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New broke this morning. We've lost a legend. Steve Dillon, known for co-creating Preacher with Garth Ennis and his work on The Punisher, has passed away. News was confirmed when Dillon's brother reported it on Twitter.

Dillon first started in comics at age 16, drawing for Marvel UK. His career included work at 2000 AD, DC Comics, and Marvel. Condolences to his family. He will be missed.

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#1 Posted by Billy Batson (60867 posts) - - Show Bio

Rest in peace.

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#2 Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

How awful, another respected artist gone

Most of the comics he illustrated were for stories that weren't really for me, but I always dug his art style. Something very inviting about how simplistic and human it was.

R.I.P.

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#3 Posted by yankeefan91 (55 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow, I just recently started reading Preacher for the first time too after having read the majority of his work on Punisher. Another great artist gone way too soon.

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#4 Posted by jayskee (4870 posts) - - Show Bio

Rest in peace

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#5 Posted by HeroUp2112 (18324 posts) - - Show Bio

Rest in peace. Thank you for all the worlds and characters you created for us.

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#6 Posted by TommytheHitman (6733 posts) - - Show Bio

What a shame, I just got finished rereading his Welcome Back Frank.

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#7 Posted by HighAccuser (9696 posts) - - Show Bio

RIP

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#8 Posted by FearTheLiving (8837 posts) - - Show Bio

I wasn't the biggest fan of his art style but it's always sad to hear a creative has passed especially fairly early. Wish his family well in this troubling time and that Steve will be doing what he loves wherever he may be.

Rest in peace.

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#9 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (12493 posts) - - Show Bio

woah

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#10 Edited by Mfundroid (2916 posts) - - Show Bio

RIP indeed.

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#11 Posted by thedankknight (8 posts) - - Show Bio

This is pretty huge. RIP Steve Dillon. Wonder what happens now for the current Punisher run that he was on.

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#12 Posted by comicace3 (12434 posts) - - Show Bio

RIP

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#13 Posted by thatguywithheadphones (19859 posts) - - Show Bio

Frank in Frank.

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#14 Posted by judasnixon (12663 posts) - - Show Bio

That man drawn some of the best comics ever..... I'm honestly heart broken over his passing.

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#15 Posted by deactivated-5988def3424a7 (5386 posts) - - Show Bio

RIP. Punisher and Preacher must be "proud" of everything you've done for them.

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#16 Posted by bloggerboy (896 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm currently re-reading Constantine and Steve Dillon's art in that was amazing. That rabbit bit was one of the many memorable moments in it.

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#17 Edited by silent_bomber (4934 posts) - - Show Bio

RIP

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#18 Posted by JamesSpiring (996 posts) - - Show Bio

The guy who originally drew Abslom Daak for Doctor Who Magazine... :(

This is pretty huge. RIP Steve Dillon. Wonder what happens now for the current Punisher run that he was on.

I expect it'll be delayed until Marvel find a replacement artist.

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#19 Posted by apg103 (210 posts) - - Show Bio

so young rip

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#20 Posted by jeanvaljean11 (118 posts) - - Show Bio

Last issue ilustrated by him I read was Scarlet Witch #3. I really enjoyed it...never thought it will be one of his last work. Great artist.

Rest in peace

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#21 Posted by Heatblaze (10399 posts) - - Show Bio

Even though I criticized his artstyle, it's very sad to find out he passed away at such an age. RIP man.

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#22 Posted by Lone_Wolf_and_Cub (9086 posts) - - Show Bio

I loved his work. R.I.P. bro.

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#23 Posted by wrucebayne (568 posts) - - Show Bio

Preacher and the Punisher. Monster of an artist. Both Dillon and Jason Aaron brought to life the absolute best take on Bullseye.

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#24 Posted by Stellar421 (875 posts) - - Show Bio

Aww, man. He will be missed. Thank you for all the great art, Mr. Dillon.

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#26 Posted by NightFang3 (12363 posts) - - Show Bio

My He Rest In Piece.

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#27 Posted by DonFelipe (2334 posts) - - Show Bio
We'll always remember you... R.I.P. Steve!
We'll always remember you... R.I.P. Steve!

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#28 Posted by nappystr8 (1548 posts) - - Show Bio

We have been losing too many great creators far too young. He and his work will definitely be missed, but his legacy will live on through his art.

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#29 Posted by longbowhunter (9425 posts) - - Show Bio

Steve Dillon was one of those artists I didn't really get until much later. I was first exposed to him on Wolverine Origins and was really put off. The older I got, the more I came to appreciate his facial acting and clear storytelling. Last month I read some of the Animal Man run he did with Rick Vietch and thought it surpassed the Morrison/Truog stuff. Reading through old Vertigo books, anytime he stepped up to the plate, there was a clear uptick in my interest level.

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#30 Posted by Teerack (10703 posts) - - Show Bio

Was never a fan of his art, but damn that is young to die. Did he have cancer or something?

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#31 Posted by silent_bomber (4934 posts) - - Show Bio
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I hope someone will collect Laser Eraser in trade one day, its pretty much the only major Warrior strip not collected :(

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#32 Posted by D3ADP00L6723 (6 posts) - - Show Bio

Damn good artist. Loved his run on Preacher and the Punisher titles. He'll be missed but not forgotten. :(

R.I.P.

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#33 Edited by Billy Batson (60867 posts) - - Show Bio

@teerack said:

Was never a fan of his art, but damn that is young to die. Did he have cancer or something?

Ruptured appendix.

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#34 Posted by Dr_Cheesesteak (270 posts) - - Show Bio

damn, RIP, and thanks for the art.

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#35 Posted by originalalchemist (175 posts) - - Show Bio

Honestly, I was pretty young when preacher came out and didn't really read it. His Punisher work, however, I did read. It was amazing, and I was a fan. R.I.P. Steve

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#36 Posted by Ouroborik (3624 posts) - - Show Bio

R.I.P.

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#37 Posted by Jestersmiles (9826 posts) - - Show Bio

R.I.P

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#38 Posted by webheadcomics (188 posts) - - Show Bio

RIP you will be missed :(

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#39 Posted by The_Constant_One (1 posts) - - Show Bio

He was the visual soundtrack to my 80's childhood. R.I.P Steve, Thanks for the Dredd memories!

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#41 Edited by ColinCassady (7 posts) - - Show Bio

RIP

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#42 Edited by jashro44 (53048 posts) - - Show Bio

Rest In Peace. My condolences to his family and friends.

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#43 Posted by BruceRogers (17445 posts) - - Show Bio

R.I.P :(

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#44 Posted by Strider1992 (18501 posts) - - Show Bio

RIP Mr. Dillon. You're art is synonymous with some of my favorite series.

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#45 Posted by Queso6p4 (1557 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow. He was relatively young and may he RIP. I loved Preacher

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#46 Edited by termiteone4ever (12855 posts) - - Show Bio

Stay blessed in any life time

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#47 Posted by SoA (6246 posts) - - Show Bio

He will be missed . A legend .