Signing 2019 Archive

Legendary DC & Marvel artist George Pérez to make final UK con appearance at MCM London
posted 08/24/2019

From mcmcomiccon.com


MCM COMIC CON LONDON 2019 (25-27 Oct 2019)
London, England
Legendary comic creator George Pérez is to make his final UK convention appearance at MCM London this October, giving his many fans in Europe the chance to celebrate one of the industry’s best-loved figures. Formally announcing his retirement earlier this year, Pérez has thrilled readers with his art for over four decades, drawing for a host of landmark Marvel and DC titles.

Inducted into the Eisner Awards Hall of Fame in 2017 and famed for his ambitious, action-packed crowd scenes, George Pérez’s credits read like a Who’s Who of top superheroes. However, the New York-born Pérez is probably best known for his work on The Avengers, The New Teen Titans, Wonder Woman and the industry-changing Crisis on Infinite Earths.

George Pérez shot to prominence at Marvel with an enormously successful run on The Avengers in the ’70s, returning to the franchise in the ’90s to relaunch the comic book with writer Kurt Busiek. Meanwhile, Pérez made his mark at DC with his co-creation alongside Marv Wolfman of The New Teen Titans, which became one of the publisher’s most popular titles. The pair again collaborated on the famous DC Universe reboot Crisis on Infinite Earths, widely regarded as one of the greatest comic book crossovers ever. Another triumph for Pérez at DC was his 1987 reboot of Wonder Woman, which he worked on as plotter, penciler and writer.

Other credits on Pérez’s résumé include Justice League of America, Superman, Fantastic Four, The Brave and the Bold, Batman, Supergirl, Silver Surfer and The Incredible Hulk.

— This news story is for October 2019’s MCM London Comic Con —



George Perez's Dragoncon Schedule
posted Aug 5, 2019, 11:42 AM

From George Perez


DRAGON*CON 2019 (29 Aug - 02 Sep 2019)
Atlanta, Georgia
George Pérez’s Dragon Con schedule 

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Panel : Marv Wolfman & George Pérez: Together Again
Time: Fri 10:00 am  Location:International South - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)

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Panel:Tribute to Stan Lee
Time: Fri 01:00 pm  Location:Imperial Ballroom - Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Roy Thomas, Peter David, J.M. DeMatteis, George Pérez, Marv Wolfman, Colleen Doran, Moderator: Marc Lee, Lou Ferrigno)

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Signing - George Perez
Description: 2 hours
Time: Fri 02:30 pm  Location:Other Comic Artist Alley - O

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Panel : Wonder Woman: From the '70s to the Present
Time: Fri 05:30 pm  Location:International South - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Matthew Clark, Cary Nord, Yanick Paquette, Joe Staton, George Pérez, Jill Thompson)

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Signing - George Perez
Description: 2 hours
Time: Sat 01:00 pm  Location:Other Comic Artist Alley - O

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Signing - George Perez
Description: 2 hours
Time: Sun 11:00 am  Location:Other Comic Artist Alley - O

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Event : Dragon Awards Ceremonies
Description: Presenter.
Time: Sun 05:30 pm  Location:Centennial I - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)

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Signing - George Perez
Description: 2 hours.
Time: Mon 11:00 am  Location:Other Comic Artist Alley-O


Dragoncon's website officially lists George Perez as guest
posted Jul 24, 2019, 5:22 PM

From Vu


DRAGON*CON 2019 (29 Aug - 02 Sep 2019)
Atlanta, Georgia
I don't know what George's schedule is, but maybe there will be a panel with Marv Wolfman (as he is also in attendance for Dragoncon). Also, please note that George only signed two hours a day at last year's Dragoncon.

Thanks to Tito M


George Perez will still honor the 5 head sketches for Terrificon
posted Jul 10, 2019, 2:36 PM 

From Spencer


TERRIFICON 2019 (09-11 Aug 2019)
Mohegan Sun Expo Center, Connecticut
UPDATE: Mr. Perez is still honoring the 5 commission requests ($100 each). Those selected will be able to pick up the artwork at TERRIFICON at his agent: Spencer Beck at The Artists Choice booth.

Details for the commission list is here

>>>
George Perez head sketch commissions for TerrifiCon will go on sale Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 at exactly midnight (Eastern Time Zone) when Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 becomes Thursday, July 11th, 2019 .

