As an author, illustrator, musician, art director, magician, designer, escape artist, filmmaker, pop-culture lecturer, and publisher, Steranko has cut a ferocious path through the entertainment arts. The more than 150 innovations he created as artist-writer on Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D., CAPTAIN AMERICA, and X-MEN revolutionized the comics form and, as an illustrator, he painted a multitude of book covers, including 30 SHADOW paperbacks.
The Eisner Award Hall of Fame winner has shown his work at more than 300 exhibitions worldwide, including the Louvre in Paris and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington. His two volumes of THE HISTORY OF COMICS have sold more than 100,000 copies, and as editor-publisher of the international entertainment magazine PREVUE, he conducted hundreds of star interviews and penned more than three million words. As a filmmaker, he has collaborated with Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and Francis Ford Coppola on some of their most popular movies, including RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (he designed Indiana Jones) and BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA.
Steranko has been cited by Michael Chabon as an inspiration for his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER & CLAY; by Jack Kirby as the source for Mister Miracle; and, by WIZARD magazine as one of the Top Five Most Influential Comicbook Artists of All Time. Recent projects include The Discovery Channel’s Comic Book SUPERHEROES UNMASKED documentary, writing an episode of Cartoon Network’s Justice League series, and STARZ network’s COMICBOOKS UNBOUND.
You can follow Jim Steranko’s continued exploits on Twitter (@iamsteranko).