MI – Marching Forward Signing

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Vault of Midnight is thrilled to team up with The University of Michigan and the Ann Arbor District Library to present Marching Forward, a series of events tied to Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell’s visit to Ann Arbor on September 21st. Together, these three assembled one of the most powerful and celebrated graphic novels in recent memory with March, a three-part autobiography of the legendary civil rights leader and congressman John Lewis.

Vault of Midnight will be hosting artist Nate Powell on Wednesday, Sep. 20th at 7pm for a book signing. Besides his groundbreaking and lauded work on the March trilogy, Powell is an Ignatz and Eisner award winning graphic novelist whose book Swallow Me Whole took the industry by storm in 2008 and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Book Prize.

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

MI – DMC Signing

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Vault of Midnight Detroit is more than excited to host multi-platinum recording artist, hip hop pioneer, and founding member of Run-DMC, Darryl McDaniels! Saturday August 26th, Darryl McDaniels will be in-store at Vault of Midnight Detroit from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm signing copies of his critically praised graphic novel “DMC”, which features art and writing from legendary creators such as Sal Buscema, Bill Sienkiewicz, David Walker, Greg Pak, and more.

And man, that is not all. McDaniels himself will be judging a break dancing competition at the shop, the winner of which will receive two tickets to see Run DMC perform live at Chene Park on August 27th!

This is an opportunity you will not want to miss. Show up early and don’t miss this chance to meet genuine hip-hop royalty at Vault of Midnight!

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Vault of Midnight
1226 Library Street, Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 481-2165

MI – Curse Words Van Tour Signing

Writer Charles Soule (Daredevil, Letter 44, Poe Dameron) and artist Ryan Browne (God Hates Astronauts) appear at Vault of Midnight on Sunday, August 13th from 2:00 till 5:00 PM signing and selling the Curse Words Van Tour EXCLUSIVE hardcover from Image Comics! 

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

MI – GWAR Orgasmageddon Signing

Artist Scott Wygmans appears at Vault of Midnight on Saturday, June 10th from 1:00 – 3:00 PM to sign copies of his Gwar: Orgasmageddon #1 variant cover.

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

MI – The Neighborhood Watch Signing

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Vault of Midnight Grand Rapids is excited to announce that Cody Flowers & Sean Cope will be visiting us for a signing and to promote their new indie series, The Neighborhood Watch.

Currently on its second issue, The Neighborhood Watch is a thrilling murder mystery and the first series by the creative duo, both Grand Rapids natives. We couldn’t be happier to give these comics a home on our shelves, currently available at all 3 of our locations!

Nadia, the anonymous curator of the blog The Neighborhood Watch, has made a national name for her blog by exposing con artists posing as superheroes. Fame isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, though, especially when nobody knows that it’s you behind the blog. Nadia is broke and living with her successful older sister, Esther. When Nadia learns the criminals she has been putting away are being killed in their cells, she is determined to save the lives of her blog victims before their clock runs out…

Sean & Cody will be signing in the Grand Rapids shop on February 18th from 12:00 – 3:00 pm. Learn more about the series and stay up to date on the latest info by following The Neighborhood Watch on Facebook at facebook.com/TNWcomic

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

MI – MECCAcon 2016 Signing

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Vault of Midnight is proud to host a roster of creators featured at Detroit’s own MECCAcon. The phenomenal writers and artists will be posting up at Vault of Midnight Detroit for an evening of signings, chats, knowledge, comic-talk on Friday, September 16, 2016.

MECCAcon is the Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts, focused on celebrating culturally diverse creators, characters, and art of every distinction. Maia Crown Williams, CEO and Founder of MECCAcon has said that “it is my mission to make sure that children know that all “heroes” do not look the same, that many actually look just like them.” MECCAcon is the Midwest’s largest ethnic comic book convention, and we’re so excited to be a part of it this year.

