Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Rocketeer Creator Passes

Dave Stevens, the cartoonist behind The Rocketeer, died day before yesterday of Leukemia. I never got to meet Dave, but I loved his creation.

I'm sorry it took this tragedy to rekindle interest in this great property, but hopefully this interest will help secure Dave's legacy by seeing these great comics finally collected for posterity.

I've a drawing of Cliff Secord in full regalia, and will mail it off to the first person who makes a $20 donation to Hairy Cell Leukemia Research Foundation. Size is roughly 4.25" x 5.5", ink on bristol.


Andrew Wales said...

When my son Dan was about six, he'd watch that Rocketeer movie over and over and over and over!

Really cool movie. I haven't read the comics.