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July 20, 2010 8:13 PM   Subscribe


 
I'm calling bullshit. That article is full of Rs. There's no way Woss wrote that.
posted by hippybear at 8:34 PM on July 20, 2010 [1 favorite]


That's some good shit. Gonna read this later.
posted by marxchivist at 8:46 PM on July 20, 2010


Wow. Awesome.

Steranko is The Escapist!

I'll definately be following Wossy's Comic Con blog. Weird how just lately he seems to have become this nexus of all kinds of comicbook awesomeness.
posted by Artw at 9:42 PM on July 20, 2010


The real revelation here is how much Frank Miller's Sin City owes to Steranko's Chandler illustrations. I'm glad that Ross got to meet his comics hero, but he really lost me when he said that Steranko "outgrew" Kirby; a lot of artists started with Kirby and took their work in many different directions, but no one really achieved anywhere near the scope and depth of the King.
posted by Halloween Jack at 9:59 PM on July 20, 2010 [1 favorite]


Well Woss certainly writes about comics much better than he writes actual comics... or perhaps he just gets a better editor on the Grauniad.

And glad to see Steranko is a complete mentalist...
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 5:07 AM on July 21, 2010


a lot of artists started with Kirby and took their work in many different directions, but no one really achieved anywhere near the scope and depth of the King.

For me, Steranko is the one guy who could claim something like that. I'm uncomfortable with the word "outgrew", especially for someone whose output was relatively small, but he did blaze new paths. The complicating problem is Steranko's 50 year self-promotional campaign rubs the wrong way now. It's of a time and place, I just wish he could transition into Friendly Old Giant of the Field. Maybe that doesn't happen until you lose your hair.
posted by yerfatma at 6:33 AM on July 21, 2010 [1 favorite]


His dad used to BOOTLEG COAL? Holy lord.
posted by frankdrebin at 7:57 AM on July 21, 2010 [1 favorite]


I had a job interview with Jim Steranko a long time ago when he was publishing Prevue magazine. I was woefully unqualified for the job but Jim was gracious and gave me some good advice about writing.
posted by maurice at 9:02 AM on July 21, 2010


YOU WOULDN'T DOWNLOAD COAL

Hmf. Metafilter needs distressed fonts.
posted by Naberius at 9:43 AM on July 21, 2010


Maybe that doesn't happen until you lose your hair.

That hair looks a bit suspicious to me...
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 10:38 AM on July 21, 2010


"That hair looks a bit suspicious..." yeah I'd like to see Steranko's toupee take on Shatner's in a duel to the death. I mean my god, it looks like it could sprout wings and fly away. He should have that thing neutered!
posted by puny human at 12:48 PM on July 21, 2010


That hair looks a bit suspicious to me...

You just don't understand design.
posted by yerfatma at 2:23 PM on July 21, 2010 [1 favorite]




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