Personal blog - and temporary home page until new website is finished - of writer, editor and graphic artist Christopher Mills

Monday, August 13, 2007

Mike Wieringo, RIP

I'm stunned almost beyond the capacity to form a coherent thought.

Comic book artist Mike Wieringo has passed away from a massive heart attack. He was 44.

My only contact with Mike was when, on a whim, I suggested to Joe Staton that we ask him to contribute a cover to our upcoming Femme Noir miniseries. We did, and Mike agreed without hesitation because he wanted to help a couple of other comics creators in getting their dream book published and noticed.

The pencilled page is Joe's hands, and Joe will ink it as Mike requested.

As a faithful reader of Mike's blog, I am also saddened and disappointed that we'll never see his own dream projects (like The Saturn Kid and more Tellos) come to fruition. And as a man of about the same age, who lives a considerably less-healthy lifestyle than he did, this is a resounding wake-up call.

RIP, Ringo. Your unique vision will be sorely missed.


Andy said...

This is a loss of unbelievable proportions.

I've been following Ringo's work since he premiered on "The Flash" way back in 1993. He was ahelluva talent and, from written reports, an excellent guy.

Charles Gramlich said...

I'm very sorry to hear this. Talent cut short. I wish the best for his family and friends.

Patrick Shawn Bagley said...

Loved his work on The Flash.