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Mike Dimayuga, ‘Colt Noble’ and ‘Hero House’ artist, passes away

mikedimayugapageMike Dimayuga, the artist of the webcomic Colt Noble and the Megalords and the Arcana graphic novel Hero House, has passed away, according to reports from multiple industry professionals.

Dimayuga worked with Tim Seeley on Colt Noble and Hack/Slash #23, and illustrated a story in Action DoubleFeature #3, published digitally by Four Star Studios, co-run by Seeley. On Facebook, Seeley paid tribute to Dimayuga, whose work he first encountered through DeviantArt.

“I met up with Mike at San Diego Comic-Con for the release of Colt Noble at the Image Comics booth, and was really surprised to find he was suffering from MS,” Seeley wrote. “It had clearly not slowed him down at all artistically, and hadn’t put any kind of damper on his attitude. Via the Con Mike became friendly with all my collaborators, Steve Seeley, Mike Moreci, Mike Norton … everyone liked the dude immediately.”

James Asmus, who penned the Action DoubleFeature story illustrated by Dimayuga, wrote on Twitter, “Comics lost one of the kindest, most dedicated pros I’ve ever known. Mike Dimayuga’s passing is a genuine loss.”

In 2009, Hero House writer Justin Aclin described Dimayuga’s contributions to the project, saying, “Mike’s enthusiasm and tireless dedication to the book have truly kept it going in its darkest days. It’s no exaggeration to say Hero House wouldn’t exist without Mike, and there’s no way it would look half as good as it does without him.”

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Thanks so much for posting this story, Albert. Mike wasn’t the biggest name in comics (not yet at least — he certainly had the potential!), but he made such an enormous impact on the lives of everyone who knew him.

Anyone interested in checking out some of Mike’s more recent work, including some great The Last of Us, Hawkeye and Doctor Who piece, should check out http://mikedimayuga.deviantart.com/

Very sad. The guy was good and clearly getting better. Lots of potential.

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