Monday, August 13, 2007

Mike Wieringo RIP

sad news from Newsarama here

The comics industry lost a luminary this weekend - Mike Wieringo passed away Sunday of a sudden heart attack. Details are still sketchy as of this time, but according to close sources, the acclaimed artist had chest pains at some point during the day and called 911, but the responders did not make it in time

Died at the age of 44, much too young. Reactions from Mark Waid and Todd Dezago

Mark Waid:
I have more to say--much, much more--but I'm just not up to it right this second. I'm fielding calls, I'm making calls, and I'm trying to adjust to this feeling that I've lost my right arm. I've never done better work than with Mike, and I probably never will. I miss you, buddy. Thanks for letting me be your partner.

Todd Dezago
comics were his life and he worked very hard on them.
sometimes 16 or 18 hours a day.
he loved comics and loved the people who read them.
he loved you.

he was my best friend.
he was my brother.
i will miss him more than i can say.

From here Here



Arkonbey said...

I found out from Dave's Longbox this morning. I yelled out 'what!?' at the top of my lungs (luckily, I wasn't at work)

Crap. Crap. Crap.

Not only was he astoundingly talented (I rank him with Davis and Byrne, myself), he was by all accounts as nice a guy as his blog posts made him seem.

The the scale of the mainstream comic art world has tipped more towards crap.

Swinebread said...

It's awful, I just don't know what to say :(