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Sharpen your pencils!

Classes for the 2017 - 2018 school year start Tuesday, September 5th! We're super excited to welcome all our new students as well as our returning second and third-year students.

Welcome to our newest staff member

A jolly rib-tickling welcome to our latest staff member, Mr. Bones. Mr. Bones will have office hours in our newly refurbished Life Drawing Room. Stop by and wish him well in his new position at the school.


A Follow Up With Disney

School's out for summer but the graduates of the class of 2017 had one more opportunity to take advantage of. On July 13 our graduates were invited to Disney's international publishing office in Manhattan to have their portfolios reviewed.

Earlier this spring Tomas Palacio, Executive Editor of Disney International Publishing visited our school to talk to our students and review the third-year students portfolios. At that time, he invited the future graduates to Disney's office so that other editors could review their work. 

The school's event coordinator Lloyd Briggery worked out the logistical arrangements for the visit. 

Andy Kubert at San Diego

Andy Kubert will be attending San Diego's Comic Con International this year. He'll be signing and both DC Comics booth #1915, and booth #4507 (ComicSketchArt/Essential Sequential) as well as being a part of DC Master Class, Room: 6DE


Wednesday, July 19th

7:00pm-8:00pm: SIGNING – DC booth #1915

Wednesday, July 19th

8:00pm - 9:00pm: Signing at Booth 4507 (ComicSketchArt/Essential Sequential)


Thursday, July 20

3:00pm - 5:00pm: Signing at Booth 4507 (ComicSketchArt/Essential Sequential) with Tynion, Snyder

Thursday, July 20

5:00pm-6:00pm: SIGNING – DC booth #1915

Thursday, July 20

6:00pm - 7:00pm: Signing at Booth 4507 (ComicSketchArt/Essential Sequential)



Friday, July 21

2:00pm - 4:30pm: Signing at Booth 4507 (ComicSketchArt/Essential Sequential)

Friday, July 21

5:00pm-6:00pm: SIGNING – DC booth #1915


Saturday, July 22

10:00am - 12:00pm: Signing at Booth 4507 (ComicSketchArt/Essential Sequential)

Saturday, July 22

4:30pm-5:30pm: SIGNING – DC booth #1915

Saturday, July 22

6:00p.m. - 7:00p.m. DC Master Class, Room: 6DE


Sunday, July 23

10:30m-11:30am: SIGNING – DC booth #1915

11:30am-12:30pm: Signing at Booth 4507 (ComicSketchArt/Essential Sequential)

Garden State Comic Fest

The Kubert School will be attending The Garden State Comic Fest, July 8th, and 9th.

The Comic Fest takes place at the Mennen Arena, located at 161 Hanover Ave. Morristown, New Jersey.

Along with Adam Kubert, a number of students, former students, and instructors will be attending and representing their artistic skills in Artists Alley and throughout the show.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Interview with colorist Tamra Bonvillian

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.