STERANKO: THE SELF-CREATED MAN is James Romberger’s long-awaited examination of the comics and film work of Jim Steranko, America’s first comic book auteur. It is presented in three parts---a biographical overview; a comprehensive interview with Steranko that articulates 144 graphic and narrative innovations found in his comics from 1966-1984; and a critical analysis of his film conceptualizations for Alain Resnais, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola. Romberger’s unique perspective offers an insightful and readable commentary about one of the most enigmatic and influential creators of our time.
JAMES ROMBERGER has written about comics, film and art for Publisher’s Weekly, Comics Journal, The Beat, LAAB and Hooded Utilitarian. He is the Eisner-nominated cartoonist of Post York and co-author of 7 Miles a Second, Aaron and Ahmed and The Late Child and Other Animals. His art is in many notable public collections such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He teaches art at Parsons and Marywood University.