IGN FilmForce Weekend Shopping Guide 2/17/06: Gimme a Break
February 17, 2006
by Ken P.
As both Marvel and DC eliminate their
company historians (Marvel eliminated Peter Sanderson years ago, and DC
just axed Bob Greenberger), thank jebus that Twomorrows exists to shine
a light on the past. Their latest must-have tome is the Legion
Companion (Twomorrows, $24.95 SRP), which goes in-depth into the
40-year history of the Legion of Super-Heroes.
And while we're on the topic of
Twomorrows, be sure to pick up their DVD spotlight/interview on George
Perez as part of their Modern Masters series (Twomorrows, Not Rated,
DVD-$35.00 SRP). Not only does it feature interviews with George and
his friends and colleagues, but also sports footage of Perez at work.
Maybe Twomorrows can do the same thing with John Byrne if I beg enough…
Collecting The Past with TwoMorrows
From Ilke Hincer
The Main Event, Scoop, Friday, February 10, 2006
Beginning with The Jack Kirby
Collector, TwoMorrows Publishing has developed and launched an
impressive series of collector-inspired books and periodicals ranging
from the definitive book on Captain Action to Murphy Anderson's
biography. John Morrow, one of the two Morrows in TwoMorrows, let the
inspiration he drew from the works of the writer-artist Jack Kirby lead
to new ways to display the passion for collecting.
Scoop: What have been some of your biggest successes?
JM: George Khoury's two books, Kimota! The Miracleman Companion and The
Extraordinary Works of Alan Moore were both top sellers for us. Our
"Companion" series continues to do well, as does our Modern Masters
volumes, which spotlight the best artists working in the field today.
Scoop: Have any of them surprised you? If so, which ones?
JM: I think the biggest surprise for me was our reissue of the 1971
Kirby Unleashed portfolio. We completely remastered it, rescanning
almost every piece from the originals, and tracking down some unseen
work to add to it. I expected a fair percentage of our usual loyal
Kirby Collector readers to embrace it, but sales definitely exceeded
what I expected. Also, our two DVDs to date (How To Draw Comics, From Script To Print and Modern Masters: In The Studio With George Pérez) have done well, so we'll definitely be doing more DVDs in the future.
A discussion of the Modern Masters DVD is at:
GEORGE PEREZ: STORYTELLER...
Posted: 30 August 2005 at 10:41am
Posted by John Papandrea on 31 August 2005 at 10:11am:
starts with the interviewer at the front of George's home. George is
filmed in his studio as he discusses pieces of art he has hanging on
his wall. (Some original and some just prints) Really corny music is
playing in the background.
eventually get to his drawing table where George is creating a
Witchblade double cover which will contain the various versions of this
character. He is filmed drawing only 2 of the many versions of the
character. (about 10% of the cover)
interesting seeing the process. He starts with blue pencil outline and
continues on with drawing in pencil. He uses reference books for the
different versions of the character as well as using references for
[ Read more GEORGE PEREZ: STORYTELLER... ]
Shipping This Week: August 17, 2005
From Ilke Hincer
Monday, August 15, 2005 1:46:39 PM
The following products are expected to ship to comic book
specialty stores this week. Note that this list is tentative
and subject to change. Please check with your retailer for
JUN053276 MODERN MASTERS IN THE STUDIO WITH GEORGE PEREZ DVD $29.95
Modern Masters: In The Studio With George Perez came out this week. I picked up the DVD a couple of days ago, but haven't watched it yet.
new perez pics
Thread Started on 7/23/2005 at 11:38pm by perezisking
hey, i stumbled on this new movie film
community, it looks kinda fun, and i know the guy that runs it, so
let's try populate it for him. anyway, he was part of the crew that
filmed perez for the dvd and there are a couple pics of the shoot in
the photo album on the site. http://www.hoovaloo.com
Perez DVD in San Diego
From Andy Mangels
Thread Started on 7/8/2005 at 11:41pm
posted by nweathington
Just wanted to let everyone know that we
will have a limited number of advance copies of the Modern Masters: In
the Studio with George Pérez dvd just in time for the San Diego
Comic-Con. We (TwoMorrows) will be in Booth #1215 and we'll have it
playing, too, so you can check it out before you buy.
