Jim Steranko Confirms His "Ducoso" Sketch on eBay Is Also A Fake

Earlier this week, we looked at the sales on eBay of a number of sketches purporting to be from famous, often distant comic book creators and cartoonists from a Dutch seller. As well as expert testimony doubting the provenance of a number of those pieces, we also had confirmation from John Romita Jr that sketches intended to be by his father John Romita Sr were fake, though the signature looked very realistic.

Well, today Jim Steranko has confirmed to Bleeding Cool that, yes, the sketch that he is meant to have drawn is indeed a forgery, telling us "Big time fake! Otherwise, Happy Holidays!" Thank you Jim.

And, yes, here is the offending item which sold for $55.

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Though to be fair, genuine Jim Steranko sketch for $55? You get what you pay for.

Nice signature, though.

 

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Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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