Thursday, March 12, 2009
Illustrator Research 41: Dave Stevens
Stevens was born in 1955 in California. He was an illustrator and comic artist famous for creating the comic book icon, The Rocketeer, whose visual design and adventures have been envied and admired by almost every illustrator I can think of. He is also famous for his Bettie Page pinup illustrations, helping to revitalise the model's image as a pop culture icon. Dave Stevens was the first to win Comic- Con's the Russ Manning Award for the Most Promising New Comer in 1982. Stevens died in 2008.