Comics artist Dave Stevens is gone…however his legacy continues. The creator of the Rocketeer – identified for his impeccable retro artwork and rediscovery of mannequin Bettie Web page – handed away on the age of 52 in 2008 from a uncommon type of leukemia.
Dave Stevens: Drawn to Perfection, a documentary about his life, directed by Kelvin Mao, is about to debut on streaming on Friday, December 2nd, however the filmmakers are additionally operating a Kickstarter to lift funds for a bodily launch of the movie. We beforehand interviewed Dave’s sister, Jennifer Bawcum-Stevens, in regards to the film right here.
Mao tells us:
The primary reward apart from the blu-ray is a 32-page Rocketeer One-shot comedian that got here collectively throughout manufacturing with contributions from 8 solid and crew. The primary function is a canopy and 8-page story drawn by Adam Hughes – who we interviewed. The story was written years in the past by Danny Bilson (additionally in our movie) & Paul De Meo previous to De Meo’s premature passing in 2018.
Bilson and De Meo have been the Disney Rocketeer film screenwriters and co-wrote the second Rocketeer story Cliff’s NY Journey with Dave Stevens. This story has the excellence of being each the primary Adam Rocketeer story and the ultimate one from the writing group of Bilson & De Meo.
The marketing campaign winds up on the 2nd as effectively – only some hours to leap in – however Mao has supplied us with some unique peeks on the comedian and different supplies to get you to go to the web page and contribute! Paintings consists of a Adam Hughes coloured panel for the 8-page story, one Jae Lee coloured panel (coloured by his spouse June Chung) from the 4-pager written by govt producer Robert Windom. And when you learn the interview with Jennifer Bawcum-Stevens, there’s an easter egg within the photographs!
Extra info on the documentary is on the Kickstarter web page; it consists of interviews with Joe Johnston (director of the Rocketeer film), Brinke Stevens, Thomas Jane, Invoice Campbell and plenty of extra.
And right here’s a gallery of parents who have been interviewed for the documentary.