MI – My Favorite Thing is Monsters Signing

July 11, 2018 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Michigan

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE.

Press Release:

Vault of Midnight is thrilled to announce that Emil Ferris will be visiting Vault Ann Arbor to meet fans and sign copies of My Favorite Thing is Monsters. Ferris will be signing in the Ann Arbor Location on Monday, July 30th from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

My Favorite Thing is Monsters is the most impressive debut graphic novel we’ve ever read. And the comic book world agrees: after six years and 16 hours a day of work to complete, Ferris earned two Ignatz awards for Outstanding Graphic Novel and Outstanding Artist as well as 5 Eisner award nominations.

Karen Reyes is ten years old, growing up in 1960s Chicago. When her neighbor in the upstairs apartment is murdered, she takes it upon herself to follow the lead of the detectives she reads about in comic books and has seen on TV to find the culprit. At once a look at adolescence, loneliness, family, the effect and power of art: yet My Favorite Thing is Monsters never clings to any of its themes long enough to be pinned down or simply defined. Ferris channels the vibe and styles of creators like Joe Sacco, R. Crumb, and Alison Bechdel while remaining wholly original. Each page begs to be studied and poured over for days, but as the story progresses you’ll fight the urge to linger in order to see where in the hell this strange, beautiful ride is taking you.

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Vault of Midnight
219 S. Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
734-998-1413

MI – Science Comics: Rockets Signing + Comics Camp

Anne & Jerzy Drozd appear at Vault of Midnight on Saturday, June 30th from 1:00 – 4:30 PM to mark the release of their graphic novel Science Comics: Rockets and host a FREE hands-on comic-making workshop! Learn to draw your very own comic in this class geared towards ages 8-14.

Science Comics: Rockets explores the 2,000 years that rockets have been in existence. Dive into Newton’s Laws of Motion—learning all about gravity, force, acceleration, and the history of rockets made in the past and rockets to be made in the future!

FREE EVENT! Sign up today to reserve your seat!

*Students must have a parent or guardian present with them for the duration of the event.

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Vault of Midnight
219 S. Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
734-998-1413

MI – Science Comics: Rockets Signing + Comics Camp

Anne & Jerzy Drozd appear at Vault of Midnight on Saturday, June 23 from 1:00 – 4:30 PM to mark the release of their graphic novel Science Comics: Rockets and host a FREE hands-on comic-making workshop! Learn to draw your very own comic in this class geared towards ages 8-14.

Science Comics: Rockets explores the 2,000 years that rockets have been in existence. Dive into Newton’s Laws of Motion—learning all about gravity, force, acceleration, and the history of rockets made in the past and rockets to be made in the future!

FREE EVENT! Sign up today to reserve your seat!

*Students must have a parent or guardian present with them for the duration of the event.

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Vault of Midnight
95 Monroe Center Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616-776-9013

MI – Dresden Files: Brief Cases Signing

Dresden Files

Author Jim Butcher appears at Schuler Books & Music on Sunday, June 10th at 3:00 PM to sign the latest Dresden Files book BRIEF CASES.

This will be a ticketed event, with tickets available via BrownPaperTickets.com, beginning at 10am on May 11th. Tickets are $32 and include a hardcover copy of Brief Cases, to be claimed at the event.

Event Details

SEATING AT THE EVENT WILL BE FIRST-COME FIRST-SERVED, with the seating area opening at 1pm. We anticipate this event will be a standing-room crowd, so if you require a seat for medical reasons, please contact us in advance to make arrangements.

Mr. Butcher will sign two books. Guests who would like more books signed are welcome to wait until the end of the signing to have multiples signed.

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Schuler Books & Music
1982 W. Grand River Ave. Okemos, MI 48864

MI – Wage Slaves: Breakzone Brawl Signing

John Bailey appears at Vault of Midnight on Saturday, May 26th from noon till 3:00 PM to celebrate the release of Wage Slaves: Breakzone Brawl and sign copies of the book.

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Vault of Midnight
95 Monroe Center Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616-776-9013

A2CAF 2018 Announces Guests

The 2018 Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival has announced three of this year’s headline guests, each making their very first appearance at the show on Saturday, June 16th and Sunday, June 17th.

Maris Wicks, author of Science Comics: Coral Reefs and Human Body Theater, and artist of Primates and SpongeBob Comics!

Judd Winick, author of the Hilo series, Pedro and Me: Friendship, Loss, and What I Learned, and writer of DC Comics superheroes!

Mark Siegel, author of Sailor Twain, or the Mermaid in the Hudson, artist of various children’s books including Long Night Moon and Oskar and the Eight Blessings, and creative and editorial director of First Second Books.

Maris, Mark, and Judd will be joined by over 50 additional guests–some of them old friends, some new to A2CAF; longtime comics creators and kids just starting to get their nibs wet; and all of them eager to greet you in our bustling, bubbly and bursting Artists Alley on the first floor of the Ann Arbor District Library!

