Tuesday, August 28, 2007


In memory of Mike Wieringo, who passed away Aug. 12, Project: Rooftop announced an open call for re-designs of Bart Allen (Impulse/Kid Flash/The Flash), a character created by Wieringo and writer Mark Waid. This gave me some extra motivation to create a fitting tribute to an artist that i admire. 'Ringo always showed a lot of energy
in his work and you could see his passion in it... we should all strive for that in what we do.

As Impulse-

As Kid Flash-

God bless,


Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Rest in Peace, 'Ringo...

I am shocked and saddened.

A great artist in my opinion passed away recently- Mike Wieringo. i was vacationing with the family when this happened so it's only now that i have the moment to reflect here what Mr. Wieringo meant to me.

He was a great source of inspiration and a classic artist with a bold, clean style that i admired. From what i've heard he was also a great human being and i wish i had the chance to have met him. i only crossed paths with him over at the Drawing Board site a few times but regardless, his work was a pleasure to see and he's been one of the few artists that has kept me interested in comics in recent years. ( I'd been following his work since his early years on THE FLASH series--It was bold, vibrant, joyful-- It was fun!!! His art style was the epitome of what superhero comics should be.)

Gonna miss seeing his work. A great loss to the world of comics.

My condolences to the Wieringo family and his close friends.


Sunday, August 05, 2007


The UNDERDOG SHOW always started with this familar song:
"When criminals in this world appear,
And break the laws that they should fear,
And frighten all who see or hear,
The cry goes up both far and near for
Underdog! Underdog! Underdog! Underdog!
Speed of lightning! Roar of Thunder!
Fighting all who rob and plunder!
Underdog! Underdog! Underdog!"

The premise was that "humble and lovable" Shoeshine Boy (a cartoon dog) was really the superhero Underdog! When villains threatened, Shoeshine Boy ducked into a telephone booth where he transformed into the caped and costumed hero, destroying the booth in the process when his super powers were activated. Underdog almost always spoke in rhyme. Underdog's most frequent saying when he appeared was,"There's no need to fear, Underdog is here!!"

Fast forward to 2007 as live-action Underdog film is distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. Any fan of the original show is sure to be dissappointed. For us purists, the DVD of the series has been released as well so i hope if money is spent on UNDERDOG, it's the cartoon show that made him the character he is.