I just read that Mike Wieringo, one of the artists on the Sensational Spider-Man flashback issue I reviewed yesterday, died suddenly of a heart attack on August 12. Despite my problems with the plot, the art on that issue was pretty bitchin; I’m sorry to hear of Mike’s death.
Marvel is holding a special remembrance event for Mike on September 19th:
To honor Mike Wieringo and celebrate his life, a special festive event has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 19 at 7:30 pm in Manhattan. This event, coupled with a Newsarama.com eBay Auction, is open to all fans. There will be a number of writers, artists, and contemporaries of Mike’s at the New York event, with several artists doing sketches on-site. Attendees can buy sketches form artists on site, and per Mike’s family’s wishes, the proceeds from this event will be split between The Hero Initiative and the ASPCA.
WHAT: Celebration of the life and work of Mike Wieringo, artist of Marvel’s Fantastic Four and Spider-Man; DC’s The Flash and his own Tellos series.
WHERE: Flatiron Joe’s, 29 West 21 Street (between 5th and 6th Ave.), New York City
WHEN: Wednesday, September 19, 2007 at 7:30 pm.
All are invited. There is no cover charge/door charge. In additional to donating the space, Flatiron Joe’s will also make a cash contribution to The Hero Initiative/ASPCA.