published Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Comic-book artist Janet Lee visits Ooltewah on Saturday

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    "Return of the Dapper Men" by Jim McCann and Janet Lee.

Nashville-based artist Janet Lee, co-creator of the Eisner Award-winning graphic novel "Return of the Dapper Men" with writer Jim McCann, will be in Ooltewah on Saturday for Free Comic Book Day.

Lee, who also illustrated Marvel's adaptations of Jane Austen's "Emma" and "Northanger Abbey," will be at Epikos Comics, Cards & Games, 9408 Apison Pike, in the Four Corners Shopping Center.

According to her Etsy shop, where prints from her "Wonderland Alphabet" book, among other works, are available, her most recent project was "Lost Vegas," released in March by Image Comics.

Epikos will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. Lee will be at the shop from noon to 5 p.m.

Owner Henry Flood says the shop has 3,000 comic books to distribute Saturday.

Free Comic Book Day is a worldwide promotion in which specialty retailers give away comic books to anyone who comes into their stores.

Other area stores participating, according to www.FreeComicBookDay.com, are B&M Amusement Co., 5036-B Highway 58; Comic Hound, 6743 Ringgold Road; and Dicehead Games & Comics, 200 Paul Huff Parkway in Cleveland, Tenn.

The Chattanooga Public Library has events planned from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at its downtown and Northgate locations.

For more information on Lee's visit, call Epikos at 423-531-4184.

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