Mike Wieringo died.
It's sure to be a common blog topic today, and quite honestly, I don't have a lot to add other than to just say that Wieringo was, by far, the nicest and most genuine comics creator I've had the pleasure of meeting - EVER. He never seemed like he was trying to hard to be cool, he just was... and he almost always seemed surprised to find out that another person loved his work and was letting him know.
His almost daily updates and industry insights at his blog were always beautifully drawn (far beyond a simple sketch) and always well said... just one thing I'll miss about this incredibly talented guy.
My thoughts and condolences go out to his family and friends. At 44, truly, his was a light that dimmed too soon.