So whatever kinds of comics you’re in the mood for: heroic adventure or slice of life, fantasy or funny animals, scary stories or science fiction, history or humor–and yes, once again, four different varieties of Shakespeare comics!–you’ll find them in Artists Alley at this year’s Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival!

Check out our amazing guest list right here!

Zac Gorman, author of Thisby Thestoop and the Black MountainRick and Morty (comic series), Over the Garden Wall (Emmy award winning animated series, Magical Game Time(webcomic), Costume Quest (writer and artist Costume Quest: Invasion of the Candy Snatchers, as well as writer for new Costume Quest animated series on Amazon Prime in 2018).

Rafael Rosado, Artist of Giants Beware!, Dragons Beware! and Monsters Beware!

Zack Giallongo, Author of BroxoEwoks: Shadows of Endor, artist of the Stratford Zooseries, and author of Star Wars Doodles. Co-host of the Galaxy of Super Adventure show.

Hannah O’Neal, Animator at FableVision Studios in Boston, MA.

Joamette Gil, creator and editor of the award-winning POWER & MAGIC: The Queer Witch Comics Anthology Series.

Lucy Bellwood, creator of Baggywrinkles: a Lubber’s Guide to Life at Sea100 Demon Dialogues.

Meggie Ramm, creator of Stick WorldI Have No Idea What I’m Doing, and Olympic Adventures.

Steve Hamaker (SATURDAY ONLY), Eisner-winning colorist of BoneRASL, and Table Titans. Author of PLOX.

Kean Soo, Creator of the Jellaby and March Grand Prix series of graphic novels.

Pranas T. Naujokaitis, writer of the Adventure Time: Ice King miniseries, writer/illustrator of Uncle Grandpa in Uncle Grandpaland, and creator of many mini-comics including the Monster Town series and the Ignatz Award nominated Laffy Meal.

Gregg Schigiel, author/illustrator of the Pix graphic novels, regular contributor to SpongeBob Comics, and host of the “Stuff Said” podcast.

Kiel Phegley, Author of Gumball’s Guide to ScienceSonic The Hedgehog, and Halo: Spartan-IV Field Manual.

Scoot McMahon, cartoonist of Sami the Samurai SquirrelWrapped UpSpot on AdventureThe Mighty Super KingzTales from the Con, and Aw Yeah Comics!

John Martin, illustrator and co-creator of Sci-Fi Junior High and Vordak book series.

Himashi Hewagama, author of the webcomic Celestial Princess Sierra.

Jonathan Griffith, author and illustrator of 19643031: An Ongoing Exploration of the Familiarly Unknown webcomic, and August & Patterson.

Sarah Bollinger, Co-creator of featured WEBTOON Girls Have A Blogand the Knight & Beard webcomic.

Tara Kurtzhals, Co-creator of featured WEBTOON Girls Have A Blogand the Knight & Beardwebcomic.

Chad Sell, creator of The Cardboard Kingdom from Knopf and Random House.

Dani Jones,  creator of children’s book Monsters vs Kittens and webcomic My Sister the Freak, and illustrator of the graphic novel PopularMMOs Presents a Hole New World.

Rob Stenzinger, co-host of the Lean Into Art Podcast, Creator of the video game This Panda Needs You, and a new comic called Two Pizza Team.

SRSLY Coalition, creators of the CPTN SRSLY Comic Anthology Volumes 1-4.

Emily Zelasko, writer and Illustrator of SnowOld Man, Dog, and the OceanPhantom in the SnowSomething Something Adam, and the Piece of Cake webcomic. Illustrator for Rainbow Sprinkle Slime, Vostokapolis. Colorist for Corpse Corp.

Mya Gosling, artist and author of Good Tickle Brain, the world’s foremost (and possibly only) Shakespeare stick figure webcomic..

Conor McCreery, author of Kill ShakespeareAssassin’s CreedRegular Show/Adventure Time, and Sherlock Holmes vs Harry Houdini.

Matt Feazell, author of ZOT! in Dimension 10-½Understanding MinicomicsDizzy AdventuresStick Figure Presidents and The Amazing Cynicalman comic strip.

Andrea Bell, creator of Fair VoyageStill Waiting, and Tracks.

Dave Scheidt, writer of rad comics like Adventure TimeAw Yeah ComicsDreamworks’ TrollsMunchkin, Nickelodeon’s Harvey BeaksWrapped Up and more!

Shaun Manning, Writer and co-creator of Macbeth: The Red KingInteresting Drug, and Hell, Nebraska, as well as short stories for Dark Horse Presents, Thought Bubble, and more.

Brian E. Lau, creator of Staunch Ambition.

Joe Foo, creator of Camp Pencilpoint.

Joshua Buchanan, illustrator of The RocketScratch9: Cat of Nine Worlds, and Factor Five.

Chris & Gin (Chris Ludden and Ginger Dee), creators of Dexter’s DigsPresidents of the United Space, and The Brothers Grant.

Merrill Rainey, illustrator for Highlights Magazine, artist in Jack and Jill and Humpty Dumpty Magazine, illustrator of Frog. Frog? Frog! for Capstone Publishing, illustrator in Cricket and Spider Magazine, and artist for educational publishers including McGraw Hill, Scholastic Education, and RAZ Kids (Learning A-Z).

