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Halloween at The Kubert School

Halloween is one of our favorite times of the year here at the school, it's not unusual to see superheros and sorcerers strolling our halls on this hallowed day. With all the creativity contained in our students our annual Halloween Costume Contest is a chance for that creativity to bust out!

Instructor, Darren Auck or should we say Dr. Auckenstein, was our Master of Ceremonies with one quarter of our students participating in the contest. Our first place winner was Elena Morton as Space Ghost. Elena won a $75 gift certificate to the Kubert art supply store.



Concept artist John Giang visits the school

John Giang is one of the lead concept artists at Industrial Light and Magic, who you may recognize as the art studio most often employed by Guillermo Del Toro, Michael Bay, and Marvel Studios for their films. On Tuesday, October 2nd John visited and spoke to all our students about his work as a concept artist and was interviewed by our event coordinator Lloyd Briggery. Later John reviewed the portfolios of our Third-Year students and went above and beyond staying after hours to talk with each of them individually.

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Colorist Alex Sinclair visits and reviews portfolios

On Wednesday October 10th, colorist Alex Sinclair stopped by the school to talk coloring, give a demonstration and review our third year students portfolios. 

Alex is known for his work with comics greats Jim Lee and Scott Williams. Working at DC Comics he's colored everything from Batman to Wonder Woman.

Founder\'s Day 2018

Friday, September 21st was Founder's Day here at the school, it's an annual event where we try to keep the memory of our school's founder, Joe Kubert alive. the way we celebrate is to have a door decorating competition among the classrooms and an informative lecture by a guest speaker. The winning classroom gets a pizza party for lunch and runners up get coffee and doughnuts for the classrooms.

This year Lloyd Briggery our events coordinator hosted a panel that included Hy Eisman, Anthony Marques and our own Adam Kubert. Hy was one of Joe Kubert's closest friends and helped him create the school, Hy is a well respected cartoonist known for his work on Little Iodine, The Katzenjammer Kids and his current work on Popeye, Hy taught at the school for forty years.  Anthony Marques is a school graduate who has gone on to editorial positions at both DC and Dynamite. Adam is a graduate of the school, currently an instructor and Vice President of the school and an exclusive artist for Marvel Comics. Each of them share their individual insight to Joe Kubert, informing the next generation of artists of Joe Kubert's contributions and impact on the comic book industry.

First year classroom 1B was the door decoration winner, with an awesome rendition of Joe Kubert's creator owned character TOR.

Joe Kubert - Distinguished Storyteller Award

This past weekend at Comic Con Revolution, in Ontario, California the inaugural Joe Kubert -Distinguished Storyteller Award was presented to Usagi Yojimbo creator, Stan Saki. 

The award was created by the folks at Atomic Crush Events in partnership with The Kubert School. The award is to distinguish the individual excellence of an outstanding creator in the comic book industry, and in recognition of the outstanding body of work created by our school founder, Joe Kubert.

The award was presented by our events coordinator, Lloyd Briggery and accepted on Stan Saki's behalf by writer Paul Jenkins.

Along with this award, Atomic Crush Events has also created two scholarships for students of the school, Joe Kubert - Future Storyteller Award is a scholarship open to first and second year students at the school. The recipient will receive a one time scholarship funded by Atomic Crush Event, GeekChic Promotions, Storm King Comics and Superfan Promotions. 

As well as that scholarship, Atomic Crush Events has also created the Joe Kubert - Jumpstart Project, which will go to a graduating student and provide the student with a table at any Comic Con Revolution convention, credit with SGX Print to crate a banner and limited-run comic book or art book. Additionally, they'll receive professional consultations from Storm King Comics' Sandy King  Carpenter and Superfan Promotions on their portfolio and how best to promote their work as they move forward with their career, transitioning from student to professional. 

A Scholastic Event

On Monday, May, 7th Adam Rau, an editor with Graphix, the graphic novel imprint of Scholastic visited the school to talk with our third year students and review their portfolios.

Adam explained what Graphix was looking for in submissions and explained the publishing process from inception to bookshelf.

Graphix is the publisher of such award winning books as Smile by Raina Telgemeir and Captain Underpants by Dave Pilkey.

Garden State Comic Fest, Atlantic City - April 7th, 8th

The Kubert School will be attending the Garden State Comic Fest, Atlantic City Edition on April 7th and 8th.

The Comic Fest will be held at the Showboat Hotel and Convention Center, on Atlantic City's famous boardwalk. Stop by our table to say hello.

The Great Philadelphia Comic Con - April 27th - 29th

The Kubert School will be attending The Great Philadelphia Comic Con at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center from April 27th through the 29th.

Middle East Film and Comic Con - April 5th - 7th

Adam Kubert will be a featured guest at the Middle East Film and Comic Con. 

The Kubert School will have a booth at the convention.

The con take place April 5th through 7th, at the Dubai World Trade Canter.

Wonder Con - Anaheim, California - March 23rd to 25th

The Kubert School will be attending Wonder Con, at the Anaheim Convention Center, March 23rd through the 25th.