UK – Jeff Parker Signing

Press Release:

Orbital is delighted to welcome Jeff Parker to the shop on Saturday 24th June! Jeff will be joining us for a signing followed by an after-hours talk.

Writer and artist Jeff Parker has worked on titles such as Agents of Atlas and Hulk from Marvel, his Eisner nominated The Interman and more recently Batman ’66 and Future Quest from DC. Jeff will be signing with us from 5:00 – 7:00 PM so come on down and bring your favourite comics to get signed!

After the signing, Jeff will then be hosting a talk called Writing for Drawing, so if you’ve come for the signing, stick around a little longer to hear from one of the masters of their craft.

Orbital Comics
8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA, United Kingdom
020 7240 0591

UK – Broken Frontier Small Press Yearbook 2017 Launch Party

Rebecca Bagley, Kim Clements, Jey Levang, Danny Noble, John Riordan, Ellice Weaver, and more sign at Gosh Comics on Saturday, July 8th at 7:00 PM.

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Gosh Comics
1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
United Kingdom

UK – Spider-Man: Homecoming Signing

Meet Jon Watts, the director of Spider-Man: Homecoming, at Forbidden Planet’s London Megastore on Friday 16th June at 6:00 PM.

A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine, distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.

Jon Watts will be signing FREE Spider-Man: Homecoming mini-posters! Free posters while stocks last – one per customer.

PLUS: Joining Jon Watts will be stunt performer Chris Silcox. Chris was Tom Holland’s double in the movie and will be wearing the actual Spider-Man costume – so come and grab a selfie with Spidey!

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

 

UK – Rick & Morty: Pocket Like You Stole It Signing

Artist Marc Ellerby will be signing Forbidden Planet’s exclusive new Rick and Morty variant comic at 1:00pm on Saturday 8th July.

Rick and Morty: Pocket Like You Stole It is a new comic book miniseries inspired by the Pocket Mortys mobile game!

In this five issue series, Morty is on a quest to free himself (and all the other Mortys) from the clutches of Ricks, who collect Mortys and force them to battle one another for schmeckles and glory.

Along the way, he will discover the grisly history of Morty battling, the dastardly lengths that Ricks are willing to stoop to in order to win, and perhaps the strength in himself that is needed to free the Mortys once and for all?

Marc Ellerby is an illustrator based in Essex, England. He is the creator of the cult comic Chloe Noonan: Monster Hunter, and has also worked on licensed products such as Doctor Who as well as Rick and Morty.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

UK – Tillie Walden Signing

Tillie Walden appears at Orbital Comics for a signing and Director’s Commentary event on Friday, June 16th from 6:00 to 7:00 PM.

Tillie Walden is a cartoonist and illustrator from Austin, Texas. Born in 1996, she is a recent graduate from the Center for Cartoon Studies, a comics school in Vermont. Over the course of her time at CCS she published three books with the London based Avery Hill Publishing. She received an Eisner Award nomination and won two Ignatz Awards for I Love This Part and The End of Summer, both published by Avery Hill in 2015. In 2017 she has been nominated for an Eisner for her webcomic On A Sunbeam and coming in September is Spinning from First Second, her first long form autobiographical work.

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Orbital Comics
8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA, United Kingdom
020 7240 0591

UK – Hard Core Logo Signing

Press Release:

Orbital Comics is very pleased to announce the UK launch and a signing by Canadian illustrator and comic artist Nick Craine of his forthcoming graphic novel ‘Portrait of a Thousand Punks: Hard Core Logo‘ on June 7th from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. The book premieres at TCAF in May and this will be another great exclusive Orbital Event!

Nick Craine was born in Toronto in 1971 and is a critically acclaimed visual artist whose illustrations have appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post and many more. In 2008 he was chosen as one of six Canadians included in the TASCHEN international illustration anthology, Illustration Now. He is a much sought after conceptual illustrator and adapted Bruce McDonald’s films Dance Me Outside and Hard Core Logo into graphic novels; the latter was nominated for an Ignatz award in the Outstanding Artist Category.

Orbital Comics
8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA, United Kingdom
020 7240 0591

UK – Winnebago Graveyard Signing

Alison Sampson signs Winnebago Graveyard #1 at Forbidden Planet Newcastle on Friday 30th June from 5:30 – 6:30pm!

An American family traveling on vacation finds themselves stranded in a small town with a sinister secret.

Alison Sampson is the artist on the Image Comics bestselling mini-series, Winnebago Graveyard, written by Steve Niles. An award-winning architect and illustrator, whose work has been widely published, including by Marvel, DC/Vertigo, Image Comics, Dark Horse, the BBC and The Guardian newspaper, amongst others, Alison was also top Emerging Artist at the British Comic Awards in 2014. Mark Millar called this, her first major series “My favourite book of this year by a mile”.

Forbidden Planet
49 Grainger Street Newcastle NE1 5JE
0191 261 9173

UK – The 1000 Yard Stare Signing

David Hine and Shaky Kane appear at Gosh Comics to sign their new book, Bulletproof Coffin: The 1,000 Yard Stare, on Saturday June 17th from 1:00 – 2:00 PM!

The ashcan is limited to just 20 copies, and you can purchase a copy on the day for £5, or get one FREE with the purchase of a copy of The Bulletproof Coffin TP (while stocks last). These ashcans are strictly limited, and as such they are limited to one per person, and no reservations will be taken on them in advance of the signing. If any copies are left at the end of the signing, they will be made available for purchase.

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Gosh Comics
1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
United Kingdom

UK – Winnebago Graveyard #1 Signing

Press Release:

Alison Sampson appears at Gosh Comics for a signing on Saturday June 24th, from 1:00 – 2:00 PM to celebrate the release of Winnebago Graveyard #1 from Image Comics!

Alison first came onto a lot of people’s radars with her 2014 collaboration with Nathan Edmondson, Genesis (of which we currently have some signed copies available in-store and online). Her mix of detail and innovative layouts (both a tip of the hat to her work as an architect) impressed a great deal, so – while we’ve loved her appearances here and there on short stories and single issues – we’ve been waiting with some excitement for her next major project.

Now, working with legendary horror comics writer Steve Niles, it’s here! Winnebago Graveyard is a slice of satanist suspense, as a vacationing family stumbles into a town of satanists with sacrifice on their mind. A gory, 70s horror-inspired story unfolds as the family peels back the layers of secret and conspiracy that envelop the town. Each issue of the 4 issue mini series also includes back matter essays looking behind the scenes on the book, and essays on occult topics illustrated by a brilliant line-up of artists.

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Gosh Comics
1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
United Kingdom

UK – The Amory Wars: Good Apollo #3 Signing

Claudio Sanchez will be signing THE AMORY WARS: GOOD APOLLO #3 at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Sunday 18th June 2:00 – 3:00 PM.

Coheed and Cambria frontman Claudio Sanchez and his wife Chondra Echert team up with best-selling artist Rags Morales (Identity Crisis, Action Comics) for the next long-awaited instalment of The New York Times best-selling series, The Amory Wars! After a bruising altercation, Inferno dishes the dirt to Claudio about his parents, but will he listen?

Claudio Sanchez is an American writer and musician, best known for being the lead singer and guitarist for the alternative/progressive rock group Coheed and Cambria. He is the creator of the comic book series The Amory Wars, as well as Key of Z and Kill Audio, and he co-authored the novel Year of the Black Rainbow with Peter David.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

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