The photo above is of George Perez (in the middle), George’s wife Carol, and Svengoolie. If you don’t know who George Perez is, either do a search on my site or Google him. I’ll wait.
Ok, now that we’re on the same page with the late George Perez, one of the most popular artists to ever draw a comic, let’s talk Svengoolie.
Svengoolie is a host of horror movies. He’s been doing this gig for over 40 years. For the last decade or so, Svengoolie’s show has been on Me-TV every Saturday at 8pm. It’s a weekly ritual for many horror movie fans who Tweet along.
As it turns out, George Perez was a Svengoolie fan, and Svengoolie was a George Perez fan! George and/or his art had appeared on Svengoolie’s shows. When George passed, Svengoolie paid tribute on his next episode. Which brings us to the art below. Svengoolie says George…
… once asked me about who some of my favorite superheroes were — and surprised me by sending a fantastic book about his artwork — in which he had actually drawn, on the inside cover, Batman and Captain America discovering a familiar artifact of our set! It is a cherished reminder tome of a friend who was not only a great artist, but a really good and generous man.
Svengoolie shared this in his latest newsletter. You can learn about Svengoolie, his upcoming shows and more here.