Two years ago today, we lost one of my all time favorite comic book artists, Mike Wieringo.
And thirteen years ago today (wow, has it been that long?), we lost one of my favorite comic book writers, Mark Gruenwald.
Remember the work of these men today if you can. If you don't have any of their books handy, there are plenty of great internet resources. 'Ringo's blog is still up, as is his DeviantArt.com gallery. As for Gruenwald, I can think of no better place to go than this archive of his Mark's Remarks column that ran for so long in Marvel Age and various other titles. As much as I enjoyed his work on books like Squadron Supreme and Captain America, it's this column that I always enjoyed most, being one of the first "behind the curtain" looks at the industry I ever encountered.