Ernie Colon Unlimited
20h34 10  août
Ernie Colon hommage -feel free to share
18h18 09  août
R.I.P. Ernie Colon
At Ernie’s, in 2014, when we met.The only entry of this blog I wasn’t eager to write is helas a reality since yesterday. Here is the official annoucement: The extraordinary Ernie Colón passed away yesterday afternoon in his home at the age of 88, surrounded by family, after over a year battling ...
12h42 24  juin
ERNIE COLON in SCARCE 77 (2011) Part 16: HOMMAGE from fellow artists
12h40 10  juin
ERNIE COLON INTERVIEW in SCARCE 77 (2011) Part 15: THE ERNIE COLON EXPERIENCE
ME: Usually, how do you work on a standard comic? Do you rought the whole thing, page after page, scene after scene and then come back to pencil tighly and then one last time to ink the whole thing or perhaps do you work piece by piece, finishing parts you have most interest in or which are more...
12h29 03  juin
ERNIE COLON INTERVIEW in SCARCE 77 (2011) Part 14: THE 9 11 books
ME: How did the 9 11 graphic adaptation came on ? Did you instantly agree on doing it or did you have any doubts on its relevance ? ERNIE: I had problems reading the report--so many names, so many takeoff times for each plane. I gave up and called my pal Sid Jacobson (who...
12h25 27  mai
ERNIE COLON INTERVIEW in SCARCE 77 (2011) Part 13 ANNE FRANK:
ME: In the afterthought text of the Manimal reprint, you wrote ..In my world, Black blows their Goddamned brains out. I felt better for that. But the victims, the ghostly shadows, the backdrops for all this popular junk, deserve something more than Manimal. I dearly wish...
12h15 20  mai
ERNIE COLON INTERVIEW in SCARCE 77 (2011) Part 12: CLASSIC ADAPTATIONS in Boy’s Life
ME:What is the origin of your numerous adaptation works for Boy’s Life Magazine ? Is it over now ?ERNIE: Seymour Reit--the creator of Casper the Friendly Ghost--adapted the classic stories. They were fun to do and it was just wonderful to work with this lovely man. Who...
12h13 13  mai
ERNIE COLON INTERVIEW in SCARCE 77 (2011) Part 11: various short assignments
ME: Can you tell us a little about the Black Book project your worked on in 1970? It marked your first collaboration with Syd Jacobson as writer, isn’t it?ERNIE: Yes, Sid wrote it. When at Harvey, he once got a letter from a soldier in Korea asking why African Americans were never represented in...
11h31 06  mai
ERNIE COLON INTERVIEW in SCARCE 77 (2011) Part 10: UNDERWORLD
ME: One of your last work for DC was the Underworld mini-serie, scripted by Robert Loren Fleming. It was cop mature stories, way before Vertigo. Gene Colan was supposed to draw it in the first place. Did Len Wein, its editor, propose it to you or did Robert Fleming ask for you? ERNIE: Robert asked...
11h23 29  avril
ERNIE COLON INTERVIEW in SCARCE 77 (2011) Part 9: AX & MEDUSA CHAIN graphic novels
ME: Is it me or is there definitvely a Phillipe Druillet influence in Medusa Chain? It is a quite daring and intense science fiction story, like european readers were then able to read in the famous Metal Hurlant magazine. ERNIE: No. I just drew my own story my own way. It was before I went on to...
11h13 22  avril
ERNIE COLON INTERVIEW in SCARCE 77 (2011) Part 8: AMETHYST
ERNIE:Amethyst was one of the most enjoyable projects I ever worked on. The partnership of myself, and the writers Gary Cohn and Dan Mishkin was fun and produced a series that appealed to girls as well as boys--something the field has always needed. Girls--making up a potential 50% of readership,...
11h07 15  avril
ERNIE COLON INTERVIEW in SCARCE 77 (2011) Part 7: Legion of Super-Heroes
ME:You drew 2 Legions of Super-Heroes mini-series (Cosmic Boy & Legionnaires Three) scripted by Keith Giffen, who also provided probably a panel grid with perhaps even very loosed breakdowns. Keith Giffen is known, among other things, to have provided the famous (some people call it infamous) 9...
10h58 08  avril
ERNIE COLON INTERVIEW in SCARCE 77 (2011) Part 6: ARAK & barbarians stuff
ME: You had a short run on John Carter Warlord of Mars. During this run, you had almost a different inker in every issue, with Rudy Nebres, Bob Layton, Bob Mc Leod and Frank Springer working over your pencils. Each one has its own way. Mostly, when you do not ink yourself, do you prefer a heavy ...
