Comic Talent: DC, Marvel
In the comic book universe, Jim Steranko is a superhero, and he is coming to th
All you fans of the Indiana Jones film franchise, or Marvel’s Nick Fury, owe Jim Steranko some serious thanks. Why not come tell it to him in person on June 30th and July 1st?
Wizard Magazine listed Steranko as the 5th most influential artist in the history of comics, and in 2006, he was honored as an inductee into the Eisner Hall of Fame. The titles are well-earned: he’s spent over half a century in the comic book realm, and used that time to become one of the preeminent artists of the Silver Age, serving as not only the co-creator of Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., but penning issues of Captain America, The Hulk, and X-Men, all infused with his signature pop art-influenced style.
He took his talents to Hollywood by providing movie poster illustrations and key concept art, some of which ended up shaping one of pop culture’s most beloved whip-wielders: after being recruited by George Lucas to create concept paintings for the pre-production development of Raiders of the Lost Ark, he helped generate the iconic leather-and-khaki-clad image of everyone’s favorite museum enthusiast, that Harrison Ford would go on to wear so well.
He’s done everything, from finding work as an escape artist, to having his art displayed in The Louvre. Not just an artist and illustrator, but also musician, singer, author, magician, historian, and more.