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Folks Of Interest R.I.P. Dave "Big" Deal

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jeff Norwell, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. Jeff Norwell
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    The Real Deal passed away yesterday after a illness..... Inspired a ton of people, ICON to many and a hellava talent.He was a registered Hamber.
    Artist,designer and automotive cartoonist.
    Made a BIG impression on me and specially in my youth.

    Godspeed Dave.:(
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    r.i.p. prayers for his family
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    That's terrible. 2008 has taken many of great man and women. Rest In Peace Brother.
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    What a bummer, I loved his work and buit the models.

    Vaya Con Dios
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    Never met him… But loved his art allot! When I was young… if a copy of Road & Track came my way… the first page I would look for was the MG Mitten add and his awsome illustrations.
    R.I.P. "Big Deal"
  7. Jeff Norwell
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    Yea Eyebone... he did it all.. models,Cartoons mag, Road&Track.... the list goes on and on...
    Here is daves site.....
    http://www.bigdealart.com/


    we lost a supreme talent.
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    oh no! that's sad news. He was a big influence for me.

    His Armor All man was one of my favorite logos.

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    We'll miss ya Dave!!

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    I always loved his work!
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    I was at his web site just last week… totally unaware that he was ill! Thanks for posting this Jeff!

    http://www.bigdealart.com/

    He will be greatly missed…
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    Sad new's, Prayers are with his family. He was a big influence on me as a kid, I tried to copy his drawing style and I also built all his model kits (Zingers?) Kenny
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    My first real job in auto motive was for a company named Auto Haus. We were the largest retailer of VW parts and Dave did all our logos. He was always fun to be around.
    Godspeed my friend,
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    You could tell by his style of work that he had a lot of fun doing it, always made me smile, thank you Dave, you will never be forgotten!
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    Very cool to know you were involved with this company. One of the greatest logos EVER.


    Very sad to hear the news on Motorburg.

    Incredible INSPIRATION, very skilled, multi-faceted man.
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    His his drawings taught a 10 y.o. me to draw 3/4 views...
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    RIP Dave.
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    Prayers from here.
    Dave was responsible for all our t-shirt designs as well as cartoons we have used in our catalogs. Great guy and fun. Did some work for us several months back and was quite ill then but still wanted to do the work.
    Will be missed by all!!

    Kevin
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    One of the best. Hopefully he's in a better place. R.I.P Big
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    RIP

    he was great
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    Dave Deal started me on my life of automotive illustration with one drawing, a cartoon fuel altered in a mid seventies Hot Rod magazine, I still look to that free flowing, dynamic style as the ultimate in characature car art, and where would the movie "cars" be without him... another generation inspired by the genius.

    Thanks for everything, Dave :)
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    Sad day.....one of the best Cartoon hotrod artist out there and a big inspiration and influence on me.....to this day.
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    Sorry to hear about Dave. May he rest in peace.
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    Bummer. I walk past my display of 'Deal's Wheels" kits in my collection every day. Somedays I will stop and just check 'em out again and smile.

    Today I will think of the man himself. 'Big' loss.
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    Oh man, what a sad day.

    I loved his style...

    RIP Dave
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    he did cool work, he will be missed,prayers for his family.
  27. Very sad to hear. He played huge in inspiring my art, my career, and my goals.
    He will be missed. God bless him, God bless his family...
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    Sorry to hear,God Speed,and prayers
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    awe man not Dave too. R.I.P. my friend
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