Originally Posted by Nexus-7
I actually pondered going years ago, and took a tour and scoped the place out pretty thoroughly. I ultimately decided I simply wouldn't be able to handle the workload. But yeah, to answer your question, it's still around. I imagine more graduates go into related design fields(storyboarding is a big one, I bet) nowadays, but that place has all the bases covered.
Stephen Bissette (one of the artists on Alan Moore's Swamp Thing run) was one of the first students at Kubert's school. He's pretty devastated today, calling Kubert "my second father," crediting him with convincing Bissette's actual father that drawing comic books wasn't a waste of time, etc. I'm sure there are many others who could tell similar tales today.
Kinda funny; when I was a kid there were two hyper-masculine artists at the Big Two: John Buscema at Marvel and Kubert at DC. My feeling is that Kubert could (and did) draw Conan but Buscema couldn't draw, much less write, something like Fax from Sarajevo.
EDIT: Bissette's tribute is here.
Edited by Martin Blank - 8/13/12 at 1:51pm