July 23 - 27, 2008 - San Diego Comic-Con
August 22 - 24, 2008 - Toronto Fan Expo Canada
I woke up this morning and logged onto my computer going through my regular cycle of websites when i click on the first comic news site on my favourites list i see in bold "Michael Turner passes away at 37". my mouth practically dropped to the floor as i read the headline over and over to make sure it was real. i knew that he was still battling cancer but for some reason i never thought he would pass away so young because of it. the comic community loses another great inspirational artist.
while i admit that i was never the biggest fan of his art, i was never shy to say that he was a great person. i met him only once back in 2003, back when i was working with the now defunct dreamwave. my boss pat at the time introduced me to him and michael was nothing but friendly and open to talking to me. i was still very new to the industry back then and meeting an artist of his caliber was so exciting as he spoke to me like we were already good buddies. i never got a chance to talk to him again after that. he was always busy at other conventions that i saw him at and i don't think he even remembered who i was, but i'll always remember him as the first A-list comic pro that didn't treat me as another comic fan-boy.
the comic and art community will certainly miss you Michael!
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