Monday, August 13, 2007

A Strange, Hollow Sadness

Found out today that comics artist Mike Wieringo died over the weekend. Massive heart attack, apparently. 44 years old. I've never met the man, but we sorta crossed paths a few years ago, back when we were looking for artists for Monster Attack Network. He was one of the first guys that Larry thought of, and we'd have been thrilled to have him.

If the email he sent back to Larry is any indication, he was a hell of a guy to know:
And so, all that goes to say that I'm afraid I wouldn't be able to work on the MONSTER ISLE project. And I probably wouldn't have had the time, in any case. But I have to say that I'm incredibly flattered that I'm the first person that Marc thought of....! When I get some free time, I'm going to settle down and read the script... I'm sure it's a hoot.
Kept his sketch-a-day blog bookmarked. He was one of those artists I came across that I was hoping to, eventually, get to work with. And to have a drink with.



Tim said...

I'm astounded at the list of people that wanted to work with him, but did not get the chance. As much as I love the final visual version of M.A.N., I cannot fathom what it would have been like with Mike. If the fates had been kinder, Mike had a project with Ellis in the pipeline and Brubaker mentioned that they tried to get together on a project. Thanks for sharing that email. Marc.

--Tim O'Shea

marc bernardin said...

I wish I could say it was my pleasure, because it most defninitely was not...