Joe Prado interview
posted Aug 22, 2011 9:33 AM by vu sleeper
Who’s Who at DC Comics-The New 52: Joe Prado
Monday, August 22nd, 2011, By David Hyde
Who was the first artist you followed?
Ah! 2 artists at the same time! George Pérez on New Teen Titans and John Byrne on Uncanny X-Men!
What was the first convention you attended as a fan?
San Diego Comic-Con in 2004! It was also my first time in the US! It
was a blast meet all the professionals I was working with back then! And
also some of my idols, such as George Pérez, Tim Sale, and many others!
So my first time was as a fan, and a professional as well.
Comic-Con veterans Jerry Beck, Mark Evanier, Butch Hartman, Fred Patten,
Roland Poindexter, share their take on the annual convention in San
George Perez: 10 Questions with Mike Solof
Geroge Perez with Billy Tucci, and John Romita Jr.
Superstars, Scoop, Friday, July 14, 2006
Each year, Scoop photographer and internet DJ Mike Solof travels to a
number of comic book conventions, including Comic-Con International: San
Diego, to take pictures of the creators, publishers, retailers, fans,
exhibitors, panelists and even the architecture at the show. In 2004,
Solof started interviewing some of his subjects.
Scoop: What's your weirdest inspiration for a story?
GP: I was doing Crimson Plague and I had a certain idea of the
power, like Aliens deadly blood and the model I was working with asked
me what happens when she menstruates and the entire series took on a
different tone from that point on.
Scoop: If you could change one word,
one line, one moment, one story or one piece of artwork that you've
done, what would that be?
GP: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band the comic adaptation of the movie. I would have said no! Wipe that off the face of the earth.
[ Read more George Perez: 10 Questions with Mike Solof ]
From Marv Wolfman.com
BEAST (Jul 2004), art by George Pérez, at SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2004, from Robert Baker
HUMAN TORCH (1979), art by George Pérez, from Kirk Dilbeck
MS MARVEL (28 Apr 2000), art by George Pérez at PITTSBURGH COMICON 2000 , colors by Moose Baumann (2006), from Kirk Dilbeck
MS MARVEL (2002), art by George Pérez, from Kirk Dilbeck
WONDER MAN (1980), art by George Pérez, inked by Mick Gray (1997), from Kirk Dilbeck
SUPERGIRL (May 2006), art by George Pérez at MOTOR CITY COMIC CON 2006 , from Kevin Southwell
From Ilke Hincer (email)
written by Marv Wolfman
Anyway, I just wanted to announce that I have two more convention appearances this year, so if any of you are going to Wizard World Los Angeles
or Crescent City Con in New Orleans, please look me up. Next up, of
course, is Megacon in Orlando, Florida. I'm looking forward to seeing
everyone there, especially my old pals, Gene Colan and George Pérez.
Also looking forward to getting together with an even older friend, Roy
Thomas who I haven't seen in years - we totally missed each other at San Diego
last year (hard to imagine not finding someone in a crowd of a hundred
thousand people) and it was Roy's first trip out here in ages.
From SAN DIEGO UPDATE 2004 #3
Best Young Fan: "Beast Boy" (from Teen Titans Animated), worn by Ian McBraide, made by Ian, Madeleine, and Clay McBride.
TwoMorrows Tenth Anniversary Panel
From COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE #1598 (Nov 2004)
Friday, September 24, 2004 8:37:33 AM
(Conducted July 2004 at Comicon: International San Diego)
Featuring John Morrow, Roy Thomas, Eric Nolen-Weathington, Danny Fingeroth, and Mike Manley
Moderated by John Morrow
Transcribed by Steven Tice
MODERN MASTERS #2: GEORGE PEREZ
JOHN MORROW: ...Eric, I think you recently had sort of an embarrassing moment working on your Modern Masters books.
ERIC NOLEN-WEATHINGTON: Yeah, you get a
really bad feeling in your throat when you have to call up George Perez
and say, "Remember that hour-and-a-half interview that we did last week?
