|"Preacher," on the left, an excerpt from a, "Chick Tract," on the right.
Both images involve religion and fire in vastly differing ways.
"I’m not saying this to make any sort of point, but it is weird to think Steve Dillon–who illustrated many works but is best known by some for, “Preacher,” and Jack Chick died within a week of each other. One person worked on a book that was critical of religion and Christianity in particular and the other had so enmeshed within religion he dedicated his whole career to that focus. I don’t know if there is any epiphany to draw from this beyond that maybe God just wanted to bring them both up to comment on their unique art-styles? Either way, I hope Dillon and Chick ended up where they wanted to go."
After checking the dates I then added:
"Wait, it was within a DAY of each other? Wow, God has got to be making some weird, “Jam,” comic he needs an assortment of artists for."
It is weird, but true. Steve Dillon, an artist who had a drawing style that delightfully stood-out and which I can't say I ever saw replicated by anyone (at least not well), left this planet on October 22nd, 2016, with the circumstances around his passing still unknown. He illustrated countless comics but many know him for having been the artist on, "Preacher," which was the kind of book that gleefully would accept accusations of being sacrilegious. Meanwhile, Jack T. Chick passed away in his sleep on October 23rd, 2016, and dedicated his life to religion--for better or worse. Chick was the kind of, "Christian," who hated (and this isn't even everyone) gay people, Muslims, Catholics, people who played Dungeons and Dragons, people who like Halloween, and Jews--although he was a self-declared, "Zionist" in that he interpreted the Bible as stating Jews have to control Israel for Jesus Christ to come back at which point anyone who is Jewish will either accept Jesus as their savior or burn in Hell. He expressed these sentiments via small little comics often referred to as, "Chick Tracts."
|Dillon could draw a great Punisher as well.
UPDATE: I said earlier today the cause of Dillon's death was unknown, it has now been confirmed he died of a burst appendix