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A Look Inside... The Marvel Art of George Perez

posted Apr 2, 2021, 5:29 PM by Vu Nguyen   [ updated Apr 3, 2021, 8:24 AM ]
From Vu, thanks to Ilke,

Marvel Comics
Amazon is allowing a sneak peek at the upcoming The Marvel Art of George Perez. The hardcover book comes out June 22, 2021.

Excerpt: "I had seen Stan [Lee] walking around through the corridors from time to time, but never really met him," [George] Perez recalls. "After that first Fantastic Four issue came out, I got a call from his secretary saying Stan wanted to meet me. Obviously, I was thrilled. He wanted to see who this man was that he didn't recognize. He read the book making the assumption that it was drawn by Joe Sinnott, the inker, or either John Romita or John Buscema - he didn't recognize my name at all. He asked me if I was being treated well and told me right then and there that, as long as he was at Marvel, I would always have a job. Here, I was talking in the office directly to Stan Lee! Still being the fanboy I was, I brought comics with me for him to sign - Origins of Marvel Comics and a couple of other books - and he was more than gracious in signing them. The thing that amazed me through the years is that despite obvious physical changes that I've gone through and Stan's sometimes notorious reputation for having a faulty memory, he always remembered me and always asked the same question: "Why haven't we gotten to work together?" But to get that stamp of approval as a young artist... from that point on, my career was on an upward path and I never turned back."