located inside Green Brain Comics
Currently on Exhibit:
GREEN LANTERN #0
In honor of Geoff Johns' visit to Dearborn
commemorating the introduction of the first
Arab-American Green Lantern we are showcasing each page
of the monumental #0 as an individual piece of art.
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Shown recently in the Headspace Gallery
"COMICS & ILLUSTRATIONS BY SEAN BIERI"
work has graced so many covers, articles, and adverts locally in the
Metro Times," said curator Dan Merritt, "His work is
also enjoyed around the world on Tor.com, serializer.net and was featured in the graphic novel Two Fisted Science, written by NYT best selling author Jim Ottaviani."
This exhibit will feature his illustration work as well as excerpts from his mini comic work.
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"HOT/COLD" was a dual themed exhibit featuring some steamy pin-ups and some cool winter scenes
from local (current and former) artists including:
with live DJ, Terri "Who dat?" McQueen!
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FF 50th Anniversary Group Exhibit
recreating Fantastic Four #1
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Selected pieces of original Silver Age art
from the collection of
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REMAKE / REMODEL
The art of Paul Sizer
PICS OF GALLERY POSTED SOON
VISIONS OF MODOK
MODOK (acronym for Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing)
is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics.
The character first appeared in Tales of Suspense #93 (Sep. 1967)
and was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.
This exhibit was inspired by an online gallery curated by Pedro Delgado
Called MARCH MODOK MADNESS it has featured several interpretations
of the character by artists from around the world.
Our exhibit is populated by mostly local artists, including:
and also a piece from one of the curators
of the online gallery "March MODOK Madness" Pedro Delgado.
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KIDS READING COMICS
All of the art on display is for sale in a silent auction format.
The entire selling price will be going to help support and finance the
KIDS READ COMICS CONVENTION.
Starting bids are different for each piece and based on several criteria.
Please ask the store attendant for assistance in placing your bid on the item of your choice.
The exhibit will hang until Friday June 11th and any remaining pieces
will be auctioned off that evening during the opening reception
for the KIDS READ COMICS CONVENTION.
Chris Houghton / Bernie Juozapatis / Sara Turner / Roger Langridge / James Anderson
/ Vasile Vincent / Gary Houtz / Windy Weber / Scott Serkland
Jonathan Rector / Chris Salmonson / and many more...
All of the art pieces are posted on the Kids Read Comics site.
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Inspired by a similar theme at the Covered blog (www.covered.blogspot.com)
HEADSPACE curator Dan Merritt has assembled several pieces by artists
that have brought their own touch to famous, and infamous comic book
covers from several different decades.
"The theme for this exhibit has really sparked
a creative flame." says Merritt "Each of these pieces has been lovingly
recreated in tribute to the original art and the original artists that
Featured in the exhibit will be works from Michigan
based comic creators Paul Sizer, Matt Feazell, and Sean Bieri. Joining
them will be other well known local artists Eric Millikin, Jennifer
Rose Evans, and Chris Houghton. The Covered exhibit also features new
work by many others, including Bryan Durren, Heather Hansma, Lizz
James, Jesse Hughes and a piece by Masheka Wood from New York.
See more pictures of the opening reception here on our Facebook page.
was born twenty-two years ago. "Baby B," that's me. I was born five
minutes after my brother, Robert. I happened to snatch all of the
creativity I have from both of my grandpas, but my name from my
grandmas. I've been painting/drawing/coloring/doodling/creating since
the Fourth grade. I found out that portraits are my forte in my Senior
year of High School while painting Uma Thurman and Daryl Hannah in Kill
Bill. I paint more guys than girls, but girls are prettier than guys. I
don't really know how that works. As long as I am doing something
creative, I'm happy.
Jennifer Rose Evans
Hansma is a lowbrow pop artist living and working in the Metro Detroit
area. Since graduating from the College for Creative Studies in
2007 with a BFA in illustration, Heather has been doing freelance
illustration, graphic design, and making art for various shows. Also,
she may or may not be a bunny.
Sizer has been drawing comics since age five and is showing steady
signs of improvement. He self publishes all his own comic/graphic novel
work under his CAFE DIGITAL STUDIOS imprint, including LITTLE WHITE
MOUSE, MOPED ARMY and B.P.M., winning multiple awards nationally for
these books. Paul also runs his own graphic design and illustration
business, and works with international companies like 20th Century Fox,
Random House Publishing and Styker Medical. He also teaches cartooning
workshops for kids all over the country, showing kids how to tap into
the creative potential of comics and cartooning. He lives and works in
Kalamazoo, Michigan with his wife and fellow artist Jane Irwin.
Bieri is an illustrator, graphic designer, and cartoonist whose
humorous mini-comics include Business Chimp, the
Ignatz-nominated The Gospel According to St. Segar,
the Jape series, and others. His work has appeared in Two
Fisted Science, True Porn, and elsewhere. His cartoons The 12 Days
of Zombie Christmas and San Diego Zombie Con, as well as his
art for Jim Ottaviani's Better Zombies Through Physics, appear on
Tor.com. More of his cartoons appear on Serializer.net. A comic strip
synopsis of the scandals surrounding Detroit's former mayor Kwame
Kilpatrick, for which Bieri provided art, won an award from the
Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. He is the art director of
Detroit's free weekly paper Metro Times and lives with his
wife in Hamtramck, Michigan.
award-winning illustrator and graphic designer, Bryan Durren’s work has
appeared in numerous publications and advertisements with a client list
that includes Ford Motor Company, The Detroit Tigers and Nestle. He
collaborated with Craig Jablonski to illustrate and design the
children's books "The ABC's of Detroit Tigers Baseball" (2008) and "The
ABC's of Detroit Red Wings Hockey" (2007), published by Olympia
Entertainment. Durren is currently senior graphic designer for the
national marketing team at Little Caesar Enterprises and an
illustration instructor for the College for Creative Studies, as well
as a freelance illustrator / designer. http://www.bryandurren.com/
Houghton is a freelance illustrator living in Detroit, Mi. He has had
the pleasure to work with some great people from companies like Mighty
Play, MGA, and NASCAR’s Hendrick Motorsports to name a few. Chris also
draws a lot of goofy cartoons and comics like “Reed Gunther,” the comic
book series about a bear-riding loudmouth cowboy.
Eric Monster Millikin
Yes, that's me, occult scientist, artist, dream-weaver, visionary. This
is my experimental painted diary, all about monsters I love and
government monsters that try to stop me. I am inspired by the works of
Doctors King, Frankenstein, and Seuss. Some people want to destroy all
monsters; I want to make friends with monsters, study monsters, and
Jesse Hughes has been in love with cartooning ever since the Ninja
Turtles first lured him into Comics Plus in 1989. He's since done logo
and mascot design work, and even spent a wild semester cartooning for
the Henry Ford Community College student paper, the Mirror.
HEADSPACE Gallery is inside
Green Brain Comics
13210 Michigan Avenue
East Downtown Dearborn, Michigan, 48126
Hours of operation:
Monday - Saturday
10am - 8pm