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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. 


ACCSC School of Excellence Award

Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art in Dover, New Jersey was recognized as a 2016 School of Excellence at the 2016 PDC.

More information about this award can be found on ACCSC’s website. #ACCSC #SchoolofExcellence

New Talent Showcase #1

Congratulations are due to 2016 graduate Minkyu Jung, Minkyu who originally came to the school from South Korea, was chosen by DC Comics, Talent Development department to be a part of their 2016 Artist's Workshop. Minkyu's work which has previously appeared in GOTHAM ACADEMY will also be a part of NEW TALENT SHOWCASE #1, where he's drawn a story featuring both Catwoman and Wonder Woman.

New Jersey Comic Book Expo - November 19th & 20th

The Kubert School will be attending the New Jersey Comic Book Expo at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center on November 19th and 20th. Stop by our table and say hello.

There will be a panel discussion at 3 p.m. on Saturday that will discuss the schools forty year history, with  alumni including Adam Kubert, Tom Mandrake, Jan Duursema, Rags Morales, Fernando Ruiz, Cory Smith, Marki Wolfson, and Idan Knafo, and a few other surprise guests.

New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center 
97 Sunfield Avenue, Edison, NJ 08837

Jewish Comic Con - Brooklyn, New York November 13th

The Kubert School will be attending the first ever Jewish Comic Con in Brooklyn on November 13th. Stop by are table for more information about the school.

Congregation Kol Israel
603 St. Johns Place
Brooklyn, New York 11213

Founder\'s Day

It has been forty years since Joe Kubert opened the doors to what was then the world's only school dedicated solely to cartooning and graphic art. Today we are celebrating with our first ever Founder's Day.

All of our student's were encouraged to wear their school t-shirts and in the afternoon they will attend a lecture by visiting comic historian Arlen Schumer, who will speak about the life and career of our founder Joe Kubert.

Aftershock ALTERS perceptions with new comic

2009 Kubert School graduate Tamra Bonvillian, is working on a new project with Aftershock Comics, ALTERS is a new comic series written by Paul Jenkins with art by Lelia Leiz. The story features Chalice, the first transgender leading character in comics.

Tamra is the colorist on RAT QUEENS and Wayward from Image Comics, MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR from Marvel Comics and you can read an interview with her on our website here: 

Pop Culture Event - Sat. July 23rd

Student Anthony Ojeda and graduates Adam Page and Petterson Oliveira will be celebrating Pop Culture with Barnes and Noble bookstore at their Bridgewater, New Jersey location. The event includes free art and comic giveaways, cosplay and more.

It takes place Saturday July 23rd from 7 pm to close. For more information follow the links below.

Kicking it NEXUS style

The Kubert School has teamed up with the Dare 2 Draw art mentoring program to provide artists and mentors for their first published anthology. Featuring Mike Baron and Steve Rude's classic independent comic book character Nexus, the anthology will spotlight new talent (artists) teamed up with industry professionals (writers).

Mike Chen, Adam and Andy Kubert are among some of the project's professional mentors, while Idan Knafo and Cecillia Liang of the class of 2016 and 2011 graduate Elisa Fěliz are among the featured artists. Contributing pin-up art to the anthology are 2016 grads Erik Klaus and Yosam Cardenas Zavala, as well as current students CJ Oeschele, Anthony Ojedo, Kendal Gates and Bane Wade.

For more information about this project check out the Kickstarter page: 

Adventures From Her World

2016 grads Vanessa Solis, Petterson Oliveira and 2015 grad Dov Smilovic, were all part of a great adventure, providing artwork for the comic book, ADVENTURES FROM MY WORLD a comic written by Julie Averbach, which highlights what it's like to have a special needs sibling.

Class of 2016

Congratulations to the 38th graduating class of The Kubert School. Our graduation ceremony took place on May 26th at Meadow Wood Manor in Randolph, New Jersey with iconic comic book artist/writer Walt Simonson, as our special guest speaker.

After three years of intensive study and hard work we're proud of graduates and look forward to seeing their work as we send them out into the world.

Our 2016 Scholarship Winners

On Friday May 6th The Kubert School held our annual scholarship ceremony and we presented scholarships to twelve deserving students.

On hand to present the Herb Trimpe Memorial Scholarship, The Gene Colon Memorial Scholarship and the Dave Cockrum Memorial Scholarship were Cliford Meth and Jim Reeber of Aardwolf Publishing.

Bob Almond and Ms Inkwell, Holly Black were here to present the Dave Simons Inkwell Memorial Scholarship. 

Mark Monahan returned again this year to present the Dave Monahan Memorial Scholarship.

