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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. 


Visit to DC Comics offices in NYC

On Wednesday December 3rd the entire third year class of The Kubert School made a trip from Dover to the offices of DC Comics in New York City, where the student's portfolios were reviewed by a number of editors and associates.

The Kubert School and DC Comics share a long history and since the school started a number of graduates have gone on to be published in their many comic books or find a job working in their New York office.

DC may have heard the myth about the starving artist because they graciously provided the students with a pizza lunch.

2010 Graduate Haunted By Success

Class of 2010 graduate Chris Mooneyham been enjoying some success with the popularity of FIVE GHOSTS, the comic book he co-created with writer Frank Barbiere. Published by Image Comics the book has been optioned for a television series by Universal Television.

Third year student Tomi Varga publishes ZOE

Digital comics are nothing new but having one published by one of our own third years students is. Tomi Varga an international student from Hungary is the artist behind ZOE, a new digital comic available through Comixology.

Sixteen year-old Zoe Thomas wants to be like every other girl her age and not part of an elite group of assassins called The Fifteen. When she tries to leave the secret organization that has  trained her and held her captive - things get interesting. As her  past (and a squad of assassins) catches up with her it's time to break out the guns, and all the deadly skills she so desperately wants to leave behind.

Created by Hungarian writer Otto Szentgyorgyi and entirely hand-painted in acrylics by his countryman, artist Tomi Varga, ZOE is an intriguing story of survival in the dark world of international espionage 
The first issue is available now and the second issue goes on sale November 12th.

Charmed, I\'m sure.

Elisa Féliz, graduate of the Class of 2011 is the new artist on Charmed - Season 10. 

The comic book based on the hit television show is published by Zenescope.
Issue #1 is out this month.

The Kubert School at New York Comic Con

The Kubert School will be attending the New York Comic Con, we'll be located at booth 340 on the main floor. 

Our third year students will be sharing a table in Artist's Alley - they'll be located at table AA 11 and will displaying their artwork as well as selling prints and drawings.

OPEN HOUSE - Saturday, October 18th 2014

The Kubert School will be hosting an Open House for prospective students.

OPEN HOUSE - Saturday, October 18th 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.


• Guided tours of the school and facility

• Faculty demonstrations

• Meet Adam and Andy Kubert!

• Refreshments

• Raffle

• Giveaways

• Portfolio reviews; time permitting.

RSVP: Call 973-361-1327 or email:


The Kubert School will be taking part in The CRAZY 8 CARTOON FESTIVAL.

The free festival takes place on October 18, 2014 from 10 a.m. to midnight, on 8th street between 5th and 6th Avenues in New York City.

The festival will feature 8 hours of animation, comic, cartoon art and family art projects as well as a street parade.

The Kubert School will be exhibiting art works from both students, alumni and instructors at: LOMOGRAPHY, 41 West 8th Street, NYC
There will be refreshments and music between 4 and 7 p.m.

Hanging out with Clayton

Class of 2009 grad Clayton Cowles is featured in this Comicosity interview.

1st day of school!

Tuesday, September 2nd begins the start of the 2014 - 2015 school year. 

We wish the best to our returning students as well as to our first year students as they start their new adventure.

Garden State Comic Fest - August 23rd

The Kubert School will be a special guest of The Garden State Comic Fest.

The festival takes place Saturday, August 23rd at the Hyatt in Morristown, New Jersey.

We'll be showing off the work of our students and graduates as well as reviewing convention goers portfolios.

Please stop by and say hello.

August Conventions

August is a busy month for us as we gear up for the start of a new School year but we're still making the rounds at the following conventions.

Boston Comic Con - August 8th - 10th
Connecticut ComicCONN - August 16th - 17th
Garden State Comic Fest - August 23rd
Fan Expo Canada - August 28th -31st

Instructor Interrogated

Kubert School instructor Darren Auck was interviewed about his career, comic books and teaching.

Moving on

2011 graduate Anthony Marques who has been working as an assistant editor on all the Superman titles at DC Comics is leaving his position to concentrate on his drawing and wil begin working on something for Dark Horse Comics.

Convention updates for June

The Kubert School will be attending Eternal Con, held at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, Long Island, NY on June 14th and 15th. 

Adam Kubert will be a featured guest of the convention on Sunday the 15th.

Adam Kubert will a special guest of The Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con, held at the south Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 20th - 22nd.

The Kubert School and Andy Kubert at Phoenix ComicCon


Andy Kubert and The Kubert School will be at the Phoenix ComicCon starting today, June 5, 2014!!

If you are in the area, stop by the our booth, #423.  Andy Kubert will be signing on Friday, 1:30-3:00 and Saturday, 11:00 - 12:00 and 3:00 - 4:00.  The Kubert School Panel is Friday from 12:00 - 1:00.

In Recognition of Excellence - Hy Eisman

On Wednesday May 21st The Kubert School celebrated the graduation of The Class of 2014 with a recognition dinner at Meadow Wood Manor in Randolph, New Jersey. This year, along with the party where we say good bye to our grads and send them out into the world, we took a moment to recognize and appreciate our own Hy Eisman.

