"From Bad to Worst" (41 pages)
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xx xxxxxGeorge Perez could be the next Todd McFarlane!
posted Mar 12, 2011 1:09 PM by vu sleeper
TALK TO THE HAT: Classic Creators & MIA Comics
by Joe Quesada, Columnist | Cup O' Joe Home | Posted: 03/11/11
I know Neal [Adams] recently made his return to
comics at DC, but he's also done work on Marvel's motion comics in the
past few years. When someone of his longstanding caliber comes in to
discuss a project, do you try to find projects that focus on their
classic work, or do you look to find something brand new for them to
make their mark on?
Tom Brevoort (sans Axel Alonso) by Skottie Young
Tom Brevoort: To some degree, I think it's both. I'd be
foolish to not look at the body of work that someone like Neal has done
in the past, and that naturally leads you in certain directions.
an anecdote that I retell quite often that was told to me years ago by
George Perez which relates to this. When George came back to Marvel
after an absence of several years and started working on "Infinity
Gauntlet" and the first or second issue had come out, he was out on the
convention circuit, and some young kid came up to him all excited to
meet him, with copies of "Infinity Gauntlet" to get signed. The kid says
to George, "These are the greatest looking books I’ve ever read! If you
keep doing this kind of work, you could be the next Todd McFarlane!"
And what George took away from this, once he'd had a chance to step back
and process it -- and he was nice to the kid because George is kind to
everyone -- was that regardless of his many years in the field, this kid
had never read a George Perez comic before. And he's absolutely right.
So the fact that George had done years of great work on "Avengers" and
"Inhumans" and "Man-Wolf," not to mention all the stuff he'd done at DC
like "Crisis" and "Titans" and "Wonder Woman" didn't count for anything.
But at that moment, for that kid, George was competing on the same
level and on the same racks as the guys who were doing the current,
contemporary books. So he took at as quite a compliment from that kid.
He was competing in 1991 with Todd McFarlane in his prime. And what that
shows is that your pedigree and history is one thing, but every time
you put yourself out on the racks, you're in competition with everyone
else out there today, and you need to prove your skills all over again
Crisis in Infinite Hoods
Thread Started on 6/2/2005 at 3:19pm by verytired
I found a picture By George Perez on The Musuem of Black Superheroes
website called Crisis in Infinite Hoods. It's spectacular, but I can't
find any mention of it in this site. It says in the museum it was
commisioned for the infinty Gauntlet ltd series, but I can't find any
mention of it. Can anyone help?