|Just because: Russ Heath|
|Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Russ Heath||26 May 2008 9:57 AM|
Two panels from VAULT OF EVIL #9 (1973, Marvel):
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Fantagraphics & Rocketship present:JASON IN AMERICA! FRIDAY, JUNE 6!
Join the acclaimed European master cartoonist JASON for a pre-MoCCA kickoff party, art show, and world premiere of his new book, POCKET FULL OF RAIN.
My pal Jeff Salamon has started a books blog for the Austin American Statesman. It's mostly local literary news, not necessarily much comics talk, but you simply have to love the graphic sig that he created for the top of it:
FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS & JIM HANLEY'S UNIVERSE PRESENT:
SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 8PM (after MoCCA)
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 The book explodes many of the myths of Ditko's career, and presents reams of rare and unpublished Ditko artwork.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.
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.