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Steve Ditko
Stephen J. Ditko[1] (/ˈdɪtkoʊ/; born November 2, 1927) is an American comics artist and writer best known as the artist and co-creator, with Stan Lee, of the Marvel Comics
Marvel Comics
superheroes Spider-Man and Doctor Strange. Ditko studied under Batman
Batman
artist Jerry Robinson
Jerry Robinson
at the Cartoonist
Cartoonist
and Illustrators School in New York City. He began his professional career in 1953, working in the studio of Joe Simon
Joe Simon
and Jack Kirby, beginning as an inker and coming under the influence of artist Mort Meskin. During this time, he then began his long association with Charlton Comics, where he did work in the genres of science fiction, horror, and mystery. He also co-created the superhero Captain Atom
Captain Atom
in 1960. During the 1950s, Ditko also drew for Atlas Comics, a forerunner of Marvel Comics
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Penciller
A penciller (or penciler) is a collaboration artist who works in creation of comic books, graphic novels, and similar visual art forms, with focus on primary pencil illustrations, hence the term "penciller". In the American comic book
American comic book
industry, the penciller is the first step in rendering the story in visual form,[1] and may require several steps of feedback with the writer. These artists are concerned with layout (positions and vantages on scenes) to showcase steps in the plot.Contents1 Tools and materials 2 Notable creators and their techniques 3 Style 4 Workflow 5 See also 6 ReferencesTools and materials[edit] A penciller works in pencil. Beyond this basic description, however, different artists choose to use a wide variety of different tools. While many artists use traditional wood pencils, others prefer mechanical pencils or drafting leads
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Comic Strips
A comic strip is a sequence of drawings arranged in interrelated panels to display brief humor or form a narrative, often serialized, with text in balloons and captions. Traditionally, throughout the 20th century and into the 21st, these have been published in newspapers and magazines, with horizontal strips printed in black-and-white in daily newspapers, while Sunday newspapers offered longer sequences in special color comics sections. With the development of the internet, they began to appear online as webcomics. There were more than 200 different comic strips and daily cartoon panels in American newspapers alone each day for most of the 20th century, for a total of at least 7,300,000 episodes.[1] Strips are written and drawn by a comics artist or cartoonist
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Objectivism (Ayn Rand)
Objectivism is a philosophical system developed by Russian-American writer Ayn Rand
Ayn Rand
(1905–1982). Rand first expressed Objectivism in her fiction, most notably The Fountainhead
The Fountainhead
(1943) and Atlas Shrugged (1957), and later in non-fiction essays and books.[1] Leonard Peikoff, a professional philosopher and Rand's designated intellectual heir,[2] later gave it a more formal structure
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Jack Kirby Hall Of Fame
Kirby
Kirby
may refer to:Contents1 Places1.1 United States 1.2 Elsewhere2 People 3 Buildings 4 Businesses 5 Arts and entertainment 6 Other uses 7 See alsoPlaces[edit] United States[edit]Kirby, Arkansas, an unincorporated census-designated place Kirby, Indiana, an unincorporated community Kirby, Missouri, an unincorporated community Kirby, Montana, a populated place Kirby, Ohio, a village Kirby, Texas, a city Kirby, Vermont, a town Kirby, West Virginia, an unincorporated community Kirby, Wisconsin, an unincorporated community Kirby, Wyoming, a town
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Superhero
A superhero (sometimes rendered super-hero or super hero) is a type of heroic stock character, usually possessing supernatural or superhuman powers, who is dedicated to fighting crime, protecting the public, and usually battling supervillains
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Carpenter
Carpentry
Carpentry
is a skilled trade in which the primary work performed is the cutting, shaping and installation of building materials during the construction of buildings, ships, timber bridges, concrete formwork, etc. Carpenters traditionally worked with natural wood and did the rougher work such as framing, but today many other materials are also used[1] and sometimes the finer trades of cabinetmaking and furniture building are considered carpentry. Carpentry
Carpentry
in the United States
United States
is almost always done by men
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Steel Mill
A steel mill or steelworks is an industrial plant for the manufacture of steel. It may be an integrated steel works carrying out all steps of steelmaking from smelting iron ore to rolled product, but may also describe plants where steel semi-finished casting products (blooms, ingots, slabs, billets) are made, from molten pig iron or from scrap.Contents1 History 2 Integrated mill 3 Minimill 4 See also 5 References 6 Further reading 7 External linksHistory[edit] Since the invention of the Bessemer process, steel mills have replaced ironwork, based on puddling or fining methods. New ways to produce steel appeared later: from scrap melted in an electric arc furnace and, more recently, from direct reduced iron processes. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the world's largest steel mill was the Barrow Hematite Steel
Steel
Company steelworks located in Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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Homemaker
Homemaking
Homemaking
