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george-perez.com celebrates 11 years
posted Dec 8, 2009 11:54 PM by vu sleeper [ updated Dec 9, 2009 9:59 AM ]
□ Version 2 (May 2000)
Thanks to Ilke for reminding me that today (December 9th
) is the 11th
anniversary of george-perez.com
. Technically it's only 10 years online, since there was a year th
Below are various version online throughout the years:
December 9, 1998 - Version 1
May 6, 2000 - Version 2
January 1, 2001 - Version 2.5
October 27, 2006 - Version 3.0
July 10, 2007 - on break for one year
Jul 12, 2008 3:56 PM - Version 4 (current version)
December 9, 2008 - 10th Anniversary
Update 12/09/2009 09:51:10
I normally try and not talk about personal matters, but in 2007, I lost
my job and took a year off to re-think about things. I'm currently
working, but I suspect this will go away next year - not surprising
considering the way the economy is going.
Anyway, Version 1 to 3 were manual and required me to update only at
one computer... which was fine in pre-2000 when I wasn't using multiple
computers and laptops. When I came back last year, I see a lot of
potential in "cloud" website.
I'll give you some points on why I think version 4 is the best yet (for me anyway):
1. I can update the website on any computer terminal. Also, updating articles and/or checklist item is so much easier now.
2. Everything is documented, I can revert back to a previous version if I mess up on the current version.
Image resizing automatically. This is big, especially compared to
before where I had to have 1 large, 1 medium size, and 1 small image.
Now, all I need is one image and I can specify the image to any pixel.
Anyway, thank you for visiting. Please send me a note. Long time readers and contributors, I would like to hear from you.
Here are some words from people that's been an important part of this website:
From George Perez
Wow! It's so hard to believe that the ever-dedicated Vu Nguyen has been running this site for 11 years now!
say that I've been flattered, honored and humbled by Vu's efforts would
be the ultimate in understatements. Thanks to this website even I have
been kept abreast of all the ins and outs in my career. There have even
been times that Vu's managed to inform me of projects I was connected
to before the publishers themselves contacted me!
seen this site go through many permutations, improving with every one
and utilizing the latest developments in web design. I did not create
this site, and with my schedule and lack of website development skills,
there likely never would have been a George Pérez website if it hadn't
been for Vu. Yep, this little corner of cyberspace has survived and
flourished all because of Vu, and all the wonderful fans who've
contributed and continue to contribute to the site for over a decade.
this site was created I was in my mid-40's. Now I've passed the
half-way mark of my 50's and look forward to being able to catch up on
my own career when I'm well into my 60s-- still drawing, of course.
Have to keep giving Vu something to write about, you know.
Thank you Vu, for all you kindness. I say that from the bottom of my heart. May I continue to be worthy of all your efforts.
Hard to believe it's been 11 years since you started up george-perez.com
- time sure does fly! Thanks for the continued Pérez coverage, and all the hard work you've put into the site.
Congratulations on keeping it going so long! I know it's a valuable website that people use as a resource, so you're doing the community a
: From Vu
You'll notice a link on the news page. If you want to add it to your favorite RSS reader, the direct xml link is located here
Also, just a reminder that BALTIMORE COMIC-CON 2009 (10-11 Oct 2009)
is this weekend.
Since that's not really big news, I'm republishing the following about my recent camera purchase from my music website, weheartmusic.com
For years now, I've been using my pocket Sony T7 Camera
which I've been quite happy with - for daytime shooting. If you are
interested in a credit card-sized camera, T7 is a great camera for you.
Image quality is great, but sensor is slow (as with all compact
camera), but you can get around this by taking small 640x480 shots. The
bigger the size, the worst it looks. Plus for night shots, see example
you tend to lose details. And you can forget about "fast-action" shots,
the sensor is not fast enough to capture frame-by-frame.
The $400, I originally paid for the T7 in 2005, have been
totally worth every penny. But in the day of technology growing in
leaps and bounds, especially in the digital camera market, my T7 is a
I've placed an order for the Olympus PEN E-P1 Camera
Based on reviews I've read, comparing image quality with other standard
SLR camera in its class, I am impressed with the Pen Camera. It
particulary did really well with low-light situations, which is what I
was looking for. It also shoots 720p HD movie files, which I think will
become more useful in the future. The only complaint people have said
is that is a bit expensive (base camera starts at $800), and I've also
read that it's slow on the SLR class - but slow they indicate as much
as three seconds to startup the camera. Three seconds is not slow
! I can live with three seconds!
The tracking number said I'm receiving the camera tomorrow (Thursday), just in time for Friday's show: Asobi Seksu
, Lonely Dear
, and Anna Ternheim
If it all works out, we should have some fantastic pictures from the
show. Sadly, I'll still have a perfectly working Sony T7. Should I sell
it? Any offers? It's probably most likely going in the bin of other
retired electronics, like my all my old iPods, Palm PDA, and MiniDisc
posted Sep 7, 2009 12:59 PM by vu sleeper [ updated a minute agoSep 7, 2009 1:34 PM ]
I've been having internet issues all weekend (Comcast seems to buckle
under the strain of having everyone home for the holidays it seems).
