Following earlier discussions with the late Gene Colan, writer Clifford Meth has established a Gene Colan Scholarship at the Joe Kubert School.
The much respected comic artist, passed away aged 84 on 23rd June. His work at Marvel, reprinted in many UK comics down the years, included Silver Surfer, Iron Man, Captain America, Doctor Strange, Daredevil and Tomb of Dracula and many more. As Forbidden Planet International note in their tribute, his long and distinguished career in comics continued until recent illness forced his retirement.
In lieu of flowers and such, if you would like to contribute to this scholarship in Gene’s memory, please make your check payable to “Joe Kubert School” and mail it to the attention:
Gene Colan Scholarship
c/o Clifford Meth
179-9 Rt. 46 West
All checks will be delivered to Mike Chen, the school’s coordinator.
If you live outside the US Cliff advises contacting the Kubert School direct regarding making donations by credit card, paypal or other means: www.kubertschool.edu
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.