UK – Empire Day Signing

David Prowse, Darth Vader from the original Star Wars trilogy, appears at the Feltham Assembly Hall to celebrate EMPIRE DAY on  Saturday, 16 December 2017 from 10:00 to 18:00.

  • Bill Westley: Asst. Director of The Empire Strikes Back
  • Colin Skeaping: stunt double for Luke Skywalker in A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi; also Death Star trooper Devin Cant in A New Hope
  • Christopher Muncke: Captain Khurgee, the scanning crew leader and pilot, in A New Hope
  • Anthony Smee: Imperial Major Hewex in Return of the Jedi
  • Malcolm Weaver: stunt performer

Tickets available at the link…

Feltham Assembly Hall
Feltham Parks, Hounslow Road TW14 9DN Feltham
United Kingdom

UK – The Warmaster Signing

Writer Dan Abnett signing GAUNT’S GHOSTS: THE WARMASTER at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 16th December from 1 – 2pm!

‘After the success of their desperate mission to Salvation’s Reach, Colonel-Commissar Gaunt and the Tanith First race to the strategically vital forge world of Urdesh, besieged by the brutal armies of Anarch Sek. However, there may be more at stake than just a planet. The Imperial forces have made an attempt to divide and conquer their enemy, but with Warmaster Macaroth himself commanding the Urdesh campaign, it is possible that the Archenemy assault has a different purpose – to decapitate the Imperial command structure with a single blow. Has the Warmaster allowed himself to become an unwitting target? And can Gaunt’s Ghosts possibly defend him against the assembled killers and war machines of Chaos?’

The Master of War, Dan Abnett is best-known for his Horus Heresy novels and long-running series of works covering the Sabbat Worlds Crusade and the adventures of Tanith First: the famed Gaunt’s Ghosts. He has also written numerous Inquisitor novels including the Eisenhorn trilogy, and a host of other tales from the 41st Millennium and the Old World.

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

UK – Porcelain: Ivory Tower Signing

Benjamin Read and Chris Wildgoose will be joining us for a signing on Thursday the 30th of November, 6:00 – 7:00 pm!

Porcelain: Ivory Tower, number three in the much loved series (out right now from Improper Books!), continues to explore the themes of consciousness, self-determination and the corruption of power in a beautifully illustrated and tightly plotted journey through a fully realised and troubled world. Mixing gothic horror, sci-fi, a fairy tale sensibility and an epic sense of scale we’re certain the Porcelain series is a future classic of young adult fiction so we’re thrilled to have the creators with us!

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

UK – Void Trip #1 Signing

Writer Ryan O’Sullivan will be signing VOID TRIP #1 at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 22nd November from 6:00 – 7:00 pm.

Follow the story of Ana and Gabe, the last two humans in the galaxy.

They’re low on fuel, they’re low on food, and they’re low on psychedelic space froot, but they’re still determined to make it to the Promised Land: hippy-paradise, super-planet Euphoria.

This is the story of their journey, the friends and enemies they made along the way, and how the universe responded to those who dared to live freely within it.

For the other half of this exclusive connecting cover, don’t miss our signing with Ram V and Dearbhla Kelly on December 6th!

Ryan O’Sullivan is a writer of comic books. His past works include Turncoat, Eisenhorn, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War, and The Evil Within. He’s currently writing VOID TRIP and a whole bunch of top-secret projects he can’t tell you about. He’s from Yorkshire, England. It’s cold up north, so he needs you to buy his comics so he can afford to keep the heating on all year round.

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

UK – An Evening with Dave Gibbons & Tim Pilcher

Dave Gibbons & Tim Pilcher appear at the Cartoon Museum on Friday, November 24th from 6:30 PM till 8:00 PM to present HOW COMICS WORK. Tickets available at the link…

Press Release:

Spend an evening learning the secrets of how to make comics by the hand of comics laureate, Dave Gibbons, and comic book expert, Tim Pilcher. Gibbons and Pilcher have collaborated in the creation of a new book called How Comics Work. This book is a comics masterclass packed full of rare and unpublished material from Dave’s personal archive and it reveals insider tips on how his work was created.

Surrounded with real-life examples of Gibbons’ original art at the Cartoon Museum, this evening’s event will provide a unique, behind-the-scenes-perspective on the creative process.

This event is free, but there are limited spaces. You must reserve your spot to attend.

A cash bar will be available throughout the event and copies of the book can be purchased at the museum shop.

