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Saturday, January 20, 2007

Steranko's Stolen Art


Characters © DC & Marvel Comics; Art © Steranko

As soon I scan this art a similar piece turns up at the center of a ‘stolen art’ controversy. Read Jim Steranko’s open letter at The PULSE:
"Likewise, I did NOT give Harry and the school the FOOM Poster original to sell or give away. It was Harry's understanding that his unique pop-culture collection be FOREVER maintained in his name. Instead, the institution has NEVER used the material for any significant purpose, except to sell it off, which is unreasonable, disgraceful, and unethical. What was to be a LIVING TRIBUTE to one of the founders of the Golden Age of Comics became a travesty, smearing the school and those involved with the scum of greed, lies, and hypocrisy."
The stolen art was reproduced as a color poster for Marvel’s “FOOM” (Friends of ‘ol Marvel) but I received the above piece on the envelope that contained one of Steranko’s two volumes of “The History of Comics”—both highly recommended if you can find them anywhere.