Thursday, April 23, 2009

National Cartoonist Society Profile: Joe Kubert

Here is the very short bio from the National Cartoonist Society Archive for one of my favorite DC artists that started in the Golden Age of comics and is still going strong today, Joe Kubert. I had the pleasure of meeting the artist some years ago and spending some time with him, and it was a fascinating afternoon talking with one of the major forces in comic art today about his many years in the comics industry... Born in 1926...immediately put up for adoption because of "ape man" lookalike. Lucked out and became a cartoonist. Bin doin' that for many many moons. Work in comic book field includes stuff like: Sgt. Rock, Hawkman, Enemy Ace, Tarzan, Tor, and a whole lot more. Bin doin' covers for pat buncha years...and developing new projects for comic book/album and illustrate novel format. Owner and instigator of the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon Art, inc...soon to be celebrating its Bar Mitzvah --- thirteen years in operation. Still feel lucky...doin' what I do...drawing crazy pictures -- and getting paid for it.

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