Shawn Martinbrough graphic artist, illustrator, and novelist will be at Geppi’s Entertainment Museum (GEM) on August 16, 2014 from 1 pm to 4 pm. The event will begin with Shawn discussing his art and career in the comic world and taking questions from the audience. Afterwards, he will be signing autographs at the museum’s gift shop.
Melissa Bowersox, President of GEM, states in the press release, “We are extremely pleased to welcome Shawn Maritnbrough back to GEM and to offer our community the chance to get to know this exciting creator in such and intimate setting.” Shawn has an extensive background in comics. He has produced art for Detective Comics and Marvel, which has brought him much acclaim. Over the past couple of years, Shawn helped develop characters for Robert Kirkman’s series Thief of Thieves.
Keep an eye out for his newest endeavor “The Ren” a graphic novel about the Harlem Renaissance circa 1925. “The really cool thing about ‘The Ren’ is that after doing superheroes and all this stuff, we can do something that is really grounded in our history”, as Shawn is quoted in an article for the Daily News, “So many of our African-American kids just don’t know out history. I think the trick is to make our history as interesting and entertaining as it is, but you have to give it to them in a medium they can really digest.”
The discussion with Shawn Martinbrough is free with paid museum admission. Autograph signing is free for all from 3pm to 4pm in the museum gift shop. Seats are limited. If you would like to attend this event, please contact Andy Hershberger at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (410) 625-7066 to reserve your seat. Can’t make it out to the event, but would like to see some of Shawn’s original works? Stop by GEM from now until December 31, 2014 and see his artwork on display in the Milestones: African Americans in Comics, Pop Culture and Beyond exhibit.