Didn't see some of these things on your site from last month's catalog (PREVIEWS vol. XV #6 (June 2005))... might want to list them.
PAGE 72 JUN05 0359 DC SPECIAL THE RETURN OF DONNA TROY #3 (Of 4) $2.99
PAGE 72 JUN05 0360 DC SPECIAL THE RETURN OF DONNA TROY #4 (Of 4) $2.99
PAGE 173 JUN05 1846 CITY OF HEROES GAME & COMIC MASTER PACK $39.99
PAGE 325 JUN05 3161 STAR TREK COMICS CLASSICS VOL 1 TO BOLDY GO TP $19.95
PAGE 352 JUN05 3276 MODERN MASTERS IN THE STUDIO WITH GEORGE PEREZ DVD $29.95
PAGE 383 JUN05 3483 TEEN TITANS ALIEN POWERHOUSE ACTIVITY BOOK TP $2.99
PAGE 383 JUN05 3484 TEEN TITANS BOY WONDER ACTIVITY BOOK TP $2.99
PAGE 407 JUN05 3650 FANTASTIC FOUR BY GEORGE PEREZ VI T/S SM $17.95
PAGE 407 JUN05 3651 FANTASTIC FOUR BY GEORGE PEREZ VI T/S MED $17.95
PAGE 407 JUN05 3652 FANTASTIC FOUR BY GEORGE PEREZ VI T/S LG $17.95
PAGE 407 JUN05 3653 FANTASTIC FOUR BY GEORGE PEREZ VI T/S XL $17.95
PAGE 407 JUN05 3654 FANTASTIC FOUR BY GEORGE PEREZ VI T/S XXL $20.95
From PREVIEWS vol. XV #7 (July 2005)
PAGE 69 JUL05 0216 CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS ABSOLUTE EDITION HC $99.99
PAGE 86 JUL05 0256 WONDER WOMAN VOL 3 BEAUTY AND THE BEASTS TP $19.99
PAGE 91 JUL05 1934 AVENGERS SERPENT CROWN TP $15.99
PAGE 288 JUL05 2882 BIG BIG OVERSTREET PRICE GD VOL 35 (JAN052787) $37.00
PAGE 378 JUL05 3312 PACESETTER THE GEORGE PEREZ MAGAZINE #6 $6.95
PAGE 388 JUL05 3379 FAERIE LUST VOL 1 TP (FEB042938) (MR) $9.95
Master of the ComicCon
From www.twomorrows.com, thanks to Ilke Hincer
Monday, May 16, 2005 9:41:16 AM
• With the Modern Masters: In The
Studio with George Perez DVD, Twomorrows Publishing bring fans into the
studio of one of the greatest pencilers for the comic industry. This
120-minute documentary is a companion to the popular Modern Masters
convention book series. Join George Pérez as he meets and sketches for
his legion of fans at one of his many yearly appearances. Look for it
in the Comics section of Previews!
Modern Masters: In The Studio With George Pérez DVD - $34.00
Thursday, May 12, 2005 5:05:25 PM
Standard 120 minute DVD with bonus features
Have you ever wondered what the life of
a comic book artist is like? Find out as Modern Masters takes you into
the studio of fan-favorite artist George Pérez! This 120-minute
documentary-style DVD companion to the popular Modern Masters book
series begins with a tour of George’s studio, and takes you through a
typical day at work for the artist as he illustrates a special issue of
Top Cow’s Witchblade.
Also included is a look at another
aspect of the comic book artist’s life: comic conventions! Join George
as he meets and sketches for his legion of fans at one of his many
yearly appearances, while many of George’s peers and colleagues—such as
Marv Wolfman and Ron Marz—share their anecdotes and personal insight
along the way.
Modern Masters: In the Studio with George Pérez will make you feel like you’re there!
