Posts Tagged ‘Turner

03
Jul
08

Jeph Loeb on Michael Turner

As a lot of you know already, the world of comics, and to be honest… the world of art itself, have lost a very special person, Michael Turner, who died recently after a long and hard fight with cancer. The image I chose for the banner on this blog is a small tribute to him (It’s a part of his Wizard World variant cover). Jeph Loeb wrote a letter the following day, which was posted on CBR June, 28th 2008 and reads as follows;

Mike Turner died last night. He fought the same cancer my son Sam had for eight years. He was 37 years old. His friends and family were with him.

There was never a nicer guy. There was never a greater pal. He was a friend and mentor to Sam. He’s been a big brother to my daughter Audrey.

In terms of his legacy, in addition to the dozens of covers that he did for Marvel and DC, I’m pretty sure that the only interior work he did outside of Top Cow or Aspen was the 6 issues of “Superman/Batman” that we did.

Bringing Kara back to the DC universe as she was originally intended, as Superman’s cousin, was the story we told.

Supergirl now will always have some of Mike’s joy and spark.

Doing “Soulfire” with Mike and Aspen was a blast. It was so inspiring working with him. Whatever he touched as a creator, writer or artist was the finest.

Did I mention he was the world’s greatest guy? And there is a reason why the people at Aspen, like Frank and Peter and JT, are so loyal and of such fine character. Mike brought that out in everyone.

I know you know all this, but I wanted to write to you and this is what came out.

Supergirl is crying right now.

I know that much.

Jeph

If you’d like to send your condolences to he Turner family, please send them to –

Aspen MLT, Inc.
C/O Michael Turner
5855 Green Valley Circle, Suite 111
Culver City, CA, 90230