Icons and Legends -Joe Kubert -1926-2012

Joseph Kubert (September 18, 1926 – August 12, 2012) was an American comic book artist.  He is best known for his work on the DC Comics characters Sgt. Rock and Hawkman. His sons, Andy Kubert and Adam Kubert, have themselves become successful comic-book artists.

Kubert’s other creations include the comic books Tor, Son of Sinbad, and Viking Prince, and, with writer Robin Moore, the comic strip Tales of the Green Beret.

Kubert was inducted into the Harvey Awards’ Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1997, and Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1998.

Kubert passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2012 in Morristown, N.J., of multiple myeloma.  His eight decade legacy in comics made him a legend. A legacy he helped to pass on by founding the Kubert School, a school he founded with his wife, Muriel. Founded in 1976, the Kubert School is the nation’s only accredited trade school for comic book artists. With courses in commercial art as well as traditional sequential artwork.

For more info please visit his wiki page.

1 Comment

  1. gaston

    If he was English he would have been knighted. All the best to his family.


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