Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko

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Fantagraphics Books, 2008 - Art - 183 pages
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Steve Ditko is known among the cartooning cognoscenti as one of the supreme visual stylists in the history of comics, as well as the most fiercely independent cartoonist of his generation. His unique style and innovative spatial designs moved from the imaginatively hallucinatory landscapes of Dr Strange to the almost plebeian earthiness of The Amazing Spider-Man. Strange & Stranger is a coffee-table book tracing Ditko's life and career and his unparalleled stylistic innovations with lush displays of obscure and popular art from Ditko's thousands of comics.

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Review: Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko

User Review  - Richard Donne - Goodreads

Illuminating and educating; the first half of this bio is fascinating and doesn't shy away from some if the technical details of Ditko's work. The influence of objectivism on not just his narratives ... Read full review

Review: Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko

User Review  - MB Taylor - Goodreads

I just finished reading Stranger and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko (2008) by Blake Bell. Strange and Stranger is a biography of one of my favorite comic book artists, Steve Ditko, co-creator of ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

Blake Bell is the author of Strange & Stranger (a retrospective of Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko), Fire & Water: Bill Everett, The Sub-Mariner, and the Birth of Marvel Comics ; Amazing Mysteries: The Bill Everett Archives; I Have to Live With This Guy! , and Strange Suspense and Unexplored Worlds (two volumes in The Steve Ditko Archives ). He lives in Toronto, Ontario with his son.

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