Sunday, April 23, 2006

Dick Rockwell, R.I.P.

Mark Evanier reports that Dick Rockwell, best known as longtime assistant/ghost to Milton Caniff on the Steve Canyon strip, has passed away at age 85. See Evanier's post for more on his career. I seem to have lost them at some point, but I recall really being impressed with the last few large format volumes of Kitchen Sink's reprinting of Canyon strips of the mid-to-late 1950s. Rockwell's comic book work after he got the Canyon gig was sparse, of course, not surprisingly a few of those examples were for the aviation themed BLACKHAWK book, including a 1983 story during Evanier's run, and the page here is from a 1989 story with John Ostrander.

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