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Pérez also said he enjoyed doing the recent JSA story featuring the
Earth-2 Superman. "I'm very proud of that because I finally got to draw
the Superman I grew up with," he explained. "I got to exercise and
deliberately draw the Golden Age Superman to look like the Max
Fleischer/Joe Shuster/Wayne Boring/Curt Swan era of the character."
Pérez said he expects to stay on Brave and the Bold for at least a year,
but there are discussions about his possibly doing Legion of
Super-Heroes after that. LSH, he said, was one of his favorite books to
read but, ironically, one of the few super-team books he has never done.
"That seems like an old sin that needs to be atoned for," he said.
Although he is eager to reunite with Titans collaborator Marv Wolfman,
"the gold standard by which I measure any collaborative process,"
resuming work on the Games graphic novel seems unlikely. "I would like
to do something new … I’ll work with Marv in a heartbeat," he said. DC,
he continued, "wants me to be part of its new front, not just there to
replay past glories."
Item number 6282969408: GEORGE PEREZ Signed Art Print Wonder Woman Supergirl ++
WONDER WOMAN, WONDER GIRL, SUPERGIRL, STARFIRE, and POWERGIRL
(Apr 2006), art by George Perez, colors by Tom Smith
End time: May-28-06 20:49:48 PDT
Signed George Perez Art Print
About the item:
This truly stunning full-color art print features the artwork George
Perez provided for the 2006 Pittsburgh ComicCon in Pittsburgh, PA.
Originally used as the image on the dealer and guest badges, this
striking hand-signed print includes DC’s most powerful super heroines-
Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Power Girl, and the Teen Titans Donna Troy and
Starfire. It measures 11 by 14 inches, is in mint condition, and will be
shipped with the utmost care. Please note- the signature is real. It is
the actual, hand-signed signature of George Perez. It is not a
pre-printed image on the print.
George Perez began his amazing career in comics in 1974 with a 2-page
spread in Astonishing Tales #25. Since that time he as revolutionized
and revitalized several characters including The Teen Titans (also
co-creating several of the new members with writer Marv Wolfman), Wonder
Woman, the Avengers, and the entire DC Universe in the landmark Crisis
on Infinite Earths, History of the DC Universe, and, recently, Infinite
Crisis. He has also provided fantastic work for many other titles
including the Justice League of America, The Infinity Gauntlet, The
Hulk: Future Imperfect, Batman, X-Men, Superman, Fantastic Four,
JLA/Avengers, and many others! One of the true legends in the comics
LAYNE TOTH HANGING IN THE 'BURGH
George Perez and Layne Toth
posted 05-01-2006 02:38 PM
Photos By LAYNE TOTH.
BY LAYNE TOTH
COMICON promoters MICHAEL & RENEE GEORGE provided another
outstanding show for 2006! Featuring their yearly MAKE-A-WISH charity
auction, all ages casino night, charity Texas Hold ‘em tournament,
costume contest and CBLDF quick sketch sessions, it was fun for the
whole family. Their programming is the best of any show AND they provide
free food and drinks for their guests! Currently, they are working on
Free Comic Book Day for their store COMICS WORLD and getting new &
exciting guests for PITTSBURGH COMICON 2007! Check out www.pittsburghcomicon.com for post convention pictures and updates.
PITTSBURGH COMICON, I finally met GEORGE PEREZ and we traded art! He
drew me a Starfire picture and I drew him a Faith & Itsi Kitsi
picture. It was awesome! I bugged him a whole bunch and he came over to
my table and we talked until the show ended!
GEORGE PEREZ GETS BRAVE AND BOLD AT PITTSBURGH
by Justin Eger, Guest Contributor
Posted: April 28, 2006
really going to pass up the chance to talk with George Perez? The man is
a legend in the comics industry, and when he talks, you damn well sit
down and listen. And when he talks about a new project, you start taking
notes. On the final day of the Pittsburgh Comicon, artist to the stars
George Perez hosted a panel that featured updates on the up and coming
new series from DC Comics, “The Brave and the Bold.” Initially, Perez
was to be joined by series writer Mark Waid, but, unfortunately, Waid
was unable to attend the convention. That did not, however, stop Perez
from giving his fans the scoop.
though, before we can get to “The Brave and the Bold,” Perez wanted
everyone to know that his fill-in pages on “Infinite Crisis” #7 were
indeed done and mailed out the previous Wednesday (April 19, for those
of you keeping score). He also stated that he enjoyed doing the work,
even though it ended up being more than he planned. That said, he moved
on to the theme of the panel, the relaunch of everyone’s favorite
talk with George Perez would be complete without a discussion of the
Teen Titans. One audience member asked whatever became of the “Titans:
Games” project Perez had begun with Marv Wolfman. Perez explained that,
before the plug was pulled on the project, he had completed about 75
pages of artwork out of the planned 125 pages. However, the title seemed
to get lost in the editorial wheels, and Perez explained that should
the chance to work with Wolfman ever comes up again, he’d do it in a
heartbeat, though he’d like to do something more progressive, rather
than just reliving old glories. In summary, though, Perez stated that he
loves working on comics, and he wants to die with an unfinished page on
his drawing board.
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Pittsburgh Comicon in Photos
The Main Event, Scoop, Friday, April 28, 2006
weekend's Pittsburgh Comicon (April 21 - 23, 2006) featured a wide array
of guests, retailers, gaming opportunities and other distractions for
area fans. Held at the ExpoMart in Monroeville, Pennsylvania (about a
half hour from downtown Pittsburgh), comics fans found the return of
Brian Michael Bendis (Ultimate Spider-Man, New Avengers) very appealing.
