Gene Colan’s Health Issues Prompt Industry Fundraising Efforts
While Warner Bros./DC is actively shutting down fundraisers, the friends and family of artist Gene Colan are continuing to put the word out about their need for donations to help with the cost of Colan’s medical bills due to dangerous liver problems.
Dirk Deppey over at Journalista has made it the top story for the entire week and like many other sites, provided a link to auctions of Colan’s original art that his family has posted. He’s also offered up an alternate strategy for getting much-needed money into the right hands:
Do as I did, and make a direct donation via Paypal, where the Colans are registered as firstname.lastname@example.org — just log into your account, hit the “send money” button, and insert said email address and the amount you wish to donate into the appropriate boxes. Oh, and you might want to mention the word “donation” prominently in the comments box, so the Colans don’t have to sort through a bunch of listings to find the eBay payments.
I don’t know what else to write here. It just seems appropriate to send a whole lotta love the Colans’ way this morning. I hope the dire reports on his health will prove to be overstated. I hope we’ll have Gene around for many more years. I hope — and of this, I am the surest — that Gene is well aware how many fans he has and how, whenever he goes, he’s leaving behind an incredible body of work that will be praised and studied and appreciated by comic book fans who aren’t even born yet. I just think we oughta postpone losing a guy like that as long as possible.
A message from Colan’s wife Adrienne can also be read here.
Having never met Colan, the best I can offer you is yet another request for your support, as well as this one piece of evidence that testifies to his greatness. Simply put, Gene Colan is so talented that he can even make a character like Stilt-Man look scary: