Thursday, 12 August 2010

Mike Wieringo



It's been three years since Mike passed away. I still miss him very much. Talking to him over the phone was always the highlight of the day and sometimes the week. The times we hung out together at conventions are among my most special memories.

I had another loss recently, so I'm already in a sad place. Seeing some of the posted remembrances at various places earlier brought tears. To work through that I felt I had to do something, so I took the time to draw the piece with Mike's Tellos characters.

3 comments:

Robert said...

Richard--I didn't know Mike personally at all, but I still remember the day he died, and being dumbstruck with tears streaming down my cheeks. I LOVED his Buck Rogers rendition, and would have given a kidney to see it in a series. His characters had a soul that you don't see a lot in comics.

Thanks for posting your Tellos pic. And I'm not too manly to give you a hug, if you're not too manly to accept one.

Robert said...

Richard--I didn't know Mike personally at all, but I still remember the day he died, and being dumbstruck with tears streaming down my cheeks. I LOVED his Buck Rogers rendition, and would have given a kidney to see it in a series. His characters had a soul that you don't see a lot in comics.

Thanks for posting your Tellos pic. And I'm not too manly to give you a hug, if you're not too manly to accept one.

(p.s. sorry if this comes to you twice.)

Richard said...

Hug away.

I miss Mike deeply and there are a number of times a month I want to pick up the phone and talk to him. That may be a sign of the grief lessening as I used to have that weekly.