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LEGENDS COMICS KNIGHT (1988) art by George Pérez

LEGENDS COMICS KNIGHT (1988)
art by George Pérez

The Legend of Legends Comics
posted Jan 24, 2018, 11:47 PM by Vu Nguyen   [ updated Jan 24, 2018, 11:58 PM ]

Weldon A asks:


LEGEND COMICS KNIGHT (1988)
art by George Pérez
Hi, I'm a Comic Art Specialist at Heritage Auctions. I have a piece of George Perez art I am trying to properly identify. Do you know if this was ever published, and/or what was the original reason it was created? (i.e. fan commission or unpublished pitch piece, etc...) Any help is greatly appreciated.

Answer - Ilke writes:
Attached is a scan of a photocopy of an in-store flyer for the comic store Legends Comics, based in Toronto, Ontario.
 
Here's what the owner of the store told me - before it opened (1988), the owner commissioned George to draw the knight so he could use the illustration for the store.  George was in Toronto for a con, and he was auctioning off an illustration for charity, so he simply recommended to the store owner that he outbid everyone else.  And so the knight was born!  

NOTE: This artwork was used on Legends Comics T-Shirts. Also, the store is no longer around.




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