UK – Surgeon X Signing

SARA KENNEY signs SURGEON X VOL. 1: THE PATH OF MOST RESISTANCE at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday 26th April from 6:00 – 7:00 PM.

In an antibiotic apocalypse in near-future London, brilliant surgeon Rosa Scott becomes Surgeon X, a vigilante doctor who treats those who’ve been abandoned by the system. Haunted by the murder of her mother and harassed by the mysterious Hippocrates, Rosa risks everything to save lives – but warps her medical oath to do so.

Sara Kenney is a writer, producer and director based in London, England. She started her career working in science, but left a good job with great career prospects to work in TV. For the last 16 years she’s worked as a filmmaker on documentaries, drama and animation (BBC, Channel 4, Discovery etc.) Surgeon X is her first comic.

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

UK – Briggs Land: State of Grace Signing

Join MACK CHATER signing BRIGGS LAND: STATE OF GRACE at Forbidden Planet Newcastle on Saturday 22nd April from 1:00 – 2:00 PM!

Briggs Land, nearly a hundred square miles of rural wilderness, contains the largest anti-government secessionist movement in the United States. When matriarch Grace Briggs wrests control of the operation from her incarcerated husband, she sparks a war within the community – and her immediate family – that threatens to bring the full power of the federal government down on their heads.

Mack Chater has always been into art, especially concept art, FX and comic book art. He loves working in a team, the creative buzz of working with other, like-minded people. Mack is the illustrator of Six, from master author George Pelecanos, and has done sequential work for Ashes, Earp: Saints for Sinners, The Fuse, and Smoke/Ashes.

Forbidden Planet
49 Grainger Street Newcastle NE1 5JE
0191 261 9173

UK – Doctor Who Ghost Stories Signing

Join GEORGE MANN signing DOCTOR WHO GHOST STORIES #1 (DUK Exclusive Variant) at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Thursday 13th April from 6:00 – 7:00 PM!

An all-new adventure with the Ghost, Lucy Fletcher, and the Doctor.

Follow the Ghost, from the stunning 2016 Doctor Who Christmas Special, ‘The Return of Doctor Mysterio,’ into a brand-new, galaxy-spanning adventure. What part of the Ghost’s secret origin returns to threaten the universe? And a superhero needs a super-villain – so meet the Ghost’s dark shadow…!

George Mann is the author of the Newbury and Hobbes and The Ghost series of novels, as well as numerous short stories, novellas and audiobooks. He has written fiction and audio scripts for the BBC’s Doctor Who and Sherlock Holmes. He is also a respected anthologist and has edited The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction and The Solaris Book of New Fantasy.

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

UK – Black Hammer Signing

Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston will be signing copies of their new book Black Hammer exclusively at OK Comics on Sunday 16th April at 8:30 PM. They will also be signing copies of their other work, which you can either bring with you, or purchase on the evening. This is Jeff Lemire’s only UK appearance this year.

Jeff Lemire is known for Essex County, Sweet Tooth, Underwater Welder, Trillium, Wolverine: Old Man Logan, Green Arrow, Hawkeye, and others.

Dean Ormston is known for 2000AD, Books of Magic: Life in Wartime, The Eaters, Bodies and others.

This is a free event.

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OK Comics
19 Thorntons Arcade, LS1 6LQ Leeds, UK
+44 113 246 9366

UK – Image 25th Anniversary Signing Day

Press Release:

Gosh Comics marks Image Comics‘ 25th anniversary with a number of creator signings throughout the afternoon of Saturday the 18th March, so come on down! Big thanks to all the great folks at Image Comics for giving us the opportunity to help celebrate their 25th Anniversary with this and our terrific Friday night talk. Happy birthday, and here’s to many, many more!

Comic Creators Jordie Bellaire, Simon Gane, Emi Lenox, John McCrea, Tradd Moore, Sean Phillips, Alison Sampson, Declan Shalvey, Si Spurrier, Eric Stephenson, Christian Ward, Caspar Wijngaard & Dan Watters will appear to meet fans and sign comics.

