Strip! (Clear Spot) – The strange world of Steve Ditko
Originally broadcast at 8pm, 14/08/08 on Resonance 104.4 FM
James DC hosts a 1 hour special round-table discussion about the recent book Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko, released by Fantagraphics books. James is in discussion with comic book artists and Ditko experts Steve Marchant, Mark Stafford and the author of the book, Blake Bell.
Ditko is best known as the co-creator, with Stan Lee, of Spider-Man, Dr. Strange, and other classic Marvel and DC characters. But, in the context of Steve Ditko’s 50-year career in comics, his creative involvement with Spider-Man is merely the tip of the iceberg. Strange & Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko is a lavish coffee table art book tracing Ditko’s life and career, his unparalleled stylistic innovations, and his strict adherence to his Ayn Rand inspired philosophical principles, along with illustrations – some rarely printed – of some of the obscure artwork from Ditko’s ouevre.
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