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History & Criticism
  • Author:
    Bill Schelly
  • ISBN:
    1560979283
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    978-1560979289
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    Fantagraphics; 1st edition (November 17, 2008)
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    320 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 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.

Bill Schelly has written an excellent and thorough summary of Kubert's life. Schelly skillfully weaves the tapestry of Kubert's life with anecdotes, comic book history, his family context and how Kubert approaches his craft. How do you critique a living legend's work. Schelly does a commendable job in describing and analyzing Kubert's growth as a artist. Kubert wasn't always the flawless visual storyteller.

William Carl Schelly (November 2, 1951 – September 12, 2019) was an Eisner Award-winning author who chronicled the history of comic books and comic book fandom, and wrote biographies of comic book creators.

William Carl Schelly (November 2, 1951 – September 12, 2019) was an Eisner Award-winning author who chronicled the history of comic books and comic book fandom, and wrote biographies of comic book creators, including Otto Binder, . Cole, Joe Kubert, Harvey Kurtzman, John Stanley, and James Warren as well as silent film comedian Harry Langdon. Bill Schelly was born in Walla Walla, Washington, and had been a comic book enthusiast since 1960.

Bill Schelly, biographer of comic book artist Joe Kubert Artist Joe Kubert’s lines are among the most distinctive in the .

Bill Schelly, biographer of comic book artist Joe Kubert Artist Joe Kubert’s lines are among the most distinctive in the comic book profession, not in the least because there are so many of them! Kubert’s work is intensely detailed and stylized, whether he’s drawing "Sgt.

Issue Number: SC Publisher: Fantagraphics Books Cover: Holiday 2008, 1. 9 Origin: United States, English Format: Black & White, Original Graphic Novel, 312 pages.

Joe Kubert's life reads at times like the history of American comics

Joe Kubert's life reads at times like the history of American comics.

In 2004, Schelly visited Joe Kubert and The Kubert School in Dover, New Jersey, and wrote Man of Rock, a biography of. .Both were published by Fantagraphics Books.

In 2004, Schelly visited Joe Kubert and The Kubert School in Dover, New Jersey, and wrote Man of Rock, a biography of Kubert. It was published in 2008, and was followed in 2011 by the publication of The Art of Joe Kubert, a coffee table book consisting of examples of Kubert’s best work from his 70-plus year career. Schelly’s revised and expanded biography of Harry Langdon, Harry Langdon - His Life and Films, appeared in 2008, this time published by McFarland.

Bill Schelly’s insightful book covers all facets of Kubert’s creative life: artist, writer, innovator, entrepreneur, and educator. 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 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. Man of Rock: A Biography of Joe Kubert provides a unique, behind-the-scenes look at the career of one of the most distinctive, dynamic artists in the history of comics.

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.

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 He 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. This book provides a unique, behind-the-scenes look at the career of one of the most distinctive, dynamic artists in the history of comics

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.

Snowseeker
Before I read Man of Rock I knew OF Joe Kubert, but I didn't know much ABOUT Joe Kubert. I knew Kubert from his artwork on Enemy Ace and a few other comics but to me he WAS the embodiment of SGT Rock. I grew up with his WWII stories. This book gave me an even better picture of the man behind the brush.

This book looks at the origins of Kubert's family, his Jewish parents' wise decision to leave Poland in the 1920s and their struggles to make it in the United States as newly-arrived legal immigrants. In the late 1930s and early 1940s Joe began his career in the field of comic book art, doing piecework and learing from the very best in the field at the time. He was given entire stories to do on his own at a fairly early age and even worked his own comic series for a time. Eventually he became an artist for DC comics, where he has made an indelible mark on pop culture.

The book is well-illustrated with examples of Kubert's artwork as well as pictures of him and his family through the years. Told in an anecdotal style, it sometimes wanders from the main subject yet manages to give the reader a feel for the man. An excellent study of this great artist.
Nagor
Great book, great condition, great read!
Renthadral
Once upon a time there was a young man named Joseph Kubert who traveled across the ocean to arrive in New York. His father, Jakob, and mother, Etta, encouraged him as a young man in his pursuit of art. With the arrival of Action Comics #1, and the influence of the daily comic strips by Raymond and Foster, he found himself. Joe the young man, had become Joe, the artist.