These talented folks will be signing together in small groups through the afternoon, with the roster as follows:

1pm – 2pm
John McCrea
Sean Phillips
Allison Sampson

2pm – 3pm
Simon Gane
Emi Lenox
Eric Stephenson

3pm – 4pm
Jordie Bellaire
Declan Shalvey
Si Spurrier

4pm – 5pm
Tradd Moore
Christian Ward
Caspar Wijngaard
Dan Watters

There will be a limit of 6 items per customer per signing session, excluding anything you buy in store on the day. So if there are 3 creators signing, you could bring 2 items for each creator, or 3 each for two of them, or 6 for one of them, plus anything you buy in store on the day.

ABOUT THE CREATORS

Based in Ireland, Jordie Bellaire is an Eisner award winning colourist for her contributions to such titles as The Manhattan Projects, Nowhere Men, Pretty Deadly, Zero, The Massive, Tom Strong, X-Files Season 10, Captain Marvel, Journey into Mystery, and Numbercruncher, among numerous other books.

Simon Gane lives and works in Bristol, UK. Previous projects include Dark Rain: A New Orleans Story and Northlanders for DC/Vertigo, Paris for SLG Publishing and Godzilla: History’s Greatest Monster for IDW. Simon is currently working on Image title They’re Not Like Us with writer Eric Stephenson.

Emi Lenox is based out of Portland, Oregon, and is a comic creator widely known for Emitown, a web-based diary comic that was later published by Image as two printed volumes, and her excellent collaboration with Jeff Lemire, Plutona.

John McCrea is an Irish comics creator currently collaborating with Phil Hester on the supernatural science series Mythic. His past work includes such titles as Troubled Souls, Hitman, and many, many more.

Tradd Moore burst on the scene with his eye-popping (sometimes quite literally) visuals on The Strange Talent of Luther Strode (with writer Justin Jordan). He was quickly snapped up by Marvel for their Ghost Rider relaunch, as well as ongoing cover work on top titles. As well as working on Ales Kot’s Image series Zero, he collaborated with Jordan again to complete the Luther Strode trilogy with The Legend and The Legacy.

Drawing comics professionally since the age of fifteen, Sean Phillips has in recent years concentrated on creator-owned books including Criminal, Incognito, Seven Psychopaths, Fatale & The Fade Out. He’s currently drawing Kill or be Killed, written by his frequent collaborator Ed Brubaker.

Alison Sampson brings her architectural background to her art, creating living, breathing worlds that her characters inhabit. Her work can be found in Nathan Edmonson collaboration Genesis, and the upcoming Winnebago Graveyard with writer Steve Niles.

Declan Shalvey is an award-winning cartoonist based in Ireland, known for his many collaborations with creators like Warren Ellis and Jordie Bellaire.

Si Spurrier writes novels and comics, with his recent work in the sequential sphere including Cry Havoc, Doctor Who, and Eisner award nominated science-fantasy series, The Spire. His latest prose novels are Contract and A Serpent Uncoiled, while his first digital-only project is the “absurdist-noir” novella Unusual Concentrations.

As Publisher for Image Comics, Eric Stephenson has helped foster the creator-owned projects of numerous bestselling writers and artists, including Robert Kirkman, Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction, Jonathan Hickman, Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Kelly Sue DeConnick, and Brandon Graham, as well as a well-known pair of award magnets whose names rhyme with Frian and Biona. He is also the Eisner-nominated writer and co-creator of Nowhere Men and They’re Not Like US.

After 10 years of encouraging London teenagers to draw anything other than comics, Christian Ward is now a full-time comic book artist, illustrator and writer. Alongside being an artist at Marvel (Iron Man, New Avengers, The Ultimates, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), he is also the co-creator of ODY-C with Matt Fraction for Image Comics.

Dan Watters is a London-based writer whose first creator owned graphic novel Limbo, created with Caspar Wijngaard, was released in 2016 through Image Comics. He is currently working on Assassin’s Creed and Dark Souls: Legends of the Flame, both for Titan Comics.