To be fair, I will ONLY use the time stamp as given by my email host ( spencerbck@aol.com ) and they have the final word as to when it is received, not I. Any requests that come in before midnight will be disqualified ... even if they come in at 11:59:59 PM ..... 12 MIDNIGHT and not a second earlier. Bear in mind that for Amazing Comic Con - Hawaii, C2E2 and East Coast Comic Convention commission lists sold out in FOUR SECONDS (Yes, at 12:00:04 all commissions were sold out) so make sure to get your order in as quickly as possible at the deadline.
 
Please make sure to include your EXACT request as any emails that come in without the character are disqualified and discarded. All orders must have your first and last name in them as well the exact request. Emails that say "Please put me on the list" do not count and are disqualified. You MUST have all of the requested info in the email. 

Remember, Mr. Perez is doing single character, head shots ONLY and nothing else. One request per person, per name, per household, per family, or per address. You must be present at the show to pick up the artwork in person ... NO PROXIES

Sketch cover or sketch book or jam board requests are NOT accepted. SORRY. Too many potential problems and we do not wish to be responsible for anyone having a bad experience should the item be lost, damaged or destroyed anywhere in the process or shipping thereof. Finally, he is doing only FIVE ( 5 ) commissions total for the show. There will be no on site drawing done.

I hope this is not too blunt, and hopefully, this answers all outstanding questions. We reserve the right to adjust the rules should some unforeseen question come up that has not yet been addressed.


Due to circumstances beyond his control, George Perez has to cancel Terrificon 2019
posted Jul 10, 2019, 1:46 PM

From youtube.com


TERRIFICON 2019 (09-11 Aug 2019)
Mohegan Sun Expo Center, Connecticut
Good morning TERRIFICON fans, we have just received a direct message from artist George Pérez that it is with great sorrow and deep regret that due to circumstances beyond his control, he will not be able to appear on Friday, August 9 as planned.

Mr. Pérez planned on returning and making TERRIFICON his final appearance (even if just for a day) in the North East on his retirement tour for well over a year. Great work and planning was put into scheduling this appearance as George wanted to say one last “thank you” to his fans.

We are working with Mr. Pérez to obtain 275 (the same amount of autograph tickets he was going to hand out at the show) limited edition prints that he will sign and ship to TERRIFICON to be handed out to fans on a first come, first serve basis.

We here at TERRIFICON want to thank George for his years of great work. Speaking for all his fans, we wish him a happy and healthy retirement.


Commission information for TerrifiCon 2019
posted Jun 22, 2019, 7:59 PM 

From Spencer


TERRIFICON 2019 (09-11 Aug 2019)
Mohegan Sun Expo Center, Connecticut
George Perez head sketch commissions for TerrifiCon will go on sale Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 at exactly midnight (Eastern Time Zone) when Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 becomes Thursday, July 11th, 2019 .

To be fair, I will ONLY use the time stamp as given by my email host ( spencerbck@aol.com ) and they have the final word as to when it is received, not I. Any requests that come in before midnight will be disqualified ... even if they come in at 11:59:59 PM ..... 12 MIDNIGHT and not a second earlier. Bear in mind that for Amazing Comic Con - Hawaii, C2E2 and East Coast Comic Convention commission lists sold out in FOUR SECONDS (Yes, at 12:00:04 all commissions were sold out) so make sure to get your order in as quickly as possible at the deadline.
 
Please make sure to include your EXACT request as any emails that come in without the character are disqualified and discarded. All orders must have your first and last name in them as well the exact request. Emails that say "Please put me on the list" do not count and are disqualified. You MUST have all of the requested info in the email. 

Remember, Mr. Perez is doing single character, head shots ONLY and nothing else. One request per person, per name, per household, per family, or per address. You must be present at the show to pick up the artwork in person ... NO PROXIES

Sketch cover or sketch book or jam board requests are NOT accepted. SORRY. Too many potential problems and we do not wish to be responsible for anyone having a bad experience should the item be lost, damaged or destroyed anywhere in the process or shipping thereof. Finally, he is doing only FIVE ( 5 ) commissions total for the show. There will be no on site drawing done.

I hope this is not too blunt, and hopefully, this answers all outstanding questions. We reserve the right to adjust the rules should some unforeseen question come up that has not yet been addressed.

George Perez's TerrifiCon Signing Information
posted Jun 9, 2019, 9:45 PM

From Vu, thanks to Spencer


TERRIFICON 2019 (09-11 Aug 2019)
Mohegan Sun Expo Center, Connecticut
For those attending TERRIFICON 2019, George Perez is only attending Friday, August 9.

