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Steve Dillon


Two panels from The Punisher


Tribute to Dillon, published in all Marvel Comics dated January 2017 following his death

Steve Dillon (1962-2016) was a comics artist born in Luton, Bedfordshire, who entered the field at the age of 16 drawing Hulk and Nick Fury for Marvel UK's Hulk Comic. He later drew:

Dillon and Brett Ewins created Deadline magazine together. He went on to work for America's DC Comics, notably collaborating with Garth Ennis on the acclaimed titles Preacher and Hellblazer. His other US work included:

  • Animal Man for DC Comics
  • Avenging Spider-Man for Marvel Comics (reprinted in Panini Comics)
  • The Atom for DC Comics
  • Skreemer for DC Comics
  • The Wanderers for DC Comics
  • The Punisher for Marvel Comics
  • Wolverine for Marvel Comics
  • Supreme Power for Marvel Comics
  • Ultimate X-Men for Marvel Comics

Dillon's untimely death (he suffered a ruptured appendix whie visiting New York, and apparently did not seek medical help at the onset of symptoms because he was afraid of incurring huge medical bills) was widely seen as not only the loss of a highly gifted and popular comics artist, but also the passing of a warmhearted, generous man who had been a good friend and always done his utmost to encourage less experienced comics creators.