Media Release — Joe Kubert, comic industry legend will attend Big Apple Comic-Con along with his sons Andy and Adam. This rare combined appearance by the Kuberts includes a lesson straight from The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, Inc. instructors.
“Joe Kubert is an iconic figure and I am so pleased he is coming with his two immensely talented sons, Andy and Adam, to our Big Apple show. I have known the Kubert family for nearly 20 years and this announcement continues our commitment to the fans to showcase the best lineup of storytellers. The fact that Joe and Adam will also teach a class, open to attendees, is an amazing addition to a star-studded event,” said Gareb Shamus, CEO of Wizard Entertainment.
Highlights of the Kuberts’ appearance include:
* Art panel taught by Joe & Andy together (expected to last about 90 minutes)
* A joint signing at the Wizard booth
* Separate individual signings by Joe, Andy & Adam at the Wizard booth
“We can’t tell you how excited we are to be a part of the Big Apple Comic-Con this year. It’s going to be a great show…it’s one you won’t want to miss,” said Joe Kubert.
Tickets are on sale now for Big Apple Comic-Con at www.WizardWorld.com. Click on tickets at the top of the page or call 1-877-402-3751. Tickets start at $25 in advance.
Joe Kubert began his career at the age of eleven and has worked in the field ever since, and in his more than 60 years with the medium, he has produced countless stories for countless characters, including DC’s Hawkman, Tarzan, Enemy Ace, Batman, and the Flash.
In 1976, Joe Kubert founded the first and only accredited school devoted solely to the art of cartoon graphics. The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, Inc. in Dover, New Jersey, has since produced many of today’s leading cartoonists. Hundreds of the school’s graduates have gained acclaim and admiration in high profile positions in comic books, advertising agencies, computer color and separation, animation, advertising and illustration. Kubert has received numerous awards including the Inkpot Award, Will Eisner Award, Harvey Award, and the Jack Kirby Award.
Gareb Shamus founded Wizard Entertainment in 1991. Today, Wizard Entertainment publishes consumer magazines Wizard, ToyFare and FunFare, and numerous books about pop-culture’s top talent, comic books and toys. Gareb produces Big Apple Comic-Con at Pier 94 October 16-18, Anaheim Comic-Con at the Anaheim Convention Center, April 16-18, 2010, Wizard World Philadelphia Comic-Con at the Philadelphia Convention Center June 11-13, 2010, Chicago Comic-Con at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, August 12-15, 2010 and Toronto Comic-Con dates, TBD.