Mike Wieringo


The untimely death of Durham artist Mike Wieringo
A fantasist’s last sketch

BY ZACK SMITH



Mike Wieringo at the 2006 Heroes Con in Charlotte
Photo by Donna Nolen-Weathington

On Aug. 10, Durham-based comic book artist Mike Wieringo updated his Web site, mikewieringo.com, with a detailed sketch of Jarek, the hero of his fantasy comic Tellos, which he had created with his best friend Todd DeZago. The post was titled “Just a Quick One Today.” It would be the last post he made.

Full story on this talented artist’s passing here.

Published by Zack

Zack Smith is a writer and journalist. He has written for such web sites and publications as Newsarama.com, the Independent Weekly of Durham NC, Triangle Business Journal, Comic Book Resources and the Lynchburg News and Advance. He has a Master's in Journalism from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, and a degree in English with minors in Film Studies and Creative Writing from NC State University. He also writes children's books.

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