UK – Seconds Signing

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Cartoonist Bryan Lee O’Malley, creator of Scott Pilgrim, appears at Forbidden Planet in Edinburgh to sign his new graphic novel SECONDS on Sunday 17th of August from noon till 1:00 pm!

Forbidden Planet Edinburgh
40/41 South Bridge, EH1 1LL Edinburgh

UK – Broken Monsters Signing

fpuk081214Forbidden Planet are delighted to welcome back LAUREN BEUKES, reading from and signing her latest novel BROKEN MONSTERS at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Tuesday, 12th August, 2014 from 1:00 –  2:00 PM.

A detective facing the most harrowing case of her career. A failed artist with a bizarre new well of creativity. A child discovering the grim realities of adult desire. A writer walking a dangerous path to online fame. A city on the edge of ruin. Brought together by a killer opening doors into the dark heart of humanity… Detective Gabi Versado no longer believes in justice. She’s seen too much stupidity, corruption and just plain badness. But never anything like this. And now it’s bleeding into her life. Detroit is the decaying corpse of the American Dream. Motor-city. Murder-city. Now a killer with the touch of an artist is turning it into the worst kind of nightmare

Lauren Beukes’ ’The Shining Girls’ become a major Sunday Times bestseller in the summer of 2013, and was also a Richard & Judy Bookclub pick. Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way are also adapting The Shining Girls for TV. Her second novel Zoo City won the Arthur C Clarke Award in 2011, whilst also being shortlisted for several other awards. She was also listed as one of the Guardian’s top 10 African writers for 2013.

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

UK – Fiefdom Signing

fpuk080614DAN ABNETT and NIK VINCENT at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 6th August from 6 – 7pm where they will be signing copies of FIEFDOM.

“Gene the Hackman, top dog, him done the great Walk Around. Not for him the darkness, nor for him the Time of Ice that we know today.”

Evelyn War is a Believer. She knows that in the Old Time, long before the Time of Ice that Masters Fought a war with Them, great chitinous beasts that stalked the world and rended and killed. She knows the Masters set fierce, doglike Aux like her to watch over their sleep and keep Them off their Lawn. She knows that the stories are not just lessons in the ways of the war. Them were real.

But in the frozen ruins of Berlin, Them have not been seen for many years. Now the Aux fight among themselves and say all that was just stories. They scorn Evelyn and mock her warnings.

But as the ice is melting, and the whistling calls of Them can be heard in the tunnels of the U-Bahn once more. Abnett co-created Kingdom with artist Richard Elson and the comics have been collected into two graphic novel collections, Kingdom: The Promised Land and Kingdom: Call of the Wild. FIEFDOM is the first release into the brand new fiction series on Abaddon Books.

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

UK – The Bulletproof Coffin Signing

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Comic creators Shaky Kane and David Hine appear at Gnash Comics on Saturday 26th July from 3:00 – 5:00 pm!

Press Release:

Come and join comic creators Shaky Kane and David Hine at Gnash as they sign their work, chat and answer your questions!

Get a free ticket from our Eventbrite listing and get 10% discount on purchases on the day!

The pair work together on ‘The Bulletproof Coffin’ and ‘The Bulletproof Coffin: Disinterred‘ series from Image Comics and ‘Cowboys and Insects’ from Aces Weekly, but both have a long history in comics, stretching back to the British underground zines in the 1980′s, moving through to 2000AD, Escape, Deadline, Crisis, Marvel, DC Comics, Image Comics and beyond.

While not collaborating, David Hine has worked on the Image series ‘Storm Dogs’,‘The Man Who Laughs’ graphic novel, ‘Spider-Man Noir’, the ‘Poison Candy’ manga series and has written numerous for numerous storylines and characters from Marvel and DC Comics.

Shaky Kane has drawn ‘That’s Because You’re a Robot’ with writer David Quantick, worked on ‘Elephantmen’ and ‘Cap’n Dinosaur’ from Image Comics, and written and drawn his own graphic novel: ‘Monster Truck’.

We’re putting a listing up for this event on Eventbrite – you can see it by clicking here – claim your free event ticket from the Eventbrite listing and you’ll get 10% discount off anything in Gnash for the event!

See you on Saturday the 23rd of July at 3pm!

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

UK – Chaos City Comics Signing

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Dave Gibbons, Monty Nero, Marc Laming, Chris Wildgoose, and Matt Harrower sign at Chaos City Comics on Saturday 12 July at 2:00 pm!

Chaos City Comics
High Street
AL3 4EB London, United Kingdom
44 1727 838719

UK – Doctor Who Comics Signing

DW11Celebrate all things Who at Forbidden Planet! Join Rob Williams, Al Ewing and Des Taylor at our London Megastore as they fold time and space to bring you our exclusive FORBIDDEN PLANET Doctor Who Variant Covers!

