Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Jennifer Estrada's comic Jenny's Day could soon be on a TV or movie screen–thanks in part to the help of former music promoter and Dearborn High teacher Russ Gibb.
When Jennifer Estrada came to help legendary music promoter, DJ, and retired Dearborn High School teacher Russ Gibb after a surgery, she didn't know she was getting discovered as a budding comic artist. Now, like many of Gibb's proteges, she may be making it big. Estrada, 33, is a normal mom in many ways. She and her husband Jesus work hard to provide for their four kids–Angelica, Isaiah, Isabella and Jordyn–while figuring out their vision for their lives and building a home in a downriver community. Four years ago, she was hired to help Gibb after back surgery. While he spent many hours sleeping during recovery, “I’d get bored so I’d draw comics,” Estrada explains from the living room of Gibb's west Dearborn home. “I’d wake up and see …
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Dan Merritt of Dearborn's Green Brain Comics will look back at the best of 2011 and what lies ahead for 2012 in the comics industry.
Dan Merritt of Dearborn's Green Brain Comics will take part in a Patch Chat on Tuesday at 4 p.m. Merritt will take a look back at the best of 2011 and what lies ahead in 2012. We'd also like to hear from you. What are your favorite comics of the year? What questions would you like to ask the comic guru? Come back Tuesday at 4 p.m. and take part in the conversation.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Starting Sept. 21, Dearborn comic book store will host gallery dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Fantastic Four.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Writer Rashad Woods and artist Jennifer Rose Evans will be signing the first issue of their Detroit-based comic book, "Identity," Wednesday at Green Brain Comics in Dearborn.
Green Brain Comics will be hosting a signing Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. with Rashad Woods and Jennifer Rose Evans, the writer and artist of the new Detroit-based comic book series Identity: The Chronicles of Abu Darnell. "It's pure Detroit," said Dan Merritt, owner of Green Brain Comics in Dearborn. "It's kind of a great depiction of heroism in a city without heroes." Woods said the decision to make it Detroit-based was simple. "I read a lot, I'm into fiction, and I realized there weren't a lot of characters based in the Detroit area and I kinda wanted to get my spin on it," Woods said. Currently employed in logistics with a retail management degree from Michigan State, the 28-year-old writer from Riverview said that Identity is his …