Friday, December 05, 2008
Gentleman Gene Colan
I went to the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco tonight with Lee Hester of Lee's Comics to honor "Gentleman" Gene Colan. For those unfamiliar with his work, pick up appropriate issues of "Daredevil", "Creepy", "Howard the Duck" or "Tomb of Dracula".
Gene was honored with a lifetime achievement award, and also answered some brief interview questions with Glen David Gold. He also received in person accolades from Tom Field, Steve Engelhart, Steve Leialoha, Adrienne Colan (Gene's wife) and in a special video message, Stan "The Man" Lee.
About 40 pieces of original art are on display from November 15, 2008 through March 15, 2009 at the Cartoon Art Museum which is at 655 Mission Street in San Francisco.
Gene also signed my "Howard the Duck" trade paperback and the new Dark Horse "Creepy Archives Vol. 2" book.
If you feel that you missed out meeting Gene in person, you do get a second chance. Gene Colan along with Gene's sometime inker Steve Leialoha ("Fables") will be appearing this Saturday, December 6, at Lee's Comics from 2-4pm, at 1020-F N. Rengstorff Avenue, Mountain View. Check out Lee's website at http://www.lcomics.com
for more information.
For photos of the event, please check out my Photobucket account at http://s218.photobucket.com/albums/cc49/thft_2007/Gene%20Colan%20December%202008/
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