Mike Wieringo

August 13th, 2007 | brainjuice, comics talk, people I know

According to this, my friend Mike Wieringo died on Sunday of a heart attack.

We were set to do a book together this year, something we’ve been intending to do for a few years. Things had finally come together, and…

The first thing I said upon seeing this was “No.”

I’m going to miss you, Mike. And so will everyone else.


12 Responses to “Mike Wieringo”

  1. Man, what the HELL? I never knew him but loved his work. This is fifty years too soon for a guy who did such excellent comics.

  2. Horrible news. Condolences, Warren and Mr Weiringo’s family and friends.

  3. Wow… I’m stunned. What a tragedy.

    His run on Flash with Mark Waid was pure comics joy; I’d always hoped they’d get back together for another session.

    My deepest condolences to his family and friends.

  4. Oh my god.

    I loved his artwork (I loved the revamped Buck Rogers sketch he did on The Engine a while back), and everything I’d read of the man indicated he was a wonderful human being.

    My deepest condolences to his family and friends.

  5. When I was in high school, my mother did a feature news story for public television on Artamus Studios in Hillsborough, NC (just down the road apiece from where I lived at the time), which Mike was a part of. I begged to get taken along, and was most looking forward to meeting him, as I was a big fan of what he’d done with The Flash. He was incredibly kind and patient, and critiqued a few drawings I’d brought along.

    Several years later, he was a guest at a local skiffy convention, and remembered who I was. We talked about comics and writing (I’d long since decided I wasn’t cut out for a career in art, and had thrown myself into writing instead, a choice I’ll never regret), and once again he took the time to listen and offer advice (I think he was working on Tellos at that point).

    This news completely sucks. I didn’t know him very well at all, but it still makes me sad. My condolences, Warren.

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  7. Warren, I’m so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know Mike personally, but hes art had a sense of wonder and whimsy in every piece he drew. You have my sincere condolences.

  8. Mike Weiringo was one of those artists who’s work I HAD to pick up, whatever he was doing. You could see the kind of person he was, imprinted on every page. Even fourteen years after he got into the industry, there isn’t enough of his work out there. I’ll always treasure the shining examples that i have.

  9. I remember a small sketch card set I bought of Mike’s work for Marvel. There was so much fun in his style… he will be missed.

  10. goddamnit!, thats fucked up right there

  11. That sucks!!! I can’t wholy believe it. It’s really sad to learn that kind of news. Wieringo, although not one of my prefered artists, was (is?) one of the most respected, and as a penciller mysels, I regret to learn the news of his recent departure. Specially of someone o young, with so much that could have gived yet!!! May he rest in a better place (than this flawed world).

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