Today marks three years since the passing of one of the best artists and kindest guys in comics, Mike Wieringo. Longtime Rooftop Readers will recall our tribute to Mike, the Faster Fashion, Bart Allen! Wieringo Week event, calling for redesigns of the character he’d co-created with writer Mark Waid, Impulse. If you missed it, click here. Today I’d like to present the redesigns Mike posted at his amazing blog either for me or for Rooftop, for our pal Warren Ellis‘s awesome Remake/Remodel threads at Whitechapel, or for one of my earlier Draw… memes.
I only had the pleasure of his friendship for a couple of years before his passing, just meeting up at cons and swapping happy emails and blog posts, but ‘Ringo was an excellent friend and an amazing artist, and his not being here breaks my heart every time I see his name or art. I’ll owe him forever for his contributions to my development as an artist, and for the example of kindness and encouragement he set for creators in this very small industry. So please enjoy these drawings by Mike Wieringo.
– Dean Trippe
Superboy (originally posted here)
Note: For more of Mike Wieringo’s art, click back through his wonderful sketch blog and check your local comic shop’s back issues! – D.T.