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'''James Steranko''' (November 5, 1938) is an amateur magician, graphic artist, comic book writer-artist-historian, publisher, and film production illustrator.   
[[James Steranko]] (November 5, 1938) was born in Reading, Pennsylvania. He is an amateur magician, graphic artist, comic book writer-artist-historian, publisher, and film production illustrator.  For the movie industry, Steranko produced a number of posters for various films, and was the conceptual artist on Steven Spielberg's Raiders of the Lost Ark, designing both the look of the film and the character of Indiana Jones.
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For the movie industry, Steranko produced a number of posters for various films, and was the conceptual artist on Steven Spielberg's Raiders of the Lost Ark, designing both the look of the film and the character of Indiana Jones.
  
He learned stage magic using paraphernalia from his father's stage act, and in his teens spent several summers with circuses and carnivals, working his way up to sideshow performer as a fire-eater and in acts involving a bed of nails and sleight-of-hand.  
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He learned stage magic using paraphernalia from his father's stage act, and in his teens spent several summers with circuses and carnivals, working his way up to sideshow performer as a fire-eater and in acts involving a bed of nails and sleight-of-hand. At school, he competed on the gymnastics team, on the rings and parallel bars, and later took up boxing and, under swordmaster Dan Phillips in New York City, fencing. At 17,
  
Up through his early 20s, Steranko performed as an illusionist, escape artist, close-up magician in nightclubs, and musician.
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By the late 1960s, Steranko was a member of a New York City magicians' group, the [[Witchdoctor's Club]].
  
He contributed articles on card magic and escapes to [[Genii]] magazine.  
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Steranko  contributed articles on card magic and escapes to [[Genii]] magazine.  He was on the cover of [[Genii 1962 November]], which he contributed all the magic for the issue that month.  
  
 
He was editor and publisher of "Prevue", a magazine covering all aspects of the visual media.
 
He was editor and publisher of "Prevue", a magazine covering all aspects of the visual media.
  
 
== Books ==
 
== Books ==
* Steranko on Cards (Ireland Magic Company, 1960)
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* [[Steranko on Cards]] ([[L.L. Ireland Magic Co.]], 1960)
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* [[The Ultimate Move]] (unpublished)
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* [http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=6544 New York Comic Con, Day Three: Jim Steranko vs Jim Steranko]
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Revision as of 09:59, 22 November 2012

James Steranko (November 5, 1938) is an amateur magician, graphic artist, comic book writer-artist-historian, publisher, and film production illustrator.

Jim Steranko
BornNovember 05, 1938
Reading, Pennsylvania

For the movie industry, Steranko produced a number of posters for various films, and was the conceptual artist on Steven Spielberg's Raiders of the Lost Ark, designing both the look of the film and the character of Indiana Jones.

He learned stage magic using paraphernalia from his father's stage act, and in his teens spent several summers with circuses and carnivals, working his way up to sideshow performer as a fire-eater and in acts involving a bed of nails and sleight-of-hand. At school, he competed on the gymnastics team, on the rings and parallel bars, and later took up boxing and, under swordmaster Dan Phillips in New York City, fencing. At 17,

By the late 1960s, Steranko was a member of a New York City magicians' group, the Witchdoctor's Club.

Steranko contributed articles on card magic and escapes to Genii magazine. He was on the cover of Genii 1962 November, which he contributed all the magic for the issue that month.

He was editor and publisher of "Prevue", a magazine covering all aspects of the visual media.

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