Born: 1955 July 29 in Lynwood, California, United States

Died: 2008 March 11 in Turlock, California, United States

Biography: Dave's work first appeared in Starslayer (Pacific Comics, 1982 series) #2 (April 1982). He is best known for his creation, The Rocketeer, and for his renderings of "good girl" art. A true comics artisan, he mastered every aspect of comics storytelling. Mike Richardson said of Dave Stevens, "Due to his ability to capture every nuance of his subjects and the times in which they live, one would swear the author himself must have lived during the 1930s to be able to breathe that much life onto the printed page... His incredible success is matched only by his humble charm and keen sense of humor."

Notes: To be confirmed against the Who's Who entry. Page 148 of The Rocketeer: The Complete Adventures (2009) states that Dave Stephens passed away on March 11, 2008.


Name:

    Dave Stevens Type: Common Alternative Name
    Given name: Dave Family name: Stevens

Other Names:

  1. Dave Lee Stevens Type: Name at Birth
    Given name: Dave Lee Family name: Stevens

Signatures:

  1. D. S. [generic]
  2. D.S. [generic]
  3. D.S.
  4. Dave Stevens [generic]
  5. Dave Stevens
  6. David L. Stevens [generic]
  7. DS [generic]
  8. DS. [generic]
  9. STEVENS [generic]
  10. Stevens/Dorman

Awards:

  1. 1982: Russ Manning Award - Most Promising Newcomer Award
  2. 1985: Kirby Award - Best Artist
  3. 1986: Inkpot Award - [no name]
  4. 1990: Troféu HQ Mix - Desenhista estrangeiro (Best Foreign Penciller)
  5. 2019: Eisner Award - Hall of Fame - Judge's Choice
  6. 2022: Inkwell Awards - Special Recognition Award

Awards for Issues:

  1. 1986: Kirby Award - Best Graphic Album
    The Rocketeer (1985 series)
  2. 1990: Troféu HQ Mix - Best Foreign Graphic Novel
    Graphic Novel (1988 series) #12 - Rocketeer
  3. 2010: Eisner Award - Best Archival Collection/Project - Comic Books
    The Rocketeer: The Complete Adventures Deluxe Edition (2009 series)

Art Influences:

Dave Stevens (b. 1955) stated influences by:
  1. Russ Heath (b. 1926)
  2. Russ Manning (b. 1929)
  3. Jim Steranko (b. 1938)
  4. Doug Wildey (b. 1922)
Influences by Dave Stevens (b. 1955) were stated by:
  1. Tim Bradstreet (b. 1967)
  2. Allen Freeman (b. 1956)

Memberships:

  1. Comic Art Professional Society Type: member


Non Comics Works:

  1. Publication Title: Jana of the Jungle (television) - Role: artist - Year: 1978
    Employer Name : Hanna-Barbera Productions
    Work Title: The Golden Idol of the Gorgas
    Notes: story director

  2. Publication Title: Jana of the Jungle (television) - Role: artist - Year: 1978
    Employer Name : Hanna-Barbera Productions
    Work Title: Katuchi Danger
    Notes: story director

  3. Publication Title: Jana of the Jungle (television) - Role: artist - Year: 1978
    Employer Name : Hanna-Barbera Productions
    Work Title: The Cordillera Volcano
    Notes: story director

  4. Publication Title: Jana of the Jungle (television) - Role: artist - Year: 1978
    Employer Name : Hanna-Barbera Productions
    Work Title: Rogue Elephant (episode 6)
    Notes: story director

  5. Publication Title: Jana of the Jungle (television) - Role: artist - Year: 1978
    Employer Name : Hanna-Barbera Productions
    Work Title: The Animal Snatchers (episode 4)
    Notes: story director

  6. Publication Title: Jana of the Jungle (television) - Role: artist - Year: 1978
    Employer Name : Hanna-Barbera Productions
    Work Title: The Renegade (episode 5)
    Notes: story director

  7. Publication Title: Just Teasing: The Dave Stevens Poster Book (book) - Role: artist - Year: 1991
    Employer Name : Ursus Imprints
    Work Title: Just Teasing: The Dave Stevens Poster Book

  8. Publication Title: Michael Jackson: Thriller (television) - Role: artist - Year: 1983
    Employer Name : Optimum Productions
    Work Title: Michael Jackson: Thriller
    Notes: storyboard artist; music video

  9. Publication Title: Raiders of the Lost Ark (movie) - Role: artist - Year: 1981
    Employer Name : Paramount Pictures; Lucasfilm
    Work Title: Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Notes: storyboard artist

  10. Publication Title: Runamuk (television) - Role: artist - Year: 1978
    Employer Name : Tom Greene Productions Inc.
    Work Title: Runamuk
    Notes: storyboard artist

  11. Publication Title: Vamps & Vixens, The Seductive Art of Dave Stevens (book) - Role: artist - Year: 1998
    Employer Name : Verotik Publishing, Inc.
    Work Title: Vamps & Vixens, The Seductive Art of Dave Stevens

  12. Publication Title: Wings of Twilight: The Art of Michael Kaluta (book) - Role: writer - Year: 2001
    Employer Name : NBM
    Work Title: Introduction


Relations:

  1. Employee of - Hanna-Barbera Studio (b. 1944)
    Notes: Did inking 1978.
  2. Relative - Bud Gutz (b. 1931)
    Notes: Father of Dave Stevens.