Sunday, March 22, 2015

Episode 120 - Tales of the Kubert School

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Episode 120 - Tales From The Kubert School

Shag is off this week, so Rob is joined by artist and fellow Joe Kubert School alum John Trumbull for the oft-requested episode, "Tales From The Kubert School"!

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Opening theme, "That Time is Now," by Michael Kohler. Closing music by Daniel Adams and Ashton Burge of The Bad Mamma Jammas!

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1 comment:

  1. Wonderful program, Rob. And John, it is nice to hear your voice as a voice and not as my poor interpretation of how to read your online text.

    It sounded like the Joe Kubert School had provided a rewarding experience for you both, despite the "hardships" you had described. In fact, I believe your homework and class experiences were a true representation of the on-the-job experience of working in the comic book field (from the ongoing massive workload and tight deadlines to Jose Delbo telling you to change an illustration as if it were an editorial edict [at least that was how I interpreted that story]). This is more than what could be said about most “normal” colleges that tend to teach about a profession with more focus on the academia than real-world application. (I can say that I learned much more about advertising by working in the field than I did through my high-ranked UK college education…)

    I believe I can imagine the amount of work you had to put in, for I have worked a few years in a Hong Kong manhua studio as a background illustrator (which required long, late hours because I was not very fast -- especially after an injury I had suffered… off the job). The studio had provided me with a small room with a cot and a portable gas stove, so maybe I can relate to the lodging experience as well? Hong Kong in the late-1980s to early-1990s was likely more interesting than Dover, New Jersey, so I will end my meager attempt to create a relatable comparison now…

    So will we see photos of any of your JKS works you both mentioned in this podcast on the Tumblr? I would love to see the two album covers in particular…

    And despite the initial ratings report I was “hearing” about this podcast on Facebook, I hope we will hear more “Tales from the Joe Kubert School.”