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  Gene Colan - PopCultureReference   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Gene Colan (born September 1, 1926) is an American comic book illustrator, who sometimes worked under the name Austin Adams.
Colan was born in Bronx, New York, and studied art at New York City's Art Students League.
Colan's style, particularly his fluid figure drawing and extensive use of shadow, was unusual among Silver Age comic artists and became more so as his career progressed.
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 Gene Colan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Colan was born in the Bronx, New York City, and studied at the Art Students League.
Colan's long run on the Daredevil series continued into the 1970s, an era for which Colan illustrated the complete run of the acclaimed horror title Tomb of Dracula and most issues of writer Steve Gerber's cult-hit, Howard the Duck.
Colan's highly fluid figure drawing and extensive use of shadow was unusual among Silver Age comic artists and became more so as his career progressed.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gene_Colan   (324 words)

 Comic Book Artist Magazine #13 - Gene Colan Interview - TwoMorrows Publishing
Gene Colan: I must've heard about it from one of the editors up there at the time, or Stan himself, and I know I had a talk with Stan about it.
Gene: The atmospheric backgrounds that would be necessary to render the evil, the scariness of it all....
Adrienne: The one thing Gene did appreciate with Marv was that from the very beginning, it was very apparent that Marv cared as much about the writing of it as Gene cared about the art of it, and in that way, that was their most powerful bond.
www.twomorrows.com /comicbookartist/articles/13colan.html   (4113 words)

 World Talk Radio Comic Zone: Gene Colan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Gene then settled down to the task of finding a permanent niche in the comic industry, showing work to both National (DC) and Timely (Marvel) Comics.
Gene's work at Marvel included Menace, Mystic, and Journey into Mystery before heading over to DC for a while to do Sea Devils and Hopalong Cassidy.
Nathaniel Dusk is notable as Gene has always enjoyed the detective genre, and it was one of the first times a book went to press with colors done directly over the pencils (no inking involved).
www.worldtalkradio.com /archive.asp?aid=2718   (661 words)

 Secrets in the Shadows: the Art & Life of Gene Colan Review - Silver Bullet Comics
Colan was great on, for instance, Batman, because he understood that Batman is the product of all his life experiences made manifest in his obsessions.
Gene Colan's art looks dark and mysterious at first glance, but the more time one spends with the art, the more one comes to see the mysterious dark as holding great truths and possibilities.
Gene Colan is a very special artist, and it's great to see him celebrated in such a substantial and wonderful book.
www.silverbulletcomicbooks.com /reviews/112912591010339.htm   (498 words)

 Colan, Gene
Gene Colan (born September 1, 1926, the Bronx, New York City) is an American comic book artist who sometimes worked under the name Adam Austin.
Colan's long run on the Daredevil series encompassed a virtually unbroken, 81-issue string from #20-100 (Sept. 1966 - June 1973), with further stints of a half-dozen each in 1978-1979, and 1997, plus the initial annual (1967) and occasional issues in between.
Colan was the first mass-market comic artist to break from the penciller/inker/colorist assembly-line system by creating finished drawings in graphite and watercolor.
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 Gene Colan -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Gene Colan (born September 1, 1926) is an (A native or inhabitant of the United States) American (A magazine devoted to comic strips) comic book (An artist who makes illustrations (for books or magazines or advertisements etc.)) illustrator, who sometimes worked under the name Adam Austin.
During the (The decade from 1960 to 1969) 1960s Colan illustrated several of Marvel's major characters including (Click link for more info and facts about Dr. Strange) Dr.
Colan's style, particularly his fluid figure drawing and extensive use of shadow, was unusual among ((classical mythology) the second age of the world, characterized by opulence and irreligion; by extension, a period secondary in achievement to a golden age) Silver Age comic artists and became more so as his career progressed.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/g/ge/gene_colan.htm   (346 words)

 Books : Secrets in the Shadows: The Art & Life of Gene Colan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Plus: a new portfolio of never-before-seen collaborations between Gene and such masters as John Byrne, Michael Kaluta, and George Perez, and all-new artwork created specifically for this book by Gene Colan, who is still inspired by the Secrets in the Shadows.
Tom Field's latest, "Secrets in the Shadows", is an absolute must-buy for any fan of Gene Colan, or of Silver age comics in general.
Gene Colan, now 80 yrs old on Sept 1st 2005, is producing THE finest illustrations of his career and SITS proves it!
www.cellphonegamesdownload.com /1893905454/Secrets_in_the_Shadows_The_Art__Life_of_Gene_Colan.shtml   (637 words)

