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Jim Ottaviani Signing

  • Vault of Midnight GRAND RAPIDS 95A Monroe Center Street Northwest Grand Rapids, MI, 49503 United States (map)

Vault of Midnight is excited to present a panel discussion and book signing with Jim Ottaviani to launch Hawking, his new graphic biography of Stephen Hawking, one of the most important scientists of our time. In Hawking, writer Jim Ottaviani and artist Leland Myrick have crafted an intricate portrait of the great thinker, the public figure, and the man behind both identities.

The panel will take place at the Grand Rapids Public Library Main Branch from 11:15-noon as part of their Comic Book Geek Out event. The panel will be followed by a signing at Vault of Midnight Grand Rapids from 1-3pm. Come celebrate this exciting book launch for Hawking by meeting Jim Ottaviani, the world’s preeminent writer of comics and graphic novels about science.




Jim Ottaviani is a New York Times–bestselling author who began writing graphic novels about scientists in 1997. His books include The Imitation Game (a biography of Alan Turing), Primates (a biography about Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas), and Feynman (a biography about the Nobel prize–winning physicist, bongo-playing artist, and raconteur Richard Feynman).

He has worked as a nuclear engineer and is currently employed as a reference librarian in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Author bio courtesy of Macmillan Publishers

Earlier Event: July 11
Game Night