.

Kurt Busiek:
    Joe Kubert always seemed eternal. But 86 doesn't look that far off to almost-52. Time to make sure "someday" projects start getting done...
If Joe Kubert had peaked with Hawkman in '61, he'd have had a memorable and accomplished career. If he'd peaked with Enemy Ace, in '65, too.
But Joe Kubert was one of those artist who just kept getting better. His TEX: THE LONESOME RIDER, from 2005, is brilliant, gorgeous stuff. 

(he even shares a personal story about meeting the artist on his twitter.)

Mark Waid:
    Joe Kubert was a friend, a teacher, an influence and a giant. My condolences to the family.

Jimmy Palmotti:
      Joe Kubert and Amanda this past year. Joe, ... we all will be thinking of you, and missing you forever. 


   All of us here in the Broken Infinite offer our condolences to the friends, family and students of Joe Kubert. You will be sorely missed.

1 comment:

  1. One of the greats that's for sure will be missed. I was taken aback knowing he was still working. You knew he was up there in age, but when they are with us we are like oh Joe Kubert, you are great and never think of their passing until they do. You will be missed sir. Your artwork will continue to inspire..