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Kubert School Scholarships - 2020-2021

The Kubert School, is very proud to announce the following scholarships winners


Incoming 1st Year Scholarship

The Joe Kubert Scholarship - Ulysses Roseo Decided in August, 2019. This very special award honoring The Kubert School's founder is based on merit and worth $2,500 and is available to all incoming registered first year students. 

Sergio Cariello Scholarship - Noah Jacquez Decided in August, 2019. $1,000 Award for a worthy incoming student going to TKS. Sponsored by comic book artist and an alumni of the school, Sergio Cariello.

Incoming Cartoon Graphics II Scholarships

Norman Maurer Memorial Scholarship - ADRIAN WOOLNOUGH Norman Albert Maurer (May 13, 1926 – November 23, 1986), a comic book artist and writer, was also a director and producer of films and television shows. $2000 Award for a worthy 1st Year Student going into the 2nd Year at TKS; Sponsored by the  family and friends of Norman Maurer.

A Wave Blue World Scholarships - MARIANO BENITEZ CHAPO and LORENZO JILES  A Wave Blue World is a comic book/graphic novel publishing company for creator-owned projects. Two $1,000 Award for a worthy 1st Year Student going into the 2nd Year at TKS; Sponsored by A Wave Blue World.

Storyteller Award - FRANCESCO CRIVELLI  $500 1ST YEAR TO 2ND Presented  on behalf of Comic Con Revolution

 Zapp Comics Scholarship - ETHAN FARINA $500 Award for a worthy 1st Year student going into the 2nd Year at TKS. Sponsored by ZAPP Comics of Wayne, New Jersey


Incoming Cartoon Graphics III Scholarships

Storyteller Award - ARMAND BODNAR   $500  Presented on behalf of Comic Con Revolution

Dave Cockrum Memorial Scholarship - ADELIA GUNDERSON  $500 Award for a worthy 2nd Year Student going into the 3rd Year at TKS; Sponsored by the family and friends of Dave Cockrum.

Dave Simons Inkwell Memorial Scholarship - RYUSEI SAWADA Dave Simons was an American comic book artist known for his work on Conan, Ghost Rider, Red Sonja, and Spider-Man for Marvel Comics, and Forgotten Realms for DC Comics. $1000 Award for a worthy 2nd Year Student going into the 3rd Year at TKS; Sponsored by the Inkwell Awards.


The La Greca Scholarship - ELENA MORTON $1500 Award to 2nd Year Student going into the 3rd Year to encourage and support emerging comic artists and cartoonists; Sponsored by Charlie LaGreca and Pop Culture Classroom.


Dave Monahan Memorial Scholarship - KEN NSIDINANYA Kubert School alumnus Dave Monahan was a graduate of the Class of ’99. He worked in the Kubert Art Store before starting to receive freelance work from DC Comics (Pirana Press) and Dark Horse Comics. This scholarship was set up in his name after his untimely death due to a sudden illness shortly after he graduated.

$2000 Award for a worthy 2nd Year Student going into the 3rd Year at TKS; Sponsored by the Monahan family.


Graduating Cartoon III Scholarships

Jumpstart Scholarship - PETER CLINTON Presented on behalf of Comic Con Revolution

Phil Amara Scholarship - ZACK MAROIS $500 award annually, for a graduating student to produce his/her original sequential work; Sponsored by children's book author and former comics editor Phil Amara.



$25 gift certificate to the Art Store

 Mariano Chapo

John Torkos

Ken Nsidinanya

Gabby Weber

Leonard Agrusti

Thank you all!  Congratulations to the recipients.  Thank you to the Benefactors. 


2011 Graduate has a SUPER new job!

Class of 2011 graduate Anthony Marques has recently accepted a staff position at DC Comics. Anthony is the new assistant editor working with Eddie Berganza in the SUPERMAN office.

Previously, as well as developing the creator owned comic book anthology EPICS, Anthony worked at The Kubert School as our convention coordinator.

