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George Perez at DragonCon 2012!

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!

Killer Frost sketch by George Perez from DragonCon 2012

 

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!

Justice League of America #205 cover by George Perez, autographed at DragonCon 2012

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?

George Perez and Shag at DragonCon 2012

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6 Comments

  1. Charlemagne says:

    I saw George on Saturday at the con. The line was really short and I only had to wait a few minutes. I didnt get a sketch or picture taken but I did get him to sign my copies of Crisis 1 and 7 and then the Flash issue with the first Firestorm backup which was his first DC work. Really nice guy. Next year I will invest in a sketch for sure.

  2. liquidcross says:

    That rules. George has always been a really nice guy; he went out of his way to make my college senior project a resounding success way back when.

  3. I can’t even imagine how cool it was to watch theee George Perez draw this..
    super cool, man

  4. Dan says:

    Wow – what a great guy George seems. I honestly think I’d be too star struck to make a request, so maybe I’ll just print a shirt with ‘Please draw me Beast’ instead :)

    And like you say there are so few guide lines on that sketch. Now that is talent at work!

    Thanks for sharing Shag!

  5. Keith Samra says:

    Thats awesome Shagg. Its really sad that Perez has left DC, I love his renditions of DC characters. I’ve always wanted him to do a JL run. It seems only fitting, as he has done Avengers and Teen Titans (along with just about everything else).

  6. Shag says:

    Thanks everyone! Even though I’ve met George Perez several times now, I always get a charge out of seeing him again. Such an amazing guy!

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