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MI – Local Creators Showcase


Press Release:

Vault of Midnight rings in Local Comic Shop Day on Saturday, November 18, 2017 by celebrating our local artists! Stop by the shop to meet these local creators and stock up on handmade comics, zines, prints, stickers and more for the holidays.

11:00 – 12:30pm: Justin Bartz & Randy Stewart
1:00 – 2:30pm: Sarah Wood & Kenny Porter
3:00 – 4:30pm: Frankie Johnson & Rayne Klar 

Meet Justin Bartz, co-creator of the dark and thrilling series, Project Shadow Breed: In the new millennia, SinTech, a private government contract corporation, began developing a serum to turn ordinary soldiers into werewolves. In 2014, they created the first “wolf pack” of soldiers. What they didn’t expect to create was Marrok.

Randy Stewart is an indie comic book artist & illustrator with a love for storytelling and collaboration. Randy has worked on projects stemming from fantasy art to crime drama and recently completed a chapter of the fantasy epic Scavengers. His inspirations include Paul Pope, Frank Miller, and Sean Gordon Murphy.

Sarah Wood is an artist, writer, graphic designer, and aspiring gamemaker. Author of SarahLife, Anxiety as a Comfort, BPD Blues, and more.

Kenny Porter is a professional writer living in West Michigan. He recently published an original graphic novel, Barnstormers, which follows the adventures of blue-collar monster hunters Roscoe, Anna, and Clyde.

A non-binary illustrator from Grand Rapids, MI who makes comics, zines, and other sweet things. They are mainly found scribbling in a sketchbook or playing Animal Crossing.

Rayne Klar is 25 year old queer artist with a BFA in Illustration from Grand Valley State University. They are an illustrator, comic artist, and merch maker. Their personal work focuses on queer culture, fantasy, punk rock, bedroom culture and the DIY Ethic.

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Vault of Midnight
95 Monroe Center Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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