Monday, August 13, 2007

Mike Wieringo.

Mike Wieringo passed away. He was one of the nicest people I've met in the american market, always very enthusiastic about comics, always humble about his own talent and always very supportive of my work. For me, it was great to find someone who been working for so long and hear him talk about discovering new artists, and then realize I caught his attention and was discovered by him.

We never met personally, only exchanging emails and comments on each other's blog. I visited Mike's blog regularly and was always impressed with his discipline. He would do a sketch almost every day just for the blog before he started working on his pages. I talked to my brother all the time about meeting Mike, but we never got the chance.

Thank you, Mike.

We'll miss you.


James Figueiredo said...

Foi um dos primeiros artistas que eu pude acompanhar desde o começo da carreira, e sempre fui um grande fã do trabalho dele.

Fiquei muito triste mesmo com a notícia.


Felipe Duarte said...

Foi muito estranho isso. Mas achei bem legal saber que ele tinha tido contato ou influenciado tanta gente e ver tanto carinho sendo manifestado que onde quer que o cara esteja ele deve estar sentindo.

A industria dos quadrinhos, pelo menos por parte do artistas, é mais família que industria.