Vault of Midnight

219 S. Main St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Current & Upcoming Events

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.

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.

Past Events

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.

March 27, 2018: Unterzakhn Signing

Vault of Midnight is thrilled to announce that cartoonist Leela Corman will be visiting our Ann Arbor location for a signing on Tuesday, March 27th.

Corman, an illustrator, cartoonist, and Middle Eastern dancer, is the creator of such titles as “We All Wish for Deadly Force” and “Subway Series”. Her graphic novel “Unterzakhn”, which follows the lives of twin sisters growing up in the tenements of New York City’s Lower East Side at the turn of the last century, has been nominated for both the L.A. Times Book Award and the Eisner Award.

Leela will be signing in the Ann Arbor Location on March 27th from 6:00 – 7:30 PM. Corman’s collected works will be available building up to and during her appearance.

Feb. 17, 2018: Drawing Cute with Katie Cook Signing

Katie Cook, artist of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Nothing Special, and Gronk, appears at Vault of Midnight on Saturday, February 17th at 3:00 PM to celebrate the release of a brand new book called Drawing Cute with Katie Cook.

Come spend an afternoon with Katie as she leads a Drawing Cute workshop. Learn how to draw adorable animals, foodstuffs, and more from one of the masters of cute.Basic drawing supplies and paper will be provided, but feel free to bring your own supplies to use as well. It doesn’t matter if you are 7 or 57, cute knows no age!

Your $5 ticket will not only secure your spot in the workshop, but can also be used to get 10% off of Katie’s new book “Drawing Cute With Katie Cook” on the day of the event!

As if this event could get any cooler, ticket proceeds will be donated to our pals over at 826 Michigan! So what are you waiting for? Secure your spot today!

  • Shop Hours

    Sunday: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    Monday: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
    Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
    Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
    Thursday: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
    Friday: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
    Saturday: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.