Monday, July 14, 2008

Michael Layne Turner 1971-2008

This day when I was studying and learning a single word meaning, and I started to decided to type "obedient" at Google images on search engine and I glanced the amazing drawing picture of The Genie from the movie Aladdin. I clicked an icon image to entering, and I surfing pages to notice "RIP Michael Turner". I was like "NO! IMPOSSIBLE!" But, I checked out at his website and I really am very sad to hear that he has passed away from bone cancer in June 27, 2008, last month ago...

He has fights cancer for eight years that what I heard. He's very bravely man.

I was crying a lot and I got a worse bad headache, but now I am alright...

He's my favorite amazing artist ever and, as he's in my heart to respect his family and friends. You know what I've never meet him in real life. I remembered when I look at the picture of M.T. and I was wanting to ask him for do a favor for me, "Would you draw something for me?", and I wanted him to draw picture of me that would be fabulous and awesome.

Michael Turner has a beautiful smile and I really fall in love with his fabulous art style. He's the best known as Witchblade, Tomb Raider (comics), Superman/Batman, and and various covers for DC Comics and Marvel Comics. He was also the president of the entertainment company Aspen MLT, as Fathom, Soulfire, Shrugged! and Ekos and more! Amazing!!

How handsome he is!!

I did not write this:
"This just came out

From Aspen Comics' Vince Hernandez

Hello all,

Unfortunately it's with great sadness that I must inform everyone that Michael Turner tragically passed away last night, June 27th at approximately 10:42 pm in Santa Monica, Ca. Turner had been dealing with recent health complications arisen in the past few weeks. More details concerning Turner's passing, and services, will be given shortly.

Anyone wishing to send their condolences to Michael Turner's family is encouraged to send to:

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

Aspen also encourages anyone wishing to make a charitable donation to please send to Michael Turner's requested charities:

The American Cancer Society


The Make-A-Wish Foundation

Turner has done quite a lot in his short life. From being an artist on Witchblade to creating his own comic Fathom, and starting his own company Aspen. He's also done many many covers for Marvel and DC, and has had action figures based on his art with a line for Superman/Batman in the Supergirl story, and the Identity Crisis toys. Michael will be missed greatly. He was 37."

Posted by Peter Whitney at June 28, 2008 9:58 a.m.

Published: July 6, 2008

Michael Turner, a popular comic-book artist who came to fame in the mid-1990s and was best known for creating two sexy female lead characters, Witchblade and Fathom, died on June 27 in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 37.

Courtesy of Aspen MLT
A cover of the comic book Fathom drawn by Michael Turner. The superheroine, who possesses water-based powers, is one of Mr. Turner’s most popular characters.

The cause was complications from treatment for bone cancer, his colleague Vince Hernandez said in a statement.

Armed with only a hastily assembled five-page sample of his work, Mr. Turner was discovered at a comic-book convention in 1993 by Marc Silvestri, one of seven artists who founded Image Comics in 1992. Within months, Mr. Turner went from waiting tables to being a top-selling artist.

Mr. Turner, along with Mr. Silvestri and a few others, soon created his best-known character, Witchblade, named after a supernatural weapon that affixed itself to the arm of Sara Pezzini, a homicide detective in New York; the transformation left her provocatively clad, armed and dangerous.

The novelist and part-time comic-book writer Brad Meltzer, in a special edition of the comics-industry magazine Wizard that was devoted to Mr. Turner before he died, said: “Anyone who says they didn’t become aware of Mike when they saw one of his hot girl drawings is a liar. That’s when he hit the radar.”

Witchblade first appeared in comic books in 1995 and became the basis of a live-action series on the cable channel TNT in 2001. It ran for about two seasons.

In 1998, Mr. Turner created the aquatic Fathom, published by Top Cow Productions. In her secret identity Fathom was a marine biologist with a model’s looks named Aspen Matthews.

Two years later, Mr. Turner learned he had a type of cancer called chondrosarcoma in his right pelvis. He lost his hip, 40 percent of his pelvis and three pounds of bone and underwent nine months of radiation therapy. He eventually went into remission, only to have the cancer return several times.

In 2002, Mr. Turner founded Aspen MLT, an entertainment publishing company. The L stood for Lane, his middle name, which he rarely used. The company’s comics were delayed by a yearlong legal battle with Top Cow regarding the rights to Fathom and other properties. The case was settled out of court the next year.

In 2004, Mr. Turner began contributing work to DC and Marvel, the comics industry giants. His cover art brought him particular attention, including his illustrations for Identity Crisis, a top-selling seven-part mystery written by Mr. Meltzer, in which DC superheroes, including Superman, Green Arrow and Hawkman, are forced to question their culpability in a vengeful murder.

As with every cover they worked on, “Mike and I spoke at length about the design” of the final one for the project, Mr. Meltzer wrote in an e-mail message. The cover presented the characters as empty costumes, which ambiguously represented either the end of the age of superheroes or a rebirth.

Mr. Meltzer continued: “The only thing we argued about, as only two geeks can: whether Batman’s cowl should be flat and empty, or stiff and armored. I lost. He won. And he was right. But make no mistake, with Mike gone, the capes and cowls are most certainly empty. His covers were the first thing every reader saw. And he was the one true ‘big name’ on the book. That’s why people picked it up.”

Fans were important to Mr. Turner. He was always appreciative of people who stopped to say hello at conventions, and he signed countless autographs, even when he was confined to a wheelchair, Gareb Shamus, the publisher of Wizard, said.

Mr. Turner was born in Crossville, Tenn., on April 21, 1971, and is survived by his mother, Grace, and his brother, Jake.

In high school, Mr. Turner took an art class, but he mostly drew for his own amusement. In 1993, he was encouraged to put together a sampling of his work and to attend the San Diego Comic-Con, the nation’s largest comic convention. It was there he met the staff of Top Cow.

“We gave him his first shot,” Mr. Silvestri said. “That will always be important: that we had a little something to do with bringing Mike to the world of comics.”

One of the first tests for the new artist was to draw a building. It looked awful, “like a lump of bread,” Mr. Silvestri recalled. Still, he found Mr. Turner so affable that they tried again, this time with help from a reference book on New York architecture. The results were remarkable.

“I did a double take,” Mr. Silvestri said. “It was beautiful, incredible. More than I would’ve possibly expected from a seasoned professional. I asked him flat out, ‘Where did this come from?’ He said, ‘No one ever told me to look at a picture before.’ ”

Michael Turner's AMAZING Artowrks

More, of course!!!

Check at Aspen Comics, click it.

We will never forget you!
We love you!
We miss you!
I am remembering you forever, my hero artist, Michael Turner.
Always Love,
Brandon "Braz " Coffey

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Last Thursday...

I thought that very ridiculous took some pictures of my work last Thursday. You know I am a mailing equipment operator guy, heh. I just wanted to share with you all. I am fucking bored, lol!

These envelopes as pieces of papers too.

Oh boy! I worked so hard time to finish these mailings.

Suck! I was so harder worked last Thursday!

See ya later!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Sarah Roemer & Blake Lively

Sarah Roemer is the best known as Ashley Carlson, the interest love of Shia Labouf's character in 2007's thriller, Disturbia .

Blake Lively is very popular in the book-based TV series Gossip Girl as the main character Serena van der Woodsen.

They look alike a bit, aren't they sisters? Maybe, they are soul twins and theirs pretty curl hair is dirty blond too.

I like both them.