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by Cathy FennerArnie Fenner Dave Stevens

eBook Brush with Passion: The Art and Life of Dave Stevens download ISBN: 1599290464
Author: Cathy FennerArnie Fenner Dave Stevens
Publisher: Underwood Books; First Trade Paper Edition edition (2010)
Language: English
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For fans of Dave Stevens this book is IT. All the great covers, pin-ups, and so much more are all here.

For fans of Dave Stevens this book is IT. There's also lots of color covers, sketches, paintings, pre-Rocketeer, Rocketeer, Betty, Bettie, and his later work. The design and layout of the book do their job well: they show off the artwork. I've been wanting an "Art Of Dave Stevens" collection for some time and this did not disappoint

Dave Steven's work is fantastic. This book gives us more than pictures and drawings he as created.

Jim Steranko (Introduction). Brush with Passion charts the career of Dave Stevens, one of the most beloved and influential of all comic illustrators. He discusses his beginnings as a comic artist, the struggle to bring The Rocketeer to the big screen, his work as a storyboard artist for Raiders of the Lost Ark and Michael Jackson’s Thriller video, and other career highlights. Dave Steven's work is fantastic. It gives insight into his thought process and why he dose what he dose and why he paints and draws.

Brush with Passion charts the career of Dave Stevens, one of the . Before his untimely death in 2008 from leukemia, Stevens had been working closely with Spectrum's Arnie and Cathy Fenner on his definitive career retrospective.

Brush with Passion charts the career of Dave Stevens, one of the most beloved and influential of all comic illustrators. Equally renowned as a pin-up artist, Stevens also recounts his friendship with reclusive model Bettie Page.

Dave Stevens, Arnie Fenner, Cathy Fenner. He discusses his beginnings as a comic artist, the struggle to bring The Rocketeer to the big screen, his work as a storyboard artist for Raiders of the Lost Ark and Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video, and other career highlights. The Rocketeer comic series by the late Dave Stevens. He discusses his beginnings as a comic artist. Dave Stevens Jim Steranko Michael Williams Art Friend Comic Artist Travis Charest Storyboard Artist Comic Character Passion. BD : Rocketeer - Rocketeer et Bettie Page - Dave Stevens - L'esthétique de Rocketeer est un mélange d'Art Déco et de Steampunk.

Brush with Passion : The Art and Life of Dave Stevens. Before his untimely death in 2008 from leukemia, Stevens had been working closely with Spectrum's Arnie and Cathy Fenner on his definitive career retrospective

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Dave Lee Stevens (July 29, 1955 – March 11, 2008) was an American illustrator and comics artist. He is most famous for creating The Rocketeer comic book and film character, and for his pin-up style "glamour art" illustrations, especially of model Bettie Page. He was the first to win Comic-Con International's Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award in 1982, and received both an Inkpot Award and the Kirby Award for Best Graphic Album in 1986. Equally renowned as a pin-up artist, Stevens also recounts his friendship with reclusive model Bettie Page

I’ll be looking forward to this compilation to get to know him better.

Comments: (7)
Braned
I first encountered Dave Stevens in 1982. I went over to my friend Scott's house and he said something like "Comics are good again. Kirby's doing something for a company called Pacific and check out this backup story in this Mike Grell comic." I looked at that six page story in Starslayer #2 and saw an instant newness and familiarity in Stevens' renderings of Cliff Secord and the supporting cast. Like the best songs by Bob Dylan and Neil Young, Stevens' art was both new but at the same time it felt like something that always existed and was waiting to be plucked out of the air if the right artist came along to see it. That day began about ten years of waiting patiently between episodes of The Rocketeer, anticipating each new cover Dave did for Pacific and Eclipse comics. Usually when we bought a new Pacific Comic, the first thing we did was flip it over and see if there was a Stevens cover in the "Coming Attractions."

Brush With Passion: the Art and Life of Dave Stevens collects all those covers, a generous sampling of Rocketeer art, and much, much more. In addition to Stevens' published and familiar work this book has a generous sampling of Stevens' early samples, animation work, commercial art, and commissioned pinups and other drawings. Almost every page is a visual treat, offering something you haven't seen before or a familiar Rocketeer page reproduced from the original art as you never seen it before.