is a mainly American term for the management of a home, otherwise known as housework, housekeeping, or household management. It is the act of overseeing the organizational, day-to-day operations of a house or estate, and the managing of other domestic concerns. A person in charge of the homemaking, who is not employed outside the home, is in the U.S. and Canada often called a homemaker, a term for a housewife or a househusband. The term "homemaker", however, may also refer to a social worker who manages a household during the incapacity of the housewife or househusband.[1] Housework
Housework
is not always a lifetime commitment; many, for economic or personal reasons, return to the workplace. In previous decades, there were many mandatory courses for the young to learn the skills of homemaking
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Joe Simon
Joseph Henry "Joe" Simon (born Hymie Simon; October 11, 1913 – December 14, 2011) was an American comic book writer, artist, editor, and publisher. Simon created or co-created many important characters in the 1930s–1940s Golden Age of Comic Books
Golden Age of Comic Books
and served as the first editor of Timely Comics, the company that would evolve into Marvel Comics. With his partner, artist Jack Kirby, he co-created Captain America, one of comics' most enduring superheroes, and the team worked extensively on such features at DC Comics
DC Comics
as the 1940s Sandman and Sandy the Golden Boy, and co-created the Newsboy Legion, the Boy Commandos, and Manhunter. Simon and Kirby
Kirby
creations for other comics publishers include Boys' Ranch, Fighting American
Fighting American
and the Fly
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Cartoonist And Illustrators School
School of Visual Arts (SVA) is a for-profit art and design college located in Manhattan, New York, founded in 1947. The college is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design, a consortium of 36 leading art schools in the United States.[2]Contents1 History 2 Undergraduate departments 3 Graduate departments 4 Continuing education 5 Rankings 6 Location and campus6.1 209 East 23rd Street 6.2 380 Second Avenue6.2.1 SVA Library6.3 214 East 21st Street 6.4 West 21st Street buildings 6.5 335 West 16th Street 6.6 SVA Theatre 6.7 Galleries 6.8 Residence halls6.8.1 Former residence halls7 Notable alumni and instructors 8 References 9 External linksHistory[edit] SVA was established by co-founders Silas H. Rhodes and Burne Hogarth in 1947, as the Cartoonists and Illustrators School.[3] The school began with three teachers and 35 students,[4] most of whom were World War II veterans who had a large part of their tuition underwritten by U.S
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Jerry Robinson
National Cartoonists Society
National Cartoonists Society
AwardComic Book
Book
Division (1956) Newspaper Panel Cartoon (1963) Special
Special
Features Award (1965) Milton Caniff
Milton Caniff
Lifetime Achievement Award (2000)Sherrill David Robinson (January 1, 1922 – December 7, 2011), known as Jerry Robinson, was an American comic book artist known for his work on DC Comics' Batman
Batman
line of comics during the 1940s. He is best known as the co-creator of Robin and the Joker and for his work on behalf of creators' rights. He was inducted into the Comic Book
Book
Hall of Fame in 2004.Contents1 Early life 2 Career2.1 1939–1943 2.2 1944–2007 2.3 Death3 Books 4 Awards 5 Notes 6 References 7 External linksEarly life[edit]This section needs expansion. You can help by adding to it
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Batman
Batman
Batman
is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger,[4][5] and first appeared in Detective Comics #27 (1939). Originally named the "Bat-Man", the character is also referred to by such epithets as the Caped Crusader, the Dark Knight, and the World's Greatest Detective.[6] Batman's secret identity is Bruce Wayne, a wealthy American playboy, philanthropist, and owner of Wayne Enterprises. After witnessing the murder of his parents Dr. Thomas Wayne
Thomas Wayne
and Martha Wayne
Martha Wayne
as a child, he swore vengeance against criminals, an oath tempered by a sense of justice
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Prince Valiant
Prince Valiant
Prince Valiant
in the Days of King Arthur, or simply Prince Valiant, is an American comic strip created by Hal Foster
Hal Foster
in 1937. It is an epic adventure that has told a continuous story during its entire history, and the full stretch of that story now totals more than 4000 Sunday strips
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Will Eisner
William Erwin "Will" Eisner (/ˈaɪznər/; March 6, 1917 – January 3, 2005) was an American cartoonist, writer, and entrepreneur. He was one of the earliest cartoonists to work in the American comic book industry, and his series The Spirit
The Spirit
(1940–1952) was noted for its experiments in content and form. In 1978, he popularized the term "graphic novel" with the publication of his book A Contract with God. He was an early contributor to formal comics studies with his book Comics and Sequential Art
Comics and Sequential Art
(1985)
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Comics Artist
A comics artist (also comic book artist or graphic novel artist[1], comic book producer, comic book illustrator, comic book writer, and comic book author) is a person working within the comics medium on comic strips, comic books, or graphic novels. The term may refer to any number of artists who contribute to produce a work in the comics form, from those who oversee all aspects of the work to those who contribute only a part.Contents1 Comic strips 2 Comic books 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksComic strips[edit] Within the comic strip format, it is typical for one creator to produce the whole strip. However, it is also not uncommon for the writing of the strip and the drawing of the art to be carried out by two different people, a writer and an artist (with or without additional assistant artists). In some cases, one artist might draw key figures while another does only backgrounds. Many strips were the work of two people although only one signature was displayed
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