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Vault of Midnight puts local creators on the shelves

by (woodsara)

Submitted 03-13-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

The store’s name conjures images of superhero comics and vintage detective serials, but Vault of Midnight is not a typical comic book store. “There's historically been a mainstream stigma against comic books and the shops that sell...

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Grand Rapids Zine Fest to showcase work of 60 local self-publishers

by (daniellealexander)

Submitted 07-12-2016 under NEWS

Get ready, writers, artists, self-publishers, and those that love all things handmade…the 4th Annual Grand Rapids Zine Fest (GRZF) is taking place this weekend, and the event is shaping up to be the biggest and best one yet. For those that...

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First woman to be local cartoonist from Grand Rapids

by (drewdamron)

Submitted 05-24-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Gertrude Van Houten, known to her readers as 'Gert', is the first known female cartoonist in the nation who made cartoons about a specific locale. As Grand Rapids citizens, we are extremely lucky that she chose to make our city her subject...

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Celebration of Free Comic Book Day on May 7 in downtown Grand Rapids

by (Marjorie Steele)

Submitted 05-03-2016 under NEWS

This coming Saturday, May 7th, Grand Rapids’ Vault of Midnight is joining thousands of comic book stores around the world in celebrating Free Comic Book Day (FCBD). Started in 2001 as a way for the comic community to welcome the uninitiated...

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Comics Workshop with Cartoonist Sam Carbaugh

by (grpl)

Submitted 06-08-2015 under

Sam Carbaugh, a graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies and author of the recently published, Comics! Investigate the History and Technology of American Cartooning, will teach you how to create your very own comics! Learn how to draw basic comic...

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Family Comic Night

by (grpl)

Submitted 05-29-2015 under

Panelists will discuss if comics are education, how they have evolved over time, and the elements of comics. Discover how to use pictures and words to share stories with each other and create a 4-panel comic. Panelists include cartoonist Sam...

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Comics Workshop with Cartoonist Sam Carbaugh

by (grpl)

Submitted 05-28-2015 under

Sam Carbaugh, a graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies and author of the recently published, Comics! Investigate the History and Technology of American Cartooning, will teach you how to create your very own comics! Learn how to draw basic comic...

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Vault of Midnight unlocks comics for everyone

by (tomspeelman)

Submitted 02-18-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

To stand out against the rows upon rows of interesting stores that line Monroe Center, you'd better be willing to attract attention. Vault of Midnight definitely is. When opening their Grand Rapids location several months ago, the Ann Arbor-...

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GrandCon's inaugural year draws large crowds

by (rpontius)

Submitted 10-07-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The inaugural year of GrandCon surprised its creators Brian Lenz and Marc Specter with a much larger turnout than expected. "We had a huge amount of community support. This whole thing was predicated on being received by the community,"...

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"Wonder Women" at UICA traces evolution of American superheroines

by (annogus)

Submitted 03-07-2013 under OPINION

Wonder Women: The Untold Story of Female Superheroines is a documentary from filmmaker Kristy Guevara-Flanagan. From World War II to Women’s Liberation, from Reaganism to Riot Grrls, the film examines the pop-culture legacies of female heroes...

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