A Splash of Color — the incredible impact a comic book colorist had on me as a young boy growing up in southern Appalachia

I originally wrote this as a “note” on Facebook shortly after the death of DC colorist Adrienne Roy. As today is her birthday, I wanted to remember her here and tell others about her kindness, and possibly inspire others to do the same.

First, a little background.

When I was a little boy of 10 years old growing up in southern West Virginia in the seventies, like most boys in those days I loved to read…