FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS & JIM HANLEY’S UNIVERSE PRESENT
THE WORLD OF STEVE DITKO: SAT., JUNE 7
Join noted Steve Ditko scholar BLAKE BELL for the world premiere of his eagerly-anticipated book, STRANGE & STRANGER: THE WORLD OF STEVE DITKO, along with an exclusive screening of Jonathan Ross’s acclaimed BBC documentary, “IN SEARCH OF STEVE DITKO.” Bell will also give a powerpoint presentation and talk on Ditko’s work and career and answer questions from the audience.
Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko is the first critical retrospective of Steve Ditko, the co-creator and original artist of the Amazing Spider-Man. The book explodes many of the myths of Ditko’s career, and presents reams of rare and unpublished Ditko artwork. All at once, the book functions as a biography of the artist and an examination of his work (spotlighting over 300 images) with commentary on what makes Ditko one of history’s greatest sequential storytellers. Following the June 7 premiere, the book will be widely available in stores later in the month.
Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko
By Blake Bell
$39.99 Hardcover • 220 pages, full-color, 9″ x 12″
PUBLICATION DATE: June 2008
WHO: Noted Steve Ditko expert BLAKE BELL
WHAT: The World Premiere of STRANGE & STRANGER: THE WORLD OF STEVE DITKO
WHERE: Jim Hanley’s Universe
4 West 33rd, NYC (off Fifth Ave, opposite Empire State Bldg.)
WHEN: Saturday, June 7, 8PM
2008 is the year when Steve Ditko fans the world over will have the opportunity to celebrate the artist’s 50-plus year career with this definitive volume from Blake Bell and Fantagraphics Books. And it all starts June 7 in Ditko’s hometown of New York City.
For additional information, contact Eric Reynolds.