Joe Kubert. The last of the Golden Age artists still working at his craft, passed away this week with art yet left to be published on the Before Watchmen comic he’s been inking.
Year after year, his work got bolder, more confident, and more gorgeous with every passing day. I can’t think of any other artist in any other field who continued to improve as long as he drew breath. There was never a period of decline.
Now that I’m a teacher of how to make comics, I often think about Joe and the magnificent institution he built known as the Joe Kubert School. I never went there, but always felt that he taught me a hell of a lot in every conversation I ever had with him.
Thanks for the world you helped make, Mr. Kubert.
Ty the Guy OUT!
Here now, your BONUS Joe Kubert Moments: