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2017-05-25
Thank you Mr. Adams - Our 40th graduating class.

This year we celebrated our 40th graduating class on Tuesday, May 23rd with a dinner and ceremony for our graduating students.


Our special commencement speaker this year was the legendary artist, Neal Adams. Neal who is recognized as one of the leading industry talents regaled the crowd with a humoristic story of his first exposure to the work of Joe Kubert, and followed that with some sound financial advice that every freelancer beginning their career should take into account.

The evening ended with Adam and Andy Kubert distributing diplomas to the 22 members of the Class of 2017.

2017-05-17
Third-year students get reviewed.

As we finish up the school year and get ready to send our third-year students out into the world we're certain we've given them the tools to start a career in comics, illustration and the graphic arts. To further implement their education and get them off on the right foot, possibly with a job or at the very least a business connection we invited a number of publishers along with representatives of design studios to come to the school and review the graduating students work.


Over the course of the year, they've met with representatives from; DC Comics, Marvel Comis, Disney Worldwide Publishing, Dynamite Entertainment, Aftershock Comics, Valiant Comics, IDW, Graphix (a division of Scholastic Publishing), Studio 2.0, Fractured Pixels, Topps, and Hasbro.

We'd like to thank all the editors and representatives from these companies and studios for the time.

2017-04-21
Portfolio reviews!

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.

2017-03-24
Hy Eisman 90th Birthday celebration

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 DrakeLittleIodine, 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.

2017-03-24
Interview with colorist Tamra Bonvillian

Comics Alliance does an interview with colorist and 2009 graduate Tamra Bonvillian.


2017-03-17
ZAPP!

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.