Writer/artist Anthony Marques has acquired the Kubert School from the Kubert family. A 2011 graduate of the school, Marques has worked as an editor for DC and Dynamite Entertainment, and currently runs the comics retailer Dewey’s Comic City in Madison, New Jersey.
"It truly is an honor to have the opportunity to lead the Kubert School, which has touched so many people and changed lives for the better," Maques said in a statement. "I cannot wait to continue Joe’s legacy to inspire future artists and ensure they receive the best art-related education possible, so they are prepared to pursue their dreams of working in the industry."
Founded in 1976 by Joe and Muriel Kubert, the Kubert School grew to become one of the preeminent schools focused comic book art. Notable graduates include Stephen R. Bissette, Amanda Conner, Lee Weeks, and Alex Maleev. Following the passing of Joe Kubert in 2012, sons Adam and Andy Kubert took over operations of the school - in addition to working as artists in the comics industry.
"My love for the school all started from when I was a student and only continued to grow as the years went on," Marques continued. "I worked my way up from the security guard position as a student, to working at the in house production group (Telegraphics), to convention coordinator, to instructor, and now as Owner and President of the company."
Andy Kubert is scheduled to remain involved with the school as a special instructor and member of its advisory board.
"Andy has been a wonderful friend and mentor to me for years and I’m so happy that he will continue to teach at the school," said Marques. "His skillset and knowledge of the industry is second to none and the students will benefit greatly from having him at the Kubert School."