A Tribute: GENE COLAN.

Posted: June 25, 2011 in Awesomeness, Comics, Superheroes, Tributes, Vampires

 

Portrait by @SethKushner.

Portrait by @SethKushner.

 

Gene Colan, without question one of the greatest comic book artists of all time, died this past Thursday at the age of 84.  He was best known for his early work on Daredevil and Iron Man at Marvel Comics, and also his work on characters like Batman for DC Comics, but more than anything the work that makes him immortal is his legendary run on Tomb Of Dracula with writer Marv Wolfman at Marvel throughout the 1970s.  Gene Colan’s work had unprecedented life and darkness to it.  There was so much weight and substance to his pencil drawings that his work didn’t always need to be inked (generally the norm in comic book production).  He could do the superhero stuff as well as any artist of the era, but there was something particularly special about his work in horror, as I am about to show you…

Gene Colan

  

 

  

 

For more, read this excellent obituary from The Comics Journal, and this fantastic interview from their archives.

 

@jonnyabomb

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