Sunday, 11 November 2012

Craig Miller (1959-2012) RIP

(from the tribute posted at, 9 November 2012)
This past week, the Lone Star Comics Family lost one of their own. Craig Miller, editor of Wrapped In Plastic magazine and Following Cerebus, passed away. He was much beloved by family and friends alike, and in just the few short years that I knew him, he left an ever-lasting impression on me. It so rare in this world that I find another, a kindred spirit, whose passion for comics, science fiction, pop culture and storytelling matches my own. 

Craig and I bonded over our shared love for the works of Joss Whedon and I will be forever grateful for the memories of our discussions and debates about all things Buffy, Firefly and The Avengers. Craig also introduced me to the works of David Lynch and more importantly the ground-breaking television series Twin Peaks, a show that he was extremely passionate about as any reader of Wrapped In Plastic would, of course, know. 

Craig was warm, personable, highly intelligent and a good man. He will be missed and my condolences go out to his family.

(from the obituary notice, Star-Telegram, 11 November 2012)
Craig Steven Miller, 53, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. Memorial service: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Fielder Road Baptist Church, 2011 S. Fielder Road (corner of Fielder and Pioneer Pkwy/303) in Arlington. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Heart Association, 10900-B Stonelake Blvd., Suite 320, Austin, Texas, 78759, or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, Mass., 01202.

Craig was born on Sept. 27, 1959, in Columbus, Ohio. He was a writer, artist and publisher of magazines, including Wrapped In Plastic and Following Cerebus. Craig also worked for Lone Star Comics and Science Fiction. He graduated from the University of Texas, Arlington, in 1982 with a degree in liberal arts. Craig was a devoted father to Jennifer, and they regularly attended church. He and his mother shared many of the same traits. They were caring, understanding and loving to everyone. "Everything begins and ends at exactly the right time and place." Craig was preceded in death by his mother, Ruth. Survivors: Daughter, Jennifer; father, Howard; sister, Jolene; nephews, Austin and Trevor; and special friend, Sandra.

Dave Sim's tribute to Craig Miller can be found here.


Anonymous said...

What terrible news. I just wrote to him recently commenting about the latest Following Cerebus. Godspeed Mr. Miller.

David Birdsong

Eddie said...

My condolences to his family and friends.

Anonymous said...

very sad to read this. His contribution to the Cerebus legacy was well done and undervalued. My prayers go out to his family.

Michael Grabowski

Eric Hoffman said...

This is especially sudden and tragic as I just spoke with Craig a few weeks ago. Craig had gone through some difficult times recently, was left with the impression that things were definitely looking up for him and he was planning another issue of FC, to focus on Gerhard. My deepest sympathies to his family and loved ones. He will be missed.

Anonymous said...

Terrible news...and I didn't even know this incredible mag existed! At some point, I hope to afford to get at least a few of these...they look amazing.

ken meyer jr