Bio: John Blackburn was an illustrator for some of the first gay publications, Physique Pictorial and Physique Art Quarterly. His work also appeared in One magazine and In Touch, and he later illustrated for FirstHand, ManTalk, Manscape, and Guys magazines, creating over 200 published magazine illustrations.
In 1992, he began writing and drawing the sexual adventures of his gay comic strip hero, Coley, for Fantagraphics Books' erotic imprint, Eros Comix. These hardcore stories were also collected into graphic novels. A separate Coley storyline also appeared in Leland Press' Meatmen series, in issues 13-24.
Blackburn passed away April 7, 2006 after a brief illness.
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Coley Running Wild Vol. 1: The Blade and the Whip
Coley Running Wild Vol. 2: Caged Heat
Coley Running Wild Vol. 3: Hard Throb
Coley Running Wild Vol. 4: Destiny Coast
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COLEY CREATOR PASSES AWAY
[Spectrum, Posted 4/15/06]
John Blackburn, creator of the bisexual superman/voodoo love-god Coley Cochran, passed away suddenly on Friday, April 7, following a brief illness.
Blackburn's writing style was reminiscent of Don McGregor with his use of in-depth characterization, while his unique art style brought to mind that of original Wonder Woman artist, Harry G. Peter.
Coley appeared in 3 self-published books, a number of mini-series and a graphic novel from Eros Comix, and a separate series of short stories in Leyland…
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JOHN BLACKBURN OBIT
[Source: ComicList, Added: 4/15/06]
John Blackburn, creator of the bisexual superman / voodoo love-god Coley Cochran, passed away suddenly on Friday following a brief illness. His writing style was reminiscent of Don McGregor with his...