Steve Dillon has passed away.

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  1. Large

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    Warren Ellis confimed that Steve Dillon, the great artist behind classics such as Preacher, Garth Ennis and Jason Aaron's Punisher and many many more is dead, age 53.

    That sucks a lot.

    Rest in peace.

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    Holy crap. Dude was young. I knew he drank a lot, but what the hell. 53 is ridiculous. Way too young. rip
     
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    May his soul rest in peace.
     
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    Noooo...WTF?!?

    One of my favorite artists and we've lost him SO fucking young. Ugh. This one definitely stings.

    Just dug up my complete run of "Wolverine: Origins" last night and randomly started admiring it. Looks like I'll be reading all it again now with a bottle of vodka at my side.

    Cheers, man. Thanks for all the good times.

    :-\
     
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    I love this guy's art so much. So simple, clean, and expressive...especially with facial expressions. Just expert-level storytelling, the narrative is so fluid and easy to follow that it barely needs any dialogue or captions at all. And he gets SO MUCH NUANCE across with his mastery of facial expressions, I really can't underscore that enough.

    I'm up to issue #8 now and having a blast. Just got to the part where Logan uses "vodka" as a codeword for "Omega Red" so I took a shot in his honor. Feels like he would have liked that. And I never noticed it before but Dillon misspelled S.H.I.E.L.D. as "S.H.E.I.L.D." on Dugan's shoulder patch, lol.

    I highly, HIGHLY recommend this entire series to anyone who's a fan.
     
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    Aw, that really, really sucks.

    I wasn't a huge fan of his work, especially his newer stuff, but I will definitely miss seeing his signature style.
     
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    I hope they dedicate season 2 of Preacher to him. RIP.
     
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    So sad. So Young. RIP.
     
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    That would be REALLY cool, yeah.

    If nothing else, he got to see his handiwork homaged in the first season of "Preacher" AND in the the second season of "Daredevil." They even cited him in the credits at the end of that episode. Marvel/Netflix didn't really HAVE to do that so it kinda makes it EXTRA cool that they did.

    :')

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    "Sources suggest that he had been suffering from an unspecified illness. His death was met with an outpouring of grief and a number of tributes from the comics creator community, as well as the following statement from DC Group editor Marie Javins: "To say working with Steve was a pleasure doesn't begin to describe his gentle nature, or his easygoing demeanor. I worked with him from 1991, long before Preacher, up to his most recent covers for Sixpack and Dogwelder, but his impact on the comics industry resonated most through his interpretation of Jesse Custer and company. His name, along with writer Garth Ennis, is practically synonymous with Preacher, but I know him as a lovable wisecracker who enjoyed New York, and could always be depended on to deliver a sly remark. Steve had a great sense of humor; it's fitting his last work for DC was a cover of a tin foil Dogwelder. To the rest of the world, he's a giant among creators and artists. He will be missed by us all here at DC and Vertigo."
     
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    omg, no way!
    He and Ennis got me back into comics with the Preacher and then the Punisher soon after. I loved his clean lines and how you could see the expressions clearly on everyone he drew.
     
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    RIP. He did some great stuff with Ennis on his Punisher run.
     
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    Damn, so young, so tragic. He will be missed.
     
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    Say what?? Damn! He worked on a lot of my favorite comics of all time.
    His time with Ennis on Hellblazer was epic.
     
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    Holy cow, I just realised one of my favourite limited series was done by Dillon.
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    I never realised!
     
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    He was an amazing artist.