Tag: Steve Ditko

The Question

The Question

Over on my social media (Twitter), I’m keeping track of my New Year’s Resolution: I am going to read at least one comic a day. I know it doesn’t seem like much, but I’ve been dreadfully lax in all kinds of reading for… 20 years? It’s bad. I need & want to read more. I …

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1371. Blue Beetle #1

1371. Blue Beetle #1

Click to embiggen. Today would be Steve Ditko’s 91st birthday. I initially drew this for a coalition of 91 artists drawing Ditko sketches today. I’m not sure if there is going to be any follow-through on anyone else’s part. This is an homage/recreation of Charlton Comics’ BLUE BEETLE #1 (see below). It is also featured …

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1006. Mr. A

1006. Mr. A

Steve Ditko turns 90 today. I’ve mentioned it before, he has created some of my all-time favorite comic book characters, but I’m not a huge fan of his actual artwork. I’m also not exactly a huge fan of his alleged worldview, but decided to draw his creator-owned, Objectivist vigilante Mr. A anyway.

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403

So, the other day, comic writer Kurt Busiek wrote some tweets about Dr. Strange. His theory (and a compelling one), is that when Ditko created the character, Strange was originally supposed to be of Asian descent. He was originally drawn with the slanted, thin eyes, and same skin coloring as The Ancient One in the …

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054 – The Question

054 – The Question

I recently came to the conclusion that I love a lot of Steve Ditko creations, but I do not particularly care for the work of Steve Ditko. He’s a creative mind who has created a lot of characters that I unabashedly love like The Question, Creeper, Spider-Man, Dr. Strange, and of course, Blue Beetle. But …

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421. The Creeper

421. The Creeper

So. Five days on, the death of Dave Brockie is still affecting me. My friend Jason and I were discussing it, and we can succinctly sum it as a super-bummer. But even that seems too light. Because it is truly bothering me. Celebrity deaths don’t mean anything to me. Even when someone like Phillip Seymour …

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Blue Beetle

Blue Beetle

My friend Jason drew this piece, maybe at my request? Then I colored it.

235 – Blue Beetle Portrait

235 – Blue Beetle Portrait

Part 3 of my contribution to the Christopher’s Restaurant art gallery that is on display from September 20th through October 31st. Jason Young and Jeff Potter, my fellow Ok, PANIC! artists, have each done five portraits of various superheroes, and they are all available for sale. If you live in the Dayton, Ohio area, go …

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202 – Squirrel Girl

202 – Squirrel Girl

After yesterday’s heady confessional, let’s go with something a little lighter. Fulfilling a request for Sarah Potter (daughter of my Ok, PANIC! cohort Jeff Potter), it’s Squirrel Girl! The only things I know about Squirrel Girl are: a) she was created by Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko b) she was created in 1992. I honestly thought …

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004 – Blue Beetle

004 – Blue Beetle

So yeah. Expect to see this guy pop up a few more times. Anyhoo, completely unknown to me at the time I started doing this, my friend and colleague Pat Kain had already been doing this for almost two weeks! I’m sad to admit that I had no idea he was doing a daily drawing …

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