Following earlier discussions with Gene, and this morning with his daughter Nanci, I am setting up the Gene Colan Scholarship at the Joe Kubert School.
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 my attention:
Gene Colan Scholarship
c/o Clifford Meth
179-9 Rt. 46 West
Rockaway, NJ 07866.
All checks will be delivered to Mike Chen, the school’s coordinator.
This is tragic news, but not entirely unexpected. The Colan family and Cliff will be overseeing the Gene Colan Scholarship, and it's a wonderful idea. It'll sit next to the Dave Cockrum Scholarship (also overseen by Cliff) and the Dave Simons Inkwell Scholarship, which the Inkwell Awards oversees. Personally Dave would be thrilled to have his name next to Gene, in perpetuity, and also Dave Cockrum, not to mention Joe Kubert. I know that somewhere, G…