Jim Steranko did not just work on projects, he is a staple that helped define comics.
Steranko is an American graphic artist, comic book writer/artist, comics historian, magician, publisher and film production illustrator. He is best known for his work with the 1960s superspy feature “Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.” in Marvel Comics’ Strange Tales and in the subsequent eponymous series. He is credited with innovations in sequential art during the Silver Age of Comic Books, particularly his infusion of surrealism, pop art, and graphic design into the medium. Steranko’s influence on the field has remained strong since his comics heyday. He went on to create book covers, become a comics historian who published a pioneering two-volume history of the birth and early years of comic books, and to create conceptual art and character designs for films including Raiders of the Lost Ark and Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Steranko was inducted into the comic-book industry’s Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2006.
Jim Steranko is one of the most controversial figures in contemporary culture, with careers as a musician, author, carnival fire-eater, publisher, male model, historian, magician, and designer. As an escape artist, his death-defying performances inspired the character Mister Miracle. Stan Lee hailed him as one of the prime Architects of the Marvel Age. As writer-illustrator of X-MEN, CAPTAIN AMERICA, and the co-creator of NICK FURY: AGENT OF S.H.I.E.L.D., he rocked the comic world with 150 original storytelling devices and techniques that changed the direction of the narrative medium.
In 1975, Jim Steranko created RED TIDE, the First Modern Graphic Novel. His work has been celebrated at more than 400 international events, including the Smithsonian in Washington, DC and the Louvre in Paris; and his two volumes of THE HISTORY OF COMICS have sold more than 100,000 copies each. 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. His covers on ACTION 1000 and DETECTIVE 1000 set sales records. Recent polls cite Steranko as the 5th Most Influential Comics Artist in the history of the form. In 2022, the Butler Institute of American Art exhibited 65 of his paintings (Steranko and the American Hero) for three months, the first national, major one-man show of its kind honoring a contemporary commercial artist in a fine-art museum. And he’s still the best-dressed man in comics.
About the Show
Get ready for a weekend filled with fun and excitement at the NorthEast ComicCon & Collectibles Extravaganza! This annual event is taking place on November 24-26, 2023 at the Boxboro Regency Hotel & Convention Center in Boxborough, Massachusetts.
Families will love exploring the 30,000-square-foot venue, filled with vendors selling comic books, collectibles, cards, and more. But that’s not all – the event also features celebrity appearances, live music, standup comedy, karaoke, and much more.
If you’re planning on attending the entire weekend, make sure to take advantage of the special hotel deals! For just $99 a night, you can get VIP admission to the event, as well as enjoy all the amenities the Boxboro Regency Hotel has to offer. Most rooms come equipped with mini-fridges and balconies overlooking the indoor pool, and high-end suites even have separate living rooms and sofa beds.
During your stay, you can take advantage of the hotel’s restaurant, fitness center, and other facilities like free WiFi, free parking, and disabled access. The hotel also offers an airport shuttle and on-site business services, like a computer, printer, and fax. If you’re looking for even more dining options, the hotel’s Minuteman Grille American Pub is a must-try, and there are several other nearby restaurants to choose from.