| February 28, 2004 | Site Update
George drew this based on a fan dressed in a great Spidey suit. Scan and info from
From My Comic Art Pages (Chris Murrin)
| August 9, 2003 | Mr Mxyzptlk & Sabretooth Sketches
Mxyzptlk and Sabretooth
by George Perez
A first: according to Mr. Perez, this is
the first time he's been asked for a con sketch of Mxy. He said it was
refreshing to do a character that isn't always requested. This was on
Saturday of the convention. On Sunday, I tried to surprise Mr. Perez
again, by requesting Sabretooth. He told me that he's done that
character once before, so I've got a first and a second.
Sketched at the Comic Book & Pop Culture Convention in Pasadena, 2003.
From Sequential Tart
| April 1, 2003 | Seq Tart's Creation 2003 Review
Pasadena Comic Book and Pop Culture Convention
by Rita Fennelly
Well, I have no idea where to really
start because I don't know much about Creation Entertainment's Comic
Book and Pop Culture Convention. The con was held at the Pasadena
Convention Center from January 31 — February 2. My comic book retailer
had a flyer on the show and I heard a few people mention it, so I
thought it might make for a fun Saturday adventure. My husband and I
thought it best to arrive be there for the noon opening with hopes that
we would have enough time to see everything by the 6 p.m. closing. Quite
a few other people were making their way to the con at the same time,
so we bought out tickets with anticipation. Each ticket cost $20, which
caught me by surprise since it seemed a little expensive.
...Throughout the day, I was able to chat
with Barbara Kesel, George Perez, Andy Smith and Jeff Johnson from
CrossGen. I also chatted with several other interesting creators and
fans even though I can't remember their names. Many other fans also had
the same opportunity to chat with creators without the incredibly long
lines. Among those who commanded lines, were John Romita Sr., John
Romita Jr. and Stan Lee.
| March 4, 2003 | Commission From Creation Con
I posted a message in your forum
a while back that you put on your home page -- it contained information
about getting commissions from George, based on my experience at the
Creation Con in Pasadena, where I obtained a Wonder Woman piece from
Another guy (kevibabes) posted a
reply saying he'd like to see it, so I'm sending you a scan... sorry, my
scanner isn't that big, so it cut off the top and bottom, but this is
most of the image. Needless to say, I couldn't be happier with it.
Like I said before, George really goes out of his way to do amazing work
for his fans.
Hope you enjoy it!
From COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE #1529 (7 Mar 2003)
| February 25, 2003 | But I Digress (7 Mar 03)
BUT I DIGRESS..
Pasadena and Los Angeles
By Peter David
published in COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE #1529 (7 Mar 2003)
Ah, my recent trip to Pasadena and Los Angeles: A combination of the real and the surreal, the sublime and the ridiculous.
The Pasadena Creation Convention. The weekend of Jan 31-Feb 2. I'd been contacted by acclaimed 'Nam writer Doug Murray on behalf of the Creation organization, asking if I'd be interested in attending.
This was a convention with a guest list
that included Stan Lee, Marv Wolfman, Len Wein, George Perez, Russ
Heath, John Romita Senoir, John Romita Junior, Amanda Conner, Jimmy
Palmiotti, and Many More (not to be confused with Manny Moore, Alan's
brother that no one talks about). Well how could anyone pass up a
convention with a line-up like that?
The answer, unfortunately, seemed to be Pretty darn easily.
Saturday, the big day - Stan the Man was
there, for crying out loud - wasn't that much better. Approximately 800
in attendance at a convention expecting several thousand. I heard
various complaints or explanations as to why. For instance, although the
show advertised in CBG and Wizard, reportedly, there was a
paucity of local push. A comic-book store not three blocks away from
the enter was devoided of fliers. Newspapers coverage was minimal to
nonexistent. Some complained about the at-the-door price of $20 and even
thought the parking fee of $7 was too much. I had trouble relating to
that myself probably because I'm from New York, where $7 gets you
parking for 10 minutes rather than all day, and Broadway shows are
averaging $75 a ticket.
From cng, via Forum
| February 25, 2003 | Convention Commissions
Topic: Perez Commisions Question
posted 2/24/03 4:56 PM
I attended the Creation Con in Pasadena a
month ago, and got a commission from Mr. Perez. Information I got on
this site was very helpful to my preparations (i.e. knowing how much it
would cost, etc.), so I thought I'd share some commission related
tips/info I learned in case it helps others.
Prices, as stated elsewhere here, are
$60-65 for a head shot (George does them nice and large) and $150 for a
full figure drawing. But be advised he will only accept a full-figure
commission if you are coming back the next day. This is because he does
the drawings at night in his hotel room; he doesn't feel he can do
quality full-figure work there at the con with all the distractions. And
believe me, the work he does is amazing; you'll be glad he took the
extra time. So, if you weren't already, plan on going back the next day.
In my opinion it's totally worth it to
spring for a full-figure piece. The image is the size of an original
cover drawing (bigger, actually, because he doesn't have to leave room
for the logo) and will be an iconic full-figure shot of the character.
Think about how much a Perez cover would cost you and you'll see why I
think $150 is such a bargain.
If you can't make it to a con but you want to commission a piece through the internet (theartistschoice.com),
or you want a specialty piece (i.e. more than one character), George
said his waiting list is over a year long. But he added that he
sometimes skips ahead to work on a character he hasn't done before (or
in a long time); he gave the Inhumans and Vampirella as recent examples.
So if you want a character he hasn't done that often, your chances of
getting it back quicker improve.
