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Busy in 2022

posted Jan 8, 2022, 10:31 AM by Vu Nguyen

George Pérez writes:

Hello again, my dear friends, fans and family:

I hope everyone enjoyed themselves as each of you ushered in the new year in your own fashion. It looks like I will be kept quite busy in 2022 if my schedule for January alone is any indication. So many wonderful people determined to keep my days full and my spirits elevated with visits, dining and a cascade of loving texts, emails, phone calls and letters expressing love, support and gratitude.

I’ve been especially touched by the number of people who have expressed gratitude for my inspiring them through my art and stories. One can never really predict or appreciate how much one’s own stories and art can affect, influence and inspire those who read them.

Which leads me to offering thanks of my own. I want to personally thank those great creative writers who provided me with the tools and direction that challenged me to be visually creative and to become a better storyteller throughout the years. There are so many wondrous scribes I would like to thank, and I apologize sincerely for any omissions. It is definitely not because I think less of them; it’s simply because I want to keep this post from being too unwieldy.

Of course, I can’t even start a list like this without singling out my wonderful friend Marv Wolfman, who I consider the gold standard by which I measure any collaborative relationship. I don’t know where I would be as a creator if it hadn’t been for this beautiful man. He’s inspired me like no other, and I am proud to call him my friend.

Following very, very closely behind are such creative luminaries like Kurt Busiek, Peter David, Steve Englehart, Len Wein, Doug Moench (the very first writer I ever worked with professionally), Jim Shooter, Jim Starlin, David Kraft, Bill Mantlo, Warren Ellis, Barbara Kesel, Chris Claremont, Mark Waid, Roy Thomas, Ron Marz, Tony Isabella, David Michelinie, Gail Simone, Gerry Conway/ Paul Levitz and all the other greats who helped me look so good. When fans thank me, they are thanking you as well.

Thank you all for helping me look so damn good.

Thank You from George Perez

posted Dec 23, 2021, 6:16 PM by Vu Nguyen

George Pérez writes:

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As you know, we’re big George Perez fans, so it’s with a sad note that I pass along George’s statement about his retirement. After this 2019 convention…

Hi there, friends, family and fans!

Well. This past week has sure been a whirlwind of life-affirming activity! In addition to the spectacular cosplay shoot on December 18th (which was quickly followed by a scrumptious Italian dinner with close friends at the hotel restaurant) , every day of my calendar since then has been filled with social activity wherein I enjoyed dinner and/or lunch with even more beloved friends and family—and I even got in a couple of private book signings as well. This has really been one incredible Christmas season—and it’s not even over yet! When this year ends, and with the help of two very dear friends who have offered to provide transportation, I will be celebrating 2021’s passing as well as the start of one last New Year with my 90 year-old parents, whom I haven’t gotten to visit in almost two years. What a great circle of generous and loving friends and family I have!

Of course, there are still many more serious matters to contend with as well as my wife Carol and I work to make my own passing as peaceful and uncomplicated as possible. My new will is now ready to be signed and witnessed; I’ve taken all steps with the bank to have my future royalties transferred to my wife’s name and account, and we’ve already made an appointment to discuss my options for hospice care when the need finally arises.

And with those somber matters dealt with, I look forward to making the most of the New Year with charity signings, meet and greets and maybe even a convention or two. I find that being among family, friends and fans is the best tonic when it comes to living my remaining life to the fullest. I’m flattered, moved and humbled by all the kind words heaped uponmy in the literally thousands of messages I’ve received since I first announced my diagnosis. I can only hope that, even in the short time allotted to me, I can continue to be worthy of those words.

Until we chat again, I am, and always will be, grateful to you all.

Happy Holidays to All—and be kind to each other.

George Pérez
December 23, 2021

“The Last Supper”

posted Dec 12, 2021, 10:29 PM by Vu Nguyen   [ updated Dec 12, 2021, 10:32 PM ]

George Pérez writes:

Today was another wonderful day, enjoying a delicious lunch at our favorite Indian restaurant with my lovely wife Carol and two of our favorite couples, Paul and Constance Eza and ”The Johns” (Frosbutter and Lemay). Although someone joked that this looked similar to “The Last Supper”, believe me, that’s far, far from the truth. I intend to enjoy plenty more meals with many more friends before I finally partakeof MY last supper!

George and David Perez

posted Dec 11, 2021, 11:08 AM by Vu Nguyen

George Pérez writes:

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As you know, we’re big George Perez fans, so it’s with a sad note that I pass along George’s statement about his retirement. After this 2019 convention…

Yesterday I had the great pleasure of sharing a lunch and memories with my brother David who flew in from Taos, NM to see me and visit our parents in southern Florida. It was a joyous reunion since David and I had not seen each other in over a year and we can't know whether we'd ever be seeing each other again. Although, knowing my kid brother, it's more likely that we will. I love him so much!

Later that day. My doctor, my wife Carol and I spoke about what I could expect when I reach that point she calls End-of-Life. Despite the rather rather somber specifics, I found myself rather at peace with the information. Knowledge is power and I feel stronger by knowing what to do when my body's signals call out to let me know that mu journey's end is just around the corner.

Of course, I intend to make a lot of stops along the way, seeing as many friends, family and fans that I can possibly fit in. Some dear friends will even be driving Carol and me to southern Florida (five hours away) so that we can spend New Years with my 90 year old parents, further proof of how lucky I am to have engendered the affection of such generous and loving friends.

A truly magical day--one, I'm sure, of many more to come.🥰

George Perez to appear at Holiday Matsuri 2021 (12/18/2021)

posted Dec 10, 2021, 3:57 PM by Vu Nguyen

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As you know, we’re big George Perez fans, so it’s with a sad note that I pass along George’s statement about his retirement. After this 2019 convention…

George Perez will be appearing at Holiday Matsuri (event) on 12/18. This is Perez's first public appearance since his terminal diagnosis.

