November 27, 2012
Just in from Robin Snyder:
Steve Ditko and his work have been in the news of late.
Many readers have been thinking about, writing about, the creator of numerous comics characters such as Mr. A., The Hero, Madman, Stac Rae, Miss Eerie, and so many others.
Wondering what he has been doing, what he thinks about, why he does what he does, how and what if… and so forth.
There are real answers to some of these questions.
In addition to his fiction, Ditko is also an essayist.
He has written and published dozens of articles and essays from a biographical sketch to creator’s rights, page and panel composition and the development of Spider-Man.
For those interested in Steve Ditko, who he is, what has he done, why he does it, and what he has been thinking, I direct your attention to the source and a new series we have developed.
The first article (“The Knowers & the Barkers”) appeared in his recent comic book, #17: Seventeen.
The second in the series will appear shortly in our newsletter, The Comics!
Look for it.
Robin Snyder and Steve Ditko
Back to me, ordering info for the aforementioned #17: SEVENTEEN, plus other Ditko books (including THE AVENGING MIND , with many of his articles on Marvel history and other topics, and THE AVENGING WORLD , with several earlier ones, plus lots of classic comics), and subscription information for THE COMICS newsletter is available here. I believe many of the earlier issues of THE COMICS with Ditko essays not reprinted in the AVENGING... books, including at least some of the 16 part "A Mini-History" about the development of Spider-Man, are still available if you want to ask Snyder for prices on those. I'll be sure to post here when I know which new ones have Ditko's new articles.