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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. 


The Kubert Legacy art exhibit

Thursday, November 9th was the opening party for the exhibit; The Kubert Legacy: Joe, Adam and Andy. The exhibit is a rare opportunity to view original comic book art created by Joe Kubert and his sons Adam and Andy. Along with the art displayed from our founding family was the work of 21 instructors from the Kubert School. There was quite a turnout for the event and the show remains on display at the County College of Morris, 214 Center Grove Road in Randolph, New Jersey until December 20th.

New Jersey Comic Expo - November 18th &19th

New Jersey Comic Expo brings a celebration of comic books and pop culture that showcases the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators and creators of all types of pop culture. The 4th annual New Jersey Comic Expo to be held November 18 & 19, 2017 at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center, situated in Edison, New Jersey. 

The Liberty Science center will be hosting events all day in the kids area and there will be exciting programming all weekend hosted by your favorite comic creators. Guests include The Kubert School, Scott Lobdell, Larry Hama, Amy Chu, Kevin Maguire, Kieth Giffen, Dennis Calero, Scott Koblish, and many more! Get your tickets now at use promo code KUBERT for a discount.

Our own third-year students will be manning our table, ready to accept commissions and offering prints and artwork for sale.

Halloween at The Kubert School

Halloween comes but once a year but we like to think we know how to celebrate it here at the school. Our annual costume contest allows the students to show all of their costuming skills and if there's a bit of skit to go along, all the better. 
Master of ceremonies, Undead Jed - instructor Darren Auck.

1st place costume winner Sarah Madura. 

CCM to Host Exhibit Honoring Comic Legend Joe Kubert

County College of Morris will be holding an art exhibit in honor of comic legend Joe Kubert.  The exhibit, “The Kubert Legacy: Joe, Adam and Andy Kubert,” runs from October 30 through December 7 in CCM’s Art and Design Gallery. A reception will be held in the gallery on Thursday, November 9, from 5 – 7 p.m.

Cover of Starman, by Joe KubertIncluded in the exhibit will be the art of Kubert and his sons Adam and Andy Kubert. Also to be included are artwork by Kubert School instructors, including Tom Mandrake, Jan Duursema and Rags Morales.

The Kubert School in Dover was founded by Joe Kubert and his wife, Muriel, in 1976. His sons continue to run the school, which is devoted to the art of cartooning.

“Joe Kubert was a pioneer in comic drawing,” says Todd Doney, Fine Arts professor and gallery director. “With the resurgence of superheroes in today’s pop culture, this exhibit will provide particular insight into the value of cartoon artwork.”

The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public. The gallery is located in the Learning Resource Center on CCM’s Randolph campus, 214 Center Grove Road. Gallery hours are Mondays and Wednesday, noon to 5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, noon to 8 p.m.; Friday, noon to 4 p.m.; and the first Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kubert (1926 – 2012) is widely known for his work on the DC Comics characters Sgt. Rock and Hawkman. He is also known for working on his own creations such as Tor, Son of Sinbad and the Viking Prince, as well as collaborations with writer Robin Moore in making the comic strip Tales of the Green Beret. Kubert was inducted into the Harvey Awards’ Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1997 and the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1998.

Adam Kubert is currently working for Marvel Entertainment on projects such as Wolverine, The Avengers vs. X-Men and Peter Parker: the Spectacular Spider-Man. Andy Kubert is working for DC Entertainment on Flashpoint, The Dark Knight III: Master Race and the New Challengers.

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.