Joe Kubert died today. He was 85. One of the great masters of comics art and a staple at DC Comics. I have a lot of memories of his work growing up. I didn’t appreciate his art when I was a kid but I grew to appreciate it as I got older. His Kubert school trained a lot of comics professionals over the years, some of them are friends of mine. He was a great gut from all accounts. I only met hi once but he was very warm and friendly to me and offered to let me do a class at his school if I ever visited, which was really nice of him.
I wish I had taken him up on the offer. Anyway, the world of comics has lost another great artist.
Steve Bissette was going to do a interview on Wednesday but he will be at the Kubert funeral. We’re hoping to talk on Thursday. He can tell us all about it.