Comics Industry Mourns the Passing of Brilliant Artist Ernie Colon, 88, on Twitter
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Comics Industry Mourns the Passing of Brilliant Artist Ernie Colon, 88, on Twitter

Ernie Colón, a true journeyman artist in the comics industry, lost his long battle with cancer on Thursday (August 8th, 2019) at the age of 88. From his official Facebook account: I’m posting today with a heavy heart. The extraordinary Ernie Colón passed away yesterday afternoon in his home at the age of 88, surrounded by family, after over a year battling — and I mean battling — cancer. He did things on his own terms. The legacy he leaves behind is astonishing; a 60+ years career in comics, not to mention the work he did in other mediums including painting, writing, sculpting… I don’t think there was anything he couldn’t do. He loved to create — he was always creating. When people asked if he was “still drawing,” he said, “No idea what else I would be doing, since I would draw even when not paid for it. (half the story of my life).” ?? Colón’s notable work included extended runs at Harvey Comics in the ’60s and ’70s working on Richie Rich and Casper the Friendly Ghost ; the co-creation of Marvel’s Damage Control ; and extended runs on Arak, Son of Thunder and Amethyst, Princess of […]

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