13 August 2012

GOODBYE JOE

Joe Kubert passed away yesterday.

He drew Sgt. Rock. He drew Enemy Ace. He drew Hawkman. He drew Tor. And those are just the highlights. There have been fewer artists more prolific, and you'd be hard pressed to name a DC character he didn't draw at one point or another. He also drew more amazing covers than I can remember, let alone list. On top of all that, he founded one of comics' greatest and most enduring institutions, the Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art.

True comics legends are kind of thin on the ground these days, but along with the likes of Jack Kirby and Will Eisner, Joe Kubert was the real deal. He was a master of his craft, and the fact he continued working virtually right up until his death is both humbling and inspiring. "Remarkable" doesn't even begin to sum his career up.