**Disclaimer: We reserve the right to give the place to another person if they turn up on the night and you are not there by 6:35 pm.

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The Cartoon Museum
35 Little Russell Street, WC1A 2HH London, United Kingdom
+44 20 7580 8155

UK – An Evening with Charlie Adlard

Press Release:

Acclaimed comics artist, and the UK’s Comics Laureate, Charlie Adlard will be in Dundee at 6pm on Friday 10th November 2017 to give a talk on his career, and his work as Comics Laureate. Charlie is best known as the artist of the hugely successful comic, The Walking Dead, which has been adapted into a massively popular television series. He has also worked on comics such as 2000AD, The X-Files, and various titles for both Marvel and DC. The event, which is open to the public, will start and 6pm in Dundee Comics Creative Space (Vision Building) and will take the form of a Q&A session, chaired by Professor Chris Murray, followed by a wine reception. If you’d like to meet Charlie Adlard and learn about his work in comics, and as Comics Laureate, please confirm attendance at our Facebook events page.

Please note that DCCS has no allocated parking at the Vision Building. There is public parking available on Greenmarket and Perth Road. The most convenient access point for DCCS is the entrance on Seabraes Lane off Perth Road. There is a buzzer for access.

The Vision Building, Greenmarket, DD1 4QB Dundee, UK

UK – How Comics Work Signing

Dave Gibbons & Tim Pilcher appear at Dave’s Comics on Saturday, November 18th from noon till 2:00 PM to sign HOW COMICS WORK.

Dave Gibbons, the artist behind juggernauts like Watchmen and Green Lantern, is here to teach you scriptwriting, page layouts, lettering, cover designs and more, and he’s doing it with scans of original artwork and rarely seen workings to illustrate his personal creative processes.

How Comics Work is your chance to gain insight into Gibbons’ work, from his computer colouring and 3D modelling with Angus McKie on Give Me Liberty, to his work on The Originals using digital greytones. You’ll learn how he layers text for editing, creates effects such as flares and neon glows, and prepares artwork for print and online.

Tim Pilcher is a pop culture expert who has worked in and and around the comics industry for over 20 years. Tim initially started as an assistant editor at DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint and he has written comics for the BBC, DeAgostini, Weldon Owen and the Young Telegraph. Tim has written over 16 books on comics and has lectured at UCL, Dublin Trinity College, The Imperial War Museum, and the British Library. He is the UK liaison for international graphic novel publisher, Humanoids. Tim lives in Brighton, England.

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Dave’s Comics
5 Sydney Street, Brighton, BN1 4EN
Tel: 01273 691012

UK – Rivers of London: Cry Fox #1 Variant Signing

Ben Aaronovitch, Lee Sullivan and Andrew Cartmel sign the variant Rivers of London Cry Fox #1 at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Sunday 12th November from 1 – 2pm.

The bookstore smash-hit returns for a brand-new story, picking up the threads from the most recent bestselling Rivers of London novel, The Hanging Tree!

Peter Grant, apprentice magician and freshly-made detective, tackles supernatural crimes for the London Met, walking the fine line between two worlds to keep the peace!

Also available on the day will be the signed mini-print Hardback edition of the latest collection, Detective Stories – exclusive to Forbidden Planet!

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

UK – John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction: Vortex #1 Signing

Mike Sizemore and David Kennedy signing John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction: Vortex #1 at the Forbidden Planet Megastore on Wednesday 8th November from 6:00 – 7:00 PM!

The second story of John Carpenter’s monthly anthology series Tales of Science Fiction.

With all communication lost from a mining asteroid, space station Benson dispatches a rescue ship to investigate. What the team discovers threatens not only to overwhelm and destroy them, but could ultimately threaten all life on Earth.

Writer Mike Sizemore was described by Warren Ellis as “Nine kinds of wrong.” His three-minute short SLINGERS has been called “the best TV show never made”. He adapted HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE for the stage and created the web series CAPER starring James Callis and Scott Bakula. He recently helped create a human being too.

Dave Kennedy is an artist originating from a dark corner of the North of England. He devotes his time here on Earth to drawing things that hopefully entertain others. He currently lives in the town of Wigan with his wife Tomomi, son Ren, and a worrying amount of toy robots.

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

UK – 50 Years of the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers Signing

Cartoonist Gilbert Shelton appears at Gosh Comics from Saturday the 27th November, 1-2pm, signing his work to celebrate fifty freakin’ years of the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers!

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

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