We have to do it again because the tape screwed up." Yeah, that's not
good. But my favorite memory, probably, is-- When I first started
working for TwoMorrows, I was working part-time for them and doing a
full-time job otherwise. I had no idea what I'd be doing. I had never
done that any kind of work in magazines or books before. And the first
day I'm there, we get a package. We had just started work on Streetwise,
and I get a package and I open it up and it's these gorgeous Nick Cardy
pencils, and I'm like, "Okay, this is going to be a cool job!" So that
sticks with me every time I have to sit there and spend three hours
packing up books to ship out to you guys; I just think about that to get
through the day.
TALES FROM THE DATABASE: Letting Their Geek Flag Fly
written by Chuck Rozanski
published in COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE #1598 (Nov 2004)
George Perez and Jeff Smith look over a copy of Smith's Bone One Volume Edition, which was first available at Comic-Con International: San Diego.
(Jul 2004), photo by Chuck Rozanski
Comic-Con International 2004 Report
September 09, 2004
By Sarah Baisley
TEEN TITANS ANIMATED SERIES
It was another colorful, crazy show time as fans of comics, sci-fi,
fantasy and animation made the pilgrimage to Comic-Con International
2004, July 22- 25, 2004, the event drew a record 75,000, including
entertainment industry types and press to the San Diego Convention
Big news emanating from Teen Titans was that Japanese pop group Puffy AmiYumi, who sing the theme song for Titans, scored with their own series on Cartoon Network called Hi Hi Puffy Amiyumi. Sam Register, svp in charge of original animation at Cartoon Network said the show will “be more Yellow Submarine than Josie and the Pussycats.” Carton Network also gave attendees a glimpse and chat with Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, created by Craig McCracken, and The Life and Times of Juniper Lee, created by Judd Wnick.
From Geek Speak
San Diego Comic Con 2004 - Part 4: Writers, Artists and The Eisner Award
August 05, 2004
Jim Lee named CBLDF Defender of Liberty
Neil Gaiman presented Jim Lee with the CBLDF (Comic Book Legal Defense Fund) Defender of Liberty award.
In his acceptance speech, Jim Lee said,
"These are some very weighty words. My gut reaction is simply—I am not
worthy -- not that I am trying to be falsely modest but because I take
this award and its significance very seriously."
"Just look at the list of past recipients
-- Harlan Ellison, Neil Gaiman, Frank Miller, George Perez, Brian
Pulido, Chuck Rozanski -- it’s a rather all-star lineup."
[ Read more San Diego Comic Con 2004 - Part 4: Writers, Artists and The Eisner Award ]
From Fetish Realm
(WARNING: All external links are not intended for children!)
Monday, August 02, 2004 2:52:05 AM
written by Mike Frankovich Jr
July was Comicon Month in San Diego and, yes, we were there in force. It was Jewell Marceau's second year at the Con and the first for Lady Lily Gardner who portrayed my comic book character, RAYDA, of Femforce and was recognized as such by so many, many fans.
Hopeworks were with us at our booth, with
exciting latex makeup prosthetics and doing makeup on the many costumed
characters around. Sword & The Stone, a Burbank, California Company
specializing in armor in all it's fetish aspects, had a booth next to
ours and it was like DTT-VII all over again as many of the lovely Models
we knew showed up.
Legendary Comic Book writer, artist
George Perez signed work at our booth including videos that featured
Jewell Marceau. He also brought along prints of his 'Prism' character
drawn to show Jewell. He sold so much and much of what he made went to
Comic Relief Foundation, a charity set up to help Comic Book artists and
writers in need.
From Comics Continuum
TEEN TITANS UPDATE
Monday, August 2, 2004
David Slack, producer of the Teen Titan
animated series, dropped hints about upcoming episodes during the Warner
Bros. Animation panel at Comic-Con International recently.
"In Season 3, look for a return of Slade
in a really cool way that we're all happy with," said Slack, who
appeared on stage with producer Glen Murakami and actors Ron Perlman
(Slade), Tara Strong (Raven), Scott Menville (Robin) and Greg Cipes
"There's an arc centered around Cyborg
and we see the apperance of a very popular villain from the comics,
Brother Blood, who was a ton of fun to write. And in Season 4, we are
telling a little story about Raven. And then there's the conclusion of
the 'Judas Contract' story that will be airing soon, with Terra."
