New Comic Book Format and Heroes
Mary E. Adair
*The Light Crust Doughboys
Art Greenhaw, well known for his long time association and participation with the Light Crust Doughboys*, the longest continuous performing country music band, has authored a new comic book "God's Silver Soldiers." Above pic, courtesy of Art Greenhaw, shows him presenting Governor Abbott an art panel from the book showing the character Art says was inspired by the Governor's wife, Cecilia. He explained, "She's the first Mexican-American First Lady since the Republic days of Texas and is very active in the pro-life movement."
will be appearing during the final eight days
at the State Fair of Texas!
You can find them on Nimitz Drive
beside the Creative Arts building
at the Dr Pepper Stage.
Art and his long time friend Stan Lee, the Marvel Comics legend, have tossed around the idea of a faith-based comic book since the 1990's. After taking the leap this year to begin the dream, Art was able to show the concept to Lee when he was in the Dallas area for the recent 2016 Dallas Fan Expo. Greenhaw credits Lee with inspiring him to create "God's Silver Soldiers."
The oversize format is Greenhaw's innovation to offer readers with eyesight issues the ability to read the words. This should help many to enjoy the new series, including the elderly.
Others who Greenhaw says have made this possible are Forney-based comic book illustrator Ben Dunn and his wife, Rebecca, daughter of an evangelical Methodist minister from whom Greenhaw grew up learning. The full size comic book like an art book is produced by Comic-Con International and scheduled to debut in August at the big San Diego event. Dunn, who illustrated the “God’s Silver Soldiers” original issue, will be there to sign and sell the books.
Greenhaw notified Pencil Stubs Online that fans can order the comic book from the new website www.godssilversoldiers.com which is up and running.
Greenhaw, a Grammy winner for his music, has also produced an album to go along with the comic book. Though there is currently a limited supply, he is taking orders by email.
Area media has been very supportive carrying interviews with Greenhaw and pictures to herald the new publication. Here are some links for more information:
Superheroes in Mesquite News
Mesquite Grammy Winner turns Comic Book Author
Texas newspaper group article, GOD'S SILVER SOLDIERS
Eedition: Page A02 Starlocalmedia.com
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Edited and compiled by Mary E. Adair
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