Caspar Wijngaard’s work has been published by Image Comics, BOOM! and Titan. His most recent work includes the Image series Limbo which he drew, coloured and co-created with writer Dan Watters, and Assassin’s Creed and Dark Souls comics for Titan.

Be sure to come along and help us celebrate with this heapin’ helpin’ of Image talent! If you can’t make it on the day but would like to arrange a reservation or mail order, drop us an email to info@goshlondon.com. Keep an eye on the Facebook event for any updates.

And to help celebrate all the Image goings-on, we’ll be doing 10% off of all Image Comics TPs on the day! It’s the perfect chance to try out that new series you’ve had your eye on…

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

UK – Jock Signing

JOCK will be signing two sensational new exclusive Giclee Prints at the Forbidden Planet Newcastle Megastore on Saturday 25th March from noon to 1pm.

These two high quality giclee prints feature the cover art from All Star Batman #6. Both measure 20 x 36 inches and are printed on 300gms smooth cotton rag paper and are ONLY available from our Newcastle Megastore!

The Signed All-Star Batman #6 Print is limited to 100 Worldwide and will be £49.99. Also available is the Variant Edition, limited to 50 Worldwide and costing £54.99.

See more information about the prints on our Log Page.

PLUS: Also available at the event will be the Forbidden Planet/Big Bang Exclusive Variant of the 2000AD 40th Anniversary special, featuring Judge Dredd cover art by Jock.

Jock won the 2001 National Comics Award for Best New Talent (2000 AD) and was nominated for a 2006 Eisner Award (The Losers) and the 2012 Stan Lee Award for Best Artist (Detective Comics). Jock has created storyboards and concept art for numerous films including The Dark Knight Trilogy, Dredd, Star Wars VIII and the Oscar winning Ex Machina. His comics creations include Green Arrow, Batman, Wolverine, Constantine and Judge Dredd.

Forbidden Planet
49 Grainger Street Newcastle NE1 5JE
0191 261 9173

UK – Image Comics 25th Anniversary Panel

Jordie Bellaire, Warren Ellis, Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Declan Shalvey, and Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson appear at Gosh! Comics from 7.30-9pm on Friday the 17th March.

PLEASE NOTE: This is not a signing event. There will not be a signing session before or after the talk. Jordie & Declan will be part of a signing event occurring on Saturday the 18th March.

ABOUT THE CREATORS

Jordie Bellaire is probably the most lauded (and certainly most prolific) colourist working today. You’d be lucky to find a week without one of her books shipping, and even luckier to experience her mastery of palette. Always pushing the boundaries of colour as an integral part of storytelling, her versatility is astounding. Equally impressive has been her outspoken advocacy for inclusiveness in the industry, including initiating the “Comics are for everybody” movement.

Warren Ellis hardly needs an introduction, a man who has repeatedly kicked the stool out from under a complacent industry to bring it standing to attention. He has a masterful hand for reinvention, a keen futurists eye, and an authorial voice that can bring laughter, tears, excitement and horror all with deceptive ease. His current Image titles, Injection and Trees, rank among the best comics work he’s done.

Kieron Gillen is one of the brightest stars in the British comics firmament. Gaining prominence for his work on Phonogram, he has gone from strength to strength through his subsequent work on titles such as Young Avengers (where one could argue he and creative partner Jamie McKelvie set the tone for the increased progressiveness and inclusiveness in the Marvel universe that was to follow), Journey Into Mystery, Uncanny X-Men, Generation Hope, Darth Vader and of course The Wicked + The Divine.

Jamie McKelvie, often in partnership with Kieron, has brought a slick new visual vocabulary to mainstream comics, bringing in influences from the worlds of music and fashion. As well as outstanding artistic stints on Phonogram, Suburban Glamour, Young Avengers and The Wicked + The Divine, Jamie has been a key designer for Marvel, including two of its most iconic modern costume designs: Captain Marvel and Ms Marvel (now, as an icon of the Resist movement, a cultural phenomenon in her own right).

