Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Dave Stevens Rocketeers Into The Heavens...


Dave Stevens, the creator of "The Rocketeer" character which Walt Disney Pictures adapted into a much watered-down film version has passed away. I was/am a huge fan of the Rocketeer and have always loved Dave's artwork. He's a refreshing break from the monotonous style of most comic art you see today. Blue Sky Disney sends its regards to his family and friends.

Hat Tip to Ain't It Cool News.

2 comments:

Tangaroa said...

This makes me very sad. I very much regret Rocketeer never became the franchise it deserved to be. Thanks for the heads up...

Amazon Belle said...

I couldn't agree more with tangaroa. I saw the film opening night at the El Capitan theater (complete with dime popcorn). I don't know if it was the film, the new theater, or the fact that the film was about Hollywood and seemed to be taking place just outside... but something made it magical. It was a wonderful story, nicely paced, with great characters. Dave you will be sorely missed.