New Jersey’s Bergen County Record profiles legendary creator Joe Kubert, focusing on works such as Jew Gangster, Yossel: April 14, 1943, and Fax from Sarajevo, and changes in the industry.
“Comic books were thought of as so lowly, it was a junk medium,” says Kubert, who got his start in 1938. “A lot of the older guys, the adults in the business, were ashamed to let people know what they were doing. They would have preferred to say they were in advertising.”
Kubert also talks about growing up in ’30s Brooklyn, the inspiration for Jew Gangster, and working with Will Eisner.
“Will’s theory was that you could take any subject, no matter how dry it might seem — history, geography, mathematics, science — and you could make it interesting to people through pictures,” Kubert tells the newspaper.