Born: 1945 July 25 in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Died: 2022 April 23 in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Biography: Justin Green was an American cartoonist who was a key figure and pioneer in the 1970s generation of underground comics artists. He is best known for his 1972 comic book Binky Brown Meets the Holy Virgin Mary.

Green's short comics pieces appeared in various titles and anthologies including Art Spiegelman's and Bill Griffith's anthologies Arcade and Young Lust. But in 1972, he was overwhelmed by an urgent desire to tell the story of his personal anxieties. Binky Brown Meets the Holy Virgin Mary is a solo comic book that details Green's struggle with a form of OCD known as scrupulosity, within the framework of growing up Catholic in 1950s Chicago.

In the 1990s, Green focused his cartooning attention on a series of visual biographies for Pulse!, the in-house magazine for Tower Records. It ran for ten years, later collected into an anthology known as Musical Legends.

Green's younger brother Keith Green (c. 1951–1996) was also involved in the underground comix movement, as an underground distributor from c. 1968–1975, and publishing comics under the name Keith Green Industrial Realities (as well the imprint Saving Grace) in the period c. 1971–1977. 

Justin Green lived in Cincinnati, and was married to fellow cartoonist Carol Tyler.

Notes: To be confirmed against the Who's Who entry.

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    Justin Green Type: Common Alternative Name
    Given name: Justin Family name: Green

Other Names:

  1. J. Considine Green Type: Common Alternative Name
    Given name: J. Considine Family name: Green
  2. Justin Considine Green Type: Name at Birth
    Given name: Justin Considine Family name: Green


  1. Giustiano C. Verde [generic]
  2. J. G. [generic]
  3. J. Green [generic]
  4. JG [generic]
  5. Josh Orange [generic]
  6. Justin Green [generic]
  7. Justinius Green [generic]


  1. 2023: Eisner Award - Hall of Fame

Awards for Issues:

  1. 1995: Thompsons - Best Non-Fiction Work
    The Big Book of Conspiracies (1995 series) [First Printing]
  2. 1995: Eisner Award - Best Anthology
    The Big Book of Urban Legends (1994 series)
  3. 1996: Eisner Award - Best Anthology
    The Big Book of Conspiracies (1995 series) [First Printing]


  1. Sibling - Keith Green (b. 1951)
  2. Spouse - Carol Tyler (b. 1951)