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Bullock and Bats by ChrisSamnee Bullock and Bats by ChrisSamnee
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Bullock and Batsby ChrisSamnee

I heard about the passing of Gene Colan late last night. It's really sad to think that another of the masters of comic art is no longer with us. All my best to his friends and family.

One of the first Batman comics I ever read as a kid was by Gene. Memory may be failing me now since that was so long ago but I seem to remember Detective Harvey Bullock out at the docks in Gotham... and Batman being under water at some point. Although those two things may have been unrelated in the book I went ahead and mashed 'em up for today's tribute to Gene "the Dean".

Batman wasn't the only book that Gene drew, although it was the first thing I saw and went "Wow, what is THIS?!!!". Gene's amazing art graced the pages of Captain America, Daredevil, Night Force, Howard the Duck and scores of other outstanding work that has been a real inspiration to me over the years.

Thanks for everything, Gene. We miss you already.
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dragoneyesai Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
Don't know much about Gene, really only ever heard the name. But Bullock is deifnitely one of my favorite characters, and you've done a superb job here.
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UncleScooter Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional Artist
Nice tribute to the Dean- never will be another like him :salute:
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"Man, you come right out of a comic book."- Williams ("Enter the Dragon", 1973)
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ChrisSamnee Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
Thanks a bunch. Too true. Too true.
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UncleScooter Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Professional Artist
Indeed :nod:
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"Man, you come right out of a comic book."- Williams ("Enter the Dragon", 1973)
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NoirZone Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Very good tribute! I always loved Bullock! and this drawing is talking to my noir soul man! Don't forget Tomb of Dracula and Doctor Strange plus the stuff he drew directly in pencil, but i don't remember the title now
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ChrisSamnee Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
Thanks!! Yeah, Colan did a TON of great work in ALL kinds of books. Totally forgot about Doctor Strange though. I'll have to go look at that stuff again.
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ryanmocallaghan Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Student
Beautiful work. A shame to hear about the passing of Gene Colan.
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ChrisSamnee Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
Thanks. Yeah, he'll be missed.
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Ragnaroker Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Fitting tribute to the king of the foggy night, the cast shadow and the murky depth.
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ChrisSamnee Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
Thanks!!
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