Vault of Midnight is excited to present a book signing with Aster D'Amico and Mikki Kendall to showcase Amazons Abolitionists & Activists, their new graphic novel. The signing will take place at 1:00PM at the Vault of Midnight in Ann Arbor.
Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists is a fun and fascinating graphic novel-style primer that covers the key figures and events that have advanced women's rights from antiquity to the modern era. In addition, this compelling book illuminates the stories of notable women throughout history - from queens and freedom fighters to warriors and spies - and the progressive movements led by women that have shaped history, including abolition, suffrage, labor, civil rights, LGBTQ liberation, reproductive rights, and more. Examining where we've been, where we are, and where we're going, this is an indispensable resource for people of all genders interested in the fight for a more liberated future.
This book releases on November 6th and will be available at the signing, so be sure to come on down and check it out!
ABOUT THE CREATORS:
Aster D’Amico is Queer Illustrator living near Ann Arbor, Michigan, who loves all things tea, historical fashion, and fantasy! They enjoy writing and illustrating comics, which they find to be an incredibly powerful vehicle for storytelling; their main medium of choice is Digital, but they also very much love using watercolor and Ink Wash. They have several self published works, some of which will be available at the signing.
They graduated with a BFA in Illustration and a minor in Creative Writing from the Columbus College of Art & Design in 2016.
Author Bio courtesy of A D’Amico
Mikki Kendall is a writer, speaker, and blogger whose work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Guardian, TIME, Salon, Ebony, Essence, and elsewhere. In 2017, she was awarded Best Food Essay from the Association of Food Journalists for her essay on hot sauce, Jim Crow, and Beyoncé. She co-edited the Locus nominated anthology Hidden Youth, and is part of the Hugo-nominated team of editors at Fireside Magazine. A veteran, she lives in Chicago with her family.
Author Bio courtesy of Penguin Random House