Saturday, 22 September 2007

In Search Of Steve Ditko

I finally caught up with Jonathan Ross' stellar documentary In Search of Steve Ditko that aired as part of BBC4's Comics Season. What a wonderful show. Informative, geeky, hilarious, probing. Great talking heads (including Alan Moore reciting the lyrics to a Ditko-inspired song he wrote), a peak into Ross' shelf-lined comics lair (were those issues ordered by grading?) and a finale that featured Ross and his trusty sidekick Neil Gaiman emerging from Ditko's NYC office after spending 25 minutes chatting (off camera) with the reclusive Spider-man artist, grinning and giggling like schoolboys. "We got comics," they chimed. Priceless.

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