JOE KUBERT TO BE "SPOTLIGHT" COMIC GUEST AT CHICAGO COMIC AND ENTERTAINMENT EXPO
First Guest Announcement for C2E2 Just in Time for the Holidays!!
Norwalk, CT, December 16, 2011: Comic legend Joe Kubert has agreed to appear at the third annual Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2). This will be Mr. Kubert's first appearance at C2E2 and show organizers are very pleased that the legendary creator's participation at the show is the first guest appearance announcement for this year's C2E2. Not only that, the confirmation comes just in time for the holidays... a great way to begin excitement for the stream of guest appearance announcements that will come as soon as the New Year begins in January. C2E2 will take place April 13 – 15, 2012 in the North Building at the McCormick Place Convention Center.
"This is an awesome way to kick off our guest announcements for C2E2," notes Lance Fensterman, Group Vice President for ReedPOP and Show Manager for C2E2. "Joe Kubert is a legend among legends, one of the few stand out comic creators who has contributed his talents not just to creating comic stories and characters but to sharing his talents and teaching future generations of artists how to apply their skills. In a way, he defines what we want to accomplish at C2E2, which is to provide entertainment while influencing and encouraging young people to pursue their creative expression. This is a great announcement to make as we enter the holidays... a present for our loyal audience!"
Mr. Kubert will do a panel as well as conduct signings at the show and so there will be plenty of opportunity for his fans to see him. In addition, The Kubert School, which he founded in 1976, will also have a booth at the show. For further information about C2E2 and for purchasing tickets please visit www.c2e2.com.
ABOUT JOE KUBERT:
Born in 1926, Joe Kubert began his career at the age of eleven as an apprentice for Harry "A" Chesler's comic-book production house. He has worked in the field ever since, and in his more than seventy years with the medium he has produced countless stories for countless characters, including DC Comics' Hawkman, Tarzan, Enemy Ace, Batman and the Flash as well as his own characters: the heroic caveman, Tor, and Abraham Stone. He also edited, wrote and illustrated the DC title Sgt Rock for thirty years.
In the 1950s, Kubert was a principal in the creation of the first 3-D comic book. During the 1960s, he illustrated Tales of the Green Beret for the Chicago-Tribune New York News Syndicate.
In 1976, Kubert and his wife Muriel founded the first and only accredited school devoted solely to the art of cartoon graphics. The Kubert School, Inc. in Dover, New Jersey, has since produced many of today's leading cartoonists. Pursuing this educational path further, in 1998 Kubert established a series of correspondence courses under the banner of Joe Kubert's World of Cartooning. At the same time, he established his website: www.KubertSchool.edu.
Kubert has remained busy throughout the years. The last fifteen years, he has created SGT ROCK: BETWEEN HEAVEN AND HELL (written by Brian Azzarello) as well as FAX FROM SARAJEVO, YOSSEL, JEW GANGSTER, SGT ROCK: THE PROPHECY, and TOR: A PREHISTORIC ODYSSEY, all written and drawn by Kubert. In addition to these works, he produces PS Magazine for the U.S. Army (as he has since 2000) and has most recently written and illustrated a new graphic novel about a special forces team in Vietnam for DC Comics. DONG XOAI, VIETNAM 1965 is scheduled to be published in May 2010.
Joe Kubert lives in New Jersey. Two of his five children, Adam and Andy, have achieved great notoriety as comic-book artists.
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