This is one of those posts I knew I was going to write but never wanted to think about.
Unless you live under a rock, or you only read my blog and no one else’s (bless you), you know that Gene Colan, one of the greatest storytellers and comic book artists in American history, if not world history, finally gave in and accepted God’s personal invitation to join the other greatest artists in that sublime Studio In The Sky. VIEW THE FULL ARTICLE
There are people who enter your life, no matter how briefly that change it forever. Gene Colan was one of those people in my life. Now he’s gone. His wife Adrienne last year, and now Gene. Someone better with words than me will assuredly write something more meaningful than this…right now it’s all I’ve got. VIEW THE FULL ARTICLE
His reviews focus on the writing, but he does comment on the art and artists as well. He always includes some great scans of panels from every issue. I decided I’d start at the beginning of his blog and “read along” the entire run of the Daredevil series. VIEW THE FULL ARTICLE
Every morning for the last couple years, I have written down three things for which I’m thankful. I keep a pad and pen next to the bed and write them immediately upon waking, so I begin the day in a grateful mood. They can range from the specific and self-focused (finding a great deal on comics at a garage sale) to the general and altruistic (rain for farmers after a drought), from the physical (a successful recovery) to the metaphysical (support from God). So in that spirit, I would like to make my 25th column a thankful one to keep with the season and ending of the year–and decade. (Whoa! Where did the “0s” go?). Here are a half-dozen art-related things for which I am very grateful: VIEW THE FULL ARTICLE
Collector Matthew West has been working with Eric on a project featuring our favorite Man Without Fear. They wanted a way to pay tribute to the work of Gene Colan, as well as stretch Eric as an artist. VIEW THE FULL ARTICLE