Thursday, March 13, 2008

So long, Mr. Stevens


Here's a quick Rocketeer sketch done after hearing of Dave Stevens's recent passing.
I only met Mr. Stevens once, back in 2000 I think, and only chatted with him for a few minutes ,but he was really a great guy to talk to. Nice beyond words, especially since I was fumbling through whatever I was trying to say to him, stuttering all the while.
To me he was, and always will be, a Rock Star. Not only was he an amazing artist, but it's thanks to him I that I got into so many of the comics I was reading back in the '90s. Through Stevens's art I got into Doug Wildey, Russ Manning, Alex Raymond. If not for him I don't know where my work'd be today. I've still got a long way to go, but he really helped me take a much needed detour in the stylistic choices I was making at the time. So long, sir. Thanks for everything.

5 comments:

Alan said...

Fitting tribute.
The drapery and stark shadow work on this are just great.

laura said...

Beautiful!

Craig Zablo said...

What Alan said!

Chris Samnee said...

Thanks Alan, Lulu and Craig.

Dennis Sweatt said...

I think would have loved this.
Nice work.