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Legendary Comic Book Artist Steve Dillon Passes Away

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The comic book community lost one of its most iconic artists, with the sad death of Preacher co-creator Steve Dillon at the young age of 54. Read on to find out more and he how the comic world has reacted.

Dillon, perhaps best known for his frequent collaborations with writer Garth Ennis, started his career at the age of Sixteen, drawing for Hulk weekly from Marvel UK. He later went on to work on Doctor Who Magazine and 2000AD. In 1988, he created comic magazine Deadline which ran for seven years.

As previously mentioned, his most famous works came in the form of his work with Garth Ennis, including a stint on Hellblazer, the famous ‘Welcome Back, Frank’ arc in The Punisher and the critically acclaimed Preacher, which ran from 2005 to 2000 and went on to inspire the AMC show of the same name. He was currently working on Punisher, as part of the All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe.

Dillon’s death was announced via a heartfelt message on his brother Glyn’s Twitter Page. You can check out the Tweet below.

Naturally, it didn’t take long before the comic community reacted to the news:

https://twitter.com/brubaker/status/789831114605023232

https://twitter.com/warrenellis/status/789830547975659521

As Mr Stegnan points out, however sad Steve Dillon’s passing is, the work he has created will be forever remembered and viewed by the world and his impressive legacy will live on forever.

What do you think? What was your favourite Steve Dillon work? Let us know below.

Source: Twitter

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