Steve Ditko’s Spider-Man was a marvel of clear storytelling and clean rendering!He was bringing Stan full issues of pencils, which Stan ‘’wrote to.” No story conferences:)
RIP to Steve Ditko. His art was sublime.
(Apologized to Dave Gibbons once for stealing his 9 panel grid all the time. Gibbons told me not to worry; he stole it from Ditko. We stand on the shoulders of giants.)
Keep trying to write a tweet about what Steve Ditko’s work has meant to me. But just going to say thank you Mr Ditko for changing my life with your visionary, uncompromising ways. RIP
Only a small group of individuals can claim that they have effected and redefined, not just an industry, but popular culture worldwide. Steve Ditko was one of those few who dared to break molds every time his pencil and pen hit a blank sheet of paper.
Steve Ditko passed away.
Comics are unimaginable without his influence.
He co-created Spider-man, which will be remembered as significant as Doyle creating Sherlock Holmes or Fleming creating James Bond.
Spider-man may outlast them both.
I would’ve given anything to have lived inside Steve Ditko’s head for a day. And he got to do it for 90 years. We were all just lucky to be able to enjoy the fruits of his beautiful weirdness. Thank you for always being you, Mr. Ditko. Rest in peace.
RIP to comic book legend Steve Ditko, beyond influential on countless planes of existence. He never truly profited from his comic creations that have lasted for decades, but his work will never be forgotten.
Here’s to Steve Ditko, and the lesson that intractable idiosyncrasies in an artist’s work are truer windows into their creative souls than any practiced technique.
Drawing a Steve Ditko creation in MM 10 and now those panels can never be good enough.
He did his best with desperate characters. Kirby excelled at drawing bigger than life, Ditko was best with the small man, the weak man.
That’s why my favorite Ditko stories were the horror and suspense stories. Almost no one drew desperation like he could.
Sad news. I only met Ditko once, though he drew several of my scripts. A quiet guy, he seemed more distant than intense. Wish he’d found more joy as a creator to equal the joy he gave me as a fan. What an amazing, incomparable talent.
Sorry to hear about the passing of Steve Ditko. I met him once and collaborated with him on one job. He was a big influence. I was a huge fan of his work. He will forever be the definitive artist on Spider-Man and Dr. Strange. A tremendous talent.
RIP Steve Ditko, dead at 90. Like many who’ve gone in recent years, he and his work exerted a massive cultural gravity on my life, bending and shaping it in subtle ways. I’m sure a great many others could say the same, whether they know it or not.
Steve Ditko has caught the last web out across the city into the mystic. An early influence on my work, I met Steve exactly once many years ago for a few moments in the Marvel offices. Getting to shake his hand was a privilege. Thanks for all the lovely work, Steve. Godspeed.
Steve Ditko was true to his own ideals. He saw things his own way, and he gave us ways of seeing that were unique. Often copied. Never equalled. I know I’m a different person because he was in the world.
I am beyond sad. For me, the single greatest comic book artist and creator who ever lived, Steve Ditko, is gone. Thank you for your tireless brilliance and boundless imagination, Steve, you uncompromising genius
Thank you Steve Ditko for everything you gave us.
Thank you for giving me the honor of working on Speedball stories with you.
The results of your imagination will live on forever.