Legendary might not even be the kind of word that can best describe the life and career of Joe Kubert; being a two-time Eisner award winner, inductee to multiple comic book Hall of Fames, co-creator of Sgt. Rock, founder of The Kubert School, and father to Andy and Adam Kubert who themselves are successful comic creators are just some elements to his lengthy resume.
On Sunday morning, August 12, he sadly passed away at age 85.
It’s too bad guys like this can’t live forever.
Join us in taking the time to remember one of the greatest men and careers in the medium, we’ve collected some good reads, links, and videos from around the internet:
A collection of quotes from other creators in the industry, including ones who worked closely with Mr. Kubert – Robot 6
A collection of Joe Kubert jam pieces – Robot 6
A quick look at his career – Comics Alliance
An in-depth look at his career – The Comics Reporter
25 great Joe Kubert covers – Comic Book Resources
Interview with Joe Kubert (and more) from The Comics Journal No. 91, July 1984 – TCJ.com
The Genesis of Joe Kubert, Part 1 by Steve Stiles – SteveStiles.com
All (or at least most) of Joe Kubert’s published work – Comic Book DB
A search for “Joe Kubert” @ Cover Browser (a database of comic book covers) – Cover Browser
Joe Kubert covers “depicting characters expressing a false sense of security.” – Comics Should Be Good
Great collection of Joe Kubert art – Comic Art Fans
Darwyn’s Cooke’s tribute – Almost Darwyn Cooke’s Blog
IDW’s forthcoming Joe Kubert’s Tarzan of the Apes: Artists Edition (coming in September, if you know anything about these books they are over-sized INCREDIBLE art books collecting as-close-as-you-can-get-to-the-original-work art, worth every penny) – IDW Publishing
Joe Kubert on digital comics and the future…
At his drawing board…
The full-on interview:
Joe Kubert, Moebius and Neal Adams drawing together, in 1972, in French (yeah):
The Kubert School…
Geez, what a great guy.
A fantastic thing about comics though, his work isn’t going anywhere.
His school’s website is encouraging donations to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, we second that. You can donate @ themmrf.org.
Rest in peace Mr. Kubert.