Thursday, October 19th, 2017

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.