UK – Manga Drawing Workshop

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Manga artist Keith Sparrow teaches two manga drawing workshops at Gnash Comics on Monday December 22nd!

There are two sessions, one for under-twelves, and one for over-twelves:

1.00pm to 2.30pm – Under-twelves – £6.50
3.00 – 4.30 pm – Over-twelves – £9.00

10% discount for Gnash comic club members!

Phone us on (01364) 653 835 or email info@gnashcomics.co.uk to book your place on this workshops! Don’t hang around, as demand’s sure to be high!

Keith works as an illustrator and performer in Cornwall, and has been a collector of comics and manga all his life. His published books include Manga Now! How to Draw Action Figures, Anime Art, Drawing Action Manga, Mega Manga, Drawing Shoujo Manga, Mecha Manga, Bishjoujo Manga: Easel Does It, and Manga Tips. He is currently working on a new title, How to Draw Monsters and Mecha, due for release in 2015.

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Gnash Comics
9A West Street, TQ13 7DT Ashburton, Devon UK

IE – Batgirl Signing

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CAMERON STEWART, Eisner-Award winner, writer of BATGIRL and author of SIN TITULO and the artist for the upcoming FIGHT CLUB sequel, appears at The Big Bang for a signing on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 6:00 PM! Plus there will be an after party at the Thomas House in Dublin to celebrate the event AND Cameron’s upcoming birthday!

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The Big Bang
Dundrum, Dublin Dublin 16, Ireland
+353 1 216 5093

UK – Gnash Comics Signing

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Meet artists Jock and Dom Reardon Saturday 13 December 2014 from 3:00-5:00 PM at Gnash Comics, hear them talk about their work from 3:30pm, followed by a Q&A session. There will also be an exhibition of their original comic art!

Mark your calendars, comic collectors and art aficionados; two of the most celebrated British illustrators in the business will be making a personal appearance at GNASH Comics and Graphic Novels on Saturday December 13th.

Dom Reardon is a household name for British industry devotees thanks to a lengthy and renowned run with 2000AD, the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic. Few things inspire more fear than the rule of Tharg, but Reardon has been responsible for countless sleepless nights for comic book consumers; in addition to a number of renowned Terror Tales, Reardon pencilled and inked the spine-chilling Caballistics, Inc. for over half a decade. Most recently Reardon has worked alongside fellow Brit Rob Williams in The Ten-Seconders and The Grievous Journey of Ichabod Azrael, in addition to providing illustrations for the feature-length graphic adaptation of Anthony Horowitz’s Raven’s Gate.

Jock, meanwhile, has worked within the mythical metropolises of Mega City One, Gotham and Hollywood since making his breakthrough at the turn of the millennium. In addition to eminent work on classic 2000 AD strips, Jock’s distinctive drawings have graced countless covers and interiors for industry titans DC, Vertigo and Marvel – Hellblazer, The Losers, Batman, Swamp Thing, Wolverine and Daredevil are just a handful of the marquee characters pencilled by the illustrious illustrator. Currently scaring up a storm alongside celebrated Bat-scribe Scott Snyder with the spellbinding Wytches for Image Comics, an audience with Jock is not to be missed.

In addition to hosting an open Q&A for the fortunate attendees of the appearance alongside Reardon, Jock will also be signing copies of Dredd: The Illustrated Script and Visuals. A gorgeous tome that peeks behind the scenes of 2012’s fantastic cinematic chronicle of everyone’s favourite funnybook fascist, for which the Scottish sketcher provided the concept art, the book also provides a unique comic strip adaptation of Alex Garland’s screenplay.

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Gnash Comics
9A West Street, TQ13 7DT Ashburton, Devon UK

UK – Zenith/Johnny Nemo Signings

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Forbidden Planet’s London Megastore hosts two signings on Saturday 6 December! Steve Yeowell appears from 1:00 – 2:00 PM to sign ZENITH: PHASE TWO. Then artist Brett Ewins and writer Peter Milligan appear at 4:00 PM to sign JOHNNY NEMO!

