A handsome, new, full-color volume celebrating the life and work of Jim Steranko, who has been called a “paragon of modern heroic mythology,” is scheduled for release this summer by Vanguard Productions. Explosive with art, graphics, and photos, the package incorporates illustrated chapters of compelling autobiographical stories, historic documentation, and revealing analytical insights about comics’ most controversial artist-writer-performer, the man who has inspired generations of creators, from Jack Kirby to Pulitzer-Prize winning novelist Michael Chabon. Steranko is annotated by the artist and J. David Spurlock, and includes a classic collaboration with legendary author Harlan Ellison.
STERANKO is the largest and most comprehensive collection of the famed graphic innovator's work since the 2002 instant-sell-out Steranko: Art Noir, and is packed with new and rare art, spanning the full range of his careerfrom comics to book covers, film production illustrations to movie postersmany never before published or compiled in book form.
The hefty 8.5” x 11" volume features 128 pages of Steranko visual magic in a high-quality, hardcover, printed on heavy enamal stock. The tome is also available in a Deluxe Limited Edition housed in a leatherette, crimson-foil embossed slipcased with 16-page Bonus Folio and signed by Steranko.
CBG’s Millennium Poll ranked the Eisner Award Hall of Fame winner The 5th Most Important Cover Artist of All Time, while Wizard honored him as The 5th Most Influential Comics Creator. As a musician, art director, magician, photographer, fire-eater, designer, escape artist, filmmaker, pop-culture lecturer, and publisher, Steranko has cut a ferocious path through the entertainment arts. The innovations he created as artist-writer on Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D., Captain America, and X-Men titles revolutionized the comics form and, as an illustrator, he produced a multitude of paintings, including 30 Shadow book covers.
He has shown his work at more than 200 exhibitions worldwide, including the Louvre, and his original art has sold at major auction houses in the $10-30,000 range. His two volumes of THE HISTORY OF COMICS have sold more than 100,000 copies and as the editor-publisher of the international newsstand entertainment magazine PREVUE, he conducted hundreds of superstar interviews and penned more than three million words. As a filmmaker, he has collaborated with Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and Francis Ford Coppola on some of their most popular movies.
STERANKO features a myriad of insights into his kaleidoscopic careers, and is heavily illustrated with hundreds of images, including visualizations of Indiana Jones, Nick Fury, The Shadow, Mike Hammer, Silver Surfer, Sinbad, Fantastic Four, Mister Miracle, and many others.