It's getting so I'm afraid to open my web browser anymore.
In a time when the world just seems so dark we're losing more and more of the kinds of people we need most. I never met Mr. Stevens but I sure loved his work. Mike bought just about everything he did, especially the Rocketeer. I remember borrowing Mike's Rocketeer comics and just being blown away. That character design was just spectacular and the artwork was unsurpassed. Stevens was one of the masters. Towards the end of last year, when Suzanne and I were visiting my parents, they gave me a box of Mike's old stuff that he'd left at home. One of the items was a Dave Stevens portfolio. I remember lying on Mike's bed, flipping through the book and remembering how much Mike loved Stevens' work and how he'd sometimes do drawings of the Rocketeer, trying to get that unique Stevensesque feel. I just can't believe we've lost another giant so young. Fifty-three. Jesus.
Rest in peace, Dave Stevens. You're in awfully good company.