Stories through pictures

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Batman, Superman, Charlie Brown, and Jughead: they’re all pop culture icons who made their debut on the printed page long before they appeared in TV or film.  The comic book has been the medium of choice for the hilarious and the heroic for the last 100 years, and its one that’s still as popular today as ever before.  For aspiring comic book artists and graphic novel illustrators, the Malletts Creek Branch of the Ann Arbor District Library is hosting a monthly forum and design workshop that will have its first meeting on Sunday, September 12, from 1 – 3 p.m.  Adults and teens (Grade 6 and up) are invited to bring their drawing equipment and join other artists for illustrating, learning, and sharing.  Each month, a guest comic book artist or graphic novelist will be present offering a tip or two on illustrating technique or publishing.  The guest artist for the September session will be Denver Brubaker, creator of “Tales of a Checkered Man,” an online comic.  Mallets Creek Branch Library, 3090 E. Eisenhower Pkwy, Ann Arbor.  For more information, call 734-327-4200.