UK – Spider-Man/Deadpool Signing

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Writer Joe Kelly appears at Orbital Comics for a London exclusive signing on Monday, October 17, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM, in conjunction with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival.

Joe has worked on various comics titles over the years – including Action Comics, Deadpool, JLASteampunk, X-Men, and the current smash hit Spider-Man/Deadpool – in addition to being co-creator of cartoon sensation, Ben 10.

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

UK – Hadrian’s Wall Signing

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Kyle Higgins signs at Orbital Comics from 5PM-7PM, Wednesday 28th of September. Copies of trade paperbacks from his diverse catalogue of books, from Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers to Gates of Gotham, and his freshly-launched Image series, Hadrian’s Wall, will be available for sale.

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

UK – Third Doctor Signing

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When something enormous crashes into Bedfordshire, the Doctor, Jo Grant, and the forces of UNIT under Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart mobilize immediately, only to find themselves in the middle of a pitched battle against a terrifying invader.

But the shocking face that awaits their return to base may tip the whole world off its axis! It’s classic third Doctor action as you’ve never seen it before!

Exclusive Forbidden Planet / Jetpack variant with a cover by Boo Cook available!

Paul Cornell has been Hugo-nominated for his work in TV, comics and prose, and is a BSFA award-winner for short fiction. He has also written some of Doctor Who’s best-loved episodes for the BBC, and has more recently written for the Sherlock-inspired TV show Elementary, starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu.

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

UK – Let’s Talk Intersectionality: Feminism and Comics

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Gosh! Comics is excited to announce our next Let’s Talk Intersectionality: Feminism and Comics with a focus on androcentrism and the male gaze. It will be Monday, September 26th from 7-9pm. We have two great guests to help us get our heads around this subject: comic creators Amber Hsu and Ramsey Hassan.

Androcentrism is the idea that history and culture are filtered through a man’s point of view, in a way that seems universal and ‘normalised’. This is still too often the case in comics and culture, although things are changing! How can we obscure the male gaze? How can we fight the idea that comics and culture is often defaulted to a male perspective, with the assumption of a universal character and reader being a straight, white cisgender man? How can we insist on room for other identities and genders in ways that does ‘other’ them but actually reflects the diverse audience and creators in comics and culture? Join in us lamenting the still present male gaze in comics and celebrating all the work that counters it, subverts it and smashes the patriarchy.

Let’s Talk Intersectionality is a reading and discussion group that explores feminist texts and issues from an intersectional perspective. Gosh! hosts a regular edition of Let’s Talk Intersectionality every few months. This month, we’ll have some brief presentations and provocations about intersectional issues in comics, discussing androcentrism and the male gaze and then we’ll break up in small groups to chat. Co-hosted by Lauren Murphy, Lisa Woynarski and Nora Goldberg, with two brilliant guests to give us some provocations and hear some of their insights on these topics.

Amber Hsu is a Chinese-born, US-raised, UK-based writer and artist. In 2012 she won a place in the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators Undiscovered Voices Anthology and 3×3 Magazine’s Illustration Show Annual. She has exhibited photography, drawings, and sculpture in the US, UK and abroad. She is also a writer and has been on writing attachment at the National Theatre Studios and was recently commissioned by the Royal Court Theatre. She is the Editor and Creative Director of Tiny Pencil, an independent anthology artzine and press.

Ramsey Hassan/RAMZEE is a regular contributor at our Process and Goship events, and recently self-published his debut collection of three 5-page stories, Triangle. He recently released Zorse, a story about refugees and asylum seekers told from the point of view of a curious kid who becomes fascinated by Kamal, a new member of his class that is newly arrived in the U.K. from Somalia. Ramsey will be speaking about the cisgender, white, heteronormative patriarchal influence on comics and culture and the way that influence allows only certain stories to be told in the mainstream.

No prior knowledge of comics necessary. All welcome.

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

UK – The Marionette Unit Launch Party

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Gosh! Comics hosts the launch for the new graphic novel, The Marionette Unit with creators Azhur Saleem, James Boyle, and Warwick Johnson-Cadwell on Thursday September 15th from 7-9pm.

A new graphic novel from filmmakers Azhur Saleem and James Boyle, and illustrated by comic artist Warwick Johnson-Cadwell.

Enter the world of The Marionette Unit; a time of control, obsession and monstrous machines.
Beatrice Shaw is searching for her missing sister, Melodie, last seen employed at a workhouse run by shadowy industrialist, Henri Dubré inventor of The Marionette Units. It is a thrilling and terrifying Victorian mystery.

