Steranko, who has won a plethora of awards in multiple disciplines—including magic, comics, and graphic design, and has been named one of the Most Influential Comicbook Artists of All Time—was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2006.
Having been personally recruited and groomed by Stan Lee, Steranko is one of the most celebrated creators in the narrative arts. Two volumes of The Steranko History of Comics have sold more than 100,000 copies each and last year’s Marvel offering, a massive 14-pound, oversized, five-star-rated volume titled Steranko Is…Revolutionary! sold out in a single weekend.
Steranko’s modern-era Captain America covers topped Marvel sales charts and his S.H.I.E.L.D. Artist’s Edition sold out before publication and won an Eisner Award. Subsequent projects included a mass-market Captain America cover that scored a record-breaking sell-through; an innovative, digital flip-book treatment for a S.H.I.E.L.D. paperback novel; and a full season’s reviews of the S.H.I.E.L.D. television series for Variety Magazine.
Steranko served as a creator and editor for 25 years producing material related to visual storytelling for his international newsstand entertainment magazine Prevue (the forerunner of similar titles such as Premiere, Movieline, and Entertainment Weekly), in which he interviewed a galaxy of celebrities, including many of Hollywood’s elite actors and filmmakers.
He acted as Creative Consultant for numerous TV documentaries, including Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle and the History Channel’s two-hour offering Comic-Book Superheroes—Unmasked. Steranko frequently lectures on popular culture and has exhibited his work at more than 300 international exhibitions, including the Louvre in Paris. His one-man show at the Winnipeg Museum and Art Gallery garnered more media attention than any other ever held at the facility, for which he was awarded the Key to the City at a ceremony in the mayor’s office.
Additional biographical entries include Steranko: Arte Noir; Graphic Prince of Darkness; and Steranko: The Self-Created Man, which details 150 innovative storytelling techniques that he created during his Marvel tenure. His comic book work has never been out of print in the past five decades.