Michael S. Mitchell, 53, author of Granite State Bigfoot, died unexpectedly on September 7, 2019.
April 28, 2019, at the 4th Annual International Cryptozoology Museum.
I first heard from Aleksandar Petakov, Stephen Bissette, and others of the very sudden and shocking death of Michael Mitchell. The staff and gift store of the International Cryptozoology Museum were big supporters of Mitchell’s New Hampshire Bigfoot comics, as well as his other published graphic works. Mitchell appeared at our last conference, signing and talking about his comic book.
Below is his obituary. There appears to be missing information. For now, we wish his family condolences and shall pass on information, as it becomes available.
Michael S. Mitchell, 53, of Tilton, New Hampshire, died unexpectedly at his home on Sept. 7, 2019.
He was born in Lewiston, Maine on March 9, 1966 the son of Larry Mitchell and Ruthann (White) LeBlanc. He graduated from Livermore Falls High School and also attended art school in Maine.
Michael was currently employed at MADEIRA USA in Gilford as a manufacturing supervisor.
Also, alongside his loving wife they created Mitchell Comics which brought forth a series of NH historical titles as well as numerous colorful and imaginative action and adventure comics.
Family members include his wife, Michelle (Young) Mitchell of Tilton, and their 5 children: Lindsay Dutton of Belmont, Emily Reifsnyder of Belmont, John Reifsnyder of Gilford, Kyle Mitchell of Jay, ME Brandon Mitchell of Jay, ME as well as 6 grandchildren, (Darren, Abigail, Hailey, Sawyer, Crystal, and Henry) His mother, Ruthann LeBlanc of Maine, his sister Kim Luxedor of Connecticut, his brother Jeremy Mitchell of Maine, and his nieces and nephew.
Our thoughts are with Michelle Mitchell, family, and friends….r.i.p.