August 19 – September 10, 2022

Organized by Tracy Irwin


Inspired by Detroit’s Comic Book Artists, juried by local legends Dave Chow and Bill Morrison, showcases the intersection of art and the comic book genre. Detroit is home to many known comic book writers and artists, and in recent years has hosted several comic cons recognizing the broad talent our city offers. Inspired by Detroit’s Comic Book Artists shines a light on artists working in this genre and field, as well as graphic and fine artists who may dabble in this direction.

Works by local comic book legends Dave Chow, Kassandra Heller, Chris Houghton, Arvell Jones, and Bill Morrison will be featured alongside the work of local artists; Walter Bailey, Nicholas Baldwin, Madeleine Barkey, Terence Cover, Evan Derian, Frank Fisher, Thomas Gratch, Kate Hanley, Christina Hill, Kyle Irving, Dennis Jones, Chaos Keefe, Peggy Kerwan, Chris Krolczyk, Michael Kucharski, Tony Lindsey, Luke MacGilvray, Sean Mack, Isabel Paul, Sean Peacock, Justin Penna, Nick Pizana, Delon Robinson, Ryan Shipman, Matthew Thornton, Rachel Reynolds Z.


Featured Artist Wall, curated by Melissa Jones

Mark Mardirosian, bricolage


Opening Reception

Friday, August 19, 2022 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

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Join us on Saturday, August 27 for DAMICON, a celebration of Detroit’s comic book culture and a tribute to the artists featured in DAM’s exhibition, Inspired by Detroit’s Comic Book Artists, on view through September 10.