Mike Mignola Makes Strange Ditko Fanart
In a Tweet sent on Tuesday, January 4th, 2022, Hellboy creator Mike Mignola Tweeted a homage to Marvelous artist Steve Ditko, featuring none other than the (one-time) Sorcerer Supreme himself, Stephen Strange! Better yet, Mignola even Tweeted process pics for his Strange Ditko homage, allowing you to get a glimpse behind the curtain of the creative journey for one of the most distinctive artists currently working in comics!
And done– pic.twitter.com/r9yvOCKvA1
— Mike Mignola (@artofmmignola) January 4, 2022
A Strange Ditko
If you visit Mignola’s Twitter timeline, you can see that the Strange Ditko is the second piece completed by the artist in 2022. As he explained in a Tweet on January 2nd, “Every few years I take a stab at drawing that crazy Steve Ditko stuff and never manage to pull it off. So now time to try again–” Mignola included the pencil draft with the message.
The next day, Mignola Tweeted a follow-up image with more detailed pencils, saying, “Good, bad or otherwise, time to put ink on this thing and see what happens.”
Then, on the fourth, he Tweeted the completed art:
Doctor Strange first appeared in a story in Strange Tales (1963) #110, “Dr. Strange: Master of Black Magic” by Ditko, Stan Lee, and Terry Szenics.
Meanwhile, Mignola is best known for creating the Hellboy universe for Dark Horse Comics, including the eponymous hero and several spinoff titles, like B.P.R.D. and Abe Sapien. In spite of the fact that he stated otherwise as he worked on the Strange Ditko artwork, his distinctive, inky style aesthetic pairs well with the Sorcerer Supreme!
There’s few things better than seeing incredibly talented and established artists creating fanart of their favorite Marvel characters, and Mignola’s Strange Ditko homage is certainly no exception. What do you think of it, Marvel Blog True Believers? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section!