Gene was laid to rest on June 26, 2011. The Colan family decided they would like to make the eulogies delivered at the funeral available for you.
Sure, there are other eulogies, but they talk about comic books Gene drew. These are about the man.
I regret to tell you that Gene passed away on 6/23/2011, around 11pm. Gene had ongoing health issues with his liver, heart and cancer. He was a fighter to the end, making plans on leaving the hospice to return home. He wanted me to price him a VW Beetle.
- Bryan Headley
Presenting Gene and his new dog/master, Oreo. 2-3 years old, unknown mixed breed, extremely loving & attentive. We found him at an animal rescue place on Long Island. It took awhile to talk Gene out of a Retriever, or a German Shepherd, or some dog that even as a puppy, would be able to drag Gene by the leash.
Yep, the cover to the Eisner award winning Cap #601, Gene’s last comic story!
Gene told me his first cover was to Cap in the late 40s, so this is a full circle!
COMIC ART CON
“The First Exclusive Comic Art Convention”
NO COMIC BOOKS! No fan boys! No hustle and bustle of the big cons! This is a gathering of Comic Art collectors in a friendly venue to buy, sell, trade, network and talk about comic art . . . and only comic art!!!
SEPTEMBER 12, 2010 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Meadowlands Crown Plaza Hotel
2 Harmon Plaza,
Secaucus, N.J. 07094 (201) 348-6900
Special guests in attendance include Rudy Nebres, Guy Dorian, Ian Dorian and comic book legend GENE COLAN!!!!!
Captain America #601, with artwork by Gene, wins the 2010 Eisner for Best Single Issue!!! This is Gene’s last comic book story for Marvel. With one of his first works being a 1949 Captain America cover, we’re talking about a return the character after 60 years! Seriously, who else could meet such a feat?
Oh, did you know? Pages of that very issue are for sale at this very moment! Visit Here to seen the fine Cap 601 and other fine pages.
Good news. After more than 100 days in the hospital, Gene is ready to draw. “Boy am I!” he says.
New commission prices are as follows:
Read this carefully:
Gene Colan is also available for book covers and to write book introductions. Write to CliffMeth@aol.com for quotes.
"Big" John RIP, "Jazzy" John Romita & "Genial" Gene.
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