Free Comic Book Day Saturday at Green Brain Comics

DEARBORN — Free Comic Book Day Saturday at Green Brain Comics will feature more guest comic creators then ever before, a workshop area, and lots of ways to get free specially marked comic books.

Green Brain Comics owner and event coordinator said the event is the store’s biggest Free Comic Book Day celebration ever.

“It’s outgrown the store,” he said, “so we’re planning an expansion into the parking lot and essentially doubling the fun.”

This year Green Brain Comics is partnering with Oakwood Healthcare Systems, the East Dearborn Downtown Development Authority and Kids Read Comics to provide a tent to house a host of local comic creators, local vendors and a comic workshop area for children of all ages.

Inside the store, Green Brain Comics will be giving away thousands of comics printed specifically for Free Comic Book Day. Everyone who attends will get ba choice of three, from a selection of more than three dozen different titles. Plus, they can get up to four more by donating nonperishable canned food (for Gleaners Food Bank), used cell phones (for Cell Phones for Soldiers), gently used books (for Friends of the Library Dearborn) or just for appearing in costume.

The event also will feature live music, DJs, door prizes and a photo booth.

Guest artists will include Sean Bieri, cartoonist and educator; Jerzy Drozd, cartoonist and educator; Jennifer Evans, cartoonist and painter; Matt Feazell, cartoonist and director; Jesse Hughes, cartoonist and cookie artist; Arvell Jones, artist, “Iron Man” and “All Star Squadron;” Dan Mishkin, writer “Wonder Woman” and “Blue Devil;” Keith Pollard, artist, Amazing Spider-Man” and “Thor;” Jesse Rubenfeld, cartoonist / painter; Mark Rudolph, cartoonist and illustrator; Paul Storrie, writer Star Trek” and “Robin Hood;” and Tha’ Brown Bomber, cartoonist and superhero rapper.

Free Comic Book Day runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Green Brain Com