Joe Kubert, shown above, the sequential art icon who has been the creative artist and pre-press services contractor for PS Magazine since PS 579 in February of 2001, was one of four featured speakers at the impressive official Celebration of the magazine’s 60th Anniversary on June 27, 2011, at Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama. Joe's moving remarks lifted up and lauded the creative ingenuity of the publication's initial artist, Will Eisner, and praised the U.S. Army's command vision and the magazine staff's dedicated professionalism in nurturing the program through six decades of tumultuous technological advancement in the arena of graphic communication. You will find a link, below, to a video that preserved Joe's complete remarks on that great day.
The only people who could really appreciate the feelings and emotions that grabbed me on June 27, 2011, are those (who like myself) were drafted into the Army.
I was inducted in 1950, during the Korean War. I acquired the vaunted rank of P.F.C. when my two-year hitch was up.
Then to be treated as an honored guest by high-ranking officers and officials at Redstone Arsenal just blew me away. If the guys who took Basic with me at Ft. Dix could see me now!
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¶ Wrap-Up: A Wonderful Year of Celebration
The close-up below shows Joe at the lectern during the big 60th Birthday Party for PS Magazine. To view a video of his entire presentation at that significant event, just click HERE.