All in all, I came away very impressed
with Mr. Perez's friendliness, work ethic, and dedication to doing the
best work he can for his fans. I'm thrilled with the Wonder Woman piece
he did for me. I hope those of you going to future shows find this
From Marv Wolfman.com
| February 3, 2003 | Wolfman's Today's Views (Jan 31)
written by Marv Wolfman
The con provided several highlights. The
first was getting together with my old pal, George Perez. George came
out for the show and we had a great time talking about the old days.
Also there was Barbara Kesel. Barbara is a dear old friend and was once
my assistant on Titans and others and then later served as my editor.
Barbara is also a good writer and you can read her most current work
over at Crossgen. Len, Barbara, Bob Skir (An animation
writer/story-editor), Maggie Thompson (editor of the Comics Buyers
Guide) and I then went to see a sneak peak of Daredevil. Tickets were
being handed out to almost anyone who could breathe. I was really
interested because, well, besides it being a super-hero movie about a
character I once wrote, it features a character I created: Bullseye. My
creation aside, I think Bullseye steals the movie. Colin Ferrill looks
like he's having a ball. He not only chews up the scenery, he uses the
dessicated wad as a weapon. Also, I've never seen a movie theater that
had self-serve soda machines before. That was like the coolest thing
ever. Also, as a VIP guest (Thank you, Jeff) we had special tickets
which would give us any and all refreshments. How can that not be a
After Daredevil was over, we called
George - who didn't want to see the film without his wife - and we all
got together for dinner. We talked, ate, talked some more, ate some
more, and had a great, great time. We argued movies, tried to decide who
should play Doc Ock in the 2nd Spidey movie, discussed comics, the
Crisis and the Titans as well as many, many other books. Len showed
everyone xeroxes of his upcoming DC Batman/Poe five part Elseworlds
Book, "Nevermore." I didn't want it to end, but we're not as young as we
used to be and we were all getting tired. George and I will be together
again the end of March in Kansas City. Come by if you're in the area.
From Comics Continuum, thanks to Jason Grey
| February 1, 2003 | Pérez Talks JLA/A
GEORGE PEREZ TALKS JLA/AVENGERS
Saturday, February 1, 2003
Copyright © 2003, The Comics Continuum
posted by RobAlls@aol.com
Andy Smith, Jeff Johnson, Barbara Kesel, and George Perez, photograph from Comics Continuum
George Perez told The Continuum he's
about to begin work on the fourth and final issue of the JLA/Avengers
"We finally got our ducks in a row on the
fourth issue and I finally got the plot to that," Perez told The
Continuum Friday during the Comics & Pop Culture Convention in
"I'm a quarter-way inked on issue 3, so
it'll be kind of nice to get back to penciling. I think they've worked
on all the kinks in issue 4. We're moving ahead."
Perez said noone is committing to a release date yet for the project, which is written by Kurt Busiek.
"I wouldn't even hazard a guess at it,"
he said. "They want to schedule it when I'm working on issue 4. Now I
don't know if that means while I'm penciling it or while I'm inking it.
With so much anticipation going down, the one thing they don't want is
the bad vibes of a book that will not be on schedule."
Perez is back to work at CrossGen Comics, teaming with Barbara Kesel on the new title Solus.
"I'm almost done with issue 2 now and the
first issue premieres on March 26," Perez said. "Solus is a little bit
less work just because of the very nature of the project and the fact
that I'm not inking. I have a fine, fine inker in Rich Magyar for that.
"So I try to produce the book a little
quicker. On many days, I'll do two pages in one day as opposed to just
one. Instead of a 6-7 hour day, I'll have 12-14 hour day in order to get
back and finish JLA/Avengers."
DC Comics and Marvel Comics have been slow in teasing the project, which Perez meets with approval.
"I think a lot of it is they don't want
it to be old news before it comes out," he said. "They don't want to
release artwork that people get so used to seeing again and again and
again, that sometimes when it comes out a year after they saw it
initially, the excitement's gone.
"I think they've managed to help promote
the project to share the mystery now. Anticipation is high and living up
to the hype is going to be the biggest challenge."
That's a challenge Perez said he's up for.
"As my swansong for mainstream characters, this is putting all my tricks of the trade to the forefront," he said.
| October 25, 2002 |
Pérez at Creation 2003
COMIC BOOK AND POP CULTURE CONVENTION
300 E. Green Street
Fri., Sat. & Sun. January 31-February 2, 2003
SHOW HOURS: Noon - 6pm Daily
In 1971 Creation Entertainment organized its first convention, saluting
comic books, animation, genre films and television, and the worlds of
pop culture. Now, we return to our roots with a full-scale, all-out
celebration in the media capital of the world: Los Angeles!
With scores of fantastic guests,
outrageous movie previews from the studios, tons of dealers and
exhibitions, and much more: make your plans now to be part of the fun!
Special Guest of Honor: STAN LEE -
Creation reunites with Stan Lee, comic's legendary creator/writer, as we
present him with our Lifetime Achievement Award. During his appearance
at the convention, Stan will speak and answer questions, as well as
sign autographs. Thanks Stan for helping relaunch Creation's Comic Book
PETER DAVID writing Supergirl (DC), Capt. Marvel (Marvel), wrote Hulk, Soul Searchers, best-selling novels, Babylon 5 episode
BARBARA KESEL former editor for DC and Dark Horse, currently writing
several hit Cross Gen titles including Meridian, Solus, and The First
GEORGE PEREZ artist of Teen Titans, currently working on JLA/ Avengers crossover, Cross Gen titles Chronicles, Solus
MARV WOLFMAN created Blade, Tomb of Dracula, New Teen Titans, editor for DC and Marvel, TV animation writer
NOTE: all guests are tentative and
subject to change. Creation always attempts to replace guests of equal
stature if a cancellation does occur.