Friday, June 24, 2011

Gene Colan RIP


It's with sadness I read this morning that one of the titans of Mighty Marvel's heyday has passed away. Gene "The Dean" Colan drew the very first Marvel comic I got my mitts on, and his technique and style imprinted on my fanboy DNA.


Colan was truly a unique artist, and that's immediately evident in that there is no one in the business today who attempts to imitate him.


His way of drawing was instantly identifiable and almost always excellent. Most fans know about his hectic last years, and I hope he's found peace at long last.


















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4 comments:

  1. A very sad day. No one else's art comes close!

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  2. The only guy I ever saw who seemed to come from the same space as Colan was the early David Mazzuchelli, who has gone far away from that initial style since.

    Colan was one of kind truly.

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  3. Nice choice for the last image. Hail the master in deed. Gonna go read some Tomb of Dracula and Nathaniel Dusk and pretend this day hasn't happened yet.

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  4. Lovely tribute, Rip. Gene Colan was a unique and supremely talented artist and will be greatly missed.

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