He arrived at the Harry A Chesler shop, a precoucious 11 year old eager to learn. At $5 a week, he practised and watched the industry grow from the Shops. Growing up as a professional artist while still in school, Joe's early work can be found in books from Fox, Quality, Fawcett, MLJ, and eventually DC comics. His stops at the Demby, Eisner, and finally the DC shop under Shelly Mayer proved valuable.

His age presented no barrier to his development. He learned at the elbows of the early practishoners that included Irv Novick, Tex Blaisdell, Alex Kotzky, Lou Fine, Will Eisner, Nick Cardy, Reed Crandall, Jack Coke, and many other talented individuals. His first published work was for Hollyhoke, a back up story that featured Voltron that Kubert thought stunk. For a young artist of 13, it was the beginning of a long career that still continues today.

"Man of Rock" is an amazing, in depth, passionate, detailed, living chronology of the story of Yosaif Kubert. Schelly discusses his beginings in the Jewish ghetto, and his rise to prominence from janitor to art school owner/director/teacher. The book is addictively fascinating, with each chapter unveiling the genesis of Kubert through his work and interests. It is very fitting that he and his late wife Muriel, created the Kubert School to mentor future artists given his steep learning curve in the shops at the tables of the legends.

Within the pages, Schelly discusses the Sgt Rock, the Green Beret, Tarzan, his graphic novels, his school, his early work at DC with All American, and St John on the 3-D titles. In discussion with Mr Kubert once, he told me that this book was coming out, and that he had no choice but to co-operate as Schelly had talked to all of his friends already!
I am glad that he did.

This book is truly amazing. If you can imagine that this man, in his early 80's now, is still creating published material for DC, and teaching, then you need to read this book. As passionate as WIll Eisner was about sequential art, Kubert is about passing on his skills and storytelling.

Thank you Mr Schelly and Mr Kubert.

Tim Lasiuta

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riki
Once upon a time there was a young man named Joseph Kubert who traveled across the ocean to arrive in New York. His father, Jakob, and mother, Etta, encouraged him as a young man in his pursuit of art. With the arrival of Action Comics #1, and the influence of the daily comic strips by Raymond and Foster, he found himself. Joe the young man had become Joe the artist.

He arrived at the Harry "A" Chesler shop, a precocious 12-year-old eager to learn. At $5 a week, he practised and watched the industry grow from the shops. Growing up as a professional artist while still in school, Joe's early work can be found in books from Fox, Quality, Fawcett, MLJ, and eventually DC comics. His stops at the Demby, Eisner, and finally the All-American shop under Shelly Mayer proved invaluable.

His age presented no barrier to his development. He learned at the elbows of the early practitioners that included Irv Novick, Tex Blaisdell, Alex Kotzky, Lou Fine, Will Eisner, Nick Cardy, Reed Crandall, Jack Cole, and many other talented individuals. His first published work was for Holyoke, a back-up story that featured Volton that Kubert thought stunk. For a young artist of 13, it was the beginning of a long career that still continues today.

"Man of Rock" is an amazing, in-depth, passionate, detailed, living chronology of the story of Yosaif Kubert. Bill Schelly discusses Joe's beginnings in the Jewish ghetto, and his rise to prominence as an art school owner/director/teacher. The book is addictively fascinating, with each chapter unveiling the genesis of Kubert through his work and interests. It is very fitting that he and his late wife Muriel created the Kubert School to mentor future artists given his steep learning curve in the shops at the tables of the legends.

Within the pages, Schelly discusses Sgt. Rock, the Green Berets, Tarzan, his graphic novels, his school, his early work at DC with All-American, and St. John on the 3-D titles. In a prior discussion with Mr. Kubert, he told me that this book was coming out, and that he had no choice but to co-operate as Schelly would write it, whether or not Joe participated

I am glad that he did.

This book is truly amazing. If you can imagine that this man, in his early 80's now, is still creating published material for DC, and teaching, then you need to read this book. Kubert is about passing on his skills and storytelling as Will Eisner was passionate about sequential art.

Thank you, Mr. Schelly and Mr. Kubert.