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Dave Stevens, 1955-2008

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12th Mar 2008 | 04:58 pm
location: Brooklyn, New York
disposition: blankunfocused
diversion: Seinfeld

Dave Stevens, the illustrator and comics artist responsible for creating The Rocketeer, died the day before yesterday following a long battle with leukemia.

Stevens, whose highly idealized images of women made him heir apparent to Frank Frazetta's throne, was also singlehandedly responsible for spawning the revival that propelled pin-up model Bettie Page back to the forefront of popular culture. Just as his talent enabled him to make modern that which was not (his Rocketeer looked at once retro and futuristic), he managed to make Page, the fetish and bondage queen of the Fifties, respectable.

He was 52.


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Deborah Avery

It's a great image.

from: nyexeccoach
date: 13th Mar 2008 12:16 pm (UTC)

Would it be too bawdy to hang in the guest room? How about the master bedroom?

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Re: It's a great image.

from: chidder
date: 13th Mar 2008 02:16 pm (UTC)

I'd think we'd like to restrict all bawdiness to the master bedroom.

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