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Commission Status & Update

posted Jul 11, 2010, 2:05 PM by Vu Sleeper
From George Perez

DC LEGACIES #5 (2010)
Hello, everybody,

First and foremost, I want to apologize to all of you for the unforgivably long time everyone's been waiting for his or her commission piece and for the lack of updates regarding the status of  my commissions list. I also want to make clear that the fault is not  Spencer's; it is mine and I take full responsibility for my lack of communications in this matter.  I had updated some of my status on my FaceBook pages but I never really took into account that many people  may not subscribe to that service.

While I have started laying out a few of the bigger commission pieces, several overwhelming matters have conspired against me in the last few months, not the least being the realization that I needed eye surgery, explaining, to some degree, why I was having problems in keeping the focus on my pages. I was taking almost three times as long to draw a page than usual and it appears that some of  this may be due to some deterioration of my eyes caused by diabetic  retinopathy and other related maladies.

I am currently under treatment for this and have undergone four laser surgeries so far with more treatments to follow once some of the scars heal. Hopefully, I won't have to submit to any thing to radical like having needles injected into my eyes, but the doctor feels I caught it early enough to make a positive prognosis likely and that my vision could conceivably improve to a state better than it has been for the last few years.

As you can probably guess, this has meant that all my work has backed up on me and I'm still trying to catch up on much of my DC work while making what few dents I can to my commissions list.

Which, of course, probably provides little solace to you and I certainly understand both your frustration and your disappointment. I've already asked DC to give me a lighter workload, such as inking other artists, after LEGACIES and GAMES are finished so I can devote more time to getting the commissions that so many paid a lot of good money for done as quickly as possible.

I'm sure I've disappointed a lot of people lately and I can only hope that I can make it up to everyone by providing each commission with the full-on Pérez Panache that my fans have come to expect from me.

Again, I'm really sorry for all this. I can only hope you can understand and forgive.

George Pérez