Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Dave Stephens - Rocketeer creator 1955 - 2008…

World Famous Comic and Good Girl Artist has died.

Hi Guys,

Yet more sad news for the world of comic books has reached me as several folks have contacted me in regards the death of Dave Stevens.

Most famous for his creation of the Rocketeer, his depictions of beautiful women and his use of Betty Page (the American 50’s glamour model) in his work, which introduced a whole new generation of artists and fans to her modelling work.

I loved Dave’s slick and luscious ink lines and his wonderful, rich subtle colouring. I was never lucky enough to meet the man himself, but can say this about his work. If anyone reading these words wishes to learn how to draw beautiful woman, they need look no further than his work.

Sad news indeed and you can find the links to two great tributes below:

Mark Evanier’s POV Website:

The Beat:

I will leave you with a photo of Dave and two pieces of work by Dave…they speak for themselves…

Until next time have fun!

Tim Perkins…
March 11th 2008

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