Steven Hughes

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Steven Hughes
Born Steven Jay Hughes
February 12, 1954[1]
Boston, Massachusetts
Died February 18, 2000(2000-02-18) (aged 46)
Scottsdale, Arizona
Nationality American
Area(s) Artist

Steven Jay Hughes (February 12, 1954 – February 18, 2000) was an American artist for the Chaos! Comics company. Hughes provided the art for many of the company's comics, including Lady Death, Evil Ernie, and the short-lived superhero series Detonator . He also helped to create the signature look of these characters.

Biography[edit]

Inspired by EC comics such as Tales from the Crypt, and especially EC artist Wally Wood, Hughes began as an artist for various titles from Aircel.

Death[edit]

Hughes died on February 18, 2000, in Scottsdale, Arizona,[2] after a long battle with cancer. Hughes was survived by his wife Barbara Hughes and his children Amber, Chance, and Samantha.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United States Social Security Death Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JKFC-42V : accessed 01 Mar 2013), Steven J Hughes, 18 February 2000.
  2. ^ Spurgeon, Tom. "Chaos! Artist Steven Hughes Dies," The Comics Journal #222 (Apr. 2000), p. 31.