Gosh darn it, but I do miss seeing Mike Wieringo and the fantastic art he used to dish out.Â Today’s Art Appreciation Moment of the Day feature Mike’s interpretation of Peter Parker as a monkey – because monkeys sell.
I didn’t intend it, but this week turned into a Women of the Marvel Universe themed Art Appreciation Moment of the Day.Â Thought it would be fitting to end the week with the first lady of Marvel – Sue Storm done by the late great Mike Wieringo.
I’m really bummed that Mike Wieringo is gone.Â My love for his style took off during his Flash run, and I continued to follow what he was doing after that.Â Today’s Art Appreciation Moment of the Day features Mike’s work and his take on the Legion of Super Heroes.
CHARLOTTE, NC (June 16, 2008) When Mike Wieringo abruptly passed away last August, the comics industry lost more than a great artist and creator â€“ it lost a friend. Now, Mikeâ€™s family has teamed with the Savannah College of Art and Design to create The Mike Wieringo Scholarship or â€œThe â€˜Ringoâ€ to help keep his spirit of generosity alive. Created by Mikeâ€™s brother Matt and his sister-in-law Suzanne, the â€˜Ringo is designed to help provide similar help to artists at the Savannah College of Art and Design or SCAD. Domestic and international students with have a minimum 3.0 grade point
In memory of Mike Wieringo, who passed away Aug. 12, Project: Rooftop has announced an open call for redesigns of Bart Allen (Impulse/Kid Flash/The Flash), the character created in 1994 by Wieringo and Mark Waid. Submissions will be accepted through Sunday, with the best entries showcased during a special “Wieringo Week,” which also will feature some of the best costume work from Wieringo’s career. “Mike had a timeless appreciation for these awesome characters and enjoyed the heck out of online costuming/drawing events, so I think he’d really dig this kind of fun being held in his honor,” writes Project: Rooftop
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