Our friend, colleague, co-founder and No. 1 supporter of pretty much everyone who ever blogged with us over the years, Tim O’Shea, has passed away today after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 49 at the time of his passing.
An enthusiastic comic fan, Tim contributed to every incarnation of this blog over the years, starting with The Great Curve. He didn’t make the jump with us when we formed Blog@Newsarama, but eventually we were able to wrangle him into contributing. With the move to Comic Book Resources and the formation of Robot 6, Tim’s interviews became a staple of the site, as he interviewed anyone and everyone for his weekly “Talking Comics with Tim” column. And he was here when we formed Smash Pages; he was the first person I spoke with about putting something together back in 2015. He also contributed to Comics Bulletin once upon a time; you can see his interviews for that site here, his CBR/Robot 6 work here and his Smash Pages work here. He also maintained a personal blog where he interviewed folks from all over pop culture.
We’ll have more to say about our funny, sweet and passionate friend over the next few days. For now we offer our condolences and prayers to his wife and son, as well as the rest of his family and friends.