Vi har tidligere skrevet både om Mike Wieringos alt for tidlige død og Project Rooftop, der laver nye dragter til eksisterende seriefigurer. Nu er Project Rooftop så vært for en Mike Wieringo-uge, hvor opgaven er at redesigne Wieringos figur Impulse:
In memory of our friend and fellow fanboy, Mike Wieringo, Project: Rooftop is announcing an open call for redesigns of Bart Allen, the super-speedster sidekick (and later mantle-bearer) of The Flash. Bart was co-created by Mike Wieringo and writer Mark Waid in the mid-90’s. ‘Ringo recently wrote some interesting stuff about Bart over on his blog.
Submissions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, August 26th, with the subject line “Impulse,” “Kid Flash,” or “The Flash” depending on the era of Bart’s life you decided to build on. Be sure to include your name and website with your submission. We’ll showcase the best entries all next week. In addition to the Bart Allen fun, we’ll also be talking about some the best superhero costuming work from Mike Wieringo’s career.
Mike had a timeless appreciation for these awesome characters and enjoyed the heck out of online costuming/drawing events, so I think he’d really dig this kind of fun being held in his honor. Whether you consider yourself a friend, fan, or both, come join us in remembering Mike Wieringo, whose incredible artwork and unfailing kindness continue to serve as a source of unending inspiration and joy.
Det er et fint projekt og det bliver spændende at se hvad de får lavet.
Tilføjelse: dette indlæg var oprindeligt sat til at blive publiceret for en uge siden, hvorefter jeg så har glemt alt om det – nu er det for sent at deltage, men så kan man til gengæld se alle de fine bidrag folk er kommet med, f.eks. denne Impulse af Leanne Hannah:
Der er mange andre fine bidrag, så smut derover og tag et kig …