Sunday, August 12, 2007

mike wieringo

went to post this last night but realized i didn't want to be the one who broke the news...



i just got a call from todd.

he told me that mike passed away of a cardiac arrest.

he was only 44.

and easily one of the nicest and most talented, creative people i've had the honor of calling a good friend. he will be sorely missed.

9 comments:

Bill Nolan said...

This is incredibly sad news. I don't think I've met many people at cons quite as nice as Mike. He was the best.

steve said...

This really is sad news. I wish the best for his family through these times.

Colin said...

I was shocked to hear this. Mike was an amazing talent and a really nice guy. My condolences to his friends & family.

Leaf said...

I've been in shock since Matt called me this morning with the news. Too soon. Too damn soon.

Scott Weinstein said...

I was so shocked to hear this. It is terrible news. I know how close you, Todd, and Mike were. I'm sorry for your lose. And my condolences to his family.

rhombus said...

Truly a shock, the worst kind of news one can get. We'll never have another one like Mike, one of the all-time greats: as an artist, as a friend, as a compassionate human being.

portalcomics said...

Ringo's talents as an artist were eclipsed only by his warmth towards avery fan he came in contact with. We, who knew only his work, admired him. You who knew him, loved him. My condolences go out to his family and friends.

Brian said...

Mike did work that he loved and he got to do it with his best friend. In Tellos, he and Todd created a wonderful tale that ranks up there amongst the finest fantasy stories and will, I believe, stand the test of time.

We are the first generation who had the privilege of enjoying Mike's brilliance, but we will not be the last.

Jason May said...

This is terrible news. Sorry Craig. And my heart goes out to his friends and family. I never had a chance to meet him, but all I hear is great things.