You might have heard this story by now that was posted over on Clifford Meth’s blog. If not, allow me to share my rage.
Legendary artist Gene Colan was mugged and some art was stolen, leaving Colan with an injured shoulder and now in the care of his son and daughter. It sounds like it was pre-meditated because I don’t think random thieves would take art.
The police are involved and if anybody has any knowledge or has seen the art (Nathaniel Dusk and Star Wars-related pages), please contact Meth’s website. In the blog, he mentioned that he talked to Colan and that “he is in good spirits, as always”. Though Colan may be all right, a callous act like this leaves me enraged. You want to mug an 83 year-old guy? Really? Wow, whoever did this must be a REAL bad-ass.
I wish Gene Colan a speedy recovery, and swift justice on the low-lifes who did this.
[Update: Gene has been released from the hospital and is doing fine. I just got off the phone with Dark Horse editor and close friend to Gene, Shawna Gore and she has assured me that the subtext in Meth's original post was to be as vague as possible, but to report it as a mugging is inaccurate. The police ARE still involved about the missing art, and any information to the situation is still helpful to Gene and his family.]