Comic Book Artist STEVE DILLON Passes Away
Veteran comic book artist Steve Dillon, best known for his work on Vertigo’s Preacher, has passed away. No further details are available as of the moment.
The news was confirmed by his younger brother, cartoonist Glyn Dillon, on Twitter. Other prominent figures in the comic book industry confirmed the news as well.
Sad to confirm the death of Steve, my big brother and my hero. He passed away in the city he loved (NYC). He will be sorely missed. Cheers x
— glyn dillon (@glyn_dillon) October 22, 2016
I have it confirmed that Steve Dillon has died. He was a giant, and will be much missed.
— Warren Ellis (@warrenellis) October 22, 2016
Born in 1962 Luton, Bedfordshire, England, Steve Dillon started his professional career in comics at the age of 16, working on the first issue of Hulk Weekly for Marvel UK. He also did a considerable amount of work for 2000 AD on characters such as Judge Dredd.
But perhaps his most celebrated works are his collborations with writer Garth Ennis, starting with Vertigo’s Hellblazer before moving on to the critically-acclaimed Preacher (which has been adapted to a TV series by AMC). The two would later pair up again for Marvel’s The Punisher. Dillon would revisit the character again in 2010’s PunisherMAX with Jason Aaron and in 2016’s The Punisher with Becky Cloonan.