Please pray for Gene Colan!
Above photo: Taken in a classroom at the School of Visual Arts. (Left to right) Mitch and (comic book legend and SVA instructor) Gene Colan. School year 1986-1987.
Word on the street is that comic book legend and former SVA instructor, Gene Colan, is in poor health. Here’s an e-mail letter from Gene’s wife, Adrienne:
My darling, sweet, handsome and brilliantly gifted husband's liver is failing. The complications are very nasty. This week it's fluid retention and encephalitis. He's on powerful meds now to diminish the symptoms. He sleeps a lot and has very little energy. He wants you all to know how badly he wanted to attend the convention. He so seriously wanted to see you all and shoot the breeze.
Not sure how long we have left together, but our family whole and we'll be taking this sad journey together and nearby.
Anyone with commissions outstanding, I'll have a sense within the next couple of weeks if he can fulfill them, if not, please don't worry, I'll return your monies promptly. I don't want to pull the rug out from under him. But if he can do anything, he'll need to finish the 10 pgs. remaining on his 38 pg. Captain America Civil War for Marvel.
You all know how you've enriched Gene's life by coming forward and being a part of his. :)