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He was 49...
He died due to complications from a surgery...
God bless his soul..
Maybe he's making comics up there in heaven..
Rest in Peace Mr. Dwayne McDuffie (February 20,1962-February 21,2011)
I met Dwayne at Comic Con two years ago when I was seventeen.
I'm a huge fan of Ben 10, but it wasn't until the year afterward (I met him again) that I realized I really wanted to write for cartoons.
His work on JLU and Ben 10 really inspired my work, and also his struggle to have African Americans represented in comics and comic media really spoke to me, not as an African American (I'm not one), but as a woman who also feels underrepresented in the medium.
Dwayne was a great writer, a funny guy, an active listener and thinker, and, from what I could tell of our meetings, a stand-up guy. This is such a tragic, terrible, loss I can't even put it into words, not only for his loved ones, but for the world at large.
I'm so glad I got to meet him, even if it was only a couple of times.
Dwayne, you inspire me. If I can do half of what you did for me for someone else, I'll consider my life well lived.
Dwayne is a wonderful man. As sarcastic as he was, he was creative, funny and kind to others. He allowed a favorite of ours to continue and he was willing to interact with us. He was a loving husband, a wonderful writer and an amazing human being. You will be missed Dwayne!
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You Made Our Lives Awesome...
R.I.P. Dwayne McDuffie
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R.I.P. Dwayne McDuffie
There are not enough words to describe how much I will miss this Dwayne's work. Because I am a DC Comics fan, I was especially fond of all of his treatments of the characters for whom he wrote.
Let's see. It was about two Christmases ago when my wife presented me with sign copies of Dwayne's run on DC's Justice League and a collected edition of ICON from the Milestone Label. She knew from all the ravings and constant heaps of praise I would bestow upon this tremendously talented writer, that would be the most thoughtful and precious gift (other than our children) she could get me. My wife even became a fan of his work because of the intricate way he could bring characters to life. I had hoped to meet him to shake his hand and tell him personally, just how much I appreciated his work and the enormous contribution be made to the industry. Not to mention the strides he made in paving the way for the acceptance and embracing of multi-cultural contributions in and outside the comic, movie, whatever. Thank Dwayne. You will truly be missed, but not forgotten.
wow you met him.......i still can't believe this happened
its so terrible and horrible
It's truely a shame that this should happen to one of the most open and communicative people in the industry.
I always appreciated the insights that he offered and truely hate the thought of never reading a new comment from him again. It's made all the sadder by the fact that All Star Superman had made me look so foreward to his next endevour. As a writer he was one of the people i looked up to the most and i will miss him.
I remember the first question he answered
it was about the Levin family from Ben 10 Alien Force
When he answered it, it made sense
An artist should be modest but yet confident in their work and themselves, but not too confident that they become stuck up attention seeking pricks.
I first met Dwayne at Comic Con in San Diego in 2007 (and my hair was not pink then). Needless to say, I was an instant fan. Well, officially. I had been a fan of his for years, but I am always nervous about meeting my favorite writers, as I am always afraid they are going to be someone other than what you think/expect they are. Not with Dwayne. Dwayne was always exactly what he presented himself to be, at least in my experiences with him. That pretty much means he was tangible awesome.
He was extremely polite, friendly, articulate, and professional. I really appreciated that he took the time to talk to me. I kept in contact with him off and on over the years. I used to work with seriously ill children and many of them LOVED all the Ben 10, so I would relay their enthusiasm to him via email and he was always happy to hear their stories and he always took the time to respond, despite his hectic schedule.
Dwayne has left a great void in his absence, and he will be sorely missed, but he has also left an amazing legacy of work that spans text, televison, and the Web that can be shared and passed on to those who were never fortunate enough to know him in life.
My deepest condolences to his family and friends.
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