Monday, August 13, 2012
RIP JOE KUBERT
Joe Kubert was one of the best in comics and one of my all-time favorites. I guess the best way to honor such an amazing talent is to show off his artwork. The first lady of Neato Coolville surprised me with this original sketch from Joe for my 40th birthday. In 2010, Joe added an original sketch in 100 copies of his How To Draw from Life. The buyer had the option to choose the character and as you can see my wife chose Joe's best known character, Sgt. Rock. Really this sketch is kind of a souvenir, representing all of those DC War comics that I grew up reading.
He started drawing for comics in his teens and continued up until his death at 85. It's hard to imagine how many people Joe inspired through his artwork and through his teaching.
Rest in peace Joe Kubert. You will be missed!
For more info on Joe Kubert visit The Kubert School website.
Read Mark Evanier's article.
Joe Kubert artwork at Comicart Fans
Visit my good friend Mike's blog to view his Hawkman sketch also from How To Draw From Life.