[ Read more TEEN TITANS UPDATE ]
From Titans Tower
George Perez and GAMES Titans Play
Thursday, July 29, 2004 11:55:50 PM
written by Bill Walko
I spotted George Perez at the DC Booth early on in the convention, but
he wasn't listed as a guest anywhere. When I arrived at the con Sunday
at around 10:45am, I picked up the daily newsletter. I immediately saw
George was scheduled to do a signing and sketching session at the ACTOR
booth at 10am. As quickly as I could weave through the crowds, I found
my way to the booth.... to see someone already had a 'last in line'
sign. I wanted to fall to my knees in comic book fashion and wail:
"Nooo!" But I have too much dignity for that. Really.
Regardless, it was a good opportunity to
talk to George about his upcoming projects... and the Titans Graphic
Novel, GAMES. George said he has a 6-page Avengers sequence to do, in
conjunction with the relaunch of that book. He also mentioned an
upcoming project - still under wraps - where he would be inking Jose
Garcia Lopez. "That will be an education of a lifetime", George noted.
So what's up with GAMES? George believes
it should be hitting stands in the last quarter of 2005, just in time
for its 15th anniversary. Sixty-some pages are pencilled and inked from
those years ago. Some pages are pencilled but not inked. And there are
40-plus pages that need to be pencilled from scratch. Al Vey inked the
original 60 pages, but a different inker will be used for the remainder;
Al Vey's inking style has changed too much in the last 15 years.
[ Read more George Perez and GAMES Titans Play ]
SDCC DC COLLECTED EDITIONS
posted 07-29-2004 04:37 PM
BY BRIAN J. APODACA
The DC Collected Editions Panel began
with an introduction by Georg Brewer, DC's Vice President for design and
retail product development. He was joined by Vice President for sales
and marketing, Bob Wayne, and Senior Editor for collected editions, Dale
Due to the free-flowing nature of this
panel, the question and answer session took up nearly the entire
presentation. There was an open exchange of ideas, and often an informal
"would you buy this?" poll taken by the panelists in attendance. Often,
obscure titles were brought up, and surprisingly, Georg Brewer didn't
discount the possibility of producing collected editions of various
comics' series, be they obscure or groundbreaking.
Q: What about Justice League in the Decade format?
A: We're taking an approach to collecting different stories from
different eras - as far as the best-of trade paperbacks and things along
From Comic Book Resources
LYING IN THE GUTTER
Thursday July 29, 2004
written by Rich Johnston
I hear George Perez left the
pre-registration line in a huff after waiting for over an hour, leaving
his entourage in a flap. They really need to sort that out… especially
the "first you queue for your badge, then you queue for a printer" set
From Marv Wolfman
Tuesday, July 27, 2004 7:34:22 PM
written by Marv Wolfman
Bandai is doing a wonderful job with all
the Teen Titans toys. Guys, thank you again for all your wonderful words
and the honest respect you've shown for the work George Perez and I put
into the Titans comic so many years ago. The Bandai signing went
extremely well. It was a real thrill not only to see adults in line, but
also so many little kids who actually love what Sam, David, Glen and
company are doing on the show. It's wonderful to see kids so into the
Titans that they all have their favorites. Talk about massive ego-boos.
I did spend some time with Titans
co-creator George Perez as he wandered the convention floor, and a
little time with my Dracula co-conspirator Gene Colan and his lovely
wife Adrienne at their table in artist's alley. The Florida weather
seems to have been good to them.The convention was so big I never ran
into Roy and Dann Thomas or many of the other friends I was hoping to
July 13, 2004 06:10 pm | Additional Schedule at San Diego Comic-Con
From Andy Mangels
Wonder Woman Excitement at San Diego Comic-Con!
THURSDAY, July 22nd
WONDER WOMAN DVD & DOUBLE DARE PREVIEW
5:30-7:00, Room 6AB
Television's amazing Amazon has a new boxed DVD set from Warner
Bros., but the celebration doesn't end there. Now get a sneak preview of
DOUBLE DARE, the feature film documentary about WONDER WOMAN stuntwoman
Jeannie Epper and XENA stuntwoman Zoe Bell, both of who will attend!