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR

UK – Gotham Academy Signing

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Writer/artist Becky Cloonan appears at Orbital Comics for a very special signing of GOTHAM ACADEMY on Wednesday, December 10th from 5:00 – 7:00 PM! Becky will be signing KILLJOYS, DEMO, CONAN, and her many other comics.

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

UK – Deep Gravity Signing

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Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko (Savage Hulk, Star Wars: Legacy, Planet of the Apes, Deep Gravity) appear at Orbital Comics for a very special signing on Wednesday, December 3rd from 5:00 – 7:00 PM!

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

UK – Sean Phillips Art Show

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Artist Sean Phillips appears at Orbital Comics for a very special signing on Friday, November 28, 2014 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. It will then lead into a private view of his new exhibition in the Orbital Gallery from 7pm, featuring a selection of pages from FATALE, CRIMINAL, HELLBLAZER, SLEEPER, VOID, and more.

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

UK – James Franco Signs

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James Franco appears to sign his new book Actors Anonymous at Waterstones on Saturday, 22 November 2014 at noon.

Meet the actor, director, screenwriter, producer, teacher and author, at this exclusive signing. Please note James Franco will be signing copies of his books only. Copies of ‘Actors Anonymous’, ‘Palo Alto’ and ‘Directing Herbert White’ will be available to purchase on the day at Waterstones Piccadilly, proof of a Waterstones receipt may be required. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Waterstones
203 – 206 Piccadilly, W1J 9HD London, United Kingdom

UK – Brass Sun Signing

brass_sunIan Edginton and I N J Culbard appear at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore to sign Brass Sun on Thursday 4th December from 6:00 – 7:00 PM.

Press Release:

The Orrery is a fully functional, life-size clockwork solar system, a clutch of planets orbiting a vast Brass Sun via immense metal spars.

But the once-unified collection of worlds has regressed into eccentric fiefdoms, and ice is encroaching on the outer planets as the sun is dying. Wren and Eptimus must find the key to restart the sun, but first must escape the world known as The Keep…This is a wholly original new SF-clockpunk series from the bestselling artist of New Deadwardians and The Mountains of Madness, and the writer of Scarlet Traces and Stickleback.

Ian Edginton is best known for his steampunk/alternate history work, and is the co-xreator or Scarlet Traces,a sequel to H G Weels’ War of the Worlds. He’s also written for 2000AD, produced the comic book version of the computer game Hellgate: London, and writes comics based on the worlds of WarHammer 40k.

Ian Culbard is a big fan of Arthur Conan Doyle and H P Lovecraft, and, in 2011, won the British Fantasy Award for his graphic novel adaptation of The Mountains of Madness. He studied at art school and has worked on many titles including The Hound of the Baskervilles, A Study in Scarlet, A Princess of Mars and The Shadow Out of Time.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR

UK – Evangeline Lilly Signs

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Evangeline Lilly appears at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Thursday 4th December from 5:30 to 6:30pm to sign The Squickerwonkers.

Meet Selma of the Rin-Run Royals, a clever little girl who is spoiled to the core. One day Selma stumbles upon a band of colourful marionettes, and gets more than she bargained for. The remarkable Squickerwonkers of the fabulous Squickershow are about to teach Selma that she’ll not always get her way.

Beautifully illustrated by Johnny Fraser-Allen, this eccentric and visually stunning cautionary tale will appeal to adults and children alike.

Evangeline Lilly is an award-winning Canadian actress who starred as Kate Austen in Channel 4’s Golden Globe-winning Lost, written by J.J. Abrams. Lilly is also known for her roles in the feature films The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Hurt Locker, Afterwards, and Real Steel. Lilly will return as Tauriel in The Hobbit: There and Back Again, the final film in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy, set for UK release in December 2014.

Please note that, due to time restraints, Evangeline Lilly will only be signing copies of The Squickerwonkers.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR

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