Our schedule is as follows:
4pm-5pm Kim Eggleston, creator of Dead by Wednesday; Ronald Nelson, co-creator and artist of (H)afrocentric
5pm-6pm Eileen Kaur Alden, creator of Super Sikh; N Steven Harris, creator of Ajala, Brotherhood of the Fringe, and Watson and Holmes, and writer of Solarman
6pm-7pm Keithan Jones, creator of Power Knights; Regine Sawyer, founder of Women In Comics Collective International
7pm-8pm Brandon Thomas, creator of Horizon; Jason Reeves, creator of F-00 Fighters, One Nation, and Kid Carvers

MECCAcon will happen on September 17th from 10am-5pm at the Detroit Public Library. To keep up with news from MECCAcon, please follow their event here

To purchase tickets to MECCAcon, follow this link…

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Vault of Midnight
1226 Library Street, Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 481-2165

MI – Threadbare Signing

000000000000-ThreadbareAnne Elizabeth Moore appears for the first-ever signing at Vault of Midnight’s Detroit shop on Friday, June 24 at 7:00 PM.

Join us and hang out with the award winning critic, anthologist, writer, and all-around bad ass Anne Elizabeth Moore as she celebrates the release of her newest work Threadbare: Clothes, Sex & Trafficking.

Threadbare works through 22 vignettes to tell the story of clothes from angles often left ignored: “Narratives relate to fashion models, factory workers, salespeople, international trade agreements, foreign-trade zones, antisex trafficking efforts, and the vicious-cycle interplay between working in the garment business vs. the sex industry” (Library Journal).

Moore is also the author of Unmarketable, Cambodian Grrrl, and was the inaugural editor of Best American Comics.

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Vault of Midnight
1226 Library Street, Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 481-2165

MI – Cursed Pirate Girl Signing

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Jeremy Bastian, author and artist of Cursed Pirate Girl, will be doing an in store signing at Vault of Midnight on Saturday December 19th from 6pm – 8pm.

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

MI – Secret Coders Signing

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Cartoonist Gene Luen Yang will visit both Vault of Midnight locations for signings and to promote his new book Secret Coders on Sunday, October 4, 2015!

Yang is one of the most celebrated comic book creators of his generation, and was the first graphic novelist to be nominated for the National Book Award for his 2006 book American Born Chinese. That work would go on to win the American Library Association’s Printz Award (the first graphic novel to receive that honor) as well as an Eisner Award (the comic industry’s most prestigious commendation).

In addition to a slew of other original graphic novels including Boxers and Saints, Level Up, and The Shadow Hero, Yang is additionally and currently the writer for DC Comics’ Superman as well as the Dark Horse Comics’ Avatar: The Last Airbender, which sequels the television show.

Gene will be signing in the Ann Arbor Location on October 4th from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, and in the Grand Rapids location from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Vault of Midnight has worked hard to make sure that Yang’s collected works will be available building up to and during his appearances.

This is sure to be an amazing opportunity to meet one of the world’s most renowned comic creators!

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

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

MI – Kids Read Comics 2015 Signings

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The Vault of Midnight is proud to host some amazing artists as part of the Kids Read Comics festival!

SATURDAY JUNE 20th

12-1pm: Signing with Faith Erin Hicks (Adventures of Superhero Girl, Friends with Boys), and Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Sisters, Drama)

1-2pm: Signing with Rafael Rosado (Giants Beware! Dragons Beware!)

2-3pm: Signing with Ruth McNally Barshaw (Ellie McDoodle Diaries)

3-4pm: Signing with Zack Giallongo (Star Wars Doodles, Broxo, Stratford Zoo series)

4-5pm: Signing with Zac Gorman (Costume Quest, Rick and Morty)

5-6pm: Signing with Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy), and Chris Duffy (Nursery Rhyme Comics, Spongebob Comics)

SUNDAY JUNE 21st

12-1pm: Signing with Zac Gorman (Costume Quest, Rick and Morty)

1-2pm: Signing with Faith Erin Hicks (Adventures of Superhero Girl, Friends with Boys), and Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Sisters, Drama)

3:30-4:30pm: Signing with Kean Soo (Jellaby, March Grand Prix) and Tory Woollcott (Mirror Mind)

4:30-5:30pm: Signing with Chris Giarruso (G-Man, G-Man Super Journal)

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The Kids Read Comics Celebration is a totally free event that unites kids, teens, parents, teachers and librarians with professional artists and writers from the comics and animation fields. Our goal is to introduce kids to worlds of imagination while unlocking their creative impulses, and to serve that goal, the convention features:

– hands-on workshops
– panels and presentations for kids, families, and educators
– a chance for kids to meet and chat with comics and animation professionals
– the opportunity for kids to have their own art portfolios reviewed

Our celebration will be held at the Ann Arbor District Library in downtown Ann Arbor, which will host an artist alley and tons of hands-on workshops!
We hope to see you there!

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

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