Tuesday, August 14, 2007
I'd like to extend my sympathies to Mike's family, his friends, and his legion of fans. I never got a chance to work with him, but Mike Wieringo brought something unique to our corner of the entertainment universe.
He brought JOY. Every bit of work I ever saw of his, you could feel it. Holy shit, we're telling adventure stories of people doing amazing, wonderful things! This is FUN, goddamit! These stories should be FUN.
Warren linked to the above piece of art already, but I'd had it on my hard drive forever as an "inspiration piece", to remind myself of a certain tone for writing. Wieringo captured that tone better than almost anyone I can think of, with his re-imagining of Buck Rogers. For what little it's worth, the reason I loved Wieringo's work was because it made me want to live in that world.