Singapore ComicCon: Andy Kubert, Whilce Portacio on Barriers to Industry Entry

Variety | 12/7/2019 | Naman Ramachandran
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Renowned graphic novel artists Andy Kubert (“Batman”) and Whilce Portacio,(“X-Men”) were on hand to share their vast experience at the Singapore ComicCon on Saturday. The event is a new addition to the annual Singapore Media Festival.

Kubert and Portacio said that, despite the popularity of comic books, it is quite hard to break into the industry, and that practitioners have to excel. Kubert is the son of legendary artist Joe Kubert (“Sgt. Rock”) and is a graduate of and teaches at The Kubert School, founded by his father. “I help a lot of newcomers come in,” said Kubert. “They have to be very good and talented. You will get rejected and rejected, but don’t ever give up. If you love it, stick with it.”

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Speaking about writing versus art, Kubert said, “Writing is a whole different ball game, it’s a whole different set of muscles and I don’t know...
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