We wish him well in his new adventure.

New York Comic Con: Interview with Adam Kubert

Adam Kubert discusses The Kubert School at Comic Book Resources.

2009 graduate\'s multimedia comic strip adventure

2009 graduate Luke Radl shows his journalistic chops in a multimedia infused comic strip. 

2012 graduate Henrik Jonsson debuts in Detective Comics #0

2012 Kubert School graduate Henrik Jonsson makes his debut in the newly released, Detective Comics #0 published by DC Comics.

Henrik was given a script for an eight page story after making an impression during a portfolio review with editors when our third year class visited the DC offices earlier this year.

Henrik is a native of Sweden and his creator owned strip, The Northlander will be published by Semic of Sweden in The Phantom Magazine next year.

Harvey Awards Recognizes Joe Kubert at 2012 Ceremony

At the 2012 Harvey Award Ceremony which took place September 9th at the Baltimore Comic Con, Joe Kubert was recognized posthumously with the Hero Initiative's Dick Giordano Humanitarian of the Year Award.

The Harvey Awards are named for cartoonist Harvey Kurtzman, an artist, writer and editor who founded MAD magazine in 1952. The Harvey Awards are a recognition of outstanding achivements in comic book and narrative art and are voted on by comic industry professionals.

The Hero Initiative is a not-for-profit corporation strictly dedicated to helping comic book creators in need.

An EPIC Event

EPICS a 28 page comic book anthology debuts this week. EPICS is the creation of four Kubert School graduates who have gone on to work in the comic book industry and have returned to the school as instructors and as the schools convention coordinator.

The four stories in the anthology each share a theme and this issue's stories all take place in the 1950's. Featuring Katyusha by Anthony Marques, The Iron Ghost by Fernando Ruiz, A Racy Story by Bob Hardin and Drake by Fabio Redivo.

The full-color comic book will be available on September 15th.

The Kubert School Hires Acclaimed Husband and Wife Artists Tom Mandrake and Jan Duursema

The Kubert School is proud to announce the hiring of four new instructors for the 2012-13 school year.

Joining us are popular comic book artists Jan Duursema and Tom Mandrake. Tom and Jan are both graduates of The Kubert School and they bring with them over 30 years of experience in the comic book industry.

Jan Duursema is best known for her work on the Star Wars comics franchise. She was the creator of Denin and Vila from Naldar, the Twi'lek Jedi Aayla Secura, and the Kiffar Jedi Quinlan Vos.

Tom Mandrake is  perhaps best known for his work on series such as Grimjack, Firestorm, The Spectre, and Martian Manhunter from DC Comics.

The other new additions to the teaching staff include Kubert School graduate and professional letterer Rod Ollerenshaw, and computer graphics instructor John Richard Zollo, a graduate of Seton Hall University. 

Former student\'s art looms large

Former student Logan Ganshirt's art is featured on a billboard and you can read about it here:

CBR interview with 2010 graduate Garry Brown regarding his new project

Writer, Brian Wood interviews our 2010 graduate Garry Brown about his work on Brian's project The Massive, for Dark Horse Comics,.

2011 Kubert School Graduate Nominated for Russ Manning Award

2011 Kubert School graduate Craig Cermack has been nominated for the 2012 Russ Manning Award for Most Promising Newcomer. Craig has been nominated for his work on VOLRON: YEAR ONE.

The Russ Manning Award is presented at The Eisner Awards in San Diego as part of Comic Con International. The award is named for the talented artist Russ Manning, whom is best know for creating Magnus Robot Fighter for Gold Key, as well as for his work on the Tarzan and Star Wars newspaper strips.

Spotlight on former student

Chaos Hour, a british based site for films, games and comics, spotlights former Kubert School student Anastasia Catris.

Busy, busy, busy!

As our school year winds down things are still very busy here at 37 Myrtle Ave.

The third year students recently visited the editorial offices of DC Comics where their portfolios were reviewed by a group of DC editors.

