Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Great Documentary!

It's well known that my favorite comic character of all time is Spiderman. With that, my favorite comic artist just behind Jack "The King" Kirby, is the man who co-created Spider-man with Stan Lee and drew him for 38 issues; Steve Ditko. His influential artwork is just as strange as his life, as he has lived as a recluse ever since leaving Marvel Comics in 1966. So much so, you won't even be able to find more than three or four photos of him anywhere, and none past the sixties! BBC aired an excellent documentary on him in 2007 called "In Search of Steve Ditko", that includes interviews with such industry titans as Stan Lee, Joe Quesada, John Romita, Neil Gaiman, and Alan Moore. I couldn't find it all in one piece, but I found it in seven parts on Doug Pratt's blog. They do, in fact find and meet Ditko in NYC, but in true Ditko fashion, refuses to be videotaped OR photographed. I googled his office address and found it on Google Street View, and realized that he is a mere six hour car ride from where I live. So yes, I am thinking about searching him out for myself, if only to thank him for years of enjoyment!

1 comment:

  1. I have posted a couple of his horror comic book stories...