Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Mike Wieringo - RIP. June 24, 1963 - August 12, 2007

This is what posted on Mikeweiringo.com. Mike Wieringo passed away this past weekend from acute heart failure. He was a comic artist and illustrator, but so much more than that, at the same time. the man was an inspiration, and if you go to his website, you'll see what I mean.

"I wasn’t going to reply, just keep the feelings inside, but after reading all of these posts, I can’t do it.

I never met Mike. I spoke to him infrequently through his forum at CBR and here. I never got the opportunity to see him at a con. But, like so many here, I loved Mike’s artwork. I discovered his work on Sensational Spider-Man back during the clone saga, and was hooked. I’ve read (if not bought) everything he’s done since.I read his blog for inspiration almost daily. It was truly inspiring to see such a master working through & solving some of the same problems a lowly newbie artist confronts on a daily basis. He always seemed happy to post in this blog.And we were all happy to read it.

I wish that I could have told him in person what an inspiration he was and continues to be. To me and apparently to a lot of people from around the world.

I’d like to offer my condolences to the family, friends and people like me who never met Mike, but still lost an inspiration.

Mike, you will be missed. May the winds be with you, wherever you go.



At 8:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought you posted something in here every month....here it is, almost the end of September, and nothing....

At 12:12 PM, Blogger danedawg99 said...

i try. been busy.


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