DC editor Mike Marts made a special trip to the school to personally review the student's portfolio as well.

Marvel Comics was represented by editors Nick Lowe and Tom Brennan when they came to the school for review of the third year students portfolios

In addition, Dynamite Entertainment publisher Nick Barrucci and editor Joe Rybrandt made the trip to Dover, NJ to review our third year students portfolios as well.

A Wave Blue World publisher and former student Tyler Chin-Tanner, visited the classroom of his former classmate Fabio Redivo to talk with the students. Tyler was also on hand to present a scholarship he sponsors at our annual scholarship ceremony.

Our graduating class celebrated the end of the year with a school sponsored pizza party and the entire school got together for our scholarship ceremony.

Class of 1984, and former instructor Ron Wagner

Praise for 2011 graduate; Craig Cermak

During a panel discussion at C2E2 Dynamite publisher Nick Barrucci tossed the ball to Voltron writer Brandon Thomas and new Voltron artist Craig Cermak so they could briefly talk about their work on Voltron before going off to theirr own Voltron panel.

On working with Cermak, Thomas said, “Craig is great. I knew he could tell stories with spin.”

Cermak, a recent graduate of the Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, said, “This is my first published book. I’m frightened and exhilarated. I’m younger than most of you, so I missed Voltron when I was growing up.”

Of Cermak coming straight from Kubert to Dynamite, Barrucci said, “We need to find some more graduates of Kubert.”

Joe and Adam in video from The Israeli Cartoon Museum

Great little video of Joe and Adam Kubert drawing and interacting with the crowd at the HEROES exhibit at The Israeli Cartoon Museum. This video was filmed last August when Joe and Adam visited the museum. The HEROES exhibit featured the artwork of Adam, Andy and Joe Kubert.

Great video interview with instructor Fernando Ruiz

Grace Randolph interviews beloved Kubert School instructor Fernando Ruiz for Between The Pages. Fernando discusses his start in the business with Archie Comics and his work at the school.

Former student Sergio Cariello interviewed

Former student and former Kubert School instructor Sergio Cariello talks about the school, his work in the industry and his latest project ACTION BIBLE.

2011 Graduate Elisa Feliz is profiled

Class of 2011 graduate Elisa Feliz is profiled online by Stated magazine.

Kubert School instructor Michael Kraiger interviewed

Former student and current Kubert School instructor Michael Kraiger is interviewed at:

Interview with Kubert School graduate Dan Parent

Dan Parent a graduate of the class of 1987 talks about his experiences at the school and his work for Archie Comics at:

DC Entertainment Officially Announces Before Watchmen

DC Comics is publishing an all-new Watchmen series which includes this AWESOME cover done by Andy and Joe Kubert.  For more information visit DC Comics.




2011 Graduate Craig Cermak debuts with VOLTRON: YEAR ONE.

Class of 2011 graduate Craig Cermak is interviewed about his new project VOLTRON: YEAR ONE.

The article and interview with Craig and writer Brandon Thomas features plenty of Craig's artwork for the new series.

Dark Matters with 2010 Kubert School graduate Garry Brown

2010 graduate Garry Brown teams up with veteran writers Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie of the hit television series Stargate, to produce a four issue Science Fiction series for Dark Horse Comics.
This is Garry's (whom is already noted for his striking cover work) first full length comic book series.

You can find a preview here:

Interview with Steve Bissette - A member of our first graduating class

Follow the link to a lengthy interview where our former student extensively discusses his career in comics, the state of the industry and his new role as an educator.

Israeli Cartoon Museum Kubert Exhibit

The exhibition will include a glimpse to the Kubert's fascinating world. In addition to interviews with the artists, the exhibition will include comics from the early 1970's: Tarzan- King of the Apes, Tex, The Legendary Hawkman – all created by Joe Kubert. Alongside will be displayed his outstanding graphic novels "Yossel" and "Joe Gangster". Adam and Andy's features such characters as Batman, Superman, The X-Men, Wolverine, The Fantastic Four and many more.