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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
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
    Posts: 12,398

    Jeff Norwell
    Staff Member

    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.:(
  2. r.i.p. prayers for his family
  3. Kid Jeff
    Joined: Aug 8, 2006
    Posts: 135

    Kid Jeff

  4. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,588

    from SUGAR CITY

    That's terrible. 2008 has taken many of great man and women. Rest In Peace Brother.
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  5. Daddyfink
    Joined: Jan 27, 2007
    Posts: 462


    What a bummer, I loved his work and buit the models.

    Vaya Con Dios
  6. eye bone
    Joined: Jul 13, 2005
    Posts: 655

    eye bone

    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
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
    Posts: 12,398

    Jeff Norwell
    Staff Member

    Yea Eyebone... he did it all.. models,Cartoons mag, Road&Track.... the list goes on and on...
    Here is daves site.....

    we lost a supreme talent.
  8. 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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  9. aceuh
    Joined: Apr 17, 2008
    Posts: 1,361


    We'll miss ya Dave!!








    I always loved his work!
  10. eye bone
    Joined: Jul 13, 2005
    Posts: 655

    eye bone

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

    He will be greatly missed…
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2008
  11. casper
    Joined: Apr 27, 2005
    Posts: 975


    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
  12. 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,
  13. Sonny Depalma
    Joined: Jan 8, 2008
    Posts: 312

    Sonny Depalma
    Member Emeritus

    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!
  14. Jeem
    Joined: Sep 12, 2002
    Posts: 5,885

    Alliance Vendor

    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.
  15. His his drawings taught a 10 y.o. me to draw 3/4 views...
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2008
    Joined: Jan 21, 2008
    Posts: 58

    from NC

    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!!

  18. One of the best. Hopefully he's in a better place. R.I.P Big
  19. lemorris
    Joined: Jun 30, 2008
    Posts: 130

    from Tucson, AZ


    he was great
  20. 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 :)
  21. SinisterCustom
    Joined: Feb 18, 2004
    Posts: 8,250


    Sad of the best Cartoon hotrod artist out there and a big inspiration and influence on this day.
  22. Zumo
    Joined: Aug 30, 2004
    Posts: 1,389


    Sorry to hear about Dave. May he rest in peace.
  23. Joe Grippo
    Joined: Dec 28, 2005
    Posts: 291

    Joe Grippo

    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.
  24. Sinister
    Joined: Jan 19, 2004
    Posts: 709

    from Oregon

    Oh man, what a sad day.

    I loved his style...

    RIP Dave
  25. oldsman71
    Joined: Apr 9, 2008
    Posts: 1,037


    he did cool work, he will be missed,prayers for his family.
  26. 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...
  27. wetatt4u
    Joined: Nov 4, 2006
    Posts: 2,148


    Sorry to hear,God Speed,and prayers
  28. awe man not Dave too. R.I.P. my friend
  29. Blacktop Graffiti
    Joined: May 2, 2002
    Posts: 930

    Blacktop Graffiti

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