Original Art Stories: Gene Colan: The Auction
Clifford Meth has started to post information about the Gene Colan Benefit Auction, along with images. This is shaping up to be one of the biggest charity auctions of it's type with contributions from all walks of life. Norm Breyfogle has emailed me to tell me that he's contributed material from "The Danger's Dozen, Of Bitter Souls, and sketchbook stuff and a Batman sketch," so you know that'll be worthwhile. I've sent over a hardback edition of Andru & Esposito: Partners For Life, signed by both Mike Esposito and myself, along with the original art used for the front's piece, which you can see here.
Brian Postman has teamed up with Dave Simons and contributed the incredible piece of art that you see immediately above. Walt Simonson has sent over that amazing new piece that heads this post and as for the illustration below...one phrase: Neal Adams inking Gene Colan.
A list of people who've donated items for this auction includes the following: Neal Adams, Daniel Best, Doug Braithwaite, Norm Breyfogle, Randy Bowen, Ed Brubaker, Adam-Troy Castro, Paty Cockrum, Peter David, Rufus Dayglo, Tom DeFalco, J.M. deMatteis, Pat DiNizio, Harlan Ellison, Garth Ennis, Mark Evanier, Neil Gaiman, Sam Keith, Joe Kubert, Erik Larsen, Bob Layton, Jae Lee, Jim Lee, Stan Lee, David Lloyd, Tim Mandrake, Leah Moore, Albert Moy, Michael Netzer, Josh Olsen, James A. Owen, Tom Palmer, Greg Pak, Mike Pascale, Richard & Wendy Pini, Jim Salicrup, Bob Shreck, Dave Simons, Gail Simone, Walter and Louise Simonson, Joe Sinnott, J. David Spurlock, Jim Starlin, Roy Thomas, Juan Torres, Andrew Wildman, Marv Wolfman and Ash Wood.
Now if that doesn't whet your appetite then nothing will. Further details can be found here. Start saving those dollars, you'll need 'em and remember, it all goes to a very worthy cause - Gene Colan's health.
And remember, it's never too late to send Gene a card. Just drop him a line at:
2 Sea Cliff Avenue
Sea Cliff, NY 11579