Hy has been a member of the teaching staff since Joe Kubert started the school in 1976 and has taught a generation of artists about humor and the invaluable skills needed for comic book lettering.

Hy's own career includes working on a number of popular newspaper comic strips including, Little Iodine, The Katzenjammer Kids and Popeye.

We presented Hy with a plaque that reads: OUTSTANDING INSTRUCTOR AWARD, Hy Eisman, In Appreciation Of 38 Years Of Teaching Excellence.

Congratulations to the class of 2014

A well deserved congratulations goes out to The Kubert School, Class of 2014.

Fourteen students completed their three years of training here at the school and we couldn't be more proud of them.

Take a look at the work of our newest graduates here:

Saturday May 10th - Best Small Comic Convention in America - Tribute to Joe Kubert

The best small comic convention in America announces its return with a tribute to artist and teacher Joe Kubert!

On Saturday May 10th, 2014 The Hawthorne High School Comic Book Convention returns for its 7th go-round. It will have all the features that have made it a very special event on the comic book convention calendar.

The Hawthorne High School Cartooning and Hawthorne High School Art Clubs are sponsoring the event. Faculty Advisors are art teachers Allan Rosenberg, Danielle Russo and social studies teacher Matthew Ambrose. The students of the two clubs are the heart and soul of the show as they run the show and organize every aspect of the event. 

The convention is a fundraiser for the Art Department and includes an auction featuring original art, signed books and other comic collectables donated by our guests and others from the comic book industry. We will be having art lessons running throughout the day available to all attendees. Our guests will also speak about careers in art.
This year we will be paying tribute to one of the greats of comics and Illustration: Joe Kubert: A great cartoonist and a great art educator. The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art is one of the leading schools teaching graphic arts in the world. We are inviting graduates from The Joe Kubert School to appear as guests. A representative from the school will be with us. This tribute is a very special occasion for art teacher Allan Rosenberg. Allan’s favorite cartoonist when he was in high school was Joe Kubert and Joe was partially responsible for Allan becoming an art teacher through the example Mr. Kubert set.

Hawthorne High School Comic Book Convention
Saturday May 10th, 2014
Hawthorne High School
160 Parmelee Ave.
Hawthorne, NJ 05706
Admission: $5.00

There\'s a new game in town

Class of 2012 graduate Brigid Allanson, just returned from PAX East, where as part of Ackk Studios she helped unveil their new independently developed video game Y II K.

Brigid created the poster as well as additional artwork for the game. Previously, Brigid was part of the development team for Ackk Studios first game Two Brothers.

Portfolio Review Season

As winter turns slowly to spring here in North Jersey the graduating class of 2014 is being kept very busy with a series of professional portfolio reviews.

On March 19th, the entire third year class traveled to New York City to visit the editorial offices of Valiant Entertainment. Each student portfolio was individually reviewed by one of Valiant's editors.

The following week by arrangement with the publishers our graduating class submitted e-mail portfolios to IDW Publishing and BOOM Studios for review by their editorial staff.

On April 2nd, the graduating class will take another trip to Manhattan to visit the editorial offices of DC Comics and meet with Art Director Mark Chiarello and a team of editors for individual review of their portfolios. 

On Friday, April 11th comic book publishers Zenescope Entertainment and Dynamite Entertainment will be sending editors to our school here in Dover to review the portfolios of the third year class.

Additionally, on April 16th Marvel Comics will be sending an editor to visit the school for individual review of all our graduating student's portfolios. 

The Kubert School at Mega Con

Mega Con
Orlando, Florida
Orange County Convention Center
March 21st - 23rd

Adam Kubert will be signing at The Kubert School booth #526 on Saturday and Sunday from 3:30 to 4:30. Adam will also lead a panel discussion on The Kubert School, on Saturday the 22nd from 2:30 to 3:10 in room S310AB.


The very talented Carli Ihde (Class of 2011) has provided animation for a video of the song Adieu.

This was for broadcast on episode 5 of Joseph Gordon-Levitt's television program HITRECORD. 

Carli's work appears at the :52, 1:19, 1:40 and 1:48 marks.

2010 Grad talks about FIVE GHOSTS

Here's a link to a great interview with 2010 Kubert School grad Chris Mooneyham

In the interview Chris discusses his artistic process on the comic book FIVE GHOSTS.

International cartoonist visits The Kubert School

Class of 1984 graduate Tayo Fatunla will be visiting the school on Tuesday February 4th. 

the London based cartoonist will give a talk to the students and talk about his career and experiences as an internationally published cartoonist.

Tayo was the first international student to arrive at our school from Africa. His work appears in the weekly British magazine West Africa and his own comic strip, Our Roots which is a visual history of Africa and Africans.

In Father\'s Footsteps

Andy Kubert, vice president and instructor at The Kubert School is the focus of a recent news articles due to his latest project DAMIAN: SON of BATMAN.

This project is noteworthy because this is Andy's debut as a writer.