MIDTOWN COMICS (Signing) (15 Jun 2001) New York, New York

cover:  Photo by Brian Jacks, via Pop Image
Date: 15 Jun 2001
Location:  New York, New York
Publisher: midtowncomics.com

George Perez appearance: Friday, June 15th, 2001 from 5:00 to 7:00PM

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    MIDTOWN COMICS (Signing) (15 Jun 2001)
    New York, New York

    CROSSGEN CHRONICLES #3 (Midtown) (Jun 2001)
    CrossGen Comics
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    News: CrossGen Chronicles #3 (Midtown Signing)
    December 20, 2004 05:27 pm
     From Ebay

    CROSSGEN CHRONICLES #3 (Midtown) (Jun 2001)
    CrossGen Comics
    Item number 6500481375: Crossgen Chronicles #3 Signed George Perez NR
    Start time: Dec-19-04 23:27:11 PST
    Ends: Dec-29-04 23:27:11 PST
    Seller: rwoods71603

    You are bidding on an issue of Crossgen Chronicles #3 signed by George Perez. Now I'm not going to lie to anyone, Crossgen comics suck. They sign the greatest writers in the world but they don't put good stories together; however, this one's not about the story. It's about the signature on the cover and the art in the book. George Perez (Crisis on Infinite Earths) art is AMAZING. I'm not the type to buy a comic for the art (I'm more of a story guy than an art guy) but George Perez is amazing. He is a legend. This is signed by him and has a certificate of authenticity from Midtown Comics in New York City.

    Buy it Now and Get a Free Copy of Crossgen Chronicles #2, also drawn by George Perez!!!

     January 18, 2003 | Michael Negin's Lowry Gallery
    From Mike Negin
  • George Pérez and Mike Negin. Photo from Mike Negin.
  • I feel like a very small fish in a very big pond!

    I've often visited the Comicart-L site to drool over all the amazing artwork but I finally decided to take the plunge and become a member myself! I'm nowhere near the level that most of you guys are but I just wanted to be a part of all this.

    I mostly deal in sketchs....I'm one of those guys you always see running around the conventions with their sketch books like a chicken without their head. I actually only have one peice of published art; The cover to Teen Titans #48 (the original series) which is my pride and joy!

    I'm a big George Perez fan! He is an artistic God and also an absolute Gentleman! My grail is to one day own on of his Titans covers (if I can pry one from anybodies hands!). I'm also a HUGE Alex Ross fan!

    I've included in my gallery a few of my sketchs...there were so many to choose from I just flipped through and grabbed a few that caught my eye and brought a smile to my face; Over time I'll be switching them in and out so I can share as many as possible because to me there are so many worth sharing!! Thanks so much for taking a look and if you have any questions or just want to B.S. about art feel free to e-mail me at MikeNegin[a]aol.com.

    Lowry Gallery Items

    Ben "The Thing" Grimm smokin' his everlovin' cigar
    I met Joe Sinnott at the Classic Comic Convention in White Plains, NY in 2000. It was an amazing convention with a lot of comic legends including Carmine Infantino, Joe Kubert, and Jerry Robinson. I was lucky enough to spend some time with Joltin' Joe Sinnott. He told some great stories about Jack Kirby and the old Marvel Bullpen (and lack thereof). Joe drew me this amazing sketch of the Everlovin' Blue eyed Thing! Thanks Joe! You're a true Legend!

    Hawkman & Hawkgirl
    A few years back there was a Yahoo Club and website devoted to the JSA called the Justice Society of America Appreciation Association; A few comic professionals frequented the site and a couple even donated some artwork. When I saw Buzz at the San Diego Comicon 2001 I told him how much I loved the Hawkman / Hawkgirl piece that he had done for the JSAAA; I was ecstatic when he was willing to recreate it for me! It took him most of the weekend but it was well worth the wait! Thanks Buzz!

    Jack Knight Starman
    I was a big fan of the James Robinson Starman series and when I got the chance to meet Tony Harris at the San Diego Comicon 2001 there was no other option but to get a Jack Knight Starman sketch! Thanks Tony!