Stevens provided the often illuminating narrative for the book. We learn of Stevens kind of stumbled into doing the Rocketeer and what was supposed to be a quick fill-in job grew grew into something that defined Dave Stevens for many of readers, who always clamored for more. But the conditions of the comic market at the time, and Stevens' drive for doing the job right made his output seem sporadic and never enough for his eager fans. Brush With Passion details what Stevens was doing all that time: working with the Rocketeer movie, trying to do jobs that would earn him a living and challenging himself as an artist. And toward the end, taking oil painting classes and battling leukemia.

I got to meet Dave Stevens once in the early 1990's at one of John Hitchcock's comic shows in Greensboro. I probably asked him when the next Rocketeer was coming out and he patiently and graciously answered my questions. I bought a couple of prints from him and as he signed them I commented how his cover for the Sheena in 3-D comic was one of my favorites by him. He commented, "Apparently someone else liked it too, it's been stolen." There's a happy ending to that story in this book.

One more Stevens story. The drawing on page 181, "Charity." I was over at a friend of mines house who sold original comic art. He had a polaroid of that piece he passed around. At this time, Dave was "just teasing" with his Eclipse covers and just seeing a full on nude by Stevens was something. Even though I was an adult, seeing that drawing brought some of that some thrill one got when viewing their first Playboy magazine at the age of 12 or 13. That's what Stevens' art always did for me, whether it was a drawing of the Rocketeer, the Shadow, or one his pretty girls, it always felt like seeing something new, but something you always wanted to see but just didn't know it yet.
Kerdana
BRUSH WITH PASSION: THE ART AND LIFE OF DAVE STEVENS es un libro de excelente calidad, y causó en mi la misma alegría y satisfacción que tuve al leer el ICON de Frazetta. La información es amena y muy completa. El nivel de los gráficos, la cantidad de los mismos, y la selección de estos no pudo ser mejor. Yo que había seguido a Stevens a través de los años, me sorprendí del maravilloso material gráfico que no sabía que existía. Él es mucho mejor artista de lo que cualquiera pudo suponer. Basta comtemplar sus ilustraciones de Bettie Page para llenar mil hojas de alabanzas. Magnífico libro, absolutamente recomendable para cualquiera. Imprescindible en cualquier biblioteca de un aficionado al buen arte.
Jode
For fans of Dave Stevens this book is IT. All the great covers, pin-ups, and so much more are all here. Some of those classic covers from the 1980's comic books are reproduced with the original black and white inked artwork so you can see the pure unfiltered Stevens genius. There's also lots of color covers, sketches, paintings, pre-Rocketeer, Rocketeer, Betty, Bettie, and his later work. The design and layout of the book do their job well: they show off the artwork. I've been wanting an "Art Of Dave Stevens" collection for some time and this did not disappoint. In a word: "WOW!"
Shistus
Beautiful artwork. Good quality printing large format. Useful historical information about Dave Stevens. Really a shame he isn't still around to produce even more great art like what he left us to enjoy.
watchman
This is a great book. I love Dave Stevens, he was the greatest talent. Not just for his comic art,but all his art, which this book represents. There is a contribution of just about everything he ever did. I can't believe that he by his own admission, experienced torment to get his work on paper. Every page every picture displays his fantastic talent. Nearly 300 pages of background stories of his life, family pictures and interviews. This book is a collectors item. Get it whilst you can.
Stanober
An excellent overview of the great pinup / comic book artist's life, profusely illustrated and worth getting.
Reighbyra
An excellent restropective on both the life and art of someone who I felt was one of the best in the field. The book was very informative with many photos and artwork spanning his life. It was sad towards the end when dealing with the illness that finally claimed his life but it was also inspirational with the courage he showed by dealing with it. I would HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of Dave Stevens' art, the Rocketeer, or just plain great art.
I was saddened when I read of Dave Stevens passing. To me, Stevens was the greatest comic book artist that noone has ever heard of. I followed his work closely in the 80s, and it wasn't easy because he mainly drew covers for independent comics. You could see right away that he was a perfectionist, and a top notch talent to boot. With this book, he has finally been given the recognition he deserved.