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Artists Pay Homage To A Fallen Friend With ‘The Mike Wieringo Tellos Tribute’

Cover Art by Mike Wieringo
Cover Art by Mike Wieringo


When comics artist Mike Wieringo died suddenly in 2007, the industry lost an extraordinary talent and a man who was well loved by many. While best known for his work on The Flash and Fantastic Four with writer Mark Waid, Wieringo also collaborated with writer Todd Dezago on a creator-owned series for Image called Tellos. The fantasy comic starred a young boy named Jarek, and his warrior tiger friend Koj, who shared adventures with a lady pirate, a fox thief, and other vivid characters.

When Wieringo passed away, everyone assumed that we’d seen the last of Tellos. But now, a decade after Wieringo’s death, Dezago and a group known as the Secret Friends of Ringo have published a massive two volume graphic novel in tribute to both Tellos and Wieringo.

The Mike Wieringo Tellos Tribute is available directly and exclusively from a specially created website in two volumes for fifty dollars apiece, with all proceeds going to the ASPCA. The books feature story by Dezago and art by an impressive collection of artists, including legends like George Perez, Stan Sakai, and Ramona Fradon.

Volume 1 is available for order until April 10, and Volume 2 is available until July 10. After those cutoff dates, the book will be printed to order, and the website makes very clear that the chance to get them will be gone after that:

One point we feel we need to make very clear about this project;

The Mike Wieringo Tellos Tribute are two VERY EXCLUSIVE books.
They will NOT be available in any stores.
We have neither the finances nor the space to warehouse cases of these books — what you order is what will be printed and no more.

So, please order before the cut-off dates to insure you get yours.
After that, there will be no more.


Cover Art by Mike Wieringo
Cover Art by Mike Wieringo


To learn more about the project and the contributors, and to order copies of the book, visit


Next: Celebrating The Joyful Art Of Mike Wieringo

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