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  • MI – Green Lantern Presentation

    Geoff Johns appears at the Arab American National Museum on Saturday, September 8, 2012 from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

    Press Release:

    When the identity of the latest person to wear the Green Lantern ring is officially unveiled Sept. 5, comic book fans will meet Baz, their first major Arab American comic book superhero.

    On Sept. 7-8, fans may meet Baz’s creator, Geoff Johns (left) – a Lebanese American who grew up in metro Detroit, studied at Michigan State University, and is now chief creative officer of DC Entertainment – at a pair of public events in Dearborn. The events are presented by the Arab American National Museum (AANM) in partnership with its East Downtown Dearborn neighbor, Green Brain Comics.

    On Saturday, Sept. 8, Johns will meet with area youth to discuss the creation of superhero characters during an invitation-only workshop being held at the AANM, 13624 Michigan Ave. Then, from 4-6 p.m. Johns delivers a presentation on his career and characters in the Lower Level Auditorium at the AANM.

    The presentation is free; seating is first come, first served. There will be no opportunity for autographs at this event.

    From 5-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, Johns will appear at Green Brain Comics, 13210 Michigan Ave., for a special signing to commemorate the release of Green Lantern #0 featuring Baz, who is expected to be a key figure in the upcoming Green Lantern crossover Rise of the Third Army.

    Purchase of Green Lantern #0 from Green Brain Comics is required for attendance at the Green Brain event. There is a limit of two items signed per person.

    Geoff Johns is one of the most prolific and popular contemporary comic book writers. He has written highly acclaimed stories starring Superman, Green Lantern, the Flash, Teen Titans, and Justice Society of America. He is the author of The New York Times best-selling graphic novels Green Lantern: Rage of the Red Lanterns, Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps War, Justice Society of America: Thy Kingdom Come, Superman: Brainiac, and Blackest Night.

    Johns was born in Detroit, raised in Grosse Pointe and studied media arts, screenwriting, film production and film theory at Michigan State University. After moving to Los Angeles, he worked as an intern and later an assistant for film director Richard Donner, whose credits include Superman: The Movie, Lethal Weapon 4, and Conspiracy Theory.

    Johns began his comics career writing Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. and creating Stargirl for DC Comics. He received the Wizard Fan Award for Breakout Talent of 2002 and Writer of the Year for 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 as well as the CBG Writer of the Year 2003 through 2005 and 2007 and 2008, and CBG Best Comic Book Series for JSA 2001 through 2005.

    After acclaimed runs on The Flash, Teen Titans, and the best-selling Infinite Crisis miniseries, Johns co-wrote a run on Action Comics with his mentor Donner. In 2006, he co-wrote 52, an ambitious weekly comic book series set in real time, with Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka and Mark Waid. Johns has also written for various other media, including the acclaimed “Legion” episode of Smallville and the fourth season of Robot Chicken. He is writing the story of the DC Universe Online massive multiplayer action game from Sony Online Entertainment LLC and joined DC Entertainment as its Chief Creative Officer in 2010.

    Arab American National Museum
    13624 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126

    MI – Green Lantern Signing

    Writer Geoff Johns signs at Green Brain Comics on Friday, September 7, 2012 from 5:00pm until 7:00pm!

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    Press Release:

    In conjunction with the Arab American National Museum, Green Brain Comics is proud to welcome DC’s top writer, Geoff Johns, for a special comic book signing to celebrate the first Arab American Green Lantern, featured in Green Lantern #0 on sale Sept. 5.

    Purchase of Green Lantern #0 from Green Brain Comics is required for attendance. There will be a limit of two items to be signed, per person. 

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

    MI – My Friend Dahmer Signing

    Derf Backderf signs at Green Brain Comics on Saturday June 16, 2012 at 2:00pm.

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    Green Brain Comics
    13210 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126

    MI – Dagon Signing

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    Mark Rudolph signs his adaptation of the classic Lovecraft short story on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 from 4-7pm.

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    Green Brain Comics
    13210 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126

    MI – Identity Signing

    August 27, 2011 by  
    Filed under Comic Books, Michigan, Signing and Appearance Profiles

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    Press Release:

    Green Brain Comics is hosting a book signing with Jennifer Rose Evans and Rashad Woods, the artist and writer behind the new comic series Identity: The Chronicles of Abu Darnell.

