Where to even start with this one?
Comics legend Joe Kubert passed away Sunday morning, August 12, at the age of 85. Kubert was a peerless editor, writer, and artist, best known not only for his work on characters like Sgt. Rock, Tor, Tarzan and Hawkman, but also for moving non-fiction work like FAX FROM SARAJEVO. As if his six-decade career as a creator weren’t enough, Kubert was also known and revered for his incredibly influential work as a teacher and mentor, founding The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art (now known simply as The Kubert School), where Kubert and a faculty of working professional artists have taught thousands of students in its over three decades of instruction, with many of its graduates going on to notable careers in the comics industry.
I never had the pleasure of meeting Joe Kubert, and I’m at a loss at what to say about Mr. Kubert that so many others haven’t said better. Instead, I think the best way to honor him here is the way we’ll be honoring Kubert and his legacy for generations to come: by admiring his work.
Here are just a few of my favorite Joe Kubert pieces:
Scott Tipton offers his condolences to the Kubert family and all who knew Joe. If you have questions about Joe Kubert or comics in general, send them here.