Monday, August 13, 2007

Mike Wieringo




I know a lot of people in comics, but only few of them I consider friends and Mike Wieringo was one of my closest friends and confidant. He died yesterday. He was only 44.

I met Mike early in my career. He was one of the few big name pencilers that requested me as an inker. We spoke to one another often and seemingly endlessly. We talked about what we liked and disliked about the industry, our dreams and aspirations, and a bunch of crazy stuff that had nothing to do with art or comics. Whenever I needed him, I could always count on him.

Mike was an amazing artist and great human being. There is goodness in his soul. He will always be my friend.

1 comment:

Emanuele Globetrotter of The Banana Republic said...

Hi, 'been reading this post and then watching the blog of Mike. Thanks for letting me know an artist as him. I wanted just to say that this year died my best friend in May. A stupid accident. This year is dedicated him with all I can give through my work of artist and my life. I understand your words and thanks a lot.