View Full Version : Steve Ditko turns 79 today

11-02-2006, 02:16 PM
Not that he's going to see this HB...but what the heck (not Don).


11-02-2006, 02:17 PM
Happy Birthday, Steve...

Brad N.
11-02-2006, 02:22 PM
Happy birthday, Ditko!!! A True legend.

11-02-2006, 02:22 PM
Whoa...I had no idea he created Speedball.


11-02-2006, 02:50 PM
Happy Birthday Steve!

11-02-2006, 02:55 PM
Happy birthday Ditko! And congrats on being the one 79-year-old who can actually access the internet!

11-02-2006, 02:56 PM
Happy birthday.

11-02-2006, 03:01 PM
In honor of his birthday I'm going to cut up one of my original Cassaday Planetary art pages and make it into a birthday card.

or not.

11-02-2006, 03:20 PM
I love Ditko. It doesn't get much better.

11-02-2006, 03:22 PM
Happy birthday.
I'm sorry that Ayn Rand made you insane.

The Doctor
11-02-2006, 04:06 PM
Happy birthday Mr. Ditko.

The Cheap-Arse Film Critic
11-02-2006, 04:07 PM
I thought he was dead...

The Doctor
11-02-2006, 04:09 PM
I thought he was dead...
No sure Bendis wanted to do a wizard interview with him.

Randy Hassan
11-02-2006, 05:24 PM
In response to birthday greetings, Ditko was heard to say "no comment."

jason hissong
11-02-2006, 05:26 PM
happy birthday!

11-02-2006, 05:33 PM
Happy birthday.
I'm sorry that Ayn Rand made you insane.

11-02-2006, 06:39 PM
Happy Birthday, Mr. Ditko! Thanks for all the great artwork!

11-02-2006, 07:19 PM
Happy Steve Day!

11-02-2006, 07:22 PM
Happy Birthday Mr. Ditko.

11-02-2006, 07:58 PM
Happy birthday.
I'm sorry that Ayn Rand made you insane.

I shouldn't react this way...and I do apologize in advance...but...er...



11-02-2006, 08:02 PM
Whoa...I had no idea he created Speedball.


That's why he's in the secret society of steves hall-o-fame west wing the hall-0-meat.

11-02-2006, 08:33 PM
Happy Birthday!!!:mrgreen:

Foolish Mortal
11-02-2006, 08:54 PM
The man who brought us the Question deserves a happy birthday! :thumb:

11-02-2006, 10:55 PM
He'll never see this, but happy birthday! Get out there and take some credit for your enormous achievements, for Pete's sake!

This seems like a good place for this story:

I used to (and still kind of) work for an artist agent. One day, I noticed we got a submission for representation from an artist. We got them all the time, and it was part of my job to sort through and evaluate them. I opened the submission, looked it over (very modern, collage type art. At least, that's how I remember it. This was 3, 4 years ago) I saw the name Steve Ditko on the envelope and art samples, recognized it immediately, and thought "No way.....NO WAY!"

The boss looks over his art, (she has no idea who Ditko is) and decides it's not for us. So I have to call Steve Ditko, and let him know that we won't be representing him. I call him up, and a very young voice answers the phone, claiming to be Steve Ditko. Turns out it's his nephew, who was named after him, and was trying to break into the art biz like his uncle. I let the guy down easy, and sent him on his way. I have no idea what he's doing now.

And that is the closest I've ever gotten to Steve Ditko.

The Roman Candle
11-02-2006, 11:15 PM
Happy birthday, Steveie D!