Sunday, June 29, 2008

Michael Turner Passed Away


I just found out that comic book artist Michael Turner died Friday June 27th.


He was only 37 years old... much too young

We here at Comic Book Resources are very sad to report that artist Michael Turner has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 37. Aspen Comics’ Vince Hernandez told CBR News Saturday morning that Turner passed away Friday night at 10:42 Pacific Time at Santa Monica Hospital in Calfiornia. The news spread quickly at Wizard World Chicago, during what would have otherwise been a riotous night at the hotel bar, the mood suddenly turned somber with remembrances of Turner from friends and acquaintances. A minute of silence will be observed during Wizard World Chicago Saturday afternoon.

Turner is an artist best known for his work on books like “Witchblade,” where he got his start in comics, moving on to titles such as “Black Panther,” “Superman/Batman” and his very own creator owned series “Fathom” and “Soulfire” through his publishing company Aspen Comics. A prolific artist, he’s done work for both DC Comics and Marvel Comics, and has provided covers to some of the best-known comics published in the last ten years, including Brad Meltzer’s “Identity Crisis.”
from here

-Swinebread

5 comments:

pidomon said...

that is sad news
God speed to him and his family

Arkonbey said...

First Mike Wieringo, now another young artist.

Shame.

ladybug said...

Sh*ta$$...I'm always surprised someone got more of a bum deal in this life than I did...

I'm glad he's got some work to outlive him, sounds like it was pure hell (losing his hip, 1/2 his pelvis etc..in 2000).

Bummer.

Pandabonium said...

Another unnecessary cancer death. Damn.

Swinebread said...

Yeah it's very sad