The comics industry and blogosphere has been overflowing with tributes to the late Dave Stevens, who died Monday. His work influenced many people — more than you might think given the relative scarcity of his output. A couple of news notes:

— Stevens’ mother has requested that in lieu of flowers, people make donations to the Hairy Cell Leukemia Research Foundation.

Arnold Fenner wrote to tell us that THE ART OF DAVE STEVENS (above) will be out in Spring ’09 deom Underwood Books. The book is 90% completed and the editors will finish the rest from interviews.

And now some links to particularly notable tributes:
Stevens interview in Comic Book Artist Magazine #15
Bill Wray (This one is must reading.)
Craig Yoe
Scott Dunbier
Lea Hernandez
Colleen Doran
Elin WInkler
Kiel Phegley (A particularly funny story involving Billy Campbell.)


  1. I remember Dave standing and laughing with you one fine summer night. He
    told me later that you were the whitest smile of all comic pros.

    -Hank Mayo