For those interested in getting one of five $100 head sketch, the commission list will open at midnight on Thursday, July 11, 2019 (mark your calendar).

With respect to autograph signings at TerrifiCon - all the information regarding ticketing system are laid out here: www.terrificon.com

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TERRIFICON GEORGE PEREZ APPEARANCE INFORMATION - posted June 9, 2019

The massive outpouring of fans coming to say farewell to George Perez and wish him well on his retirement tour has been terrific.

To accommodate George Perez fans as best as possible, we will use one our large panel rooms as a dedicated GEORGE PEREZ meeting area which will open early at 10:00am on Friday, August 9, 2019 in the EXPO CENTER.

The regular TERRIFICON show will open as scheduled at 2:00pm on Friday. This early opening is just for the GEORGE PEREZ meeting and signing room ONLY.

There will be signage and staff directing you as to where to go.

Mr. Perez will be utilizing an AUTOGRAPH TICKET SYSTEM.

You MUST HAVE A PAID FRIDAY TERRIFICON ticket to gain access to the Perez autograph distribution ticket area. As this is a separate ticketed event, VIP passes does NOT allow you automatic entry to the George Perez signing room.

Note: Press passes/exhibitor badges will not grant you access to the George Perez ticket distribution area or meeting/signing room. Staff will be checking to make sure this event is for fans who have TERRIFICON Friday tickets.

The autograph tickets will be distributed by Mr. Perez’s team on a first come, first serve basis.

A Limit of ONLY ONE (1) autograph timed ticket per person/family will be distributed starting at 10:00am.

Maximum of 5 autographs per ticket.

On the George Perez autograph signing ticket there will be a SPECIFIC TIME for you to come back for you to meet George Perez and get an autograph(s).

25 autograph tickets for each of the 30-minute signing sessions will be distributed (ex: 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, etc.).

Autograph(s) are FREE. Charitable donations welcome.

Signing times:

10:00am – 10:30am
10:30am – 11:00am
11:00am – 11:30am
11:30am – 12:00pm
12:00pm – 12:30pm
12:30pm – 1:00pm

1 HOUR LUNCH BREAK

2:00pm – 2:30pm
2:30pm – 3:00pm

30 MINUTE BREAK

3:30pm – 4:00pm
4:00pm – 4:30pm
4:30pm – 5:00pm

Once you get a ticket you can go about your day, explore Mohegan Sun or sit in the panel room until your time is called. Then return at the specified time to line up for your opportunity to meet George and get an autograph(s).

If you cannot make it on Friday to see Mr. Perez in person, or do not obtain an autograph ticket, there will be a limited supply of a variety of George Perez, pre-signed prints for sale at THE ARTIST’S CHOICE booth located in Artist Alley at TERRIFICON throughout the weekend, while supplies last.

As all fans are aware, Mr. Perez is retiring from a lifetime of amazing work in comics. Everyone, from fans to fellow comic book professionals want to say farewell and say “thank you” to George Perez.

To assure a TERRIFIC experience, we ask that you be patient, respectful and most of all courteous to each other and staff as we work to accommodate all fans and well-wishers who are coming out to see George Perez.

This is George's FINAL appearance in the North East, and we understand fans are excited to see him one last time. However, rude and/or disruptive behavior will not be tolerated, if any fans engage in such actions, they will be asked to leave the event with no refund or reentry allowed.

If you have any questions regarding George Perez commissions please see his official website: perez.comicbookseries.info


Commission details for Amazing Las Vegas 2019

posted May 7, 2019, 11:28 PM

From Spencer


AMAZING LAS VEGAS COMIC CON 2019 (14-16 Jun 2019)
Las Vegas, Nevada
Commissions will go on sale Thursday, May 16, 2019 at exactly midnight (Eastern Time Zone). I will ONLY use the time stamp as given by my email host ( spencerbck@aol.com ) and they have the final word as to when it is received, not I. Any requests that come in before midnight will be disqualified ... even if they come in at 11:59:59 PM ..... 12 MIDNIGHT and not a second earlier. Bear in mind that for Amazing Comic Con - Hawaii, C2E2 and East Coast Comic Convention commission lists sold out in FOUR SECONDS (Yes, at 12:00:04 all commissions were sold out) so make sure to get your order in as quickly as possible at the deadline.
 
Please make sure to include your EXACT request as any emails that come in without the character are disqualified and discarded. All orders must have your first and last name in them as well the exact request. Emails that say "Please put me on the list" do not count and are disqualified. You MUST have all of the requested info in the email.

