Newswire: R.I.P. Steve Dillon, co-creator of Preacher

Variety is reporting that Steve Dillon, the comic artist best known for co-creating Vertigo’s massively successful Preacher with frequent collaborator Garth Ennis, has died.

Like so many members of the “British Invasion” that swept American comicdom in the 1980s, Dillon got his start drawing for Doctor Who Magazine and the venerable pulp of 2000 AD. The latter paid tribute to its late artist on Twitter today, showcasing his talent for intense, almost grotesque emotion with one of his old Judge Dredd covers.

Not from this date, but a classic cover in memory of Steve Dillon. 2000 AD Prog 328 (6th August, 1983). RIP Steve.

— 2000 AD (@2000AD) October 22, 2016

In the late ’80s, Dillon made the move to the States to work for DC Comics. After bouncing between a few different projects (Skreecher, the post-Grant Morrison Animal Man), Dillon was placed on Hellblazer, depicting …

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