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GEORGE PÉREZ BRINGS IN OVER $5000 FOR A.C.T.O.R. COMIC FUND AND BILL MANTLO COMBINED
posted 05-27-2005 01:33 PM
Wizard World Los Angeles Marked The Spot For Pérez’s Recent Fundraising Record
LOS ANGELES, CA (May 26, 2005) – George Pérez, a comic book legend in
his own right, beat his old convention record of monies raised for
A.C.T.O.R. Pérez spent over nine hours at the A.C.T.O.R. booth and
raised over $5000.
Pérez, who has been a supporter and board
member of A.C.T.O.R. since its inception in 1999, raised money by doing
autograph signings, sketches and two lunch/sketch auctions. The money
raised will be split between A.C.T.O.R. and a grant direct from Pérez to
Bill Mantlo's guardian to supplement his continued care needs. Mantlo
is the popular and prolific Marvel Comics writer of the 1970s and 1980s.
A friend of Pérez’s, Mantlo suffered a brain injury after being struck
by a car thirteen years ago.
Mantlo currently resides in a nursing
home and outside of immediate family, he currently has little, or no,
contact with the 'outside world' on any regular basis. All cards and
letters can be sent to Bill Mantlo, c/o Michael Mantlo, 425 Riverside
Drive, Apt 12-E, New York, NY 10025.
A Commitment To Our Roots (A.C.T.O.R.) is
the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated
strictly to helping comic book creators in need. A.C.T.O.R. creates a
financial safety net for yesterdays' creators who may need emergency
medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue
back into paying work. It's a chance for all of us to give back
something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment. For more
information, visit www.ACTORComicFund.org
Wizard World LA
May 01, 2005 05:32 pm
by Karen Maeda
There's nothing like starting out a road trip getting rear-ended 30
minutes after you get in the car. Fortunately, no one was hurt, and
fortunately it wasn't my car — it was my friend Rowan's car, who was
kind enough to offer her car to drive my boyfriend and I to Wizard World
LA. Nineteen hours and lots of cigarettes later, we arrived in Long
Beach and managed to check into our hotel a few hours early.
This left Artists' Alley virtually empty
of convention attendees. If you wanted to have a personal conversation
with Billy Tucci (Shi), Josh Middleton (NYX/Sky Between Branches), and
Andy Lee (Kabuki), you could just walk right up and have it. This also
left booths like Top Shelf and Comic Book Legal Defense Fund empty too,
and they had a booth midway through the middle of the convention hall.
ACTOR got a hold of George Perez to do some signing, and their booth was
next to Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. So that did bring some people
by, but for the most part, this convention was purely a DC/Marvel type
From Comic Book Resources
written by Rich
We're getting there, we're getting there! Sentinels Book 3: Echoes
is getting closer to completion and we still hope to have it ready by
the end of the summer. It will be worth the wait! Luciano's artwork just
keeps getting better and better. Trust me!
But in the meantime, we have a bunch of new artwork in the guest gallery that we got at the 2005 LA Wizard Convention.
One of our favorites of which is an incredible Harlette sketch by Ale
Garza! Ale is one of Luciano's favorite artist and this piece is really
We even have another piece
of art by comic legend, George Perez! We're saving the art for Book 3,
but you can see the photo below of George at the con with the drawing of
Firebomb! George, as always, was there raising money for ACTOR. He is
usually the highest money raiser for them and you can see why. He was
sketching all days and chatting with every fan who came by to say hello,
never snubbing anyone and always classy. There was even an
Ebay auction at the con to have lunch with George that raised over $600. No wonder he's a legend!
Don't forget we'll be at the Big Apple Con next weekend. Stop by and say hello.
ACTOR'S WIZARDWORLD LA BOOTH CHOCK FULL OF TALENT & BENEFITS
by Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer
Posted: March 10, 2005
Official Press Release
LOS ANGELES (March 9, 2005) -- Stop by booth #532! A.C.T.O.R. Comic Fund
will be selling Brian Pulido’s LadyDeath prints all weekend and George
Pérez will be doing $50 head sketches, with $25 going to A.C.T.O.R., and
$25 donated directly by George to benefit Bill Mantlo.
A.C.T.O.R.’s booth schedule is:
FRI., March 18
JG Jones: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Brian Pulido: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
George Pérez: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
SAT, March 19
Angel Medina: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Brian Pulido: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
George Pérez: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
JG Jones: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
SUN., March 20
George Pérez: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Josh Middleton: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Wizard World Los Angeles will take place
March 18-20 at the Long Beach Convention Center. Show hours are Fri 2-8,
Sat 10-6 and Sun 10-5.
A Commitment To Our Roots (A.C.T.O.R.)
Comic Fund is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit
corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need.
