‘Serving in Uniform Gave Me Something I Could Draw On’
He had already begun working as a cartoonist and commercial artist when he was drafted in the early 1950s. But Joe Kubert’s two years in the U.S. Army (as a sign-painter for Special Services) taught him the art of discipline and orderliness and had an impact on the rest of his civilian career. Now 84, the creator of the comic strips Sgt. Rock and Green Berets —who still runs a school for would-be cartoonists in Dover, New Jersey—explains how.