Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko

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Fantagraphics, 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  - Serge Pierro - Goodreads

An excellent book for those interested in one of comics greatest (and enigmatic) legends. There is a good amount of biographical material scattered throughout, however, there are very few pictures of ... Read full review

Review: Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko

User Review  - Christopher Ryan - Goodreads

Cool book, great art, sad and frustrating life story, Read full review

About the author (2008)

Blake Bell is the author of Strange & Stranger (a retrospective of Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko); The Secret History of Marvel Comics, Fire & Water: Bill Everett, The Sub-Mariner, and the Birth of Marvel Comics; Amazing Mysteries: The Bill Everett Archives; 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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