Holiday Matsuri is a festively themed Anime, Gaming, and Cosplay Convention all with Holiday Cheer! Every December thousands of attendees come together during the holidays to celebrate their fandoms, have fun and give back to the community!

Check out our seasonal spin on Convention Contests, Shows, Dances, Parties and more!

Holiday Matsuri offers a bit of everything for everyone and we hope that you will join in the festivities this year!

Holiday Matsuri calls home to the Marriott World Center Orlando!

To book a room at the venue, please visit and click on the hotel link.

Each year Holiday Matsuri also hosts a formal Charity Benefit Ball helping out one of the local Orlando charities.

You can expect to enjoy music, dancing, socializing, and giving to those in need this holiday season!

Thank you for checking out Holiday Matsuri, we can't wait to see you there!

Orlando World Center Marriott
8701 World Center Drive
Orlando, FL 32821

George Pérez to appear Holiday Matsuri, Florida, on 12/18/2021

posted Dec 10, 2021, 3:30 PM by Vu Nguyen

George Pérez writes:

For those of you in the Central Florida area, especially cosplayers, I will be making my first public appearance since my diagnosis doing something I've always loved doing, posing with and supporting the cosplay community. Thanks to my dear friend David Bucky Barnes for providing me this great opportunity!

George Pérez opens up about his fans, his legendary career, and his terminal illness

posted Dec 10, 2021, 3:00 PM by Vu Nguyen


George Pérez: You know, this is the most Christmas-y I've felt in a long time. Despite everything, I am happy. I am feeling so much love. I can't be sad.

Yes, I'm sad that this will probably be the last Christmas for me, but if this is going to be the last one, I'm glad I get to enjoy it like I am now.

Thank you

posted Dec 9, 2021, 6:24 PM by Vu Nguyen   [ updated Dec 9, 2021, 6:24 PM ]

George Pérez writes:

Wow...simp[y wow. Words cannot adequately express how overwhelmed I am by the enormous number of comments expressing so much support and affection for me. I have yet to read all the thousands of lovely posts and photos from fans, friends and colleagues, some familiar friends, some friends of the spirit-- and all family. My one working eye is a little bleary right now (from strain and tears) so I hope I can get back in a day or two and provide a coherent response along with any updates I may have regarding my life's journey. Unyil yjrn, I will say one agin. Thank you. Thank you all. I am blessed beyond my worth and humbled by your favor.

Update (12/09/2021)

posted Dec 9, 2021, 6:23 PM by Vu Nguyen

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George Perez Update

posted Dec 7, 2021, 10:40 AM by Vu Nguyen

To all my fans, friends and extended family, 

It’s rather hard to believe that it’s been almost three years since I formally announced my retirement from producing comics due to my failing vision and other infirmities brought on primarily by my diabetes. At the time I was flattered and humbled by the number of tributes and testimonials given me by my fans and peers. The kind words spoken on those occasions were so heartwarming that I used to quip that “the only thing missing from those events was me lying in a box.” 

It was amusing at the time, I thought. 

Now, not so much. On November 29th I received confirmation that, after undergoing surgery for a blockage in my liver, I have Stage 3 Pancreatic Cancer. It is surgically inoperable and my estimated life expectancy is between 6 months to a year. I have been given the option of chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy, but after weighing all the variables and assessing just how much of my remaining days would be eaten up by doctor visits, treatments, hospital stays and dealing with the often stressful and frustrating bureaucracy of the medical system, I’ve opted to just let nature take its course and I will enjoy whatever time I have left as fully as possible with my beautiful wife of over 40 years, my family, friends and my fans. 

Since I received my diagnosis and prognosis, those in my inner circle have given me so much love, support and help, both practical and emotional. They’ve given me peace. 

There will be some business matters to take care of before I go. I am already arranging with my art agent to refund the money paid for sketches that I can no longer finish. And, since, despite only having one working eye, I can still sign my name, I hope to coordinate one last mass book signing to help make my passing a bit easier. I also hope that I will be able to make one last public appearance wherein I can be photographed with as many of my fans as possible, with the proviso that I get to hug each and every one of them. I just want to be able to say goodbye with smiles as well as tears. 

I know that many of you will have questions to ask or comments to make, and rather than fueling the fires of speculation and well-meaning but potentially harmful miscommunication, I will be returning to the arena of social media by starting a new Facebook account where fans and friends can communicate with me or my designated rep directly for updates and clarification. 

Please search for @TheGeorgePerez on Facebook if you’d like to join the page to receive updates. For media and press inquiries, please use the contact information on the page as well. Please respect the privacy of my wife and family at this time and use the Facebook page rather than reaching out through other channels. 

I may not be able to respond as quickly as I would like since I will be endeavoring to get as much outside pleasure as I can in the time allotted me, but I will do my best. Kind words would also be greatly appreciated. More details to follow once it’s up and running. 

Well, that’s it for now. This is not a message I enjoyed writing, especially during the Holiday Season, but, oddly enough, I’m feeling the Christmas spirit more now than I have in many years. Maybe it’s because it will likely be my last. Or maybe because I am enveloped in the loving arms of so many who love me as much as I love them. It’s quite uplifting to be told that you’ve led a good life, that you’ve brought joy to so many lives and that you’ll be leaving this world a better place because you were part of it. To paraphrase Lou Gehrig: “Some people may think I got a bad break, but today, I feel like the luckiest man on the face of the Earth.” 

Take care of yourselves—and thank you. 

George Pérez 
December 7th, 2021

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