    The signing, held from 4-7 p.m. Aug. 31, will be followed by the monthly Green Brain Comic Jam, an open event where artists collaborate on drawing or painting one single page.

    Green Brain Comics is located at 13210 Michigan Ave., Dearborn. For more information please call 313-582-9444, email greenbrain@greenbrain.biz or go to their Facebook page.

    Comic-Con Has Announced the Will Eisner Spirit Award Finalists for SDCC 2011

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    Press Release:

    Will Eisner Spirit Award Finalists Announced
    Awards ceremony Friday night at Comic-Con(R)

    Will Eisner AwardsSan Diego – Comic-Con International: San Diego (Comic-Con), the largest comic book convention of its kind in the world, announced the finalists for the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award today. Each year the Spirit Award is presented as part of the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards.

    This years finalists include: A Comic Shop, Alternate Reality, Bridge City, Challengers, Comics and Vegetables, The Comic Bug, The Dragon, and Green Brain Comics. These nominees come from all over the United States and are nominated by peers, retailers or fans.

    Comic-Con’s director of marketing and public relations, David Glanzer, said the organization was pleased with the nominations and the judges will have a difficult decision to make.

    “The Will Eisner Spirit Award is a very prestigious accolade presented to the best of the best in comics retailing,” said Glanzer.

    The panel of judges includes Diamond UK’s Mike Holman, cartoonist Jeff Smith (BoneRASL), writer/editor Anina Bennett (Heartbreakers, Boilerplate), BOOM Studios’ Chip Moser, and last years Spirit Award winners, Vault of Midnight co-owners Curtis Sullivan and Steve Fodale. The 2011 winner(s) will join the panel for next year.

    The nominees are selected using a variety of criteria including support for a wide variety of innovative material, knowledge of the comics field, community activity, quality of store image and adherence to standard ethical business practices.

    The awards ceremony will be held Friday, July 22 at 8:30 p.m. in the Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. Attendance is free to Comic-Con badge holders and will be seated on a first come first serve basis.

    Click here for more information about the Will Eisner Awards and the Spirit Award.

    About Comic-Con International:
    Comic-Con International: San Diego (Comic-Con), the largest comic book convention of its kind in the world, is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.  In addition to its San Diego convention each summer, Comic-Con organizes the San Francisco-based WonderCon each spring and the Alternative Press Expo each fall. On the web: Comic-Con.orgFacebook.com/comicconTwitter.com/comic_con

     

    MI – MOCAD Comic Jam

    On March 4th, Jim Rugg talks about his experience in comics at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit as part of their annual Comic Jam (presented by MOCAD and Green Brain Comics)!

    The Comic Jam begins at 4:00, and my talk begins at 7:00. Both the talk and jam are FREE and ALL AGES. 

    Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
    4454 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201

    MI – Astounding FCBD

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    Jason Howard (Astounding Wolfman), Chris Houghton (Reed Gunther), Dan Mishkin (Amethyst/Blue Devil) Jerzy Drozd (Sugary Serials), and Mark Rudolph (CV Comics) sign at Green Brain Comics on May1st for FCBD.

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

    Map of My Heart Tour

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    John Porcellino Book Tour!

    Updated August 17, 2009


    Tues. Sept. 22, 2009;
    7 PM – Cincinnati OH
    Shake It! Records, 4156 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223
    (513) 591-0123
    shakeitrecords.com
    w/ Noah Van Sciver
    (Please note: Map of My Heart will not be available at this event!)

    Fri. Sept. 25, 2009; 7 PM – Baltimore MD
    Atomic Books, 3620 Falls Rd., Baltimore, MD 21211
    (410) 662-4444
    www.atomicbooks.com www.atomicbooks.com
    w/ Emily Flake, Peter Kuper, Liz Baillie, MK Reed, and Ken Dahl
    (Please note: Map of My Heart will not be available at this event!)

    Sat. Sept. 26 – Sun. Sept. 27, 2009 – Bethesda MD
    SPX
    Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
    www.spxpo.com www.spxpo.com
    w/ Noah Van Sciver
    (Please note: Map of My Heart will debut at this event!)