Plus, see special rare WW footage from the collection of moderator Andy
Mangels and view one of the real Wonder Woman costumes. Sponsored by www.wonderwomanmuseum.com and www.amazing-amazon.com.
Door prize giveaways include DVD sets from Warner Bros., BACK ISSUE #5
Wonder Woman specials from TwoMorrows, and DOUBLE DARE promotional
FRIDAY, July 23rd
11:30-1, TwoMorrows booth #1215
Autograph signing with WONDER WOMAN stuntwoman Jeannie Epper, XENA
stuntwoman Zoe Bell, and author Andy Mangels. Come get signed photos and
the BACK ISSUE #5 Wonder Woman special, including interviews with Lynda
Carter (18 pages!), 1967 pilot WW Linda Harrison, costumer Donfeld,
writer Stanley Ralph Ross, Cloris Leachman, Lyle Waggoner, Jeannie
Epper, Saundra Sharp, Robert Shields, Frank Gorshin, and animated voice
BJ Ward! Plus full-color art by Donfeld, Dick Giordano, Alex Ross, Adam
Hughes, Paul Guinan, Phil Jimenez, and Anne Timmons, and other rare
Wonder Woman art by Mike Nasser, William Goldberg, Steranko, Tom
Derenick, Alex Toth, and George Perez!
July 13, 2004 05:50 pm | San Diego Comic-Con Schedule
From San Diego Comic-Con
Thursday, July 22
Saturday, July 10, 2004 9:47:48 PM
4:00-5:00 Spotlight on Romeo Tanghal—Romeo Tanghal has been an inker on some of the best-known comics anywhere, including a multiyear stint on The New Teen Titans
over George Perez pencils. Tanghal’s work also includes many stories
for the DC war books, and he comes to Comic-Con as a co-sponsored
special guest with the Big 5 War Collectors.. Moderated by New Teen
Titans writer Marv Wolfman. Room 7B
5:30-7:00 Wonder Woman DVD—Television's
amazing Amazon has a new boxed DVD set from Warner Bros., but the
celebration doesn't end there. Now get a sneak preview of Double Dare,
the feature film documentary about Wonder Woman stuntwoman Jeannie Epper
and Xena stuntwoman Zoe Bell, both of who will attend! Plus, see
special rare WW footage from the collection of moderator Andy Mangels
and view one of the real Wonder Woman costumes. Sponsored by www.wonderwomanmuseum.com and www.amazing-amazon.com.
Door prize giveaways include DVD sets from Warner Bros., Back Issue #5
Wonder Woman specials from TwoMorrows, and Double Dare promotional
items! Room 6AB
Friday, July 23
Monday, July 12, 2004 3:20:59 PM
10:30-11:30 CAC Session 4: The
Superhero in Popular Culture: A Q&A Panel—Contributors to The
Superhero Book: The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Comic Book Icons and
Hollywood Heroes—Gina Misiroglu, Andy Mangels, and Adam McGovern—discuss
the evolution of the superhero, the modern superhero, the strong
heroine model, the gay hero, the nonmainstream hero, and
multiculturalism in hero lore. These topics are framed around an
overarching presentation of how the hero is a reflection of the popular
culture and how the popular culture has (and has not) served the hero
over time. Room 7A
10:30-11:30 TwoMorrows 10th Anniversary—Join
the TwoMorrows gang to look back at their last 10 years of bringing new
life to comics fandom and learn what's coming up for the future,
including some surprise announcements! Featuring publisher John Morrow,
Draw's Mike Manley, Write Now's Danny Fingeroth, Alter Ego's P. C.
Hamerlinck, and Modern Master's Eric Nolen-Weathington. Room 3
1:00-2:00 Marv Wolfman: From Idea to Script—How
do you develop your ideas and characters? Writer/editor Marv Wolfman
(former editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics, senior editor at DC Comics,
and writer/creator of New Teen Titans, Blade, Crisis on Infinite Earths,
and much more) will give you tips on what makes characters work, how to
develop your ideas and how to prepare a proposal. A must for anyone
interested in being a writer. Room 1B
2:00-3:00 The Future of Star Trek Publishing—
black's Best-selling Star Trek authors and top editors from Pocket
Books and TOKYOPOP discuss the future of the Star Trek franchise in
novels, e-books, and comic books. How will the boundaries of the Star
Trek universe be expanded in the coming years? Find out from Keith R. A.
