Dave Stevens

Name: Dave Stevens

Birth date: 29 July 1955

Birthplace: Lynwood, California

Education: High school, Portland, OR; two years San Diego City College; miscellaneous art classes

First Professional Work: 1975, Tarzan comic strip inks over Russ Mannings pencils

Credits: 1975: Tarzan comic strip; 1976: Fear & Laughter (Kitchen Sink); Quack (Star*Reach); 1977-80: miscellaneous inking and pinch-hitting; 1977-78: storyboards; 1978-81: animation work; 1975-82: film art; 1982-ongoing: Rocketeer comic series; 1985-1991; Rocketeer film development; 1985-ongoing: miscellaneous cover art and illustrations

Favorite Movies: A Portrait of Jennie, Citizen Kane, Third Man, Casablanca, King Kong, Field of Dreams, etc.

Favorite Fine Artists: N.C. Wyeth, Dean Cornwell, Gil Elvgren, J.C. Lyndecker, Robert McGinnis, Saul Tepper, John Lagatta, Sunblom, George Petty, Alberto Vargas, Lawson Wood, Geo. Studdy, Mead Schaefer, Matt Clark, Edd Cartier, Harry Roundtree, Walter Baumhoffer, Geo. Rosen, Dalton Stevens, Sir William Russell Flint, etc.

Favorite Comics Artists: Frank Frazetta, Hal Foster, Roy Crane, Lou Fine, Reed Crandall, Maurice Whitman, Jim Steranko, Jack Kirby, Joe Kubert, Will Eisner, Wally Wood, Yves Chaland, Denis Sire, Mark Schultz, Franco Saudelli, A.H. Palacios, Vatine, etc.

Pet Peeves: Bad reproduction and color seps, and corporate lawyers.

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