Remember, Mr. Perez is doing single character, head shots ONLY and nothing else. One request per person, per name, per household, per family, or per address. You must be present at the show to pick up the artwork in person ... NO PROXIES

Sketch cover or sketch book or jam board requests are NOT accepted. SORRY. Too many potential problems and we do not wish to be responsible for anyone having a bad experience should the item be lost, damaged or destroyed anywhere in the process or shipping thereof. Finally, he is doing only 15 commissions total for the show. There will be no on site drawing done.

I hope this is not too blunt, and hopefully, this answers all outstanding questions. We reserve the right to adjust the rules should some unforeseen question come up that has not yet been addressed.


Official George Perez Press Release (January 19, 2019)

DATE : JANUARY 19, 2019
FROM : George Pérez

To all my loyal and kind fans who have supported me throughout the decades,

      In recent months, there has been a great deal of speculation as to the future of my career, my health, my ability to draw and my future convention appearances. As a result, I would like to clear up everything first hand so that, hopefully, any rumors, speculation and misinformation can be laid to rest.

     With respect to future published work in comics and such ... while I know it’s been no secret that I’ve been dealing with a myriad number of health issues (diabetes, heart ailments, vision issues, etc.), they have indeed have forced me to, for all intents and purposes, formally retire from the business of creating new comic stories. 

     As for home commission requests, I’m afraid that my retirement must now extend to privately commissioned drawings as well. While I am gratified that all of the customers who have received their pieces were more than pleased with the results, some even consequently commissioning more of them, it’s just becoming too much of a strain on my eyes to produce the fully rendered ink and pencil-tone pieces on a quality level that justifies the price I’m being paid for them.

     In regards to convention sketches, I will need to cut back on those as well. While I will no longer sketch at the conventions themselves, I will, through my art agent Spencer Beck of The Artists Choice, be taking orders for 5 ( FIVE ) con-style head sketches, per convention day that I am in attendance which will be done at home to be collected at the conventions. Fans placing orders must be personally present to pick up the piece , NO PROXIES. The price for these will be a good deal pricier than in the past, going for $100 each, but please take some solace that all the monies I earn for these sketches, as well as my appearance fees, will be donated to various charities. To place an order, or for initial details, please contact Spencer / The Artist's Choice directly at Spencerbck@aol.com.  Any changes or further announcements will be made by Spencer and myself on his website theartistschoice.com/perez.htm and on my fan website  george-perez.net

     Furthermore, for those that are interested … although I will only be attending about six conventions this year and one make up convention in 2020  *** see below for complete schedule )  2019 will more than likely be my last year touring this great land meeting so many great fans. As the next decade begins, I have two shows, Dragon Con and Fetish Con that have personal meaning to me which I intend to attend yearly unless circumstances prevent it … but, for all intents, 2019 will wind down that part of my career as well. The good news is, even though I will not be sketching at the shows, I will still be autographing and be available for photo ops, and, as has been my policy throughout my career, I will not be charging for either. 

     In closing, please don’t feel sorry for me about all these life and career changes. Thankfully I earn more than enough income through royalties to have a comfortable life wherein I may never need to work again. Unless, of course, something really tempting comes along and I’m given sufficient lead time. Hey, you never know.

     Long story short, I will be just fine. I’ve had a wonderfully good run doing exactly what I have wanted to do since I was a child. Now I can sit back and watch the stuff I helped create entertain whole new generations. That’s a pretty nice legacy to look back on.

     And so much of that is thanks to all of you, the GREATEST fans in the world. I am humbled and forever grateful.

Wishing you all a safe, happy and healthy 2019 and beyond,

 

UPDATE:  Mr. Perez will not be accepting requests until approximately 30 days before each specific show. Sketches will be approved at one per person, family or address. First come, First serve. So , please check back 30 days before the show. He will only be doing 9 x 12 head shots and they must be paid for in full at the time the order is accepted.

