UK – Charlie’s Angels #1 Signing

Writer John Layman appears at Forbidden Planet to sign CHEW VOL. 1 and CHARLIE’S ANGELS #1 on Tuesday 10th July.

In CHEW, Tony Chu is a detective with a secret, a weird secret – he’s Cibopathic, which means he gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats.

It also means he’s a hell of a detective, as long as he doesn’t mind nibbling on the corpse of a murder victim to figure out whodunit, and why. He’s been brought on by the Special Crimes Division of the Fda, the most powerful law enforcement agency on the planet, to investigate their strangest, sickest, and most bizarre cases.

In CHARLIE’S ANGELS, the Angels are back, baby! The original Angels, Jill, Kelly and Sabrina!

Travel back to the swingin’ 70s, and revisit the butt-kicking, crime-fighting, mould-breaking lady detectives who took 70s TV by storm, ready to do the same to comics 40 years later! Break out your bell-bottoms, feather your hair, and jump back to a era of peanut-farmer presidents, gargantuan gas-guzzlers and foxy female detectives for a globe-trotting adventure that’s simply too big and epic for the 70s-era boob tube.

Written by elderly Eisner winner and solicitation-writing former-superstar John Layman, and with art by his scrappy but loveable youngster pal, Joe Eisma.

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

UK – Dull Margaret Signing

Actor Jim Broadbent and cartoonist Dix appear on Wednesday, 27th June at 6:30 PM at Waterstones Piccadilly.

The Academy Award-winning actor, Jim Broadbent and Guardian cartoonist Dix have joined forces to create their first graphic novel, Dull Margaret.

Dull Margaret was inspired by Dulle Griet, a 16th-century painting by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. She is a damaged soul, struggling to navigate a perplexing world. She’s disliked and shunned by her neighbours, and is soon sent to live far away from civilization where she begins to brew her own potions, wishing for friendship and fortune. But, she needs to be wary of what she wishes for, as her magic propels her into a number of dark twists and turns.

Intense and humorous, Dull Margaret is one of the most anticipated and unexpected graphic novels of 2018.

Jim Broadbent is a highly-acclaimed British actor who has starred in many films and television features, including Harry Potter and Game of Thrones. He was inspired to write Dull Margaret after becoming fixated on the mysterious landscapes and marshes of Lincolnshire.

Dix is best known for his cartoons and illustrations which are featured in the Guardian, as well as co-creating KLAXON, another graphic novel.

Please join Jim and Dix for what promises to be a humorous, dark and inspiring evening.

Tickets are £25.99 and include a copy of Dull Margaret, or cost £5.00 for general admission.

Please note: only copies of the authors books will be signed, no other merchandise will be signed.

Waterstones Piccadilly
203/206 Piccadilly London, W1J 9HD United Kingdom
020 7851 2400

 

 

UK – Tumult Launch Party

Gosh Comics hosts the launch party for the new SelfMadeHero graphic novel Tumult with creators John Harris Dunning and Michael Kennedy on Thursday 28th June from 7:00 – 9:00 PM.

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

UK – Baby’s First Bank Heist Launch Party

Author Jim Whalley and illustrator Stephen Collins appear at Gosh Comics on Friday, June 22nd at 6:30 PM to celebrate the launch of Baby’s First Bank Heist!

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

UK – Apollo Launch Party

Matt Fitch, Chris Baker, and Mike Collins all here to celebrate the launch of their new SelfMadeHero graphic novel Apollo on Thursday the 14th June from 7:00 – 9:00 PM!

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

UK – Dull Margaret Signing + Q&A

Actor Jim Broadbent and cartoonist Dix appear in conversation with Paul Gravett on Tuesday, 26th June at 7:30 PM at Gosh Comics.

The Academy Award-winning actor, Jim Broadbent and Guardian cartoonist Dix have joined forces to create their first graphic novel, Dull Margaret from Fantagraphics.

Dull Margaret was inspired by Dulle Griet, a 16th-century painting by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. She is a damaged soul, struggling to navigate a perplexing world. She’s disliked and shunned by her neighbours, and is soon sent to live far away from civilization where she begins to brew her own potions, wishing for friendship and fortune. But, she needs to be wary of what she wishes for, as her magic propels her into a number of dark twists and turns.

Intense and humorous, Dull Margaret is one of the most anticipated and unexpected graphic novels of 2018.

Jim Broadbent is a highly-acclaimed British actor who has starred in many films and television features, including Harry Potter and Game of Thrones. He was inspired to write Dull Margaret after becoming fixated on the mysterious landscapes and marshes of Lincolnshire.

Dix is best known for his cartoons and illustrations which are featured in the Guardian, as well as co-creating KLAXON, another graphic novel.

RSVP on Facebook!

