We are very sad to announce that Steve Dillon, famous Comic Book artist passed away. Death news of Steve Dillon, whose work also included Hellblazer, Preacher and The Punisher, was announced on social media Saturday morning. Dillon was a productive comic-book craftsman who got his begin as an adolescent working for Marvel’s.
Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon united on The Punisher MAX series at Marvel on various arrangement, like Welcome Back Frank and few others. He was currently working with Becky Cloonan for current running Punisher Series.
Dillon created most remembered with writer Garth Ennis first on a critically acclaimed Hellblazer run, and then on Preacher from 1995 through 2000. According to a tweet from his younger brother, Glyn, he died in New York City.
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
Seth Rogen also shared his condolences for the comic book artist. He tweeted, “Devastated by the loss of Steve Dillon. My favorite comic artist who drew my favorite comics. RIP.”
Devastated by the loss of Steve Dillon. My favorite comic artist who drew my favorite comics. RIP.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) October 22, 2016
Dillon was born in Luton, Bedfordshire, England in 1962. He was very well known artist, started his career at the age of 16 on on UK comics like Warrior, Hulk Weekly and 2000 AD. He gained greater exposure while teamed with writer Garth Ennis on Hellblazer in 1992. That partnership continued very long, with Ennis and Dillon teaming on Marvel’s Punisher franchise and creating the hugely popular Preacher for DC’s Vertigo imprint. Preacher was recently adapted into a critically acclaimed AMC TV series.
Our sincere condolences for this great artist. May his soul rest in peace.