Monday, March 3, 2008
John Romita Sr.
John Romita Sr. is a famous comic book artist from the 1950s-1970s. He is Italian-American and was born in 1930. He is best-known for his extremely long run on the Amazing Spiderman in the 1960s and 1970s. He graduated from the School of Industrial Art in 1947 and got is first real work drawing comics for $20 a page and going uncredited. After that he met Stan Lee, the editor of Marvel Comics. Romita began to draw Captain America and Spiderman. Romita became an inker in the 1950s when he felt "burned out" from doing pencilling work on substandard romance comic books. Then after a while of inking Daredevil, another famous Marvel comic book, he was asked to pencil The Amazing Spiderman. Afte working for many years, Romita retired and now occasionally draws a page or two for special commerative comic books as a guest. He pencilled Daredevil from 1965-1966, Captain America in 1966, Spiderman in 1966-1970 and 1972-1973, The Fantastic Four in 1970-1971, and Captain America in 1971. Romita is known for a very bold style. His characters are very well-defined and their poses are very dynamic. Romita is very famous in comic-book circles for his contributions during the 1960s, when comic books were at the peak of their popularity.