They will be signing the first issues of the 10th and 11th Doctor Comics on Saturday 2nd August from 3 – 4pm.

In the 10th Doctor’s adventure, Gabriella Gonzalez is stuck in a dead-end job in her family’s New York laundrette, dreaming of college and bigger, better, and brighter things.

So when a strange man with an even stranger big blue box barges into her life on the eve of the Day of the Dead celebrations, talking about an infestation of psychic aliens, she seizes her chance for adventure with both hands. After Donna’s tragic exit, the Doctor thought he was done with companions.

But Gabby Gonzalez is going to prove him wrong – if she survives the night!

And the 11th Doctor brings us a whole new story – an all-new ongoing series, with a time-twisting leap into the unknown!

Alice Obiefune has just lost her mother when the Doctor explodes into her life. But what does a grieving young woman have to do with the career of a 70s musician, an amnesiac alien time traveler, and a terrifying cosmic threat? In the wake of the second Big Bang, discover what the Doctor gets up to when Amy and Rory aren’t around!

Plus, every issue includes a “Titans” strip and a brand-new humour strip!

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

UK – 11th Doctor Who Comics Signing

DW11Rob Williams and Al Ewing sign at Forbidden Planet’s Bristol Megastore on Saturday 26th July from 3:00 – 4:00 pm!

Press Release:

Celebrate all things Who at Forbidden Planet! Join Rob Williams and Al Ewing at our Bristol Megastore as they fold time and space to bring you our exclusive FORBIDDEN PLANET Doctor Who Variant Covers!

They will be signing the first issue of the 11th Doctor Comic on Saturday 26th July from 3 – 4pm!

And the 11th Doctor brings us a whole new story – an all-new ongoing series, with a time-twisting leap into the unknown!

Alice Obiefune has just lost her mother when the Doctor explodes into her life. But what does a grieving young woman have to do with the career of a 70s musician, an amnesiac alien time traveler, and a terrifying cosmic threat? In the wake of the second Big Bang, discover what the Doctor gets up to when Amy and Rory aren’t around!

Plus, every issue includes a “Titans” strip and a brand-new humour strip!

Forbidden Planet Bristol Megastore
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UK – Disenchanted Signing

fpukSimon Spurrier signs Disenchanted Vol. 1 and other titles, at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 25th July from 6:00 – 7:00 pm!

SIMON SPURRIER welcomes you to Vermintown! The smash-hit webcomic is collected for the first time!

Nobody gives a crap about the little people any more. Once they were the mainstay of folklore: goblins, leprechauns, pixies, and fey. But now? Dispossessed, forgotten, doubting even their own traditions, they’ve trickled into Vermintown: a vast and vile city of a million inch-tall malcontents. Sprawling through an abandoned subway station deep beneath London, here myth has given way to sleaze, drugs, gangland violence and interracial hatred. Vermintown is where magic went to die. What ever happened to magic?

Simon Spurrier was physically born in the 80’s but profiles an existential/curmudgeonly age of 103.

Working as an Art Director for the BBC in the armpit of the millennium, he took an unscripted tangent into the murky depths of Making Stuff Up On Paper and has since become an award winning author and graphic novelist. His latest crime novel, A Serpent Uncoiled, was released to great critical acclaim in 2011, while his comics works includes Judge Dredd, Crossed, Gutsville, Six-Gun Gorilla and the all-new, all-weird X-Men Legacy – part of the “Marvel Now” initiative.

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

UK – The Art of Neil Gaiman Signing

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Hayley Campbell appears at Gosh! Comics for a book launch on Friday, the 11th of July, between 7pm-9pm. Drinks will be provided.

In Haley’s own words the book is “about Neil Gaiman and all the stuff he’s done. I interviewed him for a week in Scotland. I lived in his attic for a week in Wisconsin. It’s taken four years to turn into a book with pages but it’s here.” and the publishers, Ilex Press, describe the book as ” Utterly comprehensive, lavishly illustrated, The Art of Neil Gaiman is the fully authorised account of the life and work of one of the greatest storytellers of all time.” We’ve had a sneak peek, and we can confirm that the book is a must have for any Gaiman fan. Hayley’s unparalleled access has turned up some archival gems, and some great stories straight from the man himself.

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

UK – Dead Boy Detectives Launch Party

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Mark Buckingham and Toby Litt appear at Gosh! Comics on the 27th of June and from 7:00 till 9:00 pm to celebrate the release of Dead Boy Detectives!

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

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