And the winners are:

Dillon Snook - $500 Herb Timpe Memorial Scholarship
Elizabeth McBride - $1,000 A Wave Blue World Scholarship
Dalton Stockwell - $1,000 A Wave Blue World Scholarship
Derek Arnson - $2,000 Norman Maurer Memorial Scholarship
Marcus Eskow - $250 Gene Colon Memorial Scholarship
Bane Wade - $900 YadBin Art Iniative
Kendal Gates - $900 YadBin Art Iniative
Noelia Rodriguez - $1,000 Dave Cockrum Memorial Scholarship
Mathew Neumann - $1,000 Dave Simons Inkwell Memorial Scholarship
Amy Lynn Jackson - $1,500 The LeGreca Scholarship
Caleb Braginton-Hoyt - $1,000 Egbar Foundation Scholarship
Anthony Ojeda - $2,000 Dave Monahan Memorial Scholarship

The following students were recognized as achieving a quality point average of 3.7 or higher and made the Dean's List.
2nd Year Students: Jon-Peter BuzioMarcus Eskow, Sarah Fletcher, Kendal Gates and Bane Wade
3rd Year Students: Irving Bartolome, Joshua James, Minku Jung and Christopher Puglise

Additionally, the following students were recognized for perfect attendance, 1st year students Alexander Manrique and Gregory Ramos and 2nd year student Al Urrutia.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Blast from the Past

This past Friday the 22nd there was a mini reunion of sorts as some members of the Class of 1996   returned to visit the school. Shane Hill, Josh Janes, Mike Leonard, John Loftus, Andrew Mayer and Jerry Lindo traveled from near and far to take a stroll down memory lane and celebrate the 20th anniversary of their graduation. 

The group was given a tour by current instructor, Mike Barreiro and got to see a very different building than the one it was twenty years ago. 

It is convention season! The Kubert School will be here...

Summertime is convention time and The Kubert School will be attending the following conventions.

May 26th - 29th
MegaCon Orlando
Andy Kubert will be a special guest of the show.
Orange County Convention Center
West Concourse
9800 International Drive
Orlando, FL

June 3rd - 5th

Fan Expo Dallas

Andy Kubert will be a special guest of the show although the school will not be represented at the show.

Dallas Convention Center

650 South Griffin Street

Dallas, Tx 75202

June 17th - 19th


Adam Kubert will be a special guest of the show
George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, TX 77010

July 9 - 10th

Garden State Comic Fest
Mennen Arena
161 E. Hanover Ave.
Morristown, NJ 07960

September 1st - 4th
Fan Expo Canada

Andy Kubert will be a special guest of the show.
North Building
255 Front Street West
South Building
222 Bremner Blvd
Toronto, ON
M5V 2W6

The Secret Life of...

The Secret Life of Darren Auck. - Alumni and current instructor Darren Auck gets interviewed by the Daily Record.


This past Saturday, ZAPP Comics in Wayne, New Jersey hosted a Power Rangers sketch party that featured Kubert School students and alumni. Drawing sketches for every sketch cover purchased were students Idan Knafo, Erik Klaus, Emma Kubert, Brian Uglow and 2011 alumni Nick Justus.

DC Comics publisher Dan Didio was on site as part of the In-store Convention Kick-Off which live streamed an interview with the publisher.

Left to right: Erik Klaus, Brian Uglow, Nick Justus, Dan Didio, Emma Kubert and Idan Knafo.

Women of Power - March 12th

Saturday, March 12th A Little Shop of Comics in Scotch Plains, New Jersey will be hosting a Women of Power sketch event that will feature three of our amazing students. Emma Kubert, Vanessa Solis and Marki Wolfson will be drawing sketches for customers and accepting commissions.

The store is located at: 387 Park Ave., Scotch Plains, New Jersey 908-322-9402
call the shop for times. 

Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice Day at Barnes & Noble

On Saturday, March 19th Barnes and Noble in Bridgewater, New Jersey will be helping to celebrate the release of the new Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice  movie with a special event. Third year students Brian Uglow and Petterson Oliveira and first year student Sarah Madura will be on hand sketching and drawing for customers.

The store is located in the Somerset Shopping Center, 319 Route 202/206, Bridgewater, NJ 08807 908-526-7425 
the event starts at 7:00 p.m.

Kubert School on YouTube

Starting today you'll be able to see some of the amazing special guests who visit the school to talk to our students. Lloyd Briggery our event coordinator has been working on this project for over a year, bringing visiting artists to the school and interviewing them in front of a student assembly. 

Now these sessions are available for all to see on our own YouTube channel, Kubert School Media. Every Tuesday and Thursday a new video will be available. Our first set of videos feature acclaimed artist Simone Bianchi as he talks to our students and gives a painting demonstration.

Check out Kubert School Media on YouTube and Like, Subscribe and Share.


Kubert School alumni and current instructor, Bob Hardin has a story in the newly revised CARtoons magazine, out now. CARtoons began publication in 1959 and embraced the Hot Rod culture of the 1960's. Bob is a noted car enthusiast and his work previously appeared in the original CARtoons magazine before it folded way back in 1991. Bob teaches 1st year Layout and 2nd year Humor and Caricature classes at the school. . 

Rag Man

We are proud to welcome well known comic book artist Rags Morales as an instructor at The Kubert School. Rags is best know for his work at DC Comics, including Black Condor, Identity Crisis and Action Comics. He will be instructing our second year students Story Adaptation classes.

Wonder Women Part Two

Part two of the Artist's Ave. Wonder Woman episode. Six of our students and alumni in a podcast interview talk about life at The Kubert School and their life and work after the school.