Friday, May 16, 2008

Let's All Help Gene Colan

Note: This post from Sunday, May 11, will continually be updated with new information. Last update was May 22 at5:00 p.m.

You can help right this minute: Order Meth, Colan & Other Theologians -- the full proceeds will go directly and immediately to Gene. For details, click here.

In addition, numerous artists and writers will be contributing drawings and/or signed books to help Gene and Adrienne Colan with their mounting medical costs. Items will be auctioned by ComicLink.com

This list will be updated regularly. So far, it includes (in alpha-order):

Neal Adams, Daniel Best, Doug Braithwaite, Norm Breyfogle, Randy Bowen, Ed Brubaker, Adam-Troy Castro, Ernie Chan, Paty Cockrum, Peter David, Rufus Dayglo, Tom DeFalco, J.M. deMatteis, Tony Dezuniga, 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.

Aardwolf Publishing, Harris Publishing, IDW Publishing, Marvel Comics, NY ComicCon, PaperCutz and Vanguard Productions have also stepped up.

And please keep spreading the word!

23 comments:

BRIAN POSTMAN said...

hi,clifford...i'd like to donate a drawing for gene colan...how do i contact you?....and where do i send the drawing?....best,brian postman...

CLIFFORD METH said...

I can be reached at cliffmeth@aol.com

John Platt said...

I just ordered Gene's book from you. I hope that little bit does something small to help.

Adam-Troy Castro said...

Have you determined the method by which this stuff shall be auctioned? Will there be a site, somewhere, with the master list of goodies?

A-TC

CLIFFORD METH said...

JOHN: Thank you!

ADAM: ComicLink.com will handle the auction. I just updated the blog to mention that. I'll post dates and items as they arrive.

Ed Brubaker said...

Cliff - I tried to email you last night when I heard about this, but I'm not sure if I have the right contact email. And I can't seem to find a link of who to contact about donating to this auction on your blog. Please put up some information about who to contact and how.

Ed Brubaker

Clint said...

Is there any way to just make a donation by PayPal?

I bought the Treasury at Aardwolf, but is there any way to just make a cash donation?

Clint Hollingworth
The Wandering Ones webcomic
http://www.wanderingones.com

CLIFFORD METH said...

ED: Contact info has been added to the site.

CLINT: We are not taking cash donations from individuals. Wait for the auction and bid on something, or order one of my books from Aardwolfpublishing.com and the Colans will get the proceeds. If you don't like the book, you can use it as a doorstop.

wildman said...

Hi. So who wasnt influenced by Gene. I know I was and have never had the opportunity to meet him. I will donate a signed piece of TRANSFORMERS art.
Andrew Wildman

Andy Cohen said...

Have you thought about raffling off one of your better pieces from thsi auction? For every guy that can $500 for something there are probably 200 that will pay $10 for a chance to win it.

Just a thought.

Anonymous said...

Yoo-hoo! Marvel! Anybody home?

Perhaps DC will step in to help. After all, Gene worked for them for a bit.

Alan Coil

CLIFFORD METH said...

Alan--
There's no doubt in my mind that Marvel will help. It's just a matter of how much and when.

Tim said...

It's really sad that these great artists are so ignored in their later years by by the very companies that they enriched by the works that they have created. It's pathetic, really.
Where is Stan Lee? Has he any leverage at all to provide Gene with some type of health coverage? It must be very humbling to Gene indeed to have to rely on the handouts of fans instead of getting the help he needs from the companies. My heart goes out to Gene and his family, who are in my prayers.

CLIFFORD METH said...

As always, Stan Lee was the FIRST to respond to my call for help.

Anonymous said...

I've just ordered two copies of the book. My very best wishes to Gene and Adrienne Colan.
A. J. Iriarte

Steve Barber said...

Cliff - Two questions.
We would love to donate some of my wife's CDs to the effort, but they really don't fit the category, nor do my photos. Other than simply bidding for auction items, has any consideration been given to other artists who might want to donate auctionable material?
Secondly, I've just been to the Comiclink.com page and don't see any reference to the Colan auction -- do we just get a list from somewhere and go to comiclink to bid?

Steve B

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Colan's health problems. In the 70s I always loved Mr. Colan's unique artistic style. His detailed work and moody style were beautiful. He was a real craftsman.
Ironically, I just bought the Essential Howard the Duck. I've read the first ten issues so far, and enjoyed them immensely.
My next Essential will be Tomb of Dracula. His art looks so much better in B&W.
-Martin Abela

alxjhnsn said...

Cliff, Thanks for all the hard work.

CLIFFORD METH said...

Steve Barber--
CD's? Not sure what you mean...

"I've just been to the Comiclink.com page and don't see any reference to the Colan auction."

Be patient.

Rob Hackney said...

Let this be a wake up call ( yet again ) that health care should not have to be left up to charity. For the love of god people, always vote for people who're for universal health care. It works in the rest of the western world and actually costs them less. Do this, and you won't need to have people beg for charity when they get ill ever again.

Gene Colan said...

To Gene's fans and colleagues:

I'm on my fourth attempt to find the words to express my gratitude to you. Our gratitude.

Our current challenges are dwarfed by your generousity, love and respect for Gene. It means even more to be coming from men and women of great accomplishment in their own right. You've all enriched our life throughout Gene's six decades in Comics.
Thank you all dear friends.
Adrienne for Gene

dave166 said...

You spelled my name wrong. Only one "m".

Mike said...

Thanks for all the hard work