Dave's many creationsâ”including some of the X-Men's staple charactersâ”brought tremendous joy to his legion of fans. For three decades, he was a beloved fixture at comics conventions across the country where he would sketch for a pittance and encourage would-be creators. Those of us who knew Dave personally will remember him as one of the sweetest, jovial, most generous individuals in the comics industry. I'll miss my friend very much.
There are no details of services at this time. Dave asked to be cremated, and his widow Paty is burdened with the news, so well-wishers are asked not to call. Email can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I was never a big Legion fan, but I was watching intently as he helped Len Wein and Chris Claremont redefine a sagging team book into a powerhouse. RIP Dave.