this school, with all its old-fashionedness and quirky students, meant a lot to me. the pure hard work, in-depth focus on few skills as opposed to browsing over a lot of different stuff, and the fun of breathing cartooning 24/7 has definitely been the most formative experience ive had. it gave me a platform from which to depart.
although i only talked to mr. kubert on one or two occasions, his work and mentality continues to influence me - and many many many hundreds of professional cartoonists out there. without him i might not have understood how to do this type of work.