Sunday

R.I.P. Ernie Chan

I was sad to hear that the Filipino artist Ernie Chan passed away this week at the age of 71. His passing is just on the heels of his colleague Tony DeZuniga, who as I and everyone else mentioned, was not just a fine artist but helped open doors for other artists, among them Chan. Chan drew a lot of covers for DC, penciled and inked a lot of comics. Some of his best remembered work was inking over the late John Buscema on Conan. Indeed some of his finest work was on non-superhero work. He retired a number of years ago, but in recent years a lot of his work has been reprinted in new editions. Often in black and white editions where stripped of the colors, it allows his linework and embellishments to shine.

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