A.C.T.O.R. creates a financial safety net for yesterdays' creators who
may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of
life, and an avenue back into paying work. For more information, visit www.ACTORComicFund.org or call 310-286-0758 x440.
For more information on Wizard World Los Angeles, visit www.wizarduniverse.com.
Win Lunch With George Pérez At Wizard World LA
Industry News, Scoop, Friday, March 11, 2005
Perez's JLA/Avengers original art is renowned. A sketch like this can be yours, if you place the winning eBay/ACTOR bid.
The A.C.T.O.R. Comic Fund will host an
eBay fundraiser auction beginning today, Friday, March 11, 2005. The
winner gets lunch with Avengers/JLA artist George Pérez at Wizard World
Los Angeles, plus a single or double full figure drawing done by the
artist at lunch. The show runs March 18-20, 2005 in Long Beach,
Pérez, who only appears a few conventions
each season, is one of the most popular convention guests on the
circuit each year. His well-chronicled stints on New Teen Titans and
Avengers, the ultra-high profile JLA/Avengers DC-Marvel crossover, and
an upcoming return to Teen Titans have established him with several
generations of fans.
A.C.T.O.R. is the first-ever federally
chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic
book creators in need.
The auction can be found at
eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6517992672 and will run until March 16. The lunch will take place on Sunday, March 20.
For more information on the convention, visit www.wizarduniverse.com.
For more information on ACTOR, visit www.ACTORComicFund.org.
new store assist
From George Pérez
Thread started on: 02/18/05 at 8:37pm by Pulp Fiction
Dear Mr Perez
My name is Michael Lerner and I am an owner of a new bookstore, Pulp
Fiction, in Long Beach, California. I would like to share with you a
little about our store and philosophy and ask for you input and
We opened about six months ago with the
idea of marketing our products and services to the general public. In
terms of merchandise, we specialize in graphic novels, comic books and
manga, along with various other toys, figures and collectibles. However,
we offer much more than just a place to shop to our customers. We have
art classes, a (Free) library, a graphic novel book club, movie nights
and more. Our store is clean, comfortable, well-furnished and lit. We
have chairs and coffee available to our patrons and encourage them to
sit around and read or hang out with their fellow fans to talk shop. My
partner and I have tried to create the type of store that we have always
wanted to go to and the type of store that anyone would be comfortable
being in and shopping in. In short, we see ourselves as more of a
Borders for the graphic novel crowd.
My partner and I are both social active
and our store reflects this. One of our main goals is to promote
reading/literacy in general, and of course, reading of graphic novels
specifically. Our first promotion, in October, was Give the Treat of
Literacy this Halloween. We gave local adults free packets containing
Spiderman comic books to hand out on Halloween. This was very successful
and popular among locals and we were able to distribute over 6000
comics. We have also sponsored and ran a food drive (Thanksgiving) and
toy collections for the underprivileged (with Toys for Tots this past
[ Read more new store assist ]
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.
From Marv Wolfman.com
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 book
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.
From Wizard Universe
written by Marv Wolfman
Anyway, I just wanted to announce that I have two more convention appearances this year, so if any of you are going to Wizard World Los Angeles
or Crescent City Con in New Orleans, please look me up. Next up, of
course, is Megacon in Orlando, Florida. I'm looking forward to seeing
everyone there, especially my old pals, Gene Colan and George Pérez.
Also looking forward to getting together with an even older friend, Roy
Thomas who I haven't seen in years - we totally missed each other at San Diego
last year (hard to imagine not finding someone in a crowd of a hundred
thousand people) and it was Roy's first trip out here in ages.
From Wizard Universe
Friday, January 7
Comic legend Stan Lee to appear at Wizard World Los Angeles
Comic Book legend Stan Lee has just been
added to the lineup for the Los Angeles stop on the Wizard World Tour.
The legendary creator of cultural icons including Spider-Man, the Hulk
and the X-Men will be appearing on Saturday, March 19th.
In addition to the man who built The
House of Ideas”, Marvel Comics will also be in attendance giving their
fans a hint of what’s to come in ’05!
Friday, December 17
George Perez in the house for Wizard World Los Angeles
Artist extraordinaire, George Perez has just been added to the
ever-expanding guest list for the Los Angeles stop on the Wizard World
The master draftsman, who chalks up the
co-creation of the New Teen Titans and extended runs on Marvel and DC’s
flagship titles - Avengers and JLA during his almost 30 year career will
be on hand all weekend long to meet and great his legion of fans. Stop
by the ACTOR and Wizard booths for an opportunity to meet the man who
helped make every fanboy’s dream a reality by bringing 2003’s long
awaited JLA/Avengers series to life!
Click here for the full guest list
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