Fans of classic comics will find themselves fawning over David Mandel’s new chair. The showrunner for HBO’s “Veep” has taken to Twitter to show off his newest piece of furniture, which is custom-upholstered with fabric featuring scans of his collection of original art by legendary comics creator Steve Ditko.
The chair is covered, top to bottom, with black and white images of some of Ditko’s most iconic creations. One of Marvel’s early titans, Ditko helped create Spider-Man and Doctor Strange for Marvel Comics alongside Stan Lee. Ditko went on to create Blue Beetle, the Question and Shade, the Changing Man after his departure from Marvel in the ’60s. Ditko was inducted into the Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame in 1994.
— David Mandel (@DavidHMandel) April 11, 2017
Mandel, who has also worked on “Seinfeld,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” and “Saturday Night Live,” is a long-time comics fan. He penned the humorous “Hank Johnson: Agent of Hydra” #1 for Marvel in 2015, which had been gestating for almost twenty years. Mandel also contributed to the anthology series “Rocketeer Adventures.”
“Veep” is an award-winning political satire that’s been broadcast on HBO since 2012. An adaptation of the British sitcom “In the Thick of It,” the American version follows Selina Meyer — a fictional vice-president and president of the United States — as she navigates the day-to-day problems of Washington. “Veep’s” sixth season will premiere on April 16. The series stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale, Reid Scott and Timothy Simons.