 TwoMorrows Publishing - Alter Ego #6 - Gene Colan Interview
Gene, you obviously made an impression on Stan, because I could tell, when I started reading your "Sub-Mariner," that immediately, because of the way you were drawing it, Stan's speeches for the Sub-Mariner got more and more Shakespearean and noble.
COLAN: Well, I think it was in a Captain America story-where a guy from a criminal collection agency has to make a getaway in a car-and actually, the whole thing was really on one page, so I made about six or seven pages out of it.
COLAN: Well, Stan had so many titles to do that he allowed the artists to do most of the work as far as spacing it out, and sketching it in, so that when he'd see the artwork, all he had to do was write the balloons.
www.twomorrows.com /alterego/articles/06colan.html   (6885 words)

 Dragon*Con Biography: [Gene Colan]
Gene grew up in New York and graduated from George Washington High School (a one-of-a-kind public school majoring in gifted students in the visual arts).
Gene is currently (as of 2001) working on an adaptation of the old pulp fiction character "The Spider" which is slated for film in the near future.
Gene's also returned to drawing special project Batman stories for DC comics.
www.dragoncon.org /people/colang.html   (669 words)

 Comic creator: Gene Colan
Colan specialized in horror comics, when his work appeared in the Warren magazines Creepy and Eerie throughout the 1970s.
Gene always enjoyed the detective genre, and this was one of the first times a book went to press with colors done directly over the pencils - there was no inking involved.
From 1985, Colan was also present at Eclipse Comics, where he published fl-and-white pencil comic 'Raga Muffin'.
www.lambiek.net /artists/c/colan.htm   (354 words)

 Encyclopedia: Gene Colan
An illustrator is a graphic artist who specializes in enhancing written text by providing a visual representation that corresponds to the content of the associated text.
Jump to: navigation, search The 1960s in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1960 and 1969, but the expression has taken on a wider meaning over the past twenty years.
Howard the Duck #8 (January 1977), art by Gene Colan Howard the Duck is a comic book fictional character created by Steve Gerber for Marvel Comics and featured in several comic book series of the same name.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Gene-Colan   (1192 words)

 Comic Book Resources - Comic Book News, Reviews and Commentary - Updated Daily!
Gene drew "Daredevil" and "Sub-Mariner" and (Marvel's) "Captain Marvel" and "Tomb of Dracula" and "Iron Man" and "Dr. Strange" and "Captain America" and the "Avengers" and "Howard the Duck" and "Black Panther," sure, but he drew issues of the "Hulk" magazine and "Marvel Team-Up" and "What If" and others as well.
I met Gene for the first time in Baltimore, this year, and he was about as friendly as you could hope to expect.
Gene's had his share of butchers apply their inks as well, often to ill-effect, but despite the efforts (or lack thereof) the pages are unmistakably Gene Colan's.
www.comicbookresources.com /columns/index.cgi?column=ofo&article=2284   (1310 words)

 Pulp and Dagger -- Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
But, while I read a few of the original comics back in the '70s, and had fond memories, especially of Gene Colan's art, reading through this titanic tome I was amazed that, not only did I not find it heavy sledding...I could hardly put it down.
With Colan, you can imagine he is a colourist's worst nightmare, with one dynamic figure blending into another, all mixed together with swirls of mist or fog until it is nearly impossible to tell where one figure ends and another begins.
Colan makes heavy use of darkness and light, often defining a figure more in terms of stark shadows rather than through actual outlines.
www.pulpanddagger.com /pulpmag/rev_drac.html   (1455 words)

 Amazon.com: Secrets in the Shadows: The Art & Life of Gene Colan: Books: Tom Field,Gene Colan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Colan was one of Marvel Comics' key artists in the late 1960s and the 1970s, best known for a lengthy run on the superhero title Daredevil and his stint on the groundbreaking satire Howard the Duck.
Gene quickly became one of Marvel's top artists and perhaps the only one whose style was so unique that he was not asked to pencil over Jack Kirby's layouts the way many other artists were.
Gene worked on numerous titles at Marvel over the years, Daredevil, The Avengers, Captain America...But perhaps the title most associated with him was Dracula which had a remarkable 70 issue run in the 1970's.
www.amazon.com /Secrets-Shadows-Life-Gene-Colan/dp/1893905454   (2578 words)

 Gene Colan: Grand Master
Gene Colan is still one of comics’ three greatest artists.
The big difference between Gene (and, to be fair, Romita and Buscema, his two best cohorts from those halcyon days) and other fade-away artists is that Gene’s work is just as mesmerizing, just as stand-out twenty and thirty and forty years later.
Gene’s manipulation of shadow and mood made him the definitive noir artist long before it was heavy to be heavy.
www.silverbulletcomicbooks.com /masters/112802016965873.htm   (576 words)

