The Culture Trust Luton has announced they will be exhibiting the work of legendary comic artist, Steve Dillon next month.
The exhibition will show some of his earliest works dating back to 1978 when he was only 16 years old and had just started on Marvel UK’s Hulk Weekly, drawing “Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D”.
Steve, who was from Luton, is best known for his work on Judge Dredd, Rogue Trooper, Hellblazer, Punisher and Preacher. He died in 2016, to the dismay of fans around the world.
The exhibition will take you on a journey through his career, incorporating works from Hulk Weekly, pieces from Doctor Who Weekly, Wolverine and many more. With a hugely successful career spanning almost four decades, it’s easy to see why he won “Best Artist Award” at the National Comic Awards, in both 1998 and 2002.
Steve’s talent for drawing faces and bringing characters to life can really be seen in this exhibition.
The Culture Trust Luton is an arts and cultural charity for the people of Luton and beyond. They showcase high quality arts and cultural activity across four inspiring sites; Stockwood Discovery Centre, Wardown House, Museum and Gallery, the Hat Factory Arts Centre and the Hat District. They also deliver community-focused arts in the public realm engagement projects.
• Steve Dillon Exhibition 2nd June – 7th July 2022, Hat House, 32 Guildford Street, Luton LU1 2NR | Exhibition Details available here online
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.