Muriel Kubert Passes Away
Muriel Kubert, co-founder and administrator of the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon Art for 32 years, died Tuesday from breast cancer.
A graduate of Rider College with a B.S. Degree in Business Administration, Muriel and her husband, comics legend Joe Kubert, started America’s preeminent school for cartoonists in 1976. The school’s many illustrious graduates include Steve Bissette, Tom Mandrake, Jan Duursema, John Totleben, Tom Yeates, and Timothy Truman… among many, many others.
Muriel and Joe had five children. Andy and Adam followed their father to the drawing board and became two of the most respected artists of the day. Lisa, Danny, and David round out the pack. In turn, their children gave them 11 grandchildren.
Muriel often modeled for Joe’s work, although this reporter cannot say the process was fully intentional. The resemblance between Mrs. Kubert and Shiera Hall from the early 1960s Hawkman revival is uncanny.