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February 2, 2006 9:50 AM   Subscribe

Comic artist Seth Fisher died unexpectedly; this rotten news led to a session wallowing in his online gallery to see one side of what the world lost. But, with so many comic artists putting galleries online, why wait until someone's gone to appreciate their work? You could admire the energy in Mike Wieringo's figures, or the stylized coolness of Cameron Stewart. You could bask in the freaky genius of Mike Allred, or scratch your head and wonder how Phil Bond's characters feel so real with such weird proportions. You could look to the future with Ryan Sook, or, if you're more into the retro thing, there's always the old standby John Byrne.
posted by COBRA! (22 comments total)

 
Darwyn Cooke doesn't have an online gallery, but is well-represented online.
posted by COBRA! at 9:52 AM on February 2, 2006


What is going on in this image!?
posted by delmoi at 9:55 AM on February 2, 2006


This guy reminds me of Bill Watterson's C&H when he would draw those fantastic mesas, etc.
posted by delmoi at 9:57 AM on February 2, 2006


Holy shit, I just linked to his fantastic Flowering Nose game last week. What a shame.
posted by Gator at 9:57 AM on February 2, 2006


delmoi, I'm pretty sure that image was a noisy couple apologizing to a neighbor who was a Yakuza member. Or aspiring Yakuza member, I can't remember the plot. Vertigo Pop: Tokyo was pretty good but I'd probably recommend the London one over it.
posted by mikeh at 9:58 AM on February 2, 2006


I dig the Mike Allred.
posted by Smedleyman at 9:59 AM on February 2, 2006


How and when did Seth Fisher die?
posted by iconomy at 10:22 AM on February 2, 2006


I actually haven't heard. The news broke when a friend of his, J.H. Williams III, posted the bare-bones news to Barbelith.com. The news, still without the how and when, has been picked up a couple of different places.

It did occur to me that it could be a hoax or a mistake, but I haven't seen any indication of that.
posted by COBRA! at 10:26 AM on February 2, 2006


I heard about Seth Fisher this morning and I'm pretty bummed because I just recently discovered his work. Now I have nothing new of his to look forward to.
posted by handshake at 10:30 AM on February 2, 2006


Wow - I am surprised and saddened. A light goes out. A brief news note.
posted by madamjujujive at 10:30 AM on February 2, 2006


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posted by Blue Stone at 10:37 AM on February 2, 2006


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posted by SirOmega at 10:43 AM on February 2, 2006


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posted by May Kasahara at 10:58 AM on February 2, 2006


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posted by Superfrankenstein at 11:35 AM on February 2, 2006


Yeah, this sucks. Here's the I Love Comics thread. I'm actually surprised there's a mefi post, as I didn't know he was that popular. Flowering Nose is a great game, if you haven't played it yet. Anyways--he has a great style, like manga + Frank Quitely.
posted by kensanway at 11:54 AM on February 2, 2006


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posted by samh23 at 12:21 PM on February 2, 2006


Wow, that's a shame. I wasn't familiar at all with him by name, but I remember flipping through that FF/Iron Man book he just did and being very impressed.
posted by MegoSteve at 12:36 PM on February 2, 2006


wow... his work is really great. i'm surprised i never saw it earlier. i definitely agree artists should be appreciated BEFORE they're dead though. but for some reason death makes the controversial into a classic. stupid critics.
posted by Doorstop at 12:37 PM on February 2, 2006


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posted by ktoad at 2:57 PM on February 2, 2006


Ryan Sook and Mike Allred will be at the WonderCon in San Francisco this weekend.
posted by JDC8 at 5:47 PM on February 2, 2006


What a shame. Really digged this guys work.

Ironman/Fantastic 4 really blew me away and his recent work on legends of the dark knight was not to shabby either.

Anyways--he has a great style, like manga + Frank Quitely.

That is a perfect description of his style.
posted by Dreamghost at 7:52 PM on February 2, 2006


A bit of an update from our own Robot Johnny.
posted by Gator at 8:11 PM on February 3, 2006


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