Since I didn't really have any plans this Labor Day holiday, sans
seeing Final Destination 4 in 3-D, I've been pretty much homebound all
weekend. Sally, Kristen, I did did a wonderful Britpopcast over at podcast.we♥music.com
and we're hoping to get it all together again in the next show sometime
next month. Fair warning: if you don't like British Indie music, don't
Also, you should start seeing image icons in the "latest news" boxes
that I've embed in over 400 pages. Only new/recently edited pages will
have the icons because this is a manual process.
It's been a few months since I've employed the advertisements on the
website, which doesn't quite generate much income (as I suspected it
wouldn't). I'm still keeping it on, but in a year, if it doesn't
amount to much, I will get rid of it.
Also, any feedback via email is appreciated. See the "email" icon or the Contact
page. I find that most comic book websites/blogs don't bother to put
their emails and I find it annoying when they suggest you contact them
via "leaving a comment" (WTF), facebook, or twitter. All
questions/comments to George Perez, I will forward them on. News,
tips, and questions directed to me, I will generally respond if I know
Most of your questions could probably be answer if you just do a search in the search box above.
Have a great weekend, and if you're a student - good luck on Tuesday.
I will be out for most of the weekend of 9/11 to 9/16. There are only a
few editors to this website, but they are generally inactive. If there
are breaking news, editors, please use the "sign in" at the bottom and
update the news with an excerpt and link.
Hey, you guys may start seeing some google text-advertisements along
the menu-bar and on the 'news' page. I know that nobody likes ads, but
it's just the way things are... chances are you guys are trained to
ignore these adverts anyway!
I've seen the ad display, they are not very intrusive, and they are
supposed to be relevant to what you're reading. For instance, just
landing on the front page gives me ads for "Jack Kirby Comics".
If you start seeing offensive ads, please let me know and I'll see what can be done.
PS, I'd love to try and cross-promote other like-minded websites with link, etc. I'm still the main editor at weheartmusic.com
, so it doesn't have to be comics-related. You know how to reach me.
posted May 28, 2009 12:55 PM by vu sleeper
Please take a moment to check out the new collapsible menu. Let me know if it's working out for you or not.
send me any complaints if things aren't showing up or not indexed.
Usually the quickest way to locate anything is to use the search
feature. Eventually, I will put most major checklist item under the
I am spending a lot of my time to move my old
checklist to the new format. Early readers may notice that early on, I
wasn't comfortable (still learning) and now items are displayed in a
more standard format.
Also, I've been playing around with putting up my comic book collection online
Site Update: Contact Form
posted Jan 13, 2009 1:21 AM by vu sleeper
I have made a simple form for you to submit your feedback and/or news: Contact
You may want to use this if you do not have access to email and would
like to quickly send me a note. Maybe the first suggestion you can
make for me is if that multiple list (news/complaint) box is necessary.
written by vu ()
You can now subscribe to the GPz Newsfeed via RSS.
us to your favorite newsreader and automatically get up-to-date news.
You can also add the above link to gmail's webclips (under 'settings')
and the title and link will appear in your inbox at the top.
you've subscribed to that link above, there's no need to update if/when
sites.google offers RSS/atom natively since I will just have it
automatically republished on the rapidfeeds.com
written by vu ()
Mahalo's George Perez Page
I am very happy to see that Mahalo.com
have our website listed as the Official Website for George Perez.
Other updates and discoveries that I found out quite recently is that now I no longer have to resize images offline.
Apparently google sites will automatically resize images and apply its compression accordingly, all I have to do is add "height=200&width=300" after the end of the *.jpg link. Massive images can now be scaled down easily... and will be such a time-saver for me.
Other useful items to know:
- You can use padding or margin to specify image spacing.
- "border: 1px solid rgb(0, 0, 0)" will set a black border around an image
- I almost always edit using the advance "edit html", but occasionally the built-in editor with links and insert seems to work.
Although I'm still learning all the tricks, I think it's all coming together nicely. Please tell your friends about this website! I could also use helpers/contributors, so please contact me
I'm filing this under the "Read Me
written by vu ()
I'm usually always coming up with better and more efficient ways of
displaying information - and one of the big problems I had previously
using tables was that it would stretch the width of your screen. For
instance, if I had Ten 100px table cells it would look OK on a screen
1024px, but on a smaller screen (640px), it would stretch the 640
screen so you have to scroll right. As most web page designers in the
past have dealt with this problem by designing things to fit within the
I've come up with the solution to fit on any screen. The only
problem is that long text would just be hidden as each DIV item is now
100 by 225px and floats left (so they keep stacking on and on until the
screen wraps, then it just falls one stack underneath).
I'm not sure if that would all make sense to you, but trust
me: it will look better for you as it will take up the entire real
estate of your screen and will make things easier for me to add and
take out things without having to worry if I'm losing or gaining an
8/3/2008 8:41AM CDT
You may start seeing "Contents" being rolled out to checklist items. You'll also start seeing "News" (the latest two items) and Similar cover artwork - like this:
How to sign in on george-perez.com
7/15/2008 8:22PM CDT
Please contact me for a login information for george-perez.com.
At the bottom of this page is the option to "Sign In" (note image on the right).
Follow the email I sent you, this should include a temporary password that will require you to change the password once you've successfully sign in.
You do not have to use the email that comes with this account, however, if you choose to use the email, I would suggest you set the forwarding option to your primary email account in case you never log into your gpz account.