 Daredevil: The Man Without Fear - Interviews
In 1969, Gene Colan was penciling Daredevil, Dr. Strange, and Captain America.
In addition to his highly characteristic theatrical style and heavy use of shadows, Gene Colan pioneered the use of coloring over pencils with no inks.
Gene Colan now lives in Vermont with his wife, Adrienne, and their two Golden Retrievers.
www.manwithoutfear.com /interviews/ddINTERVIEW.shtml?id=Colan   (7589 words)

Gene Colan is one of the true living legends in the comics industry today.
The one thing that Gene's artwork doesn't show is just how nice a man he is. I've met a lot of people in my time as a writer/journalist, but I can't recall too many of them being as wonderful to speak to as what it was to speak to Gene.
Gene is truely a gentleman and I'm proud to have made his acquaintance.
www.adelaidecomicsandbooks.com /colan.htm   (5831 words)

 Comics Should Be Good! » Gene “The Dean” Colan on “How I Approach a Comic Story”
If you check out Gene’s Virtual Studio, there’s tons of artwork and news from Gene, and Gene is also currently accepting artwork commissions (and if you check out some of the sample commissions, they look well worth the money).
Gene and Dave’s guest entries are both discussing the upcoming Captain America project (Ed Brubaker is writing it).
Inking Gene in general is always a challenge, mostly because I want him to be happy with the outcome and maybe more importantly I want his stuff to look the best it can.
goodcomics.comicbookresources.com /2006/10/31/comic-sites-should-be-good-gene-the-dean-colans-virtual-studio   (913 words)

 Universo Marvel - Gene Colan
Gene creció en New York y se graduó en el George Washington High School (uno de los colegios públicos mayoritarios en talentos de las artes visuales).
Desde 1946 a Colan se le puede asociar tanto a la historia de la DC como de la Marvel.
Colan también ha estado muy ocupado con otras inquietudes culturales como miembro del Bennington Museum, Southern Vermont Art Center (Manchester, VT), y Friend of the Clark Art Institute (Williamstown, MA) y Salmagundi Club (New York, Chicago y Paris).
www.universomarvel.com /autores/colangene.html   (424 words)

 Welcome to Slushfactory.com: A Pop Culture Extravaganza   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Gene recently completed an adaptation of the pulp fiction character "The Spider" which is slated for film in the near future.
Gene also returned to drawing special Batman stories for DC comics, among more than a few other projects.
Read along as Gene discusses his career, both past and present, as well as superhero movies, comic publishers, and the general state of the industry.
www.slushfactory.com /content/EpVFuEpFypnFPmejxq.php   (2236 words)

 Gene Colan Interview
Gene: When I started out, the process was there would be pencillers, then inkers.
Tim: Don McGregor had said that you were the only artist he could think of to do the artwork other than you.
Gene: I have been fortunate over the years to have built a following.
www.penguincomics.net /Interviews/genecolan.htm   (602 words)

Gene Colan names Milton Caniff as one of his primary influences, but I had never seen any Caniff in Gene's work until setting eyes on this page.
Long story short: I won a Kirby/George Roussous FF page but reserve wasn't met and when I contacted the seller he had decided to not sell it, even though I was willing to spring for the reserve.
Bought this from Gene and Adrienne Colan at San Diego, 2001, the show at which they surprised Gene with a 75th birthday panel.
www.digitalmedusa.com /dominic/Pages/colan3.html   (339 words)

 Daredevil Resource: Creators > Interviews > GENE COLAN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
The folks over at Comic Book Profiles are going to be doing a feature on Gene Colan in issue #6 of their magazine (Feb 1999).
Gene Colan has been in the comics field for over 5 decades.
Also, please keep in mind, that while Gene & I have gotten to know each other much better since, when this interview was conducted, I was a complete stranger.
daredevil.dreamhost.com /gcolan.htm   (7738 words)

 Index to Comic Art Collection: "Coil" to "Colazo"
Gene Colan, with contributions by Dan Brereton, Adrienne Colan, Peter David, Mark Evanier, Steve Gerber, Fred Hembeck, Phil Hester, Kelley Jones, Stan Lee, Don McGregor, Clifford Meth, Tom Palmer, Mike Pascale, Marv Wolfman.
Call no.: PN6768.E8no.99 ----------------------------------------------------- Colan, Gene, 1926- Nightwings : a story / by Robert Silverberg ; a graphic adaptation scripted by Cary Bates ; pencilled by Gene Colan ; painted by Neal McPheeters ; lettered by Gaspar Saladino ; designed by Richard Bruning ; edited by Julius Schwartz.
Gene Colan interview (59 p.) in David Anthony Kraft's Comics Interview, no. 96-98 (1991).
www.lib.msu.edu /comics/rri/crri/coi.htm   (4792 words)

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