Numerous other comic book guests such as Howard Chaykin, George Perez,
Billy Tucci, David Mack, Mike Oeming, Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti
were joined by Star Wars guests and others for the three day show.
Scoop photographer Michael Solof journeyed to the show and took the pictures below to provide just a taste of the convention.
George Pérez had long and consistent lines of fans throughout the show.
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PEREZ @ THE SHOW: TALKING TO GEORGE PEREZ
04-25-2006, 10:41 AM
by Vaneta Rogers
with George Perez is no easy task. It's been a busy year for the
artist. In between his time working on the interiors of the seven-part
mini-series Infinite Crisis, a recent issue of JSA and the upcoming
Brave and the Bold ongoing title for DC Comics, he's been churning out
amazingly detailed covers for the Infinite Crisis.
are lucky -- Perez does sit still for a little while when he's at comic
book conventions, and he's got quite a few of them on his schedule for
this summer. So, as he worked on one of over 50 sketches he completed at
this past weekend's Pittsburgh Comic-Con, Newsarama had a quick chat
with Perez to get the inside scoop on his latest work and a few more
details about what he's doing next.
Newsarama: So it's finally happening? Months after it was announced that
Mark Waid was writing a Brave and the Bold ongoing for DC with you as
penciller, you're finally working on the series?
George Perez: Yes! I was supposed to start in November, but because of
Infinite Crisis and JSA, and Mark being caught up in 52, it got delayed
more and more. But I'm starting on the first issue, and it looks like a
lot of fun. The first teaming up is Batman and Green Lantern -- in
Vegas! So I've got to keep freeze-framing CSI" I believe, from what I
gather, Supergirl will probably be the next character that's
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Topic: HANGIN' IN THE BURG! PITTSBURGH CON REPORT
posted 04-24-2006 05:39 PM
BY JENNIFER M. CONTINO
The next person I had to find and hug was George Perez. George is one of
my absolute favorite people in comics - and not just because he usually
shows me advanced looks at pages he's working on. Last year he showed
me all these Donna Troy pages he was working on months and months before
they came out. He knows she's my favorite comic character of all time,
so brought them special to give me a treat. This year we chatted for a
while and caught up on life in and out of comics. George always has a
smile on his face. You can tell he truly loves this industry and his
time in it. What's great about a smaller show like Pittsburgh is you
have the chance to really talk to someone like George Perez. There are
always people waiting to meet him, but if you stand around and shout out
questions or go earlier in the day, you might find him with just one or
two people in line and able to talk more about any given topic. He was
sketching both Donna Troy and Starfire head shots for different folks.
It's so cool to watch him draw in person and see how things unfold on
George, I found Brian Michael Bendis, who had a long line of folks
waiting to get his autograph and chat with him. I hugged him quickly and
asked about doing another interview for a future PULSE. He said we
should and then I left him to his long line of fans.
THE BUZZ FROM THE FLOOR @ PITTSBURGH COMIC-CON 2006
by Vaneta Rogers
this weekend's 13th annual Pittsburgh Comicon at the Monroeville
ExpoMart, the floor buzz seemed to concentrate on a variety of new
mini-series spinning out of the year's big events at DC and Marvel.
Perez is finally working on pencils for the new Brave and the Bold title
for DC Comics, a series that was announced almost a year ago. Delayed
because of the artist's work on the Infinite Crisis mini-series and
writer Mark Waid's involvement in the weekly series 52, the series seems
to be back on track now. Perez said he's gotten the first script, and
it features a Batman and Green Lantern team-up.
found an ingenious way of doing the old formula but working within the
climate where everything has to be considered for trades," Perez
explained. "I think people will really enjoy it."
Pittsburgh Comicon Special Guests!
From George Pérez
Thursday, February 09, 2006 8:26:32 PM
George signed an exclusive contract with DC Comics. Since he has worked
on the Return of Donna Troy miniseries and he is currently providing
covers for Infinite Crisis, the sequel to he and Marv Wolfman's
incredible Crisis on Infinate Earths. George has also been linked with
Mark Waid on the upcoming resurrection of DC's Brave and the Bold series
and as if that weren't enough George is still pluggin away on a Teen
Titan's Hardcover with old TT parner, Marv Wolfman.
This is a list of the comics conventions I will be attending in 2006.
Some are "rain-check" appearances for shows that I had to cancel in 2005
due to health reasons. In some cases this puts me in a position of
attending some conventions on back-to-back weekends, but it couldn't be
helped. I hope to be able to get together with a lot of my fans next
year and will be warming up my autograph hand.
February 24th - 26th: MegaCon, Orlando, FL
I will also be attending the October Portland, OR show for Second
Genesis (another rain-check from 2005) but I still have no confirmed
April 21st - 23rd: Pittsburgh Comicon, Monroeville, PA
April 28th - 30th: Paradise Toronto Comicon, Toronto, Canada
May 19th - 21st: Motor City Con, Novi, Michigan
June 30th - July 2nd: Heroes Con, Charlotte, NC
July 20th - 23rd: Comicon International, San Diego, CA
September 1st- 4th: Dragon Con, Atlanta, GA
September 9th - 10th: Baltimore Comic Con, Baltimore, MD
That should keep me busy for the year in between issues of THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD.