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.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out the two posts where Brigid Alverson interviewed Tim back in 2015; you can find them here and here.
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.
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Thank you for the kind words. Our family has been touched by the support from the comic book arts community.
I was so sorry to learn of Tim’s passing. A good man is gone too soon from the lives of the family and friends who loved him. He put up a valiant fight against a terrible ailment that stole his future from him, but he endured as best he could the limits it imposed on him over time.
I only knew Tim from a few meetings over the years when he visited with his brother John, but I know how hard his passing must be for his family. His family losing his brother Kevin much earlier just before Tim was born was already a difficult time, and undoubtedly Tim’s passage is also. My family lost my oldest brother to a rare lymphoma back in 1998, so I know too well the premature loss of a sibling after a debilitating illness. We miss them always, but are comforted that their earthly suffering has ended. May our risen Lord surround all his loved ones with love and comfort during this difficult time, and may he be granted eternal peace and joy.