Friday, August 17, 2012

Remembering Joe Kubert

I was on vacation on this blog on autopilot over the past week, so I'm late in paying tribute to Joe Kubert, one of the all-time great American comics artists, who passed away Aug. 12.

I grew up seeing Kubert's work in Sgt. Rock and on various other DC titles. He was a true original, with an easily identifiable, original style and had been around for decades by the time I discovered him. He worked, as just a kid on Hawkman, and other characters back in the Golden Age. He also had a notable run on Tarzan for DC in the 1970s. In fact, he was one of the greatest Tarzan artists, up there with Hal Foster, who, along with Milt Caniff, was an obvious influence on his art. And he helped discover and educate many young comics artists via his Joe Kubert School of Cartooning and Graphic Art.

We were lucky to have him around for so long, and to see so much of his great work.

Here's a sampling of his art.

New Pussy Riot single: Putin Lights Up the Fires

Let's show a little solidarity with this Soviet punk trio, jailed for "hooliganism" for speaking out about Vladmir Putin's tyrannical government. Isn't he proving their point?


Wally Wood original art All-Star Comics