DAVE STEVENS 1955-2008

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March 13, 2008

Dave Stevens, artist, writer, illustrator, comic-book legend and creator of "The Rocketeer" character, died March 10th, after a long illness, (which has recently been revealed to be Hairy Cell Leukemia). We have lost a great talent, but those who were fortunate enough to know him even a little all knew Dave as a charismatic, gentle and quick-witted guy who always seemed years younger than his age.

Mark Evanier has written a piece on Dave you can see here:
http://www.newsfromme.com/archives/2008_03_11.html#014911

FX 2008 what a fun show- Wondercon here we come

Noto and Brereton at FX  08 panel

Chartruz and I just returned from FX show in Orlando and we had a great time-

http://www.fxshow.com/

we got to hang with our LOCAL 23 pals, talk to readers who had recently picked up the new Nocturnals hardcover, and I did a bunch of sketches there as well.

Chartruz's Cuddlemonster toys were a big hit and she can now count Scary Godmother creator Jill Thompson as a client along with many other toy lovers who couldn't live without one of her hand-sewn creations.

http://www.myspace.com/cuddlemonstertoys

NEW NUMB3RS Behind the Scenes Gallery

Dan and Jack

check out the Photographs Gallery for a look at the set of NUMB3RS- Dan was there in late October, and you'll see a lot of his art used to create dressing for the comicbook convention set of the episode , "Graphic":

http://www.nocturnals.com/?q=image/tid/16

Dan Brereton on the Lot of NUMB3RS Comic Convention Set

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reported by Alan Belfast 10/26/07

On November 23rd, viewers of CBS cutting-edge crime drama NUMB3RS are in for a dose of realism not often experienced in a network Television show. The episode, entitled " Graphic", centers around Comic Books, their creators and the conventions they inhabit.

To this end, Dan Brereton, along with several other creators and publishers were invited to be part of the shooting of the episode and contributed artwork, books, merchandise and a general air of authenticity to the comic convention set.

NOCTURNALS Hardcover Vol.I shipping November 7th confirmed by Diamond

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Reported By Alan Belfast

Great news! Diamond's site includes both versions of the new Nocturnals Hardcover collection shipping November 7th( see bottom of listed items for 'Dan Brereton's Nocturnals').

from Diamond's site:

Every Monday, we provide a list of products shipping for
the current week, as well as those products expected to
ship the following week!

Shipping This Week: NOVEMBER 7, 2007

The following products are expected to ship to comic book
specialty stores this week. Note that this list is tentative

IMMORTAL IRON FIST ANNUAL touted as WIZARD's BOOK of the WEEK!

Brereton's Iron Fist Annual cover painting

Postive notices from WIZARD for the new Iron Fist Annual that hit stands last week, featuring cover and interior art by Dan:

http://www.wizarduniverse.com/magazine/wizard/006016820.cfm

"...what really sets this issue apart is the striking art by Chaykin and Kevic Djurdjevic, and especially Dan Brereton. It’s always a treat seeing Brereton art, and his style perfectly captures the pulp feel of Orson Randall’s old-timey adventures.”

Flying Colors' Joe Field & Dan Brereton Look Back at the Early Days

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From Joe Field's own Blog, Septermber 27th, 2007:

The 19th Anniversary of the opening of FLYING COLORS Comics & Other Cool Stuff is upon us---and we're celebrating with a special event with artist Dan Brereton and the World Premier of NOCTURNALS Volume One: Black Planet & Other Stories, this Saturday September 29th from 1-4pm. I really hope you can join us.

New Gallery!

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Some talk on Dan Brereton's Message Board:
http://www.comicscommunity.com/boards/brereton/
about a line of Nocturnals toys which, sadly, never saw the inside of a toy store, prompted us to go through the archives and find several picures of Nocturnals action figure prototypes from that time. It's possible these or newer figures might turn up one day, after the new Nocturnals books have re-established themselves in the comics marketplace. Until then, enjoy this peek:
http://www.nocturnals.com/?q=image/tid/15

AB

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