I stumbled across a Jim Steranko fan site that has a lot of his artwork, and there went two hours of my life. I don’t consider it wasted.
Some of the scans are better than others, but overall, it’s a great homage to one of the most influential comic artists of our era. I grew up reading Steranko’s books, particularly his work on Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. but also other work.
Steranko is recognized for his work in the 60’s and 70’s, particularly for his infusion of surrealism, pop art and sequential art.
Steranko was the first artist to have his art ‘break out’ of the borders of a comic book frame (the action extending beyond the border), and was also the first to deny the “3-up” page format (3×3 frames for 9 frames per page), advancing the comic book medium to utilize more complex visuals and storytelling.
Steranko – through his unique style – changed comic books forever, and his techniques are the established norm for the medium, today.
I have several Steranko prints and books, framed and hanging on the walls of my home office. The one above is my favorite.
Check out the site: The Drawings of Steranko