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Detroit Institute of Arts Family Comic Book Day

  • Detroit Institute of Arts 5200 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI, 48202 United States (map)

Vault of Midnight is visiting Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) the first weekend in August, and you're invited! Join us for Family Comic Book Day where you'll learn to make your very own comics under the tutelage of local artists, traverse the stars at Vault of Midnight Game Night: Sci-fi Edition, and see the Star Wars Universe brought to life through incredible costume design!

Draw Your Own Comics!

Local comic artists will display their works as well as lead guests in developing their own characters and panels. Whether you're a budding artist with an in-progress story or you've yet to lift your pencil, you're welcome to join us for comic-making workshops suitable for every age.

Comfort Love and Adam Withers, the husband-and-wife team responsible for the critically acclaimed The UniquesRainbow in the Dark, and The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing Comics both write, draw, color, letter, produce, and publish their series. Making appearances at 15-20 comic & anime conventions every year, they also make time for in-store signings, public speaking, and teaching one class each at Kendall College of Art & Design where they met back in 2000.


Jerzy Drozd is one of the artists of The Warren Commission Report. He has drawn special projects for Marvel Comics, Nickelodeon, and others. His favorite NASA mission is Apollo 15. He founded and runs the Ann Arbor Comics Arts Festival.

Anne Drozd is a public librarian by day and a cartoonist by night. She's an avid space exploration enthusiast and a card-holding member of the Planetary Society. Her favorite NASA mission is Apollo 12. Anne helps to introduce people to comics through her work at the Ann Arbor District Library and as co-organizer of the Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival.


Learn a New Game!

Join us for a very special sci-fi themed edition of Vault of Midnight Game Night at the museum on Sunday from noon to 3pm!


Journey into the Star Wars Universe!

While you're at the DIA, explore the "Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume" exhibition where more than 60 costumes from the films will be on display, from Queen Amidala’s lavish gowns to Darth Vader’s imposing black armor.


Saturday, August 4th

Noon - 3pm: Comfort & Adam display their work and create an original Star Wars illustration LIVE
2pm Comfort & Adam Let's Make a Character Workshop

Sunday, August 5th

Noon - 3pm Sci-fi gaming hosted by Vault of Midnight!
Noon - 3pm Anne & Jerzy Drozd work on display & live drawing!
2pm Anne & Jerzy Comics Camp workshop


The Comic Workshops & Gaming events are FREE
with museum admission!

There is an additional ticket cost for the Star Wars Costume exhibit.

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