Jim Steranko is the Twitter sensation and famous Agents of SHIELD comics creator, whose articles for The Hollywood Reporter are read by millions.
As an illustrator, musician, art director, magician, fire-eater, designer, escape artist, filmmaker, pop-culture lecturer and publisher, Steranko has cut a ferocious path through the entertainment arts. The more than 100 innovations he created as an artist-writer on Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, Captain America and X-Men revolutionized the comics form, and as an illustrator, painted a multitude of book covers, record jackets and movie posters, including 30 Shadow paperbacks.
Steranko 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 and publisher of the international entertainment magazine Prevue, he conducted hundreds of star interviews and penned more than 3 million words.
As a filmmaker, he has collaborated with Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola on some of their most popular movies. Steranko has been cited by Michael Chabon as an inspiration for his Pulitzer prize-winning novel, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay; by Jack Kirby as an inspiration for Mister Miracle; and by Wizard as one of the top-five most influential comic book artists of all time.
His recent projects include Domino Lady: The Complete Collection from Vanguard, the Comic Book Superheroes Unmasked documentary for Discovery, the Steranko Calendar-Portfolio, Comicbooks Unbound for Starz, and the 2010 Steranko exhibit at the Geppi Museum in Baltimore.
He also has done recent covers for Image comics, Radical Publishing, The Spider, and the Before Watchmen series for DC Comics. Steranko also wrote an episode of Justice League for Cartoon Network.
Steranko is appearing as the artist guest of honor, and in support of his upcoming Vanguard art book, meet this living legend in his first-ever Kansas City appearance.