    Tues. Sept. 29, 2009; 7-9 PM – Brooklyn, NY
    Desert Island, 540 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
    (718) 388-5087
    www.desertislandbrooklyn.com

    Weds. Sept. 30, 2009; 7PM – Somerville, MA
    Hub Comics, 19 Bow Street, Somerville, MA 02143
    (617) 718-0987
    www.hubcomics.com

    Friday, October 2, 2009; 6:30pm – White River Junction,VT
    Center for Cartoon Studies

    94 S. Main St. (802) 295-3319
    www.cartoonstudies.org

    Tues. Oct. 6, 2009; 7PM – Montreal QC
    Librairie Drawn & Quarterly, 211 Rue Bernard Ouest, Montreal, QC H2T 2K5
    (514) 279-2221
    www.drawnandquarterly.com/211bernard

    Weds. Oct. 7, 2009; 7 PM – Toronto, ON
    The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street, Toronto, ON, M6G 2L7
    (416) 533-9168
    www.beguiling.com

    Fri. Oct. 9, 2009; 7-9 PM – Ann Arbor MI
    Vault of Midnight, 219 S Main St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    (734) 998-1413
    www.vaultofmidnight.com
    w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

    Sat. Oct. 10, 2009; Noon-2 PM – Dearborn MI
    Green Brain, 13210 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI 48126
    (313) 582-9444
    www.greenbrain.biz

    Sat. Oct. 10, 2009; 7 PM – Cleveland OH
    Visible Voice, 1023 Kenilworth, Cleveland, OH 44113
    (216) 961-0084
    www.visiblevoicebooks.com
    w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

    Mon. Oct. 12, 2009; 7PM – Columbus OH
    Wholly Craft, 3169 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43202
    (614) 447-3445
    www.whollycraft.net
    w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

    Tues. Oct. 13, 2009; 6-9 PM – Bloomington IN
    Boxcar Books, 408 E. 6th St. Bloomington, IN 47408
    (812) 339-8710
    www.boxcarbooks.org
    w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

    Weds. Oct. 14, 2009; 5-7 PM – St. Louis MO
    Star Clipper Comics, 6392 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63130
    Phone: 314.725.9110
    www.starclipper.com
    w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

    Fri. Oct. 16, 2009; 7PM – Chicago IL
    Quimby’s, 1854 W. North Ave., Chicago, IL 60622
    (773) 342-0910
    www.quimbys.com
    w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

    Tues. Oct. 20, 2009; 12:15 PM – Palatine IL
    Harper College
    Building I, Rm. 115

    1200 W. Algonquin Rd, Palatine, IL 60067
    (847) 925-6000 x2389
    www.harpercollege.edu
    Open to the Public!

    Thurs. Oct 22, 2009; 7 PM – Madison WI
    Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative, 426 W. Gilman Street, Madison, WI 53703
    (608)257-6050
    www.rainbowbookstore.org
    w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

    Fri. Oct. 23, 2009; 7PM – Iowa City IA
    White Rabbit, 109 S Linn St., Iowa City, IA 52240-1803
    (319) 358-9557
    www.whiterabbitgallery.com
    w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

    Sat. Oct. 24, 2009; 5-7 PM – Minneapolis MN
    Big Brain Comics (w/ Reception following at West Bank Social Club?)
    1027 Washington Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55415
    (612) 338-4390
    www.bigbraincomics.com
    w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music), and Zak Sally

    Fri. Oct. 30, 2009; 6-9 PM – Lawrence KS
    Wonder Fair, 803 Massachusetts St, Lawrence KS 66044
    (406) 360-5875
    www.wonderfair.com
    w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

    MI – Comic Jam

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    Neil Swaab at Green Brain Comics – Wednesday, July 8

    Dearborne, MI, 5 PM – 8 PM

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    To celebrate the release of the third collection of his weekly comic strip REHABILITATING MR WIGGLES, Brooklyn-based Michigan native Neil Swaab will make a signing appearance at Green Brain Comics. It all takes place on Wednesday, July 8th with the signing at 5pm and its capped off at 8pm with Green Brain Comics monthly Comic Jam, where local cartoonists of all talent levels are invited to participate in a creative exercise that puts their drawing and improvisational skills to the test.

    Green Brain Comics, 13210 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48126
    www.greenbrain.biz

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