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Re: Steve Dillon 1962-2016
« Reply #15 on: 22 October, 2016, 05:39:18 pm »
What horrible news. My favourite Dredd artist of all time. Such a huge influence on me.

I spent many happy days in my early teens copying his Dredd from the pages of 2000AD, and to this day any sketches of Dredd I do still have a hint of Dillon. My recent sculpted werewolf Dredd was obviously taken from his incredible art from Cry of the Werewolf.

What a loss to the art and comic world, and my thoughts go out to his family and friends.

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Steve Dillon 1962-2016
« Reply #16 on: 22 October, 2016, 05:47:35 pm »
I've followed Steve Dillon's work since he first started, drawing Nick Fury for Hulk Comic aged just 16. A phenomenal talent. From Laser-Eraser & Pressbutton, Mean Arena, Judge Dredd, Rogue Trooper and Be-Bop & Lula to Hellblazer, Preacher and Punisher his art has been there for practically the whole of my comic reading life. No-one quite drew sexy like Steve Dillon did. Sometimes his name alone was enough for me to pick a comic up because you knew you were always going to get an incredible job. Can't believe he's no longer with us. RIP Steve Dillon.
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Re: Steve Dillon 1962-2016
« Reply #17 on: 22 October, 2016, 06:04:30 pm »
Aw no. One of the all-time greats, not just on Dredd but comics in general.

Like Jimbo said, this is a real gutpunch.
My heart goes out to his family, and all who knew him. Devastating news  :'(

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Re: Steve Dillon 1962-2016
« Reply #18 on: 22 October, 2016, 06:04:53 pm »
Shocked.
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Re: Steve Dillon 1962-2016
« Reply #19 on: 22 October, 2016, 06:42:40 pm »
Very sad news - RIP.

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Re: Steve Dillon 1962-2016
« Reply #20 on: 22 October, 2016, 07:10:28 pm »
I've tweeted my thoughts and commented on the RIP thread but wanted to finish on here.
Steve Dillon was my first favourite artist, anything he drew I was instantly attracted to, loved his Dredd and his version of the Lawmaster was the best! His work with Ewins on Skreemer really affected me and Preacher was just great...
RIP Steve, you'll be sorely missed...  :'(

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Re: Steve Dillon 1962-2016
« Reply #21 on: 22 October, 2016, 07:12:07 pm »
I've followed Steve Dillon's work since he first started, drawing Nick Fury for Hulk Comic aged just 16. A phenomenal talent. From Laser-Eraser & Pressbutton, Mean Arena, Judge Dredd, Rogue Trooper and Be-Bop & Lula to Hellblazer, Preacher and Punisher his art has been there for practically the whole of my comic reading life. No-one quite drew sexy like Steve Dillon did. Sometimes his name alone was enough for me to pick a comic up because you knew you were always going to get an incredible job. Can't believe he's no longer with us. RIP Steve Dillon.

Yeah, was only re-reading Cry Of The Werewolf fairly recently and was struck by how beautifully cinematic his art and storytelling was. Feels so sad even typing this in the past tense. Fucking hell. 54. That's hardly old.
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Re: Steve Dillon 1962-2016
« Reply #22 on: 22 October, 2016, 07:18:27 pm »
Desperately sad news. 

Such a natural talent and so accommodating to us fans, I remember him sketching away all day at the Bedford cons. Such precise and elegant lines made to look completely effortless.

Undoubtedly one of the greats.   

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Re: Steve Dillon 1962-2016
« Reply #23 on: 22 October, 2016, 07:27:25 pm »
Really sad to hear....one of my all time favorite artists.

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Re: Steve Dillon 1962-2016
« Reply #24 on: 22 October, 2016, 08:12:49 pm »
Truly awful.  His work was a massive part of my childhood, and adulthood for that matter.
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Re: Steve Dillon 1962-2016
« Reply #25 on: 22 October, 2016, 08:32:03 pm »
Such sad news...

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Re: Steve Dillon 1962-2016
« Reply #26 on: 22 October, 2016, 08:34:45 pm »
Just awful, awful news. I have always rated his work on Alone in a Crowd, Trapper Hag,  City of the Damned and Cry of the Werewolf as some of the best Dredd art ever, but most particularly Beyond the Wall from the SciFi Special which gave us a whole new side to MC1. His work with Kev Walker on Cinnabar was a highpoint for the character, and I was always sorry Hap Hazzard didn't have a longer run, it was never less than charming. His run on Hellblazer was definitive, and his stamina on Preacher gobsmacking.

My sincerest sympathies to his family, friends and colleagues. What a terrible loss.

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Re: Steve Dillon 1962-2016
« Reply #27 on: 22 October, 2016, 08:45:34 pm »
54 is far too young. I loved Preacher in my student days and discovering Steve's 2000 AD work over the last few years has been a joy. One of the definitive Dredd artists and one of the all-time greats.

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Re: Steve Dillon 1962-2016
« Reply #28 on: 22 October, 2016, 08:56:32 pm »
Desperately sad news, and my thoughts go out to all his family and friends.




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Re: Steve Dillon 1962-2016
« Reply #29 on: 22 October, 2016, 09:16:35 pm »
Completely gutted.
When I scraped together enough money to buy what was definitive original artwork (for me) I had to own an ezquerra strontium dog page and a mcmahon dredd page. The only other comic art I actively sought out was a dillon page from "city of the damned". It's still one of my most prized possessions.  He is a definitive dredd artist and had produced some of the strips most beautiful artwork. More recently I loved his run on Punisher, getting me back I nto the character decades after I had moved away from it. Steves work will be greatly missed and my heart goes out to his family.

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