Steve Whitaker

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Steve Whitaker
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Steve Whitaker
Born 1955
Died February 22, 2008(2008-02-22) (aged 53)
Nationality British
Area(s) Colourist
Notable works
V for Vendetta

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Steve Whitaker (1955 – February 22, 2008) was a British artist best known as the colourist on the reprint of V for Vendetta.

David Lloyd, the artist on V for Vendetta, said Whitaker "was not only one of the finest colourists Britain has ever produced, but a great artist, a scholar of the comics medium, and a great teacher, too, who I worked with at The London Cartoon Centre in it's [sic] various incarnations."[1]

Biography[edit]

V for Vendetta was originally published in black and white in Warrior, with colour added for the American reprint and continuation. He was also the author of The Encyclopedia of Cartooning Techniques.[2]

Whitaker had been an active member of the British Amateur Press Association until it was disbanded in 2004. Following his death, ex-member Tony Keen announced he would organise a one-off memorial mailing, as he had for fellow BAPAn Andy Roberts.[3][4]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ One Of The Great Creators Of V For Vendetta Is No Longer With Us, Dial L for Lloyd, February 24, 2008
  2. ^ The Encyclopedia of Cartooning Techniques: A Unique A-Z Directory of Cartoon Techniques (Running Press, 1994) ISBN 978-1-56138-354-2
  3. ^ Steve Whitaker's cover illustration for Andy Roberts special
  4. ^ Tony Keen's LiveJournal announcement

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