SDCC: Dinner With Walt Simonson

SDCC: Dinner With Walt Simonson

Spending Time With A Comics Legend

♦At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, IDW put on a very special dinner: an evening with Walter Simonson. Fans could pay to have dinner with this legend and they got a copy of the rather lovely Beta Ray Bill Artist’s Edition and a one off sketch from the man himself. Felix Arts managed to film a little bit of this dinner so here’s a small video from July’s show…

Simonson began his career in the early 1970s at DC. He first got noticed thanks to his work on the company’s Manhunter, which ran in their flagship book Detective Comics with writer Archie Goodwin. His profile took another turn when he became writer-artist on Marvel’s Thor in 1983, which propelled him to comics superstardom. Over his career he has drawn many of the most iconic superhero characters from both Marvel and DC including Fantastic Four, Batman and Superman. He is also known as a creator who is attracted to the more fantastical subjects and he has drawn Michael Moorcock’s Elric in comic series The Making Of A Sorceror and his own creations The Star Slammers. Over the last few years, he has returned to the Norse gods, a subject very close to his heart, in his series Ragnarok, published by IDW. Now seen as one of the veterans of the comics industry, he continues to evolve and adapt as an artist. He continues to be one of our favourite artists.

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