The work of the late, great Dave Stevens is known to comic book aficionados in the form of his enduring creation, The Rocketeer , and to art collectors and illustration enthusiasts for his reverently retro yet brilliantly modern renditions of vintage pulp characters, science fiction adventurers and iconic superheroes. But as dedicated Stevens fans know, the artist's true passion and inspiration manifests in his seemingly countless and unfailingly exquisite renderings of the female form , most typically in the classic pinup and "good girl art" style at which he became one of the very best. But while Stevens' technique was perfection itself, it wasn't just the refinement of his lines or the proportions of his women that made Stevens' work so sexy and so beautiful. It was love that did that, and it was love that made Stevens' work influential in a way that few other comic book artists can claim. Dave Stevens was a consumate artist in the classic sense of the term, and in keeping with that romantic notion he quite naturally had a muse.