MI – Interesting Drug #1 Signing

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Shaun Manning, writer of Interesting Drug the new graphic novel from Boom Studios, appears at Comics and More on Wednesday, June 11th from noon till 2:30 pm!

Comics and More
28059 John R. Road, Madison Heights, MI 48071
(248) 399-3213

MI – Interesting Drug #1 Signing

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Shaun Manning returns to his hometown LCS to sign his Archaia/BOOM! Studios graphic novel Interesting Drug on Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 from 4:00 PM till 6:00 PM!

Comic City
466 N Telegraph Road, Pontiac, MI 48341
248-334-4139

MI – Interesting Drug Launch Party

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Local creator Shaun Manning appears at Vault of Midnight on Saturday, May 31st at 7:00 pm to sign and celebrate the release of his new graphic novel Interesting Drug from Boom Press!

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Vault of Midnight
219 S. Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
734-998-1413

MI – Interesting Drug Signing

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Shaun Manning, writer of Interesting Drug the new graphic novel from Boom Studios, appears at Green Brain Comics on Saturday, June 14th from noon till 2:00 pm!

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Green Brain Comics
13210 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48126
313-582-9444

MI – Free Comic Book Day 2014

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Jason Howard, Ryan Claytor, Adam Talley, Sherief AbouElSeoud, Dean Stahl, Daniel Hogan, and Jason Strutz appear at Clem’s Comics on Saturday May 3rd for Free Comic Book Day! More details at the link!

Clem’s Comics & Games
216 Washington Square S, Lansing Charter Township, MI 48933
(517) 485-2369

MI – FCBD: Bodie Troll Signing

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Cartoonist Jay Fosgitt, creator of Bodie Troll, signs at Green Brain Comics on Saturday May 3, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!

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Green Brain Comics
13210 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48126
313-582-9444

MI – Free Comic Book Day 2014

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Artist Gene Ha (JLA, Top 10) signs at Detroit Comics on Saturday May 3rd from noon till 3:00 pm for Free Comic Book Day!

Detroit Comics
23333 Woodward Avenue, Ferndale, MI 48220-1362
(248) 548-2669

MI – What the%@$*! Happened to Comics

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Art Spiegelman, famed comics author renowned for his Pulitzer Prize winning graphic novel Maus, will present “What the%@$*! Happened to Comics” next week, hosted by the Ypsilanti District Library. The presentation will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 10th at Eastern Michigan University’s Pease Auditorium.

The author will also be signing books after the presentation. Tickets for the event are $20 for adults and $10 for students.

A limited number of VIP tickets, which include a wine and cheese reception with Spiegelman himself, are also available for $50. Tickets will be available for purchase through emutix.com

MI – Jack of Spades #1 Signing

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Writer Trico Lutkins and artist Joshua Werner appear at Green Brain Comics on on Saturday March 22nd to unveil their new release, Jack of Spades #1! They’ll be signing comics and talking about the creative process from 5-7pm.

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Green Brain Comics
13210 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48126
313-582-9444

James O’Barr to Appear at Grand Rapids Comic-Con 2014

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Press Release:

The Crow Creator James O’Barr To Appear at Grand Rapids Comic-Con on November 21-23, 2014

James O’Barr, the artist who is best known as the creator of the comic book series The Crow and the 1994 film of the same name, will be appearing at the Grand Rapids Comic-Con on November 21-23.

In 1978, O’Barr’s fiancée, Beverly, was killed by a drunk driver, and he joined the Marines in an effort to cope with the loss. He was stationed in Germany and illustrated combat manuals for the military. While living in Berlin in 1981, O’Barr began work on The Crow as a means of dealing with his personal tragedy. O’Barr was further inspired by a Detroit newspaper account of the murder of a young couple over a $20 engagement ring. After his discharge from the Marines, O’Barr continued his painting and illustration as well as doing lots of odd jobs, including working for a Detroit body shop. The Crow sat on a shelf for seven years, but at last someone wanted to publish it: Gary Reed of Caliber Press. In The Crow, the protagonist and his fiancée are murdered by a gang of criminals. He then returns from the dead to hunt their killers.

O’Barr’s own hope that his project would result in a personal catharsis went unfulfilled, he told an interviewer in 1994, saying, “[A]s I drew each page, it made me more self-destructive, if anything….There is pure anger on each page”. The Crow has sold more than 750,000 copies worldwide.

The book was adapted into a successful film in 1994, but it resulted in further tragedy. Brandon Lee, who played the main character, was accidentally shot and killed during filming.

The Crow is currently being rebooted by Hollywood, which will be directed by F. Javier Gutierrez (Before The Fall) and star Chris Evans (Fast And Furious 6, The Immortals). James has been named as a consultant on the reboot.

“It is great to have James at our little shindig,” said co-event coordinator Mark Hodges. “James has created a truly revolutionary series that has touched many kids and is embraced by certain cultures in society. He has created a work that has touched people in a way that is rare, and we are pleased to bring him to Grand Rapids.”

The Grand Rapids Comic-Con is a popular arts and comic book convention that will be held at the DeltaPlex Arena and Conference Center on November 21-23. For more information check out www.grcomiccon.com.

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