Tuesday, August 14, 2007

My thoughts on Mike Wieringo

I got a call today from Charlie and he broke the news to me that one of my favorite comic artists has passed away. Mike Wieringo died of a massive heart attack this past sunday. Its only starting to sink in right now that I will never see his art again on the shelves and I wont ever have the chance to meet him.

I didnt know Mr.Wieringo but my heart is very heavy. I remember whenever i spoke to Tom about what artist he should recomend to work with for his freelance marvel projects, Mike was always the first name out of my mouth. When Charlie and I would talk about what artist we always looked forward to seing more work it was always Mike Wieringo we would land on.

He was only 44 years old but he felt like the face of comics for us. He was our rookie of the year, like Mike Parobeck, Wieringo was one of the first comic artists both Charlie and I grew up on. I remember his run on the Flash was something both Charlie and I would drone on and on forever.

My heart goes out to his family, his friends like Scott Kurtz who are still trying to cope with their loss. You were the best Mike and I can take some solace with the fact that you will never be forgoten...


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