Welcome friends to Back Issue Bloodbath, a comics-centric podcast presented by Geek Hard. Join hosts Andrew Young and Sammy Younan as they get down and dirty in the four-colour world of comic books, focusing on classic stories, new issues, comic creators and hot button topics.
This week, Andrew and Sammy take a look back on the career of another great comic creator that left this world far too soon: Steve Dillon. Steve passed away on October 22nd of this year due to complications from a ruptured appendix. A fantastic artist that was able to convey personal emotions and cinematic sensibilities in his work, Dillon got his first big break in comics drawing the Hulk Weekly Magazine for Marvel UK. He would eventually make his way across the Atlantic and work for DC, Marvel and more. He is best remembered for his for his colaborations with writer Garth Ennis on Hellblazer, Preacher and Punisher. He has become synonymous with Frank Castle as his take on The Punisher has become iconic in the eyes of the fans.
With an unbridled energy and emotional impact, Steve Dillon’s work has touched many and he will truly be missed. In a year where many great artists from various fields have passed on, this one adds to the sting of 2016. On the day he passed, the comics community mourned loudly with many a creator speaking highly of the man online. Join us as Andrew and Sammy pay their respects to this great illustrator and reminisce on the many comics he’s created and their effect on fandom.
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