FINAL SIGNATURE OPPORTUNITY WILL BE JANUARY 15TH. ALL BOOKS MUST ARRIVE BY THAT DATE.....FIRM.
*****PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING PRESS RELEASE DATED DEC 7, 2021*****
It is with great sadness that I must share the following press release from George Perez. The following is very sad and upsetting and I'm respectfully asking you all to please refrain from ANY messages or comments, commission questions, etc in my company page or via email or PM. We will need a few days to process this news and then begin the process of refunding everyone from recent sketch request submissions the last 2-3 months. It will all be done by the end of next week DECEMBER 17TH.
We are announcing one final cut-off of books to be sent for signing by George on January 15th. (I'm holding the ones from the last month or so to ship to him then in one shipment).
George has been an amazing friend to us at Clan McDonald Comics and to all of his fans. Please be respectful and please say a prayer, send positive energy and strength George's way. Comments other than above will be promptly deleted. Let's show George how much we love him. I will be printing a full printout of all comments.
Owner, Clan McDonald Comics.
Subject: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
To all my fans, friends and extended family,
It’s rather hard to believe that it’s been almost three years since I formally announced my retirement from producing comics due to my failing vision and other infirmities brought on primarily by my diabetes. At the time I was flattered and humbled by the number of tributes and testimonials given me by my fans and peers. The kind words spoken on those occasions were so heartwarming that I used to quip that “the only thing missing from those events was me lying in a box.”
It was amusing at the time, I thought.
Now, not so much. On November 29th I received confirmation that, after undergoing surgery for a blockage in my liver, I have Stage 3 Pancreatic Cancer. It is surgically inoperable and my estimated life expectancy is between 6 months to a year. I have been given the option of chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy, but after weighing all the variables and assessing just how much of my remaining days would be eaten up by doctor visits, treatments, hospital stays and dealing with the often stressful and frustrating bureaucracy of the medical system, I’ve opted to just let nature take its course and I will enjoy whatever time I have left as fully as possible with my beautiful wife of over 40 years, my family, friends and my fans.
Since I received my diagnosis and prognosis, those in my inner circle have given me so much love, support and help, both practical and emotional. They’ve given me peace.
There will be some business matters to take care of before I go. I am already arranging with my art agent to refund the money paid for sketches that I can no longer finish. And, since, despite only having one working eye, I can still sign my name, I hope to coordinate one last mass book signing to help make my passing a bit easier. I also hope that I will be able to make one last public appearance wherein I can be photographed with as many of my fans as possible, with the proviso that I get to hug each and every one of them. I just want to be able to say goodbye with smiles as well as tears.
I know that many of you will have questions to ask or comments to make, and rather than fueling the fires of speculation and well-meaning but potentially harmful miscommunication, I will be returning to the arena of social media by starting a new Facebook account where fans and friends can communicate with me or my designated rep directly for updates and clarification.
Please search for @TheGeorgePerez on Facebook if you’d like to join the page to receive updates. For media and press inquiries, please use the contact information on the page as well. Please respect the privacy of my wife and family at this time and use the Facebook page rather than reaching out through other channels.
I may not be able to respond as quickly as I would like since I will be endeavoring to get as much outside pleasure as I can in the time allotted me, but I will do my best. Kind words would also be greatly appreciated. More details to follow once it’s up and running.
Well, that’s it for now. This is not a message I enjoyed writing, especially during the Holiday Season, but, oddly enough, I’m feeling the Christmas spirit more now than I have in many years. Maybe it’s because it will likely be my last. Or maybe because I am enveloped in the loving arms of so many who love me as much as I love them. It’s quite uplifting to be told that you’ve led a good life, that you’ve brought joy to so many lives and that you’ll be leaving this world a better place because you were part of it. To paraphrase Lou Gehrig: “Some people may think I got a bad break, but today, I feel like the luckiest man on the face of the Earth.”
Take care of yourselves—and thank you.
December 7th, 2021
PREVIOUS INFORMATION FROM OUR WEBSITE (NO LONGER VALID).
CLAN McDONALD COMICS, IN CONJUNCTION WITH SPENCER BECK AT THE ARTIST'S CHOICE, IS PROUD AND HONORED TO BE THE OFFICIAL FACILITATOR TO PROVIDE ONGOING SIGNATURES AND SKETCH OPPS BY LEGENDARY ARTIST GEORGE PEREZ.
AT THE BEGINNING OF EVERY MONTH, WE WILL SHIP GEORGE COMICS FOR SIGNATURES, COMIC BLANKS FOR SKETCHES, AS WELL AS SPREADSHEETS OF PURCHASED SKETCH REQUESTS FOR GEORGE TO WORK ON.
SIGNATURES ARE UNLIMITED.
PLEASE CHOOSE THE ITEM YOU WOULD LIKE TO ORDER AND DO NOT HESITATE TO MESSAGE US WITH ANY QUESTIONS.