Declan Shalvey brings a weighty, graphic eye to his art, wowing everyone with his striking work on Warren Ellis’ superb Moon Knight run. Starting out in the world of self-publishing, he first caught our eye in the pages of Thunderbolts and has since become a draw in his own right. As well as ongoing work on Ellis’ Injection, he has recently popped up in the pages of All Star Batman, and his covers have been gracing Becky Cloonan’s current Punisher run.

Eric Stephenson has been with Image since its earliest days. Working as Extreme Studios’ editor, he also wrote and co-wrote a number of those early Extreme titles. Continuing to work on in a publishing capacity, he was a key member of the Image team for both Jim Valentino and Erik Larsen’s respective runs as Publisher, before taking the position himself in 2008. Under his directorship, Image has found a new place within the market, positioning itself as the premiere publisher for creator owned work and changing the face of graphic novel sales throughout all channels with titles such as The Walking Dead and Saga. A passionate believer in positive change for the comics business, his annual Image Expo addresses are a must for industry-watchers. He’s also returned to writing, with Nowhere Men and They’re Not Like Us both proving that he’s still more than capable of considerable creative output alongside his publishing duties.

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

UK – Rick and Morty Vol. 3 Signing

Marc Ellerby‏ signs Rick & Morty comics at Waterstones on 18th March from 2:00 – 3:00 PM.

Waterstones
intu Lakeside, Lakeside Shopping Centre, Thurrock RM20 2ZG, UK
44 1708 869858

UK – Anno Dracula #1 Event

Kim Newman, Paul McCaffrey, and more appear at the Phoenix Artist Club on Thursday 23 March 2017 at 6:00 PM.

It’s 1888, and Queen Victoria has remarried, taking as her consort the Wallachian Price infamously known as Count Dracula.

To celebrate the launch of Kim Newman’s ANNO DRACULA #1, Titan Comics invites you to a very special event at The Phoenix Artists’ Club. Join Kim, artist Paul McCaffrey, editor David Leach, and host Chris Thompson for a live Q&A and an illustrated, interactive discussion about Anno Dracula himself, and how the comics were created.

Tickets cost £7.50, available from TICKET SOURCE. Guests will receive an exclusive, very limited edition, signed pure art ‘Union Jack’ variant of Anno Dracula #1, created just for the event. Take time to have a drink at the bar, speak to Kim about his work, and browse a full range of Anno Dracula books and comics, available for purchase on the night!

Kim Newman is a well known and respected author and movie critic. He writes regularly for Empire Magazine and contributes to The Guardian, The Times, Time Out and others. He makes frequent appearances on radio and TV. He has won the Bram Stoker, International Horror Guild, British Fantasy and British Science Fiction Awards and been nominated for the Hugo, World Fantasy, and James Herbert Awards.

Phoenix Artist Club
1 Phoenix Street, WC2H 8BU London, United Kingdom
+44 20 7836 1077

UK – Beyond Watchmen & Judge Dredd Signing

Artist John Higgins launches his new book – and art exhibition – Beyond Watchmen & Judge Dredd, at Forbidden Planet’s Liverpool store at 1:00pm on Saturday 11th March. John Higgins has been the artist or colourist on some of the most iconic comic books of recent years. Here, collected together for the first time, is the best of Higgins breathtaking work. Alongside never before seen preliminary drawings of now iconic characters, the book includes insights into the career of the comic book artist.

Beyond Watchmen & Judge Dredd is not just a comprehensive overview of Higgin’s work – it is also an indispensable instruction manual on drawing and colouring technique.

John Higgins is an acclaimed graphic artist, writer and publisher. A frequent collaborator with Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, his work includes Batman: The Killing Joke, Watchmen, Judge Dredd, Before Watchmen, and Razorjack.

This signing is part of the launch of first major retrospective of the work of Liverpool-born artist, who found global success as a comic book artist and writer for 2000AD, DC and Marvel, running at Victoria Gallery & Museum within Liverpool University.

The exhibition will feature his original art displayed alongside examples of the work of the artists and science fiction classics that inspired him.

Beyond Dredd & Watchmen: The Art of John Higgins opens on Friday, 10 March 2017 and runs until October 2017.

Forbidden Planet
92 Bold Street Liverpool L1 4HY
0151 707 1491

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