Saturday, February 14, 2009

In Search Of Steve Ditko



Just bought this anthology of really old Steve Ditko, black and white work. Purporting to be from a period where he found his unique weirdness and started to produce his very unique look. The title is a link to a BBC special that Jim Gorham tracked down. in search of Steve Ditko.

Alan Moore talks about Mr A. Good laugh with that.

9 comments:

Tom Carroll said...

I watched the five parts with keen interest never having known how reclusive Ditko was (and is). Did the program go on to try to actually track down the man himself?

In similar fashion my wife and I watched a documentary once with two naturalists who were trying to track down a living Tasmanian Tiger ... and the program was quite interesting as it gave a lot of information on the creature and on why it became extinct. The hunters set traps and such, which when checked were either empty or contained some other animal. At the end of the hour long program, the fellows announced that they would continue in their efforts and the credits rolled.

I got the same feeling out of this program.

Love that Jonathan Ross, however. When I was working to finish a vidgame in Norwich, England, I became addicted to a game show that he hosted. Bawdy! Yessssss ...

Krayonzilla said...

If you go to the following page you'll find the last 2 parts

Krayonzilla said...

click on the "Next Posts" hyperlink at the bottom of the page for the rest. Then scroll down until you find them.

Mr Goodson said...

Glad you liked it Tom.


http://www.dograt.com/category/cartooning/comic-books/in-search-of-steve-ditko/

is the last two parts of the program, and yes, they go to NY and.....

Tom Carroll said...

Delightful ... dragging Gaiman along was "pure dead brill" as the Brits say ... which means pure dead brilliant. Thanks!!

DOuG pRATt said...

Glad you enjoyed it. Every month the Ditko documentary gets quite a few hits on DogRat.com.

BTW, Jonathan Ross lost his BBC Radio 2 gig, due to a "shock jock" style prank:

Link to TheHerald.co.uk

Mr Goodson said...

Thanks for the doc upload Doug. I enjoyed it quite a bit.

I'm intrigued by the forensic process of tracking to an address that is linking to your site.

Software that lets you do that?

DOuG pRATt said...

I'm running WordPress on my own website, and one of the statistics in the web hosting service's management console is "Links from an external page (other web sites except search engines)."

Another, somewhat less comprehensive, view can be gotten in Google's blog search area, by doing this:

link:tuesdayartgroup.blogspot.com

Technorati.com is another place that collects links into blogs.

Mr Goodson said...

Very cool Doug. Thanks for that info. There's a couple of guys that come to this forum that are techy enough to use the info. None of them are named Buncake.