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Genial, Gentle, Generous and Just Great Gene Colan

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…

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Gene Colan 1926-2011

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.

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The Matt Murdock Chronicles

A guy is reading and posting a review of each and every issue of Daredevil. The Matt Murdock Chronicles 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.

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A Year of Thanks

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…

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“Remembering Adrienne”

The last couple months have not been kind to the world of comics and artists. We’ve lost Frank Frazetta, Al Williamson, Dick Giordano, Steven Perry, Vic Dowd and Rik Levins (if not others). Some have been within the same week. And this week was a different kind of loss, that of a Great Woman “behind” a Great Man: Adrienne Colan, wife of Gene Colan.

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