Thursday, August 12, 2010

COMIC: Remembering Mike Wieringo (Commentary)

Three years ago today the world lost a talented soul in artist Mike Wieringo. He is probably best known for his work on DC Comics' The Flash and Marvel Comics' Fantastic Four books. He also drew on such books as DC's Robin, Adventures of Superman and for Marvel Wieringo was on several Spider-Man titles over the years.

There was also a creator-owned book, a fantasy series named Tellos that he started with Todd Dezago that was published by Image Comics. His style was so gorgeous to look at that he became one of my favorite artists and I once wanted to emulate his unique style when trying to become better at drawing.

His art had a sense of fun and energy to it that made it simply amazing when he got to draw Spider-Man, the Flash, or the Fantastic Four. It's hard to find but Marvel donated the script and seven pages of completed art Mike had finished before his death of a What if? story that was finished by many of his artist friends into: What If This Was the Fantastic Four: A Tribute to Mike Wieringo.

Mike Wieringo (1963-2007)

In honor of Mike Wieringo, check out GeekPlate's tumblr for today's picspam dedicated to his art.

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