2019  CONVENTION  SCHEDULE

AMAZING COMIC CON ALOHA  FEBRUARY 22 to 24, 2019 - amazingcomicconaloha.com

C2E2  -   MARCH 22 to 24, 2019 - www.c2e2.com

EAST COAST COMIC CON  -  MAY 17 to 19, 2019 - www.eastcoastcomicon.com

NIAGARA FALLS COMICS CON  -  JUNE 7 to 9, 2019 - niagarafallscomiccon.com

AMAZING LAS VEGAS COMIC CON -  JUNE 14 to 16, 2019 - amazingcomiccon.com

TERRIFICON  -  AUGUST 9 to 11, 2019 - www.terrificon.com  ( FRIDAY ONLY )

FETISH  CON  -  AUGUST 9 to 11, 2019 - http://fetishcon.com ( SATURDAY & SUNDAY ONLY )

DRAGON  CON  -  AUGUST 29 to SEPTEMBER 2, 2019 - www.dragoncon.org



East Coast Comicon 2019 Commission Update

From Spencer


EAST COAST COMICON 2019 (17-19 May 2019)
Meadowlands, New Jersey
For East Coast Comic Convention

Commissions will go on sale the night of April 16th at exactly midnight (Eastern Time Zone) when it becomes April 17th. I use the time stamp as given by my email host ( spencerbck@aol.com ) and they have the final word as to when it is received, not I. Any requests that come in before midnight will be disqualified ... even if they come in at 11:59:59 PM ..... 12 MIDNIGHT and not a second earlier. Bear in mind that for C2E2 commissions sold out in FOUR SECONDS (Yes, at 12:00:04 all commissions were sold out) so make sure to get your order in as quickly as possible at the deadline.

Please make sure to include your EXACT request as any emails that come in without the character are disqualified and discarded. All orders must have your first and last name in them as well the exact request. Remember, Mr. Perez is doing single character, head shots ONLY and nothing else. One request per person, per name, per household, per family, or per address. You must be present at the show to pick up the artwork in person ... NO PROXIES. Sketch cover requests are not possible at this time. SORRY. Too many potential problems and we do not wish to be responsible for anyone having a bad experience should the comic be lost, damaged or destroyed anywhere in the process or shipping thereof. Finally, he is doing only 15 commissions total for the show. There will be no on site drawing done.

I hope this is not too blunt, and hopefully, this answers all outstanding questions. We reserve the right to adjust the rules should some unforeseen question come up that has not yet been addressed.
 
posted 05/13/2018

Spencer writes:


GREEN ARROW (Aug 2017)
art by George Perez

from <> Shemp
We will be taking HEAD SHOT ONLY advance orders before show appearances. These will be the same types of drawings he has been doing at shows for years on 9" x 12" board head shots only. Although we have not set it in stone, most likely the price will be $50. To protect George, we will require prepayment. You will just need to bring a receipt to the show to pick up your piece. Although there is no guarantee, most likely they will be more detailed than in the past as if he is doing them at home where he won't be trying to do them as fast as he can to get to the next fan, hence there will be the per show limit.

Of course, he is still doing the full body pencil, Copic marker ink.and pencil tone commissions for the $700 and $1,100 levels as well. These a full figure, fully detailed pieces that are single figures only. No more than one figure per piece ... all subject to approval.

Exact show commission details will be announced towards the end of 2018 as we prepare for the 2019 convention circuit.

In the meantime, if you wish to order the full body pieces, please get in touch with me at SpencerBck@aol.com to place an order, for samples or any questions related to the full body commissions. I am sorry, NO head shot commissions until 2019. No exceptions, I am sorry.

NOTE: George will draw these commissions on 9x12 boards prior to the convention appearance for pickup, so he cannot draw on your personal sketch book or requested surfaces. Also, there will be a limit to how many George can draw per convention appearance.


George Perez's possible 2019 shows

posted 08/18/2018

From Vu


TERRIFICON 2019 (09-11 Aug 2019)
Mohegan Sun Expo Center, Connecticu
Just speculation, but it may appear that George Perez's 2019 schedule is probably to make up for his cancellations from his 2017 shows due to his heart attack.

So, given that information, below were his cancelled 2017 dates:
  • East Coast Comic Con 2019, NJ (Confirmed)
  • Terrificon 2019, Connecticut (Confirmed)
  • Amazing Hawaii Comic Con 2019, Hawaii (Update: Confirmed)
  • Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con 2019, Las Vegas, NV
  • North American Science Fiction Convention 2019, San Juan, PR (unlikely, see note below)
  • Dragon Con 2019, Atlanta, GA (Likely confirmed)
  • Grand Rapids Comic Con 2019, Grand Rapids, MI
Any shows outside of the USA may unlikely to happen, as George, in his own words, wrote in 2017: "I've been asked about several shows outside of the USA and just wanted to say that, while I do wish I could do more international shows, the stress of flying and going through customs and passport control (not to mention the number of itineraries that require multiple connections) ... there are no plans."
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