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The Immigrant Experience and the Roots of American Comics

In partnership with the Dearborn Public Library's "Big Read" program, Green Brain Comics is hosting an event called The Immigrant Experience and the Roots of American Comics"

Inspired by elements of culture and identity in the novel "The Namesake" by Jhumpa Lahiri, we seek to explore and discuss the contributions that immigrants from all over the world have made to American comics.

The program will include a short presentation by Eastern Michigan University professor Richard Rubenfeld, and a panel discussion with members of the local creative community.

Panelists include Ayah Krisht (graphic & media designer at Arab American National Museum), Leila Abdalrazaq (graphic novelist / artist: Baddawi GN), Andre Batts (Creator: Urban Syle Comics / Organizer: Motor City Black Age of Comics Convention)

Our goal is to explore the role of immigrants from various cultures on the creation of the comic book art form. And in the process, start a discussion on how these different perspectives reflect and influence the state of the current creative landscape.

The event takes place at Green Brain Comics on Saturday, March 24 from 2-4pm. Light refreshments will be served.

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