This Weekend is Steve Ditko’s Birthday

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November 2nd is Steve Ditko’s birthday, and so it’s only right that The Beat remembers his pioneering work in comics for this, his birthday weekend.

31 Days of Halloween: Steve Ditko’s Mysterious Traveller

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Fantagraphics has now published four nice hardcover volumes collecting old Steve Ditko comics. Last year they released Steve Ditko’s Mysteriuous Travellers, and here’s an excerpt! The newest book is called Impossible Tales, and all books are edited by Blake Bell and reprinted from the original color—which to our taste anyway, is far superior to modern […]

INTERVIEW: ARCHIE’S Fernando Ruiz on Life and Work at The Kubert School

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Anyone who has ever worked with Fernando Ruiz or benefitted from his teaching skills knows what a seriously impressive contributor he is to the future of comics. From his personal work as writer and artist on ARCHIE comics and a range of other freelancing projects to the intense mileage he puts in as an instructor […]

Steve Ditko talks at last…sorta

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Via Midtown Comics, A recent letter from Steve Ditko. A recent letter from Steve Ditko to one of our customers. He asked Steve what he remembered about designing Spidey’s costume. #ditko #spiderman (at Midtown Comics) 50 years is a long time…and Stan Lee doesn’t remember anything either. The intensely private Ditko has long refused to […]