DeCandido, Andy Mangels, Peter David, and Mark Paniccia. Room 7B
Saturday, July 24
Monday, July 12, 2004 3:23:21 PM
12:30-1:30 Devil’s Due Publishing—Join
Devil's Due Publishing's Josh Blaylock and some of the top creators in
comics, including Marv Wolfman (New Teen Titans) and Ron Marz (Green
Lantern), for the revelation: What is Aftermath? The company unveils its
plans for an all-new line of super-powered heroes, as well as updates
on G.I. Joe, the G.I. Joe vs. the Transformers crossover with Dan
Jolley, Hack/Slash Hollywood progress, what Mark Waid's doing on Voltron
with Marie Croall, and what Udon, Dynamite Entertainment, and Studio
Ice have planned in 2004! Room 9
5:30-7:00 Gays in Comics: Year Seventeen—While
Marvel and DC catch up, the independent comics world has been
celebrating diversity with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered
comics for years. Now, listen in as creators new and old discuss the
relevance of gay comic characters! Moderator Andy Mangels (Star Trek)
leads a panel that includes Gilbert Hernandez (Love & Rockets),
Colleen Coover (Small Favors), Justin Hall (True Travel Tales), Charles
"zan" Christensen (Prism Comics), Tim Fish (The Cavalcade of Boys), and
the much-celebrated Jose Villarrubia (Alan Moore's Mirror of Love)! Room
Sunday, July 25
Saturday, July 10, 2004 2:24:21 AM
10:30–11:30 agirlsworld.com: Ponytailers: Using Technology to Give Girls Comics They Want to Read—From page to pixel, this panel talks about the challenges and rewards of offering comics on popular websites such as
www.agirlsworld.com. Panelists include Marv Wolfman, Craig Miller, Karen Willson, and Chris Weber. Room 2
11:30–1:00 A Tribute to Julius Schwartz
—Comic-Con remembers one of the industry's great editors and the man
who launched the Silver Age of Comics and helped start fandom. You’ll
hear Julie stories from Forrest J Ackerman, Len Wein, Elliott S! Maggin,
Paul Levitz, Marv Wolfman, Mike Carlin, and other Friends of Schwartz,
plus your moderator, Mark Evanier. Room 8
July 08, 2004 05:51 am | Meet Nolen-Weathington at SD Comicon
From Silver Bullet Comics
TwoMorrows Publishing San Diego ComicCon Plans
Posted: Tuesday, July 6
Posted By: Shawn Patty
will make its tenth appearance at Comicon International: San Diego
this month (July 21-25). Look for TwoMorrows in the same spot as last
year, booth 1215!
If you'll be attending, plan to join us for these panels:
How to Create Comics, From Script To Print
Featuring DRAW's Mike Manley and WRITE NOW's Danny Fingeroth (including the debut of their new How-To DVD)
Thursday, July 22, 2:30-4pm
TwoMorrows Publishing 10th Anniversary Panel
Featuring publisher John Morrow, Draw's Mike Manley, Write Now's Danny
Fingeroth, Alter Ego's P.C. Hamerlinck, and Modern Master's Eric
Friday, July 23, 10:30-11:30am
Jack Kirby Tribute Panel
Featuring moderator Mark Evanier, Dave Gibbons, Walt Simonson, Dave Stevens, Mike Royer, and Paul Ryan
Friday, July 23, 2:30-4pm
July 04, 2004 11:25 pm | Wolfman to Interview Tanghal
From Marv Wolfman
TODAY'S VIEWS: JUNE 30
written by Marv Wolfman
I'll be at Comicon International at San Diego.
I'm doing several panels including interviewing my Teen Titans
co-worker Romeo Tanghal. I haven't seen Romeo in a long time so this
should be fun.