Friday, August 24, 2007

Wieringo Week

August 24, 2007

Project: Rooftop to host 'Wieringo Week' tribute

In memory of Mike Wieringo, who passed away Aug. 12, Project: Rooftop has announced an open call for redesigns of Bart Allen (Impulse/Kid Flash/The Flash), the character created in 1994 by Wieringo and Mark Waid.

Submissions will be accepted through Sunday, with the best entries showcased during a special "Wieringo Week," which also will feature some of the best costume work from 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," writes Project: Rooftop founder Dean Trippe. "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."

For full details, visit the Project: Rooftop website at

Project Rooftop is where cartoonists and illustrators bring their costume design skills to task in tribute to the superheroes and villains we've grown up with. This site is intended to promote excellence in costume design as well as foster continued interest for these amazing characters.

Press release written by Chris Arrant.

Sure, it's short notice, but Kid Flash wouldn't have it any other way.


f is for Fer; he failed to floss said...

I enjoy the whole darn Flash family. They live between the ticks of a second, as I've heard it. Superspeed has always been and continues to be the superpower I want for myself.

Speaking of superheroes, does Boomerangerella have some kind of Far Eastern counterpart...?

The Codester said...

Impulse is my fav flash because he was born with the power and has some unique abilities, such as the power to retain all information perceived at super human speed, I recall a comic where he read a citys entire public library in a matter of minutes, and then used his new knowledge of physics and chemistry on the bad guy (and aftewards wrote a lovely poem with florid proes)

f is for Fer; he failed to floss said...

FLASH FACT: in the upcoming direct-to-dvd release of Darwyn Cooke's "New Frontier", Neil Patrick Harris will be the voice of Barry Allen / The Flash. Yep, Doogie himself.

FER FACT: nothing but mad props for Barry Allen, but my Flash is Wally West. This myopia marginalizes me even more from commenting wisely about Bart Allen, but after reading cody's comment about retaining information at superspeed, I am both envious and worried a bit more about the future of librarians who insist on meeting the needs of patrons at non-superspeedy levels. Slow food, sure, but slow library service hasn't exactly found its audience.

Pulpatooner said...

Yeah, the Flash family is great on that essential escapist level of "Gee Whiz, if only I could..."

I was always a flight guy, myself. Not as practical as super-speed, or as permissive as invisibility, or even as basically satisfying as strength, but, dang if it's not the one I'd want.

I suppose because it offers so much on that essential escapist level of escape.