(1926 - 2011)
Gene Colan was active/lived in New York. Gene Colan is known for comic strip illustrator-adventure, penciler and inker.
Biography Gene Colan
The following was written and submitted by Nick Caputo, January 2004.
Born in New York on September 1, 1926, Gene Colan was influenced by the popular comic strips of the time, notably the work of Milton Caniff (Terry and the Pirates, Steve Canyon.) He studied at the Art Students League under artists Frank Riley and Yasuo Kuniyoshi, and got his first job at Fiction House in 1944, drawing Wings Comics. Under the editorship of Stan Lee, Colan began working for Timely Comics in 1947, honing his skills at composition and mood on a variety of crime, horror, western and war stories. At DC he drew the western feature Hopalong Cassidy.
In the late 1950s-early 1960s Colan drew many war and romance stories
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