It's that time of year again, our third-year students are getting ready to graduate and say goodbye, but before they do we've got some plans in store for them.
Each year we invite publishers to come out to the school and take a look at our current crop of artists and it all start this week.
On Wednesday, April 26th editor Anthony Marques, from Dynamite Entertainment will be reviewing portfolios.
On Friday, April 28th Mike Zagari from Aftershock Comics will be here and he's bringing his friend Tomas Palacios, Executive Editor at Disney Publishing worldwide.
We've got more reviews planned including one from editor Adam Rau, from Graphix/Scholastic and a field trip to the offices of Valiant comics.
Cartooning legend Hy Eisman has been teaching at the Kubert School since it's inception in 1976. Hy entered the comic strip field in 1950 and worked on several newspaper comic strips, including Kerry Drake, LittleIodine, Katzenjammer Kids and Popeye. At the school, Hy has taught humor and lettering to thousands of our students and is much beloved by our alumni.
On Wednesday, March 22nd we celebrated Hy's 90th birthday with a schoolwide celebration that included two of our main display cases filled with art, cards and well wishes from colleagues, students, and former students, a third display case featured samples of Hy's work on several comic strips as well as personal drawings. Instructors and former instructors gathered for a pizza filled lunch and students were delighted by cupcakes in honor of this milestone.
Comics Alliance does an interview with colorist and 2009 graduate Tamra Bonvillian.
Saturday, March 18th is the Zapp Comics Con! Held in Wayne, NJ at Wayne Fire Co. #1, 93 Parish Drive. A number of Kubert School Student and graduates will be on hand doing sketches, accepting commissions, and selling prints and originals.
Those attending include...
Graduate and current instructor, and artist on the current John Wick comic book, Giovanni Valletta.
Recent grads, Wes St Clair, Minkyu Jung (Nightwing and Titans Annual artist), Nick Justus, Erik Klaus, Allan Watson, and Marki Wolfson.
Current students, Brian Benjamin, Emma Kubert, Matt LeJeune, Sarah Madura, Eric Rossi, Dillon Snook, and Travis Williamson.