Azhur Saleem is a writer and director, a graduate of London Film School. He recently worked as a director for video games. Some of his other projects have been for BBC Films, Wateraid, Ford Motors, and General Motors. James Boyle is also a London Film School graduate, his focus is on producing independent films. He has produced four short films and an online series through his company Park Road Pictures. Warwick Johnson-Cadwell is an editorial illustrator, concept designer, and works in storyboarding and narrative art. Recently he worked on Tank Girl with Alan Martin for Titan Comics.

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

UK – Queer: A Graphic History Launch Party

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Dr. Meg-John Barker and Julia Scheele appear at Gosh! Comics on Thursday, September 1st from 7-9pm to launch Queer: A Graphic History.

A groundbreaking new book tackling the challenging questions of gender, identity and our understanding of binaries such as gay/straight. The book brings together pop-culture and academic theory to look at the history of queer thought and activism. A tool for those wrestling the issues of sexual identity and those just trying to grasp at the constantly changing definitions of gender.

DR MEG-JOHN BARKER is a writer, therapist, and activist-academic specialising in sex, gender and relationships. Meg-John is a senior lecturer in psychology at the Open University and a UKCP accredited psychotherapist, and has over a decade of experience researching and publishing on these topics including the popular book Rewriting the Rules.

JULIA SCHEELE is an illustrator, graphic facilitator and comic book artist. She runs One Beat Zines, a feminist zine collective and distributor.

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

UK – Ready Player One Signing

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ERNEST CLINE will be signing READY PLAYER ONE and ARMADA at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Sunday 21st August from 2:00 – 3:00 PM.

It’s the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place.

Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes this depressing reality by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia where you can be anything you want to be, where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets. And like most of humanity, Wade is obsessed by the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this alternate reality: OASIS founder James Halliday, who dies with no heir, has promised that control of the OASIS – and his massive fortune – will go to the person who can solve the riddles he has left scattered throughout his creation.

For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that the riddles are based in the culture of the late twentieth century. And then Wade stumbles onto the key to the first puzzle.

Suddenly, he finds himself pitted against thousands of competitors in a desperate race to claim the ultimate prize, a chase that soon takes on terrifying real-world dimensions – and that will leave both Wade and his world profoundly changed

ERNEST CLINE is best known for creating the cult film Fanboys, about a group of Star Wars fans on a pilgrimage to George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch. His work has been covered in numerous national publications and all over the internet. He is the author of Ready Player One and Armada. A film adaption of Ready Player One, directed by Steven Spielberg, is currently in production.

Only books will be signed at this event

Due to time constraints, there may be restrictions on the number of books signed

Please be aware that there will be be no posed photographs at this event

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

UK – He-Man & She-Ra Signing

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James Eatock will appear at Orbital Comics on Saturday August 27th signing copies of his newest book from Dark Horse: He-Man and She-Ra: A Complete Guide to the Classic Animated Adventures – As well as signing copies of the book there’ll be He-Man and She-Ra animation art for sale, cereal:geek magazines, and various other bits and pieces…

Also in attendance will be Marianne Wright in costume as someone from the He-Man/She-Ra universe, and (hopefully) Alex Hawkey, who co-wrote much of the She-Ra section of the book!

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

UK – Peter Milligan Signing

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Writer Peter Milligan appears at The Base on Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 2 PM5 PM for a comic book signing event. Peter is known for writing New Romancer, The Discipline, Batman Confidential, Hellblazer, X-Statix, 2000 AD, Human Target, Shade the Changing Man, and many more well known comics.

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The Base
14 Victoria Passage, DY8 1DP Stourbridge, UK
+44 7783 079092

UK – Four Kids Walk Into A Bank Signing

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Writer Matthew Rosenberg will be signing copies of his current comic titles, Four Kids Walk Into A Bank and Civil War II: Kingpin, on Wednesday 17th August at 6:00pm at Forbidden Planet’s London Megastore.

Four Kids Walk Into A Bank: Eleven-year-old Paige and her weirdo friends have a problem: a gang of ex-cons need her dad’s help on a heist… the problem is those ex-cons are morons. If Paige wants to keep her dad out of trouble, she’s going to have to pull off the heist herself.

Civil War II: Kingpin: An Inhuman with the ability to predict the future has helped the heroes of the Marvel Universe clamp down on crime before it can even happen. While this thwarts most criminals, one man has found a way to keep doing what he does best. Wilson Fisk has managed to stay one step ahead of the good guys and his crime enterprise is BOOMING. But what’s his secret?

Matthew Rosenberg was born and raised in New York City. The son, nephew, and brother of writers, he naturally spent the first 10 years of his professional life trying to avoid the same fate as them. After years of directing music videos, managing a print shop, touring the world managing bands, working at a comic shop, and co-owning a small indie record label, the fates have finally left him two choices; write comics professionally or starve to death trying. Armed only with his freakish knowledge of all things comic book and a complete lack of desire to do anything else, Matthew now finds himself a comic writer.

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

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