Three years ago today, artist Mike Wieringo passed away. I can’t say I knew the man by any means. I did shake his hands a few times and watched him draw and talk about art. To quote fellow Blog@ and Newsarama contributor George Marston: “I love looking at a comic artist’s work, and seeing clearly that they love comics.” That was definitely the case with Wieringo. I’ve seen Facebook and Twitter updates and posts about him all day as well as tributes, such as Eric Canete’s.
Canete drew the central characters of Tellos, a comic created by Todd DeZago and Weiringo about a decade ago: Jarek, Koj and Sierra. After Weiringo’s passing, the series was put on hold, but DeZago has mentioned that he would put it out again where there a demand. I think the demand is out there, and is one of those books I wish I had created because it is that good.
I’m curious to know if you have a ‘Ringo story, or how his works have affected you. Mike Weiringo may have passed on, but his art, creations, and legacy will never fade away.