Sean Dove, co-creator of BroBots at Oni Press, Colorist on Wrapped Up, and Madballs.

Zachary Lehner, artist of Junior Braves of the Apocalypse, contributing author and artist to the anthology I Want to Pet Your Werewolf.

Madeline Zuluaga, one of the Illustrators on When the Rules Aren’t Right: 7 Time Travel Tales of Activism Graphic Novel; contributor to Mine!: A Comics Collection to Benefit Planned Parenthood anthology and New Frontiers: The Many Worlds of George Takei anthology; creator of a capybara-focused illustration book called Capybara Parade.

Bruce Worden, author/illustrator of Goodnight Keith MoonWoodstalk: 3 Days of Peace, Music, and Zombies; and the weekly pictoblog Shoppers Unknown where he finds discarded shopping lists and draw the people he imagines wrote them.

Peter Sickman-Garner, creator of the Harvey- and Eisner-nominated comic series Hey, Mister, published by Top Shelf Productions.

Jessi Zabarsky, creator of Witchlight, an all-ages shojo adventure comic.

Terry Eisele, author of the three-volume graphic novel With Only Five Plums and the forthcoming Far Tune.

Courtney M Hahn, artist of Podunk, Space for Everyone, and Uni-Puppy.

James Anderson, creator of Ellie on Planet X.

Ellie Moody, creator of The MeltingHow to Make ToastBad Guys, and more.

Bruno Hohn, creator of the comics series The Misadventures of Spenser the Ghost & Larry the Muffin.

Rocket Neiburger, creator of Happy Monster, original mini comic series!

Dana Atnip, Creator, artist, and writer for the webcomic Galactic Dragons.

Giselle Sarmiento, creator of short form comics Limon, delay and creator of fanart illustrations..

Theresa Dunn, author/illustrator of The Tale of Sir Stinky and Not All Pirates Have Hook Hands.

Jay Fosgitt, artist for IDW (My Little PonyAw Yeah Revolution), Marvel (Rocket Raccoon and GrootDeadpoolGwenpoolJessica JonesAvengersWeb Warriors), and Source Point Press (Dead Duck and Zombie Chick).

Matthew New, writer/artist for Billy Johnson and his Duck are Explorers.

Ali Cantarella, creator of The Hasty Pastry graphic novel, illustrator on Monkey and Dragon in the Golden Hour children’s book.

Charles Brubaker, creator of Ask a Cat and The Fuzzy Princess.

Brett R. Pinson, creator of Boomtown ScabsThe Adventures of Carl, The Expendables.

 

 

MI – FCBD 2018: The Comic Signal

Corinne Roberts, Daniel J. Hogan, and Tony Doug Wright appear at The Comic Signal on Saturday, May 5, 2018 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

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The Comic Signal
4318 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525
(616) 259-8017

MI – Reading Without Walls Presentation

Cartoonist Gene Luen Yang appears at the Ann Arbor District Library on Saturday, April 21st  at 2:00 PM to discuss Reading Without Walls: exploring books about characters who look or live differently than you, topics you haven’t discovered, or formats that you haven’t tried. Drawing on his own experiences as a reader and author, Yang promotes diversity and opens readers’ eyes to new ideas and experiences.

Yang is the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. He began drawing comic books in the fifth grade, and in 1997 he received a Xeric Grant for his first comic, Gordon Yamamoto and the King of the Geeks. He has since written and drawn a number of titles, including Duncan’s Kingdom, The Rosary Comic Book, Prime Baby, and Animal Crackers.

American Born Chinese, his first graphic novel from First Second, was a National Book Award finalist, as well as the winner of the Printz Award and an Eisner Award. He also won an Eisner for The Eternal Smile, a collaboration with Derek Kirk Kim. He is the author of the Secret Coders series (with artist Mike Holmes) and has written for the hit comics Avatar: The Last Airbender and Superman.

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Ann Arbor District Library
343 S 5th Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 327-4200

MI – Failure is an Option Signing

Join Nicola’s Books at the Michigan Theater on Friday, May 4th at 8:00 PM to meet actor and comedian H. Jon Benjamin – the voice of “Sterling Archer” on FX’s Archer and and “Bob Belcher” on Bob’s Burgers, known for his deep monotone voice with deadpan delivery – at an exclusive talk and book signing for the release of FAILURE IS AN OPTION: An Attempted Memoir!

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Michigan Theater
603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
(734) 668-8397

MI – Free Comic Book Day 2018 Signing

Nostalgia Ink celebrates Free Comic Book Day on Saturday May 5, 2018 with special guest Evan Shaner (Adventures of Superman, Justice League, Flash Gordon, Future Quest, and more) and local artists Audra Olivia Lockwood, Hector Trujillo, and Rick Bugbee.

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Nostalgia Ink
139 S. Mechanic St., Jackson, MI 49201
(517) 784-8955

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