05h52 31  mars
ERNIE COLON INTERVIEW in SCARCE 77 (2011) Part 5: GOLD KEY
ME:You were the regular penciller on Dr Solar 24 to 26 at GoldKey in 1968. The title ended with issue 27, that you did not pencilled. Were you already out of Goldkey? Did you choose to stop to pencil it?ERNIE: I barely remember my experience at Gold Key.-Did you inked yourself on those Dr Solar...
10h46 24  mars
ERNIE COLON INTERVIEW in SCARCE 77 (2011) Part 4: The Warren Years
ME: You illustrated several horror suspense stories for Warren. Were there something liberating in drawing stories where everything falls apart at the end after years of nice stories or were you mostly still struggling too much with your style to appreciate it?ERNIE: Jim Warren was an exceptional...
05h42 17  mars
ERNIE COLON INTERVIEW in SCARCE 77 (2011) Part 3: ATLAS
ME: Did you end up at Atlas because they were close to the Marvel offices and you went then while trying to break out at marvel or did Atlas search for you?ERNIE: Jeff Rovin, the ed in chief, asked for me. He was a bout 19 then--a wunderkind. If they had just let him do his job, he would have taken...
10h10 12  mars
ERNIE COLON INTERVIEW in SCARCE 77 (2011) Part 2: The Harvey Years
ME: Did you enjoy working as a letterer or was it mostly for you a way to enter the comics field? Did your years as a letterer teach you anything that you later used as a penciller?ERNIE: I read in the Times Harvey was looking for a letterer. I am acknowledged to be the worst letterer in the...
11h44 04  octobre
ERNIE COLON INTERVIEW in SCARCE 77 (2011) Part 1: Who is Ernie?
This blog wouldn’t exist whithout SCARCE N 77, the issue of the comics magazine I’m editing which focused on Ernie Colon. I was SO unhapy with the way we had to squeeze the almost complete bibiolgraphy of Ernie in 3 unreadable pages and SO upset that almost nothing exist which will concentrate all...
13h04 29  septembre
THE VOICE ON THE WIRE in INNER SANCTUM (February 2012)
Closing and longest story from the Inner Sanctum horror anthology, about the classic family scheme where the rich husband is killed but then he’s calling on the phone and all the suspects are trapped into the house while the suspense goes up and a corpse is approaching the door.A very expressive...
12h58 23  septembre
LIVED ONCE -- BURIED TWICE in INNER SANCTUM (February 2012)
Shortest story of the Inner Sanctum horror anthology. Comical faces and small details are the highlight of this short humoristic story. NBM  published LIVED ONCE - BURIED TWICE (3p)in INNER SANCTUM  Ernie COLON wrote and drew it 
12h55 20  septembre
THE UNDEAD in INNERSANCTUM (February 2012)
This 15p story about a women suspecting her husband to be a vampire has a very nice twist associated with it. The opening sequence is really unusual: it doesn’t look at all like Ernie’s style. Perhaps did he have help on it? If, in its entirety, it seems a little weaker than the other stories from...
12h46 17  septembre
MENTALO in INNER SANCTUM (February 2012)
Another story taken from the Inner Sanctum horror anthology. This one is really short compared to the others. The style used on this short magician trick story move from an unconventionnal sketchy but very powerful one to a more classic one, with heavy blacks. Then we go to something different ...
09h54 13  septembre
THE HORLA in INNERSANCTUM (February 2012)
Third story of the horror anthology Inner Sanctum, The Horla has almost nothing to do with the famous Maupassant’s novel. Maupassant’s Horla is a litterature masterpiece so it’s gonna be difficult to be fair with this one if you have ever read the novel. No matter what, you will agree that the two...
09h45 09  septembre
ALIVE IN THE GRAVE in INNER SANCTUM (February 2012)
This second story of the horror anthology Inner Sanctum is quite schyzophrenic and frantic, both in form and storywise. It’s about a young man, pennyless, finding a dead guy in an alley and taking his wallet from his corpse. Later, he find a card in the wallet saying the guy is cataleptic, meaning...
09h29 05  septembre
DEATH OF A DOLL in INNER SANCTUM (February 2012)
The first horror story opening the Inner Sanctum anthology is about the devil, the corpse of a woman and a doll. What is nice is that 17p is bigger than usual for a short anthology horror story, pretty close to the usual lenght of a single issue comics.Ernie Colon takes this opportunity to really...