Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Dave Stevens passes...


I read today that, artist Dave Stevens passed away. Dave created the Rocketeer for comics and it was made into a pretty good superhero / adventure film. The Rocketeer movie was eclipsed during it's release by Kevin Costners ROBIN HOOD movie which wasn't HALF the movie that ROCKETEER was.

Dave was quite a talent with a unique style. It was Dave who brought 50s pinup star Betty Page to the forefront of pop-culture through his art. He was instrumental in seeing that she received compensation for the use of her image all these years later.

I guess this will be the way of things as we all get older – familiar names and faces will leave our world with increasing frequency. The young have little idea that it will be the same for them one day.

1 Comments:

OpenID mcboatner said...

One of Corey's biggest thrills was meeting and getting the autographs of Bill Campbell and Jennifer Connelly at a Braves game. It was a pretty decent movie..

March 17, 2008 1:29 PM  

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