Sad to confirm the death of Steve, my big brother and my hero. He passed away in the city he loved (NYC). He will be sorely missed. Cheers x
— glyn dillon (@glyn_dillon) October 22, 2016
I’ve never been so devastated to write a post here at The Beat.
Confirmed by his brother, artist Steve Dillon has passed away at age 54. Dillon is best know, of course, as the artist on all 60 issues of Preacher, a major run on Punisher and countless other comics.
I’m going to have to leave others to write the facts, because yet again, I’m heartbroken. Steve was a friend to the world, dispensing wisdom and camaraderie over a point of Guinness. Many pints of Guinness.
So many stories are being told right now across the world of comics, including some here at Stately Beat Manor. We all loved that man.
He was also a stunningly great cartoonist, with a clear line and a rock solid sense of storytelling that never wavered. Preacher is is great achievement of course, his grounded depictions giving the grotesqueries and black humor even more impact.
Tributes are pouring in of course. I’ll try to collect them when the tears have dried.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.