Man of rock: a biography of Joe Kubert

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Fantagraphics, 2008 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 306 pages
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Joe Kubert's extraordinary career spans the history of the comic book in America: he began drawing comics in 1938, just as Superman made his debut in Action Comics #1, and continues to be one of the most vital cartoonists working today, writing and drawing both mainstream comic book characters as well as, more recently, graphic novels of his own conception. Kubert made his name working for DC Comics on acclaimed series starring Sgt. Rock of Easy Co., Hawkman, Tarzan, and has worked on many of DC's most commercially successful properties (Superman, Batman, Flash, et al.). Kubert has created comics for virtually every major publisher over an incredible 70 years in the business, including Marvel and EC. He started the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art in the 1980s. In the 1990s, he wrote and drew his own graphic novels, including Fax from Sarajevo, which won the Will Eisner Comics Industry Award for Best Graphic Novel. He was subsequently inducted into both the Harvey Awards' Jack Kirby Hall of Fame and the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame.

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User Review  - Randy - Goodreads

I've always appreciated Joe Kubert's comic book artistry even though I never really followed his work all that much. Schelly's excellent biography made me a fan of both the man and the artist. What a ... Read full review

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God bless and keep Joe Kubert. Read full review

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Bill Schelly is a comic-book and film historian, whose book The Golden Age of Comic Fandom (1995) was nominated for an Eisner Award; he lives in Seattle.

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