I have just left a meeting with my hero Stan Lee, regarding my project “Porcelian.”
For those of you who haven’t heard of him, Stan is a comic book writer, editor, publisher, media producer, and former president and chairman of Marvel Comics.
In collaboration with several artists, most notably Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, Stan co-created Spider-Man, the Hulk, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor, and many other fictional characters, introducing complex, naturalistic characters and a thoroughly shared universe into superhero comic books.
In addition, Stan headed the first major successful challenge to the industry’s censorship organization, the Comics Code Authority, and forced it to reform its policies. Lee subsequently led the expansion of Marvel Comics from a small division of a publishing house to a large multimedia corporation.
Stan was inducted into the comic book industry’s The Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame in 1994 and the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1995.