New York Post Reporter tried to interview Spider-Man Co-Creator Steve Ditko, however he didn’t many quotes. Check out the interview by clicking on this link. It seems Ditko makes royalties off of reprints of his Spider-Man work, but hasn’t received anything from the movies.
When The Post knocked on his door, Ditko — who turns out to be a owlish man with wisps of white hair and ink-stained hands, wearing large black glasses and an unbuttoned white shirt with a white tee beneath — pleasantly but firmly declines to answer any questions. Though he did say he reads The Post.
“I don’t have anything to say,” he says, standing in the doorway to his studio. Rumors abound that he also lives there, but a source in the building says he might be living at a nearby hotel.
“No,” he tells The Post, when asked if he was paid anything for the four recent Spider-Man movies.
“I haven’t been involved with Spider-Man since the ’60s.”
Whatever the case, the artist doesn’t seem much interested in money. Although he could make thousands doing commissions for fans, he consistently refuses. Instead, he forges ahead on black-and-white, self-published books with titles like “The Avenging Mind.”
“I do those because that’s all they’ll let me do,” he tells The Post, suggesting big publishers aren’t interested in his work anymore.
Writer Mark Evanier also shares a story of his attempts to work and contact Ditko.