Nigel Parkinson, Cartoonist

Nigel Parkinson, Cartoonist
This is him, at a recent Comic Con (Photo (C) Alan A Andrew)

Friday, 24 June 2011

Gene Colan, into the shadows

"Gentleman Gene" Colan, as Stan Lee dubbed him in the 1960s, has sadly passed away after a long illness. On the right, a self-portrait of this, the most atmospheric penciller in American comics. His run on several Marvel titles in the 1960s, 70s and 80s is a masterclass in shadow and movement.

At left is original art of the first Marvel Comic I bought for myself-  the first one I saw in a shop, and at 10d, a bit expensive in late 1966, but well worth it!

Read more about him on Mark Evanier's always excellent site here

1 comment:

Kid said...

Yup - shame, isn't it? Another legendary figure lost to us.