While at DragonCon over Labor Day weekend, I was fortunate enough to see famed comic artist George Perez! He’s always super nice and really seems to enjoy meeting fans. The line for his table in the Comics Artist Alley was insanely long all weekend. On Monday morning I happened to catch the line at a slow moment, so I seized the opportunity. Below you’ll find the gorgeous Killer Frost sketch George drew for me! I’m telling you guys, he is amazing! Watching him knock out a sketch will blow your mind. He quickly draws a couple lines in pencil, then using a black marker makes the image come to life! And the amount of detail he can recall is astonishing!
I also asked him to sign my copy of Justice League of America #205, featuring our favorite nuclear physicist on the cover! If you’re not aware, George has an interesting history with Firestorm. After co-creator Al Milgrom’s run on Firestorm volume I, George Perez was essentially the next regular artist for Firestorm (on the Firestorm back-up stories in the Flash comic, and later JLA). Additionally, the Firestorm back-up strips were the first regular work Perez did for DC Comics!
Finally, here is me and my new BFF – George Perez! In reality, George poses like this with pretty much everyone. How cool is that?!? How many other celebrities get up on you like that for a picture?
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