Tuesday, March 11, 2008

R.I.P. Dave Stevens 1955-2008

Sad news today. Dave Stevens, creator of "The Rocketeer" died today after a long battle with cancer. He was 52 years old.


At Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at 8:49:00 PM PDT, Blogger James Baker said...

oh no.... that is terrible news

At Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 6:55:00 PM PDT, Blogger Dominic Bugatto said...

One of my all time fave comic/pin up artists. He'll be missed.

At Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 7:13:00 PM PDT, Blogger Les Toil said...

Every inking brush Dave ever picked up was blessed by Hogarth, Foster, Wood, et al.... The man had finesse to his art. I kinda wish he did leave a larger legacy of his work. But what's here is amazing.

At Friday, March 14, 2008 at 11:38:00 AM PDT, Blogger benton jew said...

Not only was he a superb artist, but a really nice guy. He would always take the time to chat with me at conventions and such. I remember he once gave me one of his poster books for free. If you think about it, he also had a big influence on the culture. He was the guy who brought Betty Page back into prominence and all the retro culture that came with it.

At Monday, March 17, 2008 at 11:46:00 PM PDT, Blogger crazy_asian_man said...

A good number of bronze (?) age comic folks have been dying lately over the last couple of years- Dave Cockrum, Steve Gerber... now Dave Stevens.

I was familiar with Stevens' work, but never talked to him personally- but was glad that he was one of the rare comic creators who was able to get some degree of recognition and success for one of his creations. (Who wouldn't love to have a decent movie made out of his/her work that's respected?)

Still.... it's shocking to hear.

If nothing else, it really smacks the idea back in our faces that we could all go at anytime, and that (cliche as it sounds) that every day does count.

At Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at 12:38:00 AM PDT, Blogger Roberto Zaghi said...

So sad news. Another great artist who will be missed.


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