Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Co-Costume Designer Glyn Dillon Confirms The Death If His Brother & Preacher Co-Creator & Artist Steve Dillon Dead At 54.
Artist Steve Dillon passed away in New York City at the age of 54. Cause of death has not yet been reported.
THR put his career accomplishments in context:
Dillon’s career in comics stretches across five decades and two continents. His first professional work came when he was just 16 years old, in the debut issue of Hulk Weekly for Marvel’s United Kingdom subsidiary. In the years that followed, Dillon’s art would appear in stories for 2000 AD, Doctor Who Weekly and the classic Warrior anthology, including a chapter of Alan Moore’s groundbreaking Miracleman series.
The artist arrived in the United States in the late 1980s with the DC Entertainment miniseries Skreemer, with other work for the publisher including issues of Animal Man and The Atom. It was at DC’s Vertigo imprint where Dillon created the work that he’d be most remembered for, working with writer Garth Ennis first on a critically acclaimed Hellblazer run from 1992 through 1994, and then on Preacher from 1995 through 2000.
Subsequently, Ennis and Dillon worked together on The Punisher at Marvel on multiple series, while also creating artwork for a number of other Marvel titles including Wolverine: Origins and Thunderbolts. His most recent work was a new Punisher series with writer Becky Cloonan.
In addition to his artwork, Dillon will be remembered for co-creating and co-editing the British comics anthology Deadline with Brett Ewins in 1988, which published early work from Gorillaz co-creator Jamie Hewlett — Tank Girl was a Deadline strip — as well as Philip Bond, Nick Abadzis and Al Columbia.
On behalf of the Comics Nexus and Inside Pulse teams, we offer our condolences to the family, friends and fans of Steve Dillon. Gone too soon.
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