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I got home from the gym yesterday evening and decided to check on any new art posted on DA-- and got a notice that the 3-month subscription an incredibly generous DA member gave me when I first joined the community was going to expire soon.  I immediately renewed for a full year.  I've really enjoyed the DA experience and I'm going to be sticking around.  This is a fun community full of fantastic talent and real enthusiasm for art.

So.... here's to another great year on DA...!
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: TV-- while I work
  • Reading: Larry McMurtry... anything by him.
  • Watching: LOST(when it comes back) ER, EARL, THE OFFICE
  • Playing: Not much... thinking of buying an XBOX 360.
  • Eating: Salads.
  • Drinking: Wine... water.
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JeremiahLambertArt Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
its weird reading this still. posted a week before he passed on.
zenx007 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
Live on through your art.:rose:
SoloSnail Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This journal entry made me cry
Rest in peace, man.
Fred--Lang Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thinking of your great work tonight. Wish it had never stopped. :-/
Drknshade Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
We were blessed to know and view your art, giving us a glimpse of the artist's soul. Thanks, mike. You're missed
Grey-Noise Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
You were happy right up until the end. Good on ya, mate. ; )
mainasha Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi MIke. I like to stop by and visit your page every once in a while. Knowing you were here reminds me to think of the most important things in life. I miss you and I miss your art.

God Bless.
Whispering-Road Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I hope that you are living it up where ever you are and I sure hope to see you in a better place. :pray:
orphanshadow Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
im still visiting your site every once in a while , this is my way of paying respect to such a great artist that ever stepped in this world

your are missed sir!
Otacon144 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Student Filmographer
It's painful to read this journal - knowing he's gone, and seeing how happy he was here...

But not as painful as the fact that until today, I had no idea who he was, that I let such a great artist escape my notice.

Walk on, Ringo. We'll see you later down the road. :pray::rose:
yuugatachan Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
This is the saddest journal I've read in my life :(
Captain-D Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Mike was my kind of artist. His attention to realistic detail juxtaposed with his lively, cartoonish sensabilities made his work a real pleasure to sit and stare at. His particular artistic voice is greatly missed.

And if the personal encounters with him that I've read about are any indication of the type of person he was, I know that he is sorely missed by anyone who knew him.
buffybot101 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009
RIP Mike, you are greatly missed
MikeinHell Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008  Student Filmographer
I baww'd at the last journal entry T_T
KidaGreenleaf Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008
Thank you for giving us all so much joy!
TeoJade Featured By Owner May 13, 2008

Glad you stuck around for a while :):(
sacredpencil Featured By Owner May 7, 2008
Reading this sort of makes one realize that you really don't know what life's going to throw at you or even when it's all going to end. It can even happen to the best of people and that makes it even sadder. He was amazing in life and he will be forever remembered even after. Rest in Peace, Mike.
linkcainson Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
The comic world ls a little empty now.
masked-racoon Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
His last entry was so happy
ChrisNoeth Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I just reread Tellos and want to say Mike's daily sketchblog inspired me to become a freelance artist and to work in comics.

Even I did not know Mike personally I think about him very often.

uramakisushi Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
Rest in peace Mike...
I'm so sorry for family and friends, and so sorry too for the extensive community that thinks Mike be an inspiration,

a lot of hugs.
KikyoHater167 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
I never knew about him until today, but after seeing his amazing artwork I feel I should pay my respects.

BrentJago Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I know you'll never read this, but I want to thank you for your run on Sensational Spider-Man back in the 90s. That was always my favourite book because of your artwork. Thanks Mike. R.I.P
Arukado Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007
I don't know this man personally, but just seeing the "here's to another great year on DA" part is truly upsetting.
GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
A bitter reminder of the kind of guy that DA, the comic industry, and the world at large has lost. What a damn shame. I have to admit, I'm a little choked up after reading this journal.
scruffyronin Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
Here, here.
SOULSSHINE Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
HEy ! Dude...

Glad you did enjoyed at your most your stay with us ...
And such a happy last post is reaaly the most generous of things beside your huge hunble and supa cool presençe man ...

I hope and wish with all my live just that you are happy no matter where yu are man ...

And i dont know ... you maibe ... but you know what they say ! See us in the next live !! k..

Its just great to have you around .

Big kiss.. and no matter what yu do .. or watever happen ... one thing we have to learn from you ... to be cool humble .. be simple .. and no matter what be greath and have fun ..!

thanks sooo deeply much for that .. kind of learning dude...

So have fun no matter what you do too..
We all miss yu dude !
Bbie sweetheart!
For ever for everything THANKS!

Ruben Ismael
RPGSI Studio Admin.
youngerthanthesoul Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007
I never new about your art, but I belive you deserve a Rest In Peace...
Caio-Nogueira Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007  Student
We all wish that was true. Gonna misha, Miky!
hikarikoi86 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
:( sob....
LadyNilamarthiel Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007
Rest in peace, Mr. Wieringo.
ArbiterOfDreams Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2007   Writer
You will be missed, you great man, wonderful artist. So full of life, and yet now... If only I could have known you, I saw your art after the tragedy, and I only wish I could have heard from you. The work is amazing...
UnderdogMike Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
God bless you, Mike. Hope to see you in the next world.
bladebandit Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
xRyokucha Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007
Someone I never knew, however, just by reading his journal entries, I'm already touched by what he has offered in his lifetime.

Rest in peace.
Blue-Vylette Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
:pray: :cries:
Im saddened by this, and i only found out about him today.
ShadowStalker002 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
his last journal gives me the chills! why did i just discover his great gallery just now that he's already passed away? so sad... rest in peace...
NekoShiney Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007
Another great year on dA? More like one of the most lonely... How... maybe it was a sign that something bad was going to happen? I guess optomism isn't always a good thing. God bless you, Mike...... :(
mikrd Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
argh... this pisses me off. Why did such a great artist pass away? He had so much to do yet such little time to do it in. It's ,in all words, no t fair... not fair at all. You'll be missed big guy. I wished I could have gotten to know you better
SEspider Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007  Professional General Artist
So ironic and sad at the same time. :(

We'll miss ya, Buddy
macawnivore Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Rest in peace Mike.
gven1 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007
bye bye mike :(
ciworld Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007
You wont be in peace...
jdoem Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2007   Traditional Artist
Yikes... I didn't even know he was on deviantArt... what a way to find out... Thanks for being an inspiration, Mike... Peace be with your family in this time...
Acelister Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
A loss to the world. God speed, Mike.
rothmir Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2007
You brought great art to millions - rest in peace
yoshigirl36 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007  Student Digital Artist
"So.... here's to another great year on DA...!"

I nearly shed a tear at that comment...
BLUEHAWK-55 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
hay muchas cosas que no voy a entender nunca---demasiadas.
little-pumpkin Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007
Yeah, sucks that you died >_> have a nice year anyway!
Xiao-Fury Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist in peace, great artist.
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