Influential comic book artist Joe Kubert passes away

Joe Kubert - Sgt. Rock

Joe Kubert - Hawkman and Hawkwoman

I was bummed out to hear earlier today that comic book artist Joe Kubert passed away at the age of 85. Joe Kubert, who drew his first comic for DC in 1943, was well known for his work with such characters as Sgt. Rock and Hawkman. He was also beloved for starting The Kubert School, “a three-year technical school that teaches the principles of sequential art and the particular craft of the comics industry as well as commercial illustration.” I learned to love the work of Joe Kubert more recently with his work on Sg.t Rock for Wednesday Comics, which was scripted by his son Adam. I thought it was interesting how his work seemed to get a little simplified in his older age, especially compared to the heavily detailed and shaded work of his younger years. It’s a sad loss, and the world is a more beautiful place because he was in it.

August 13, 2012 / By