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Blake Bell talks Ditko
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Steve DitkoBlake Bell 14 Jul 2008 10:07 AM

Here's two recent podcast interviews with STRANGE & STRANGER: THE WORLD OF STEVE DITKO author Blake Bell. First up is BlogTalkRadio and second is FanboyRadio.  If you like Ditko, you must listen. There are no shades of grey here. 

Ditko in Entertainment Weekly
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Steve DitkoBlake Bell 13 Jul 2008 8:41 AM

   

Mr. Media talks Ditko with Bell
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Steve DitkoBlake Bell 1 Jul 2008 9:51 AM

  

Blake Bell, author of STRANGE & STRANGER: THE WORLD OF STEVE DITKO, will appear as a guest on the live Mr. Media podcast on BlogTalkRadio this week (Wednesday, July 2) at 1:00 p.m. EST. This was rescheduled from June due to a power outage that prevented the originally scheduled interview.

The Mr. Media podcast will be archived online, but those listening live may call in and talk to Blake and ask that long-awaited Ditko question you've never known the answer to. Call in at (646) 595-3135.

Go here for more info or to listen to the show once it airs.

 

Bell talkin' Ditko some more
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Steve DitkoBlake Bellaudio 26 Jun 2008 8:57 AM

Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko author Blake Bell appears on Comic Book Talk Radio tonight at 7 PM Eastern time!

Plus, Blake's appearance on Planet Comic Book Radio, originally broadcast on Tuesday, June 24, is now available as a downloadable podcast.

Bell talks Ditko with Planet Comic Book Radio
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Steve DitkoBlake Bellaudio 23 Jun 2008 4:31 PM

Blake Bell will discuss Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko with PCBR's Javier Hernandez. Tune in to the live feed at www.planetcomicbookradio.com tomorrow night, or download the podcast and listen at your leisure starting on Friday.

Planet Comic Book Radio presents Blake Bell

L.A. Times on Strange and Stranger
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Steve DitkoreviewsBlake Bell 23 Jun 2008 10:18 AM
Yesterday's Los Angeles Times Book Review features Blake Bell's Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko on the cover, and Geoff Boucher's review inside says "the book is an extremely satisfying archive of the artist's work, both famous and obscure, and... it intensely documents the twists and turns of his career." Blake is keeping track of more reviews on his own website, including the "A+" the book received from Sci-Fi Magazine, who call the book "an essential tribute to one of pop culture's most essential creators."
Now in stock: Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Steve Ditkonew releasesBlake Bell 19 Jun 2008 10:56 AM

Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko by Blake Bell

Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko
By Blake Bell

Steve 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 coffee table art book tracing Ditko's life and career, his unparalleled stylistic innovations, and his strict adherence to his philosophical principles, with lush displays of obscure and popular art from the thousands of pages of comics he’s drawn over the last 55 years.

216-page full-color 9" x 12" hardcover • $39.99
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Tonight in Toronto!
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Steve DitkoeventsBlake Bell 18 Jun 2008 7:48 AM

Tonight in Toronto: THE WORLD OF STEVE DITKO, a Canuckian book launch for Toronto author BLAKE BELL on Wednesday, June 18th from 7PM-9PM at the Lillian H. Smith Library (239 College St., Toronto). And yes, FREE.

  

 

MoCCA recap day 1: The First Day!
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Ted StearnPaul HornschemeierMiss Lasko-GrossJasoneventsDrew FriedmanDash ShawBlake Bell 15 Jun 2008 11:06 PM

That's what you would have seen if you were among the first attendees to visit our table at this year's MoCCA Art Festival. Check out our "Day 0" recap here, and read on for the full rundown on Day 1 (Saturday, June 7, 2008).

We got to the Puck Building (traditional site for the Festival) early (so very early) on Saturday morning to meet Alex and Mary from Rocketship. This year we arranged to have our books shipped to their store, and they made two trips across the river from Brooklyn to deliver everything to us at the Festival. We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to Alex and Mary, who were solid-gold superstars, going above and beyond the call of duty and providing us with invaluable assistance the entire weekend (not to mention loaning us a spare spinner rack). If you're in the area, get your butt over there ASAP and have yourself a spending spree -- you'll be giving your comics budget to two of the nicest folks in the business. (Plus, their store is fantastic.)

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Sneak peek video & photos: Strange and Stranger
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Steve Ditkopreviewsnew releasesBlake Bell 13 Jun 2008 1:10 PM

Our fourth and final preview today is of Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko by Blake Bell. Unfortunately we weren't able to debut this book at the MoCCA festival as planned, but here you can take a quick virtual tour, and of course it is available for pre-order! Watch the video above and click here for a gallery of preview photos. (And don't forget you can also read the intro and, if you're logged in, get a downloadable PDF preview too.)


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