Dave Deal passed away on Tuesday. If you don’t recall him by name, you probably know his work. He was perhaps most famous for his Deal’s Wheels caricature model car kits made by Revell in the early ’70s and reissued many times since. He drew the Viking character on the ArmorAll bottles. If you were a sports car fan a few decades ago you might remember his cartoons in MG Mitten accessory ads in the magazines. More recently, he was instrumental in character development and showing the animators how to express emotions in the vehicles appearing in the Cars movie. He also did illustrations for toy companies. Here’s one he made for a Maisto (when it went by the name of M.C. Toys) package about fifteen years ago. I met him at Zee Toys in the 1980s when he was working on a variety of freelance projects there. He will be missed.