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Thank You from George Perez

posted Dec 23, 2021, 6:16 PM by Vu Nguyen
George Pérez writes:

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George Perez
As you know, we’re big George Perez fans, so it’s with a sad note that I pass along George’s statement about his retirement. After this 2019 convention…

Hi there, friends, family and fans!

Well. This past week has sure been a whirlwind of life-affirming activity! In addition to the spectacular cosplay shoot on December 18th (which was quickly followed by a scrumptious Italian dinner with close friends at the hotel restaurant) , every day of my calendar since then has been filled with social activity wherein I enjoyed dinner and/or lunch with even more beloved friends and family—and I even got in a couple of private book signings as well. This has really been one incredible Christmas season—and it’s not even over yet! When this year ends, and with the help of two very dear friends who have offered to provide transportation, I will be celebrating 2021’s passing as well as the start of one last New Year with my 90 year-old parents, whom I haven’t gotten to visit in almost two years. What a great circle of generous and loving friends and family I have!

Of course, there are still many more serious matters to contend with as well as my wife Carol and I work to make my own passing as peaceful and uncomplicated as possible. My new will is now ready to be signed and witnessed; I’ve taken all steps with the bank to have my future royalties transferred to my wife’s name and account, and we’ve already made an appointment to discuss my options for hospice care when the need finally arises.

And with those somber matters dealt with, I look forward to making the most of the New Year with charity signings, meet and greets and maybe even a convention or two. I find that being among family, friends and fans is the best tonic when it comes to living my remaining life to the fullest. I’m flattered, moved and humbled by all the kind words heaped uponmy in the literally thousands of messages I’ve received since I first announced my diagnosis. I can only hope that, even in the short time allotted to me, I can continue to be worthy of those words.

Until we chat again, I am, and always will be, grateful to you all.

Happy Holidays to All—and be kind to each other.

George Pérez
December 23, 2021