Minck Oosterveer 1961 – 2011 Rest in Peace

MINCK OOSTERVEER, AN ETERNAL MASTERMatt Gagnon of BOOM! Studios has posted:

I was devastated on Monday when I heard the sad news that legendary dutch comic book artist Minck Oosterveer died in a motorcycle accident. Even though we were a world away, and only communicated through e-mail, I considered Minck a friend and counted him as one of my favorite professional relationships. He was quite simply a class act. I had the opportunity to work with Minck on a few projects at BOOM! and the experience was a highlight. Out of all the creators I’ve worked with, spanning so many different projects, Minck always held a special place in my memory as one of my all-time favorites.

It’s natural to take pride in the creators that stand out on your series, those who make a stamp on the industry and generate fan excitement. Of course, Minck Oosterveer had an extensive and successful career long before I ever worked with him. But I took great pride in hiring Minck on his first American series and helping him break into a new market. It was something that he and I were both excited about and, inevitably, when people began to take notice of his work in the states, it was such a great feeling. The response to his work on THE UNKNOWN was everything that we hoped it would be.

To watch Minck Oosterveer and Mark Wark collaborate on THE UNKNOWN was to watch two masters at the top of their game. Their confidence, craft, and friendship was something to behold. I’ll always look back on that series, and the collaboration, with fond memories. I know Mark and I both walked away from that experience hoping that we’d work with Minck for a long time to come.

Read the full remembrance here:
Minck Oosterveer 1961 – 2011 Rest in Peace

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