Vault of Midnight

219 S. Main St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Past Events

Nov. 24, 2018: Go to Sleep, Little Creep Signing

Writer David Quinn will be entering the hallowed halls of Vault of Midnight Ann Arbor on Saturday, November 24th from noon till 3:00 PM to promote his latest work, Go to Sleep, Little Creep.

A bedtime story unlike any other, Go to Sleep, Little Creep is the perfect storybook companion for any young enthusiast of the macabre and weird. A rhyming picture book detailing the nightly pre-bedtime routines of all your favorite monsters, this is sure to be a Fall all-ages staple.

Nov. 21, 2018: Girl Town Signing

Carolyn Nowak appears at Vault of Midnight on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 6 PM to promote her new book Girl Town!

Nowak is an Ignatz Award-winning cartoonist whose work explores the tender intricacies of female friendship, loneliness, and all the other personal pangs of being a human. Girl Town collects both new work and her celebrated short stories “Radishes” and “Diana’s Electric Tongue” with vibrant coloring.

In addition to her new collection, Nowak’s cartooning has been featured in Lumberjanes and is a recurring guest on Vault’s in-house podcast, Super Skull.

July 30, 2018: My Favorite Thing is Monsters Signing

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.

June 30, 2018: 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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