Comics People Remember Steve Dillon
Today I have been in the pub talking with friends about Steve Dillon and his untimely death. There is shocks, there is sadness, there was talk about what a genuinely warm and kind man he was, and admiration for his work across the decades as fresh as ever.
Lots of other people have been sharing their reactions as well. Here are a few from social media.
Here's my story. I've known Steve for decades but this is a more recent one. Of late, there had been a meme regarding what was described as "Frank Face", based on Steve Dillon's inclination to draw this psychopathic murderer with the exact same expression from panel to panel, and to find it on other characters as well.
I remember chatting with Steve at the MCM London Comic Con bar last year (lemonades all round) to find that a) not only was he very familiar with the meme but that b) was putting in examples of the expression on purpose into everything he did, just to feed it further.