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

 

UK – Art of SOLO Signing

Press Release:

To celebrate the release of the The Art of Solo A Star Wars Story by Phil Szostak from Abrams Books, Gosh Comics hosts Vincent Jenkins, Jack Dudman, Will Htay, Adam Brockbank, Glyn Dillon, Julian Caldow, Chris Caldow, Moley Sole, Paul Marsh, and Neil Ellis for a very special panel discussion and signing here, Tuesday 12th June, 7.30-9pm!

Solo: A Star Wars Story is the second non-series film to help fill out the Star Wars universe, bringing to life hitherto unseen worlds and technologies, and reimagining familiar places and faces (and certain iconic spaceships) for an earlier time. Before filming starts, heavy lifting begins in the design departments, with countless reams of art being distilled down to a final vision for the film.

“The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story reveals, for the first time, the design evolution of each new fantastical set, otherworldly machine, and unforgettable character in the film. Packed with hundreds of spectacular images, including production paintings, concept art and sketches, storyboards, and matte paintings, The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story is the definitive guide to the art of the film—and a must-have keepsake for fans.”

Lucky for us plenty of the talented folks behind the scenes are based right here in the UK, and we’re lucky enough to be hosting a number of them for a Q&A session and signing! We’ll have Vincent Jenkins, Jack Dudman, Will Htay, Adam Brockbank, Glyn Dillon, Julian Caldow, Chris Caldow, Moley Sole, Paul Marsh & Neil Ellis all here in-store to talk about their process working on the film, as well as take your questions. There will also be an opportunity to get copies of The Art of Solo A Star Wars Story signed by this incredible roster of talent.

Things kick off on Tuesday 12th June from 7.30-9 pm. We’ll be closing the store at 7pm for a brief set-up, reopening at around 7.20pm to let people take their seats.

Seats will be available on a first come, first served basis, and if past attendance is any indication we’d recommend getting here to queue by 7pm.

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

UK – 75 Years Of DC Comics Signing

Comic writer Paul Levitz will be appearing at Forbidden Planet’s London Megastore on Wednesday 27th June at 6:00pm.

Paul Levitz began as an entrepreneur in high school as editor/publisher of The Comic Reader, the first mass-circulation fanzine devoted to comics news, winning two consecutive annual Comic Art Fan Awards for Best Fanzine. He went on to write over 400 stories of iconic characters including Superman, Batman, Legion of Super-Heroes, Wonder Woman and more, with sales of over 25 million copies and translations into over 20 languages.

As an executive, he led the DC Comics division of Time Warner as its senior business officer for three decades, and ultimately as President & Publisher from 2002-2009.

He continues to work in the comics field by serving on the board of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund along with other major creative and business figures in comics and consults for Warner Bros. and other companies.

His book, 75 Years Of DC Comics: The Art Of Modern Mythmaking won the U.K.’s Eagle Award for Favourite Comics-Related Book, Munich’s Peng Pris and the Eisner Awards for Best Comics-Related Book in the U.S.

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

UK – Thor #1 Signing

Artist Christian Ward signs Thor #1 at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday 13th June from 6:00 – 7:00 PM!

Thor Odinson has regained his mantle – and with it, a wild new world of trouble on his mighty hands!

The artifacts of Asgard have been scattered across the earth, and to reclaim them, Thor will have to face some ugly truths. Like the production cost of hundreds of new hammers! And the Thunder God is going to need every last one of them if he’s going to stop the unstoppable Juggernaut.

Don’t miss the latest chapter of the King Thor saga with acclaimed BLACK BOLT artist Christian Ward, as the Thor of the far future encounters an old friend who’s undergone some startling changes.

Also available will be Black Bolt Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 and two fantastic, limited edition signed Giclees – each hand-numbered Marvel collectible measures 18” x 24” and is printed on 300gms smooth cotton.

Christian Ward is a full-time comic book artist currently working with Jason Aaron on THOR.

Alongside being the artist on Marvel’s Eisner and Hugo nominated BLACK BOLT series with writer Saladin Ahmed, he is also the co-creator of ODY-C with Matt Fraction for Image Comics. He’s worked with writers such at Nick Spencer, Al Ewing, Kieron Gillen, and Margaret Atwood.

Christian currently lives in Shrewsbury with his wife Catherine and a pug named Thor.

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

UK – Deadendia Launch Party

Hamish Steele appears at Orbital Comics for a signing on Friday 1st June from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Afterwards, we will be having a Director’s Commentary and Q+A with Hamish from 7:30 PM. FREE ENTRY.

Barney and Norma are just trying to get by and keep their jobs, but working at Dead End also means battling demonic forces, vengeful ghosts, time travelling wizards and scariest of all – their love lives.

Hamish Steele’s popular webcomic Deadendia was inspired by a short animation Hamish made for Cartoon Hangover, Dead End. It follows the lives of three amusement park employees who begin to suspect something paranormal lurks under the haunted house attraction! Nobrow now collect the first 8 issues in trade paperback.

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

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