Picture courtesy George Perez/Fb
Legendary comics illustrator George Pérez passed absent final 7 days thanks to health and fitness issues from cancer. And among the an avalanche of tributes to the man’s function is the announcement that MegaCon Orlando will be keeping a memorial service for Pérez throughout the conference.
Pérez, a Sanford resident, is renowned for his decades’ worth of function for both equally DC and Marvel Comics — including vital tenure on the New Teen Titans, Crisis on Infinite Earths, Question Female, Amazing 4 and The Avengers. His exclusive and dynamic artwork design and style made him a brief enthusiast-beloved.
Pérez was a regular — and popular — presence at Orlando’s MegaCon and in saying the sad information of his passing, Pérez’s formal Fb account introduced that a memorial assistance for Perez would be hold at this year’s occasion.
MegaCon organizers confirmed in their possess statement:
“It is with a large coronary heart that we share the loss of a single of our unbelievable MEGACON Orlando spouse and children customers. George Pérez, beloved artist, author and philanthropist passed away yesterday at his dwelling in Sanford with his spouse and loved ones by his aspect.
George cherished MEGACON and was hopeful to attend this 12 months. He very a great deal desired to see his supporters a single more time. George was closely associated in setting up this show, contributing to our lively local community. He was the guest of honor numerous times, and we will overlook him deeply.
We are honored to host his Memorial services at MEGACON Orlando this calendar year to rejoice his remarkable existence. It will take put at 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 22 and will be open to all.”
– Aman Gupta, President of Fan EXPO HQ
MegaCon runs the very long weekend of May perhaps 19-22. Retain an eye on MegaCon’s web-site for extra facts on the services as they turn into accessible.
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