Steve Dillon, English comic book artist, Died at 54

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Steve Dillon was born on March 22, 1962, and died on October 22, 2016.

He was a British comic book artist,

He came from Luton, Bedfordshire.

He was best known for his work with writer Garth Ennis on Hellblazer, Preacher, and The Punisher.

Steve’s younger brother by nine years is cartoonist Glyn Dillon.

He attended Icknield High School, where first realised his potential as a serious comic book artist during the production of a school comic book called Ultimate Sci Fi Adventures with school friends Neil Bailey & Paul Mahon in 1975.

He got his first professional work at the age of 16, drawing the title story in the first issue of Hulk Weekly for Marvel UK, later working on the Nick Fury strip.

During the 1980s, Dillion also drew for Warrior and Doctor Who Magazine, where he created the character of Abslom Daak.

Along with author Garth Ennis, Dillon worked on Hellblazer and, later, on Preacher which wrapped up in 2000 after 66 issues.

He also created the character Dogwelder, featured in Ennis’s series Hitman.

He died in New York City due to complications of a ruptured appendix.

Steve Dillon passed away at 54 years old.

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