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Phil Fogel and George Perez

posted Jan 26, 2019, 7:17 PM by Vu Nguyen   [ updated Jan 26, 2019, 7:50 PM ]
From philfogel.com


CANADIAN NATIONAL COMIC BOOK EXPO 2004 (27-29 Aug 2004)
Toronto, Canada

PARADISE COMICS TORONTO COMICON 2006 (28-30 Apr 2006)
Toronto, Canada

Excerpt:

After 25 years of admiring is work I’ve always wanted to meet George and in 2004 I got my wish. I heard George was appearing at Fan Expo in Toronto. I had planned a trip for the first time to New York City just beforehand and I remember arriving back in Montreal just in time to drop my luggage and take a bus out the next day to Toronto. I decided to visit his booth on the Friday night when it would be less busy. I asked if I could take a picture of him, he said sure and asked if I wanted to be in the picture, I was there alone but luckily another fan agreed to take my camera and the pic. He noticed as I went up to pose with him and put my arm around him, that I was shaking, and he asked if I was OK, I told him that for me, meeting him, was like meeting the Beatles, I knew George was a big Beatles fan, and he totally understood. Unfortunately that picture was taken with my old film camera, something went wrong and it didn’t come out. Luckily I got to meet him again in 2006 back in Toronto at Fan Expo and got a shot with my new digital camera. Sometimes you meet your idol and they are not who you expected them to be, sometimes they can disappoint you but George surpassed all my expectations. He was the nicest guy, gracious and spending his time drawing for charity. I could kick myself for not asking for a commission all those years ago what I wouldn’t give for one now.
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