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Dan DiDio Joins The Kubert School

Dan DiDio Kubert School

The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art have announced that former DC publisher Dan DiDio is joining as a member of the faculty.

DiDio will be teaching a new online course called “From Concept to Sale”. In the course, he will show students how to develop and present their ideas for a character, book, or series, to publishers or other media outlets. During these weekly sessions, students will discuss and work towards constructing a series bible and a story concept pitch that will generate opportunities in a crowded marketplace.

“From Concept to Sale” is only one new online course that will be coming Oct. 1. There will also be “Storyboards” taught by animation director, Abe Audish (Cartoon Network/Nickelodeon); “Basic Drawing” taught by artist Emma Kubert (Ink Blot from Image Comics); “Basic Drawing II” taught by David Williams (Batman The Animated Series, X-Force) and “Narrative Art” taught by comic book creator Moritat (All Star Western, The Spirit); with additional new classes to be announced.

They will join returning instructors such as Fernando Ruiz, Amy Chu, and Sergio Carriello just to name a few from The Kubert School’s incredible list of instructors.
The Kubert School Online Studies fall courses will be available for registration starting Tuesday, September 22nd.

The Inkwell Awards announces the Dave Simons Scholarship Award Winner

Dave Simons Scholarship

The Kubert School had its annual scholarship awards event earlier in May via a virtual scholarship ceremony through Google Meet, due to the Covid-19 global pandemic. The Inkwell Awards11th Dave Simons Inkwell Memorial Scholarship Award of $1000 was presented to second-year student Ryusei Sawada.

Sawada is an aspiring artist originally from Tokyo, Japan, whose ultimate goal is to work for publishers like Marvel, DC, and Image as an inker/artist. He entered the Kubert School right out of high school.

Normally, according to The Inkwell Awards’ founder/director Bob Almond, the non-profit would send a representative to the Dover, NJ institution to attend the live ceremony and personally congratulate the winning student. But due to shelter-in-place orders, they were unable to, and school director Carol Thomas informed him that the school had already set up remote learning, which will remain in place until the end of the year. 

The Inkwells created the scholarship award on behalf of their ink artist friend and committee member, Dave Simons, shortly after his passing in 2009, with the approval of his sister, Bette Simons. 

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CBLDF – Resources For Comics Creators and Employees Impacted By Coronavirus – Some helpful information.

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: The many zines of Sarah Mirk – Free comics!

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