    Mary Jane Watson in Spidey Suit
    I saw Mark Bagley at The Madsion Square Garden Convention in NYC this year and I asked him for a Mary Jane sketch. He drew MJ in nothing but the top to Spidey's costume. As he handed me the sketch he said the with a big smile on his face that this was the adult Mary Jane from the regular Spidey books and NOT the MJ from Ultimate Spider-man book! He laugh and said the Ultimate MJ was an underage girl and that he could get arrested if he drew her like this!!! ;-) Thanks for the great sketch Mark!

    Mera Queen of Atlantis
    I saw Jim Califiore at the Madision Square Garden Show in NYC this year; I loved his run on Aquaman so I asked if I could get a sketch of Atlantis' King. Jim politely said "He couldn't do it"; He had drawn so many Aquaman sketchs that he just couldn't do another one. So I figured that if I couldn't get the King of Atlantis I'd settle for the Queen. Jim was more than happy to draw this beautiful sketch of Mera for me and in the end I'm happier with it that I would have been with an Aquaman Sketch! The detail on it is amazing! Thanks Jim!

    Scarlet Witch Sketch
    I saw George again at this year's Madision Square Garden convention (New York Sci-Fi & Fantasy Creators Convention 2002); As always it was an absolute pleasure to see George! He held court at the convention like a king...I spent hours listening to him tell stories, answer questions and tell jokes. My son had just been born a few months earlier and it was my first time out of the house since his birth. I couldn't think of a better way to spend that day then hanging out with George Perez! and even though money was a little tight because of the baby I couldn't help but get something from him.....And as you can see, even from something as simple as a Scarlet Witch headshot, why George is considered the master!!! The detail on this is amazing!!!When I look at it I feel like Wanda is staring back at me!!! Thanks again George!!! You gave a very tired new father a real treat!

    Starfire and Wondergirl Commission

    George's New Teen Titans is the reason that I'm collecting comics today! I have always wanted a George Perez Titans cover! but I know that they are next to impossible to find and off the charts price wise when they do show up. When I caught up with George at Midtown comics in NYC (Midtown Comics, NY - Jun 15, 2001) I told him how disappointed I was that I would probably never get to own one of his Titans covers. He said that there was nothing he could do about that but if I was interested I could commission him to do a Titans piece! He really didn't have the time (and I really didn't have the money) to do a full blown cover quality piece but what we worked out was more than enough to make me giddy like a school girl! And one of the best parts is I got to brainstorm with George about the piece, each of us pitching ideas back and forth until we came up with the different elements that made up the whole. Thanks again George!...."working" with George Perez was really this fanboy's dream come true! As always your the Best!!!

    Teen Titans 48 Cover (1977)
    This is the cover to Teen Titans #48 (The original series). It's the only piece of published art I own and it is my pride and joy! It's a little yellow, has a couple of stains and it's missing the comics code and Mal's name but it's my baby! I'm a big Titans fan and when I saw it I just had to have it! Thanks to Mitch from Graphic Collectibles for giving me a chance to own a peice of Titans History! I even caught up with Rich Buckler a few years back and got him to sign it for me!

    Wonder Woman

    I am a big George Perez fan! He is the whole reason I got into collecting comics in the first place! I had read comics as a little kid but just threw then out; But when I saw New Teen Titans #1 drawn by Perez I knew I had to keep it forever...and the rest is history! I met George for the first time in Chicago in 1999. I was so excited I could barely speak! My wife explained to George that the studdering mess before him was actually one of his biggest fans! George being the gentleman that he is and realizing how awe struck I was, got up from the table, shook my hand and even gave me a big hug and thanked me for being a fan! I had waited most of my life for that day and to top it all off George drew me this beautiful Wonder Woman sketch! (which I had Tom Smith color a year later). It was really this comic fan's dream come true! Thanks so much George!....Your The Best!!!

