George Pérez JLA/Avengers

Comics Industry and Fans Pay Tribute to George Pérez

Comic book creators and fans from all walks of life have taken to Twitter to remember the late great George Pérez.

George Pérez died yesterday at the age of 67. The superstar artist had shared his diagnosis of terminal pancreatic cancer last December, but the news still came as a shock to his legions of fans across the comic world and many of them shared their tributes. to social media icon. D.C. Editor Jim Lee wrote (as part of an even longer thread), “We lost another of the absolute greatest this weekend with the passing of legendary artist, writer and creator George Pérez. His career is truly a testament to what the can accomplish in life when singularly focused on what you love to do. And George loved comic books. Everything about it. Every detail. Every crackle of energy. Every brick in the wall. Every character, both iconic and obscure. Every nuance of every complicated costume of all time. Every creative partnership with his favorite collaborators. And for that singular purpose, George has done it all. We creators, perhaps, all have access to the same tools of the trade: pen, paper and imagination, but what George could do with his prodigious talents was out of this world,” while Marvel Editor-in-Chief CB Cebulski wrote“Words cannot describe the impact George Perez had on me, on every artist working in comics and on every fan who has ever marveled at his art, but he will live on in every page he ever has. designed to remind us of his legacy and inspire generations to come. Rest in peace.


Tom King, wrote, “George Perez never got halfway there, in art or in life. He pushed the limits of what a comic could do: his style was somehow, incredibly powerful and subtly graceful. He matched his passion for his craft with his passion for his fans and friends. RIP breaks my heart.” Fabien Nicieza wrote, “Jack Kirby and John Romita were my childhood, but, more than any other comic book artist, GEORGE PEREZ was my EVERYTHING. His immense talent was surpassed only by his humanity and kindness. Condolences to his family, his friends and loved ones. We have lost a real-life superhero.” Brad Meltzer share a charming story about buying her first original artwork by George Pérez and her experiences with the artist. Jay Faerber wrote, “George Perez was the first cartoonist whose style I recognized. Here are some of my favorite images from his epic run on the Titans, which is also the book that ignited my love for comics. he rests in peace.” Marc Millar too tribute paid to Pérez, “George Perez had the most perfect career in comics. Teen Titans, Infinity Gauntlet, The Avengers and, of course, the magnificent Crisis on Infinite Earths. I was a kid and I re-read it regularly. RIP to a great artist and a great man.”


DC and Marvel have both released official tributes to Perez…

Some of the most touching tributes have come from those who have worked directly with Pérez, like his wonder woman editor-in-chief Karen Berger…

or the artist and friend, Colleen Doran, who worked with him on wonder woman

Gene Ha shared an impression he made with Pérez, as well as his thoughts on the master…

Dan Jurgens, who worked with Pérez on the 1996 Teen Titans reboot, also shared his thoughts…

His countless fans also paid tribute to Pérez. Tom and Lorenzo noted…

the teen titans go fan account, Titans Screens, shared Perez and Marv Wolfman’s appearance on the show…


and the great Lynda Carter paid tribute to Perez as one of the most famous women to portray Wonder Woman…

RIP, George Perez.

Source: Twitter


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