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Preacher Co-Creator Steve Dillon Passes Away at Age 54

Steve Dillon, the comic book artist who helped to create the Vertigo comic book series Preacher for DC Comics, has passed away at age of 54. His brother confirmed the news, pointing out he passed away in the city he loved, New York City. No details were given on how he passed away.

Steve Dillon worked more with DC Comics and Vertigo Comics, adding his art style to Hellblazer, The Atom, Animal Man, Heartland, Skreemer and The Wanderers.

AMC, who have found great success with their TV adaptation of Preacher, sent out a statement on the news of Dillon’s passing.

“Steve Dillon was an enormously talented illustrator who, with Garth Ennis, created a cult classic comic we were so proud to bring to television with Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Sam Catlin and our partners at Sony. He will be missed.”

Seth Rogen also sent out his own statement on Twitter.

Kevin Smith who has two shows on AMC, Geeking Out and Comic Book Men also sent out his own statement.

More of his colleagues past and present gave their condolences on the passing too

We send our condolences out to the friends and family of this great talent.

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Eric Curto

Eric Curto

My name is Eric and I am loving this current comic book boom, I was around for the first one with Superman: The Movie, Supergirl(being the first female and crossover film) and Batman and have been enjoying the resurgence since Blade. Can't express how much I cannot wait for WB & DC to take back the film universe but until than I love the TV shows we have gotten. I only started reading comics about 10 years ago but am connected more to DC over Marvel or any other major company. If you wanna chat feel free to contact me
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  • GAB

    This is really sad. A great artist is no longer with us, but he will be remembered. His art will stay with us, forever. R.I.P Steve