    Wonder Woman
    I caught up with Steve Rude at the Big Apple Convention in NYC this year. I'm not a big nexus fan but I had always loved Steve's art. When I asked him if he would do a Wonder Woman Sketch for me he just looked at me blankly for a second and then turned my sketch book sideways and said with a sly little smirk "I got an idea!". The result is this little beauty of a sketch you see below! Thanks Steve!!

     February 4, 2002 | Comics & The City
    From Pop Image
    COMICS & THE CITY (June 2001)
    written by Brian Jacks


    Who's the white comics pro that's a sex machine to all the chicks...
    So in the middle of all this comic love sat Mark Waid and George Perez behind a card table. Signing hundreds of comics didn't seem to faze these pros a bit as they talked to their fans by the dozens. Perez managed to sell out his entire allotment of personal sketches, which shouldn't be a surprise to anyone, especially to whoever got the Nightwing art I witnessed him doing. What was Waid doing while the Hawaiian-shirt was drawing, you ask? Only being surrounded by his own female groupies, thank you very much. Oh yes, Waid is quite the ladies' man. Don't let the tough exterior fool you; he's silky smooth, baby. The white Shaft.

    As would be expected with any signing, there was at least one hardcore freaky mental patient who just haaad to try to steal my signed Empire #1 (with Crimson-Plague back-up story). Luckily, I was able to stop the Blair Witch before he got out the door with my property. I thought the signing went terrific, and so apparently did Waid. "One of the best signings I've attended EVER," he told us. "The folks at Midtown Comics always take care of their guests, and this event was no exception. The fans were pleasant and enthusiastic, and I really, REALLY have to do more signings with George Perez, since I've never seen this many female comics fans outside of a Neil Gaiman reading." Whoa, tiger.

  • Jun 15 - Midtown Comics, New York, New York

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  •  June 16, 2001 | Signed CROSSGEN CHRONICLES #3
    From Midtown Comics (You can order a signed copy of CROSSGEN CHRONICLES #3 for cover price, from his recent appearance at Midtown Comics.)
    This book will be signed Friday June 15th. Your entire order will be shipped with this book on Monday June 18th.

    Our price: $ 4.00

     June 13, 2001 | Waid, Pérez Appearance
    From Wizard
    June 12, 2001
      CrossGen Bring the Team North
    George Pérez and Mark Waid will appear at Midtown Comics on Friday, June 15th from 5:00 to 7:00PM.

    New York's Midtown Comics is proud to present two of the most popular creators in the comic book industry in the first New York City event co-hosted by CrossGen Comics. No longer "the new kid on the block", CrossGen has rapidly grown into one of the largest and most successful comic book publishers in the business.

    Pérez will sign CrossGen Chronicles #3 (already available), and Waid will sign Crux #3 & Sigil #13 (to be released this week). Admission to this event is free. Any of the titles above must be purchased at Midtown Comics to gain entry to the event.

    The creators may be available for questions and pictures upon request from Midtown Comics in advance only.

    For more information contact:
    Mr. Gerry Gladston,
    Midtown Comics
    200 W. 40th Street
    NY, NY 10018

     April 12, 2001 | Perez at Midtown Comics
    From Midtown Comics
    Friday, June 15th 5:00 to 7:00PM
    Presented by Midtown Comics and Crossgen Comics

    George Perez
    Signing Crossgen Chronicles #3
    & Mark Waid
    Signing Crux #3 and Sigil #13

    We're proud to present two of the most popular creators in the comic book industry in the first New York City event co-hosted by Crossgen Comics. No longer "the new kid on the block", Crossgen has rapidly grown into one of the largest and most successful comic book publishers in the business.

    Crossgen's recipe for success is a simple one: recruit top talent, consistently produce exciting books, earn the respect of the readers and watch sales grow. Join us for this landmark occasion with a rare NY appearance by two luminaries of the comic book industry. Mr. Perez and Mr. Waid will sign up to 3 books each if time allows.

     February 15, 2001 | Perez Appearances
    From Andy Mangels, via Perez Club and Perez Art Mailing List
    June 16, Midtown Comics, New York, New York
    George will be doing his only bookstore signing of the year (at least so far)