Friday, December 27, 2013

Comic book stores celebrate the season

Alex with Santa at Big Ben's
Dearborn artist Jason Tipton
 Two local comic book stores celebrated the holiday season over the weekend.

Big Ben’s Comix Oasis, 6711 Allen Road in Allen Park, and Green Brain Comics, 13210 Michigan Avenue in Dearborn, each celebrated the holiday season recently.

Big Ben’s had Santa stop by the store for a few hours before he headed off to finalize his naughty and nice list, while Green Brain hosted its annual “Mid-Winter Market,” which brought in several writers, artists and other creators to celebrate the season.

“It’s all about giving back to the community,” said Comix Oasis owner John Davis. “We try to combine fun and do good for the community at the same time.”

Guests at Green Brain included the artist behind “The Dresdin Files” comics, Joseph Cooper, along with other artists: Emily Zelasko (”Snow,” “Jinx”); Kelly Guillory (”Blood Money,”); and Jason Tipton (”Tooth”). Crafter Megan Dubrinsky, who makes Pop culture-related carrying bags, was also at the store selling last-minute holiday gifts.
Lincoln Park artist Emily Zelasko
Joseph Cooper

Megan Dubrinsky

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