Monday, June 30, 2008

Would People Please Stop Dying?

I just read on Comics Should Be Good! that comic book artist Michael Turner has died after fighting an eight-year battle with cancer. He was 37.
I had no idea that Turner had cancer, but I have to say that knowing it now does make his work that much more impressive.
And for the most part, I liked his work, though it certainly was flawed in many ways. Still, he was young enough that there would have been - and should have been - time for him to hone his craft, and I have no doubt that he would have gone on to be an even better artist.
Like the other comics creators who have gone before him this year - and there have been far too many - he will be missed.


lbugsh2 said...

No Jon they can not stop dying other wise the universe would stop picking on you. I think at that point everything would just explode.

well that being said I hope they really do stop dying.

Merlin T Wizard said...

So do I. I liked Turner, even if his girls looked a bit anemic. I'm going to miss his work.

Of course, I miss everyone's work right now, but I hope that is only a temporary setback.