From George Pérez
Thread started on: 03/01/05 at 5:11pm by Tony Lorenz
Hi everyone had a good time at the show,
it was in a smaller room, than last year, but that was ok. My sales
were down from the two previous years, but that's ok, I had a lot of
fun and met a lot of cool people. Look for ad in Roy Thomas' ALTER EGO
magazine real soon. George was busy as ever. I got pictures with him
and Marv, look for them probably in this next issue. I also got some
never published art from George too, and look for them in the next
issue of PACESETTER. I was also filmed for the Modern Masters DVD, so
if I don't get cut out, you may see me in the DVD. All an all a fun
Reply #1 on: 03/01/05 at 6:37pm by Eric NolenWeathington
It was good to see you again, Tony, and
thanks for helping out with the DVD. Between the footage shot in
George's studio and what was shot at the convention, we've got about 16
hours of footage to work with. I'm not sure how long the final product
will be, but it'll probably run about 2 hours or so, plus whatever
extras we decide on. I agree with you that it was a pretty fun show.
I am currently inking the incredible Jose
Luis Garcia-Lopez on a project written by Phil Jimenez, who is also the
cover penciler, with me inking Phil. Unfortunately, beyond that, I'm
not at liberty to reveal what the project is so I've been calling it
"The EZ Company Project" since all three creators share the same last
two letters in our family names. DC Comics should be making an
announcement relatively soon and it will be a relief to finally be able
to talk about it openly.
Contrary to solicitations I have indeed
drawn the cover for FALLEN ANGELS #20. Due to a mix-up in the
scheduling it initially appeared that I couldn't do the cover, so the
regular team was told to go ahead and draw the cover. When Peter David
found out about that he reminded the editor that the deadlines had been
pushed back and even though the book had been solicited with another
cover, Peter figured few would be bummed out to find that there was a
Pérez cover after all.
I have also drawn a cover for a Marvel
Visionaries book spotlighting my 1970's run on FANTASTIC FOUR. Tom
Smith colored that piece and, as usual, did a wonderful job.
I am currently drawing a variant cover
for Top Cow's CITY OF HEROES #1 and will be drawing the cover for a
CITY OF HEROES novel called "Web of Arachnos". This should be the first
of three covers for a series of CoH novels. And since I just mentioned
Top Cow, I should also announce that I will be participating in a
special 10th Anniversary edition of WITCHBLADE. I will be drawing three
pages written by Ron Marz. And as I draw those pages I will be filmed
by a video crew for TwoMorrows' DVD companion to its MODERN MASTERS
There have been other offers, including
some covers for Dynamic Forces' RED SONYA and ARMY OF DARKNESS. I also
will be providing a cover for DF's STORYTELLER, yet another
retrospective on my career. (I am definitely being over-exposed). A
cover for ForceWerks' B.A.B.E. FORCE is also on my schedule. There have
been other one-shots I've been offered that I'm not yet free to
discuss, or yet to accept, but after "The EZ Company Project" I will be
primarily focusing my attention on completing GAMES: THE TITANS GRAPHIC
NOVEL. Inker Mike Perkins has already started on some pages and Tom
Smith has 30 pages ready to start so it's up to me to get busy so that
Marv Wolfman can start dialoguing the first half of the book.
As for conventions this year, here's my schedule for 2005 so far.
February 25-27: Mega Con in Orlando, FL.
March 18-20: Wizard World Los Angeles in Long Beach, CA
April 22-24: Pittsburgh Comicon in Monroeville, PA (I even provided the T-Shirt art)
July 14-17: Comic-Con International in San Diego, CA
September 13-17: Comic Book Festival in Avilés, Spain
Those are the confirmed shows. There is
a possibility of more, but I'm trying to limit my time away from the
drawing board this year.
Modern Masters in the Studio with George Pérez
« Thread started on: 02/09/05 at 6:16pm »
posted by Eric Nolen-Weathington
I hope there will be lots of George Pérez fans in attendance at this month's MegaCon. We will be there shooting footage for a DVD companion to
Modern Masters Vol. 2: George Pérez.
I was hoping to get a Q&A panel where we would have audience
participation, but alas, things came together a bit too late to get one
on the schedule. But if you come by Friday or Saturday to get a sketch
and/or autograph from George, there's a good chance you could end up on
the DVD. Be warned! You may be quizzed!
I hope to see you there!