We interrupt your regularly scheduled Super Dictionary to honor a very important man in comics, and a very important man to The Super Dictionary.
Joe Kubert passed away today at the age of 85. His legacy is legendary. His bold art style, his unique story-telling, his efforts to have comics recognized as their own art form, and even founding his own comic book art school — this is a man who loved comic books, and passed that love on to as many people as he could (including his own kids and grandkids, many of whom are involved in comics now).
Why am I bringing this up on The Super Dictionary blog and not just my personal blog?
Because The Super Dictionary is, in part, illustrated by Joe Kubert, and most of the pictures are probably drawn (or copied or traced) by students of The Kubert School. It may have even been one of the fledgling projects of the school, founded in 1976. I may also be making that up entirely, but it’s nice to think that maybe those were the circumstances.
In any case, Joe Kubert’s art graces the cover of The Super Dictionary, and a handful of definitions.
I don’t really know what else to say, so I’ll leave it at that.
You will be missed, sir.