Incredibly sad news as word breaks that legendary comics artist, Joe Kubert, has passed away Sunday night at the age of 85. Kubert, the father of Andy Kubert and Adam Kubert, was working with Andy on Before Watchmen: Nite Owl in addition to running The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art. The school, which he ran with the help of both his sons, is described to “reveal to the entering student practical information about drawing, graphic design and illustration; as well as challenge them to work hard and think attentively at all times.”
Some of Joe’s most famous work includes Sgt. Rock (a character in which the artist helped to create) as well as drawing Hawkman. Kubert continued long into retirement years saying he continued to work, ” . . . Not because I have to, but because I want to.”
A truly legendary artist, Kubert’s talent, desire to teach, and overall passion for the medium of comics will be deeply missed.