Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Dave Stevens, RIP

We've lost another great talent in the comic book world.

From Mark Evanier's News From Me blog --

Illustrator Dave Stevens, best known for his "good girl" art and The Rocketeer, died yesterday [March 10] following a long, wrenching battle with Leukemia. Dave was born July 29, 1955 in Lynwood, California. He was raised in Portland, Oregon, then his family relocated to San Diego, where he attended San Diego City College and became involved in the early days of the San Diego Comic Book Convention, now known as the Comic-Con International. His skills as an artist were instantly evident to all, and he was encouraged by darn near every professional artist who attended the early cons, but especially by Jack Kirby and Russ Manning. In 1975, when Manning began editing a line of Tarzan comic books to be published in Europe, Dave got his first professional assignment, working on those comics and also assisting Russ with the Tarzan newspaper strip. Soon after, he worked on a few projects for Marvel (including the Star Wars comic book) and a number of underground comics. Later, he also worked with Russ on the Star Wars newspaper strip.

Read the full story here.

For more about Dave Stevens, check out the following links --

Dave Stevens Official Website
Dave Stevens at Wikipedia
Dave Stevens at IMDb

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