I really really really don’t like reporting on the death of comic creators, journalists, and others in the industry. It is just a huge bummer that brings everyone down, which is why I didn’t make a big deal of it yesterday.

So instead of going on about what a tragedy it is to lose a talented artist like Mike, I suggest everyone check out his sketch blog site and rejoice in his talent.

Next to Humberto Ramos’s work on Impulse and Flash, I like Mike’s work best on those titles.

You can check out Mike’s bio over at Wikipedia, and more of his sketches at Mike’s Sketch Site.






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  1. August 14, 2007 at 10:49 am — Reply

    Wait… when did this happen?

    Oh, man… I loved ‘Ringo’s work, and always heard he was a nice guy. It’s a shame to hear news like this.

  2. Rodrigo
    August 14, 2007 at 1:43 pm — Reply

    Him, Ramos and Madureira are pretty much what got me into comics to begin with.

  3. August 14, 2007 at 4:28 pm — Reply

    It was Wieringo’s work on the Flash that got me reading that title in the 1990s, and I have more consecutive issues of that book than any other. According to Wikipedia he only pencilled that book for a little over a year. The covers only a little longer. Seemed like it was a lot more than that. . .

    Sad to hear of his death, and only 44.

  4. jman
    August 16, 2007 at 11:22 am — Reply

    One of the industries’ best…I always felt he should go into animation with his clean style…

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