R.I.P. Ringo

I’ve been neglecting this blog for a while now, and thought I’d start trying to make regular posts again, and ease myself back in by adding a few back-dated posts of some of the things that really should have been mentioned when they happened.

The most obvious one is that Mike Wieringo died of a heart attack at his home in Durham, North Carolina, at age 44. I used to regularly check his blog to see some of his almost daily warm up sketches and to read his commentary on life as a comics artist, and have a large number of the UK reprints of his and Mark Waids run on the “Fantastic Four”.

He seemed like a genuinely nice bloke, and I don’t think I’ve ever read a bad word said about him by anyone on-line, which is surely a mark of his character for a successful artist in a competitive industry. His brother and best friend are working with his web-hosts to keep his site active and just as he left it, and it’s certainly worth a visit if you’ve never been there before and a revisit if you have.