Thursday, February 4, 2010

Missing Person

When J.D. Salinger passed away recently, many casual fans who only remember him from tattered copies of The Catcher in the Rye lost long ago seemed shocked that he was still alive. Reclusiveness will do that. Influential comic artist Steve Ditko, the creator of the original look for seminal characters such as Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, submerged into seclusion years ago and has rarely surfaced since, content to work on the fringes of the comic world rather than compromise his art or his beliefs. In The Art of Ditko, edited by Craig Yoe, Ditko’s forgotten art of the past resurfaces for a new generation of readers who may not even know that his genius lives on, or ever lived at all. Please come over to Picture This at Big Think to read more of "Missing Person."

[Many thanks to IDW Publishing for providing me with a review copy and cover image from The Art of Ditko.]


Smudged Kohl said...

Oh I love that crimson glow, I do.

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