Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Dave Stevens R.I.P.


I've been really busy but what news greats me when I get the chance to look around? Dave Stevens died two days ago (see here). Man this sucks. I love his retro style and his classy/sexy gals. At least we now know why he disappeared from the comics scene as he had been fighting leukemia.

I first encountered his work via Eclipse Comics. I’ll always remember his Airbody cover, which I picked up as a poster. It knocked my socks off but then anything he did was amazing IMO like the Rocketeer. I also have a Mr. Monster Poster by him that I love too. Dave was class act all the way and he will be missed by this fanboy. He was much too young…




-Swinebread

5 comments:

ladybug said...

Wow I love the Rocketeer cover, it has the 1930's feel I love!

Doctor Smoke said...

*raises goblet*

Rock on, Dave.
You shall be missed.

Swinebread said...

LB - yes you would love the Rocketeer, the art is your kinda thing. You could watch the movie too.

Dr s - Yes, so long...

Pandabonium said...

That's sad. (and scary - he was younger than me and I have a friend who is fighting leukemia right now as well- damn.)

I love the Rocketeer movie. It parodies so many famous people of the 30's and of course the flying sequences are great fun.

Becca said...

I always loved that Airboy cover!

It's such a shame that we lost Steven's so early! He will be missed!