Online Auction tomorrow for original works of Joe Kubert!


As I was looking through the newspaper the other day. I came across a rather interesting article. Apparently, 18 original works of Joe Kubert are going to be auctioned of tomorrow, Friday, November 20, 2009. The auction is online and you can bid right from home. The auction is being administered by Heritage Auctions in Dallas. Here is a link to the direct page:
Joe Kubert Auction .

I am sure we all remember Mr. Kubert. He is one of the few artists that have been working in comic consistently for the past 50 plus years. He started all the way back in 1938. Some of his famous works are of Hawkman for DC which became one of his signature characters. He also in the 1960s initialed such titles as Tarzan at DC. He also opened his own school in 1976 called the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art. It is located in Dover, N.J.

This auction is really a great event. It is amazing that any of his older work has survived because when comics were first being printed companies never held on to the original works. They did not see these pieces as significant and they were not at the time considered the property of the artist. Mr. Kubert when he spoke to the New York Times said he is glad about the auction. He does not like to focus on old work, but always is looking on to the next project. He is currently working on a project that will be published by Vertigo in May called "Dong Xoai, Vietnam 1965". The book is based on a true story.