Newsarama reports the death from a heart attack of Mike Wieringo, at the shockingly young age of 44. His art always contained an even more youthful exuberance, grounded by unusually solid craft. His blog revealed not just a thoughtful and diligent professional artist, but a pleasant and amusing man. Condolences to his family and friends.
In Fantastic Four issue 511, Mark Waid and Mike Wieringo sent the FF through the afterlife to meet God, only to learn that, in their world, He is a comic book artist. He may look like Jack Kirby, but He draws like Ringo. Thank you for your ideas and notions, Mike.
Fantastic Four issue 511 “Hereafter” part 3, written by Mark Waid, pencilled by Mike Wieringo, inked by Karl Kesel, coloured by Paul Mounts, lettered by Virtual Calligraphy’s Randy Gentile, edited by Tom Brevoort, reprinted in Fantastic Four, Volume 4: Hereafter, Marvel Comics, 2004