This is part of the Grand Rapids Comic Con Spring Fling in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
One night only! Enjoy an intimate banquet dinner and drinks with legendary comic artist Jim Steranko.
A three course meal with entrée of your choice, cash bar, speakers and more! One lucky attendee will have the chance to win a personalized drawing from Mr. Steranko valued at $1,000!
In 1967, Marvel Comics editor Stan Lee hired Jim as a penciller for the ‘Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘ feature in Strange Tales. Steranko first filled in layouts by Jack Kirby, but soon took over the series.
He also wrote and drew Captain America, The Hulk, Superman, and The X-Men (for which he designed the classic title logo); generated more than 150 original storytelling devices and techniques that changed the direction of the comics medium. In 1975, created Red Tide, the First Modern Graphic Novel.
As a musician, he gigged with Bill Haley in the early days of rock ‘n’ roll; as a pop-culture lecturer, his two volumes of The History of Comics have sold more than 100,000 copies each; as an escape artist, his death-defying performances inspired the character Mister Miracle and, according to Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon, he was the man upon which the protagonist of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Klay was based; and more-photographer, ad agency art director, sideshow fire-eater, male model, typographer, designer…the list goes on.
As a filmmaker, he collaborated with Steven Spielberg, George Lucas-for whom he created the look of Indiana Jones-and Francis Ford Coppola on some of their most popular films, and served as Creative Consultant for the History Channel’s two-hour documentary COMIC-BOOK SUPERHEROES-UNMASKED.
What: Dinner with comic book legend Jim Steranko
When: Saturday, April 15, 2023
Where: Four Points By Sheridan Hotel (3600 East Cork Street Ct., Kalamazoo, MI)
Time: 7:00 p.m. – Midnight
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