UK – Great Beast Signing

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Press Release:

Great Beast is a UK indie publisher run by dream-team Adam Cadwell and Marc Ellerby, both with long runs of diary comics under their belts (The Everyday and Ellerbisms, respectively). GB’s roster includes a veritable who’s who of faces at UK conventions: Robert Ball, Warwick Johnson-Cadwell (current artist on Tank Girl), Dan Berry (also host of the excellent Make It Then Tell Everybody series of podcasts about cartoonists’ process), John Riordan & Dan Cox, John Cei Douglas, and Isabel Greenberg, whose book The Encyclopedia of Early Earth recently made it unto the New York Times Bestseller list. Of course Cadwell’s and Ellerby’s more action-based new series, Blood Blokes and Chloe Noonan, are also on the list of these tasty, tasty offerings. The entire GB team will be descending upon us for the evening for chatting, drinking, signing, and possibly more drinking. Great Beast’s website is here to peruse.

To celebrate this explosion of UK indie talent, Gosh Comics will be popping the bottles of fizzy wine again on Friday, the 14th of March, from 7pm to 9pm.

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

UK – Chew Signing

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Tony Chu is a cop with a secret. A weird secret. Tony Chu is 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. It’s a dirty job – and Tony has to eat terrible things in the name of justice. And if that wasn’t bad enough, the government has figured out Tony Chu`s secret. They have plans for him… whether he likes it or not.

John Layman is the creator, writer and letterer of CHEW, the New York Times best-selling, Harvey Award and multi-Eisner Award winning cannibal cop comedy series from Image Comics. Layman was an editor for WildStorm Production and has written or lettered for every major publisher in comics for the last decade and a half. CHEW was the 2011 Eisner winner for Best Continuing Series, and winner of both the Eisner and the Harvey in 2010 for Best New Series. Currently, he’s finishing a run on Detective Comics for DC and working on the upcoming Batman Eternal Weekly. He’s written Aliens, Mars Attacks, Godzilla, Thundercats, Gambit, Scarface, Red Sonja, Marvel Zombies Vs. Army of Darkness, House of M: Fantastic Four, the Marvel Identity Wars Annuals, Stephen Colbert’s Tek Jansen… and a whole lotta other stuff. He loves kitties, Legos and Grand Theft Auto.

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

UK – Selfmade Hero Spring Party

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ILYA, Mark Stafford, and Reinhard Kleist appear at Gosh! Comics on Friday, March 7, 2014 from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm!

Press Release:

British Comics Month Presents: First up in our line up for March, we have a Selfmade Hero Spring Party, featuring ILYA, Mark Stafford, and Reinhard Kleist. ILYA and Stafford are both well-known faces of the UK comics scene and have launched their respective books Room For Love and The Man Who Laughs (written by David Hine) here at Gosh! late last year. Now they will be here again to sign and chat to fans, with Reinhard Kleist, German cartoonist and creator of the ever-popular comic biographies Johnny Cash and Castro. Kleist has turned his beautiful brush-work style to his new book, The Boxer: a biography of Hertzko Haft, a native Pole who survived the concentration camps of Nazi Germany and later emigrated to the Unites States to become a professional boxer. There’s some info on it here…

The book will be available from Gosh! on the day of the launch, and Kleist will be here to sign & chat. On top of that, there will be refreshments of the alcoholic sort, to emphasise the “Party” in “Spring Party”. Let’s hope the weather will emphasise the “Spring” part, too.

The Selfmade Hero Spring Party will take place on Friday, the 7th of March, from 7pm to 9pm. Also, from the 3rd through to the 9th of March, customers will be able to get 25% off all Selfmade Hero books!

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

UK – Batgirl Signing

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Writer GAIL SIMONE appears for a Special Guest signing at Travelling Man York on Saturday the 15th February from 3 – 6 pm.

Gail Simone is an American comics writer who has written countless titles for DC such as Wonder Woman and Birds of Prey, she became the writer for BATGIRL in 2011 when DC reached the comic for the New 52 and is also currently working on THE MOVEMENT, as well as DYNAMITE’s RED SONJA.

Other notable works include Action Comics, Suicide Squad, The Fury of Firestorm, Justice League, The All-New Atom, Secret Six, Welcome to Tranquility, Deadpool, and The Simpsons Comics, she has also written for film, television and worked on video games.

Gail has been working on her first story for MARVEL in ten years ‘The Dead Wedding’ featured in Deadpool #27 and on February the 26th picks up Lara Croft’s story where the smash hit TOMB RAIDER game left off in a new ongoing series for DARK HORSE COMICS.

Don’t miss out on your chance to come and meet this Superstar writer and we look forward to seeing you all at the event!!!

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Travelling Man
54 Goodramgate, YO1 7LF York, UK

UK – Revenge #1 Signing

jricWriter JONATHAN ROSS and artist IAN CHURCHILL sign the first issue of the Revenge (Image Comics) mini-series at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 1st March from 1:00 to 2:00pm.

Griffin Franks was a joke in Hollywood. A washed up action-hero. Over the hill. Past it. A has-been. A barely-was. But now he IS The Revenger. He’s a star. His movie’s a hit. His latest wife is hot. He finally has everything he wants. Just in time for someone to take it all away. Forever. Starting with his face.

As well as scripting this great new title, Jonathan Ross makes his art debut – he has drawn the cover of the Forbidden Planet Variant of Revenge #1, with inks and colouring by Ian Churchill.

Needing no introduction, JONATHAN ROSS is not only a national celebrity and TV presenter but a lifelong comics enthusiast – who is building a new following of comic fans with his critically acclaimed work on Turf and America’s Got Powers!

IAN CHURCHILL has worked professionally in the comic book industry for 20 years. Debuting on Marvel’s X-Men titles, he went on to illustrate Cable, Deadpool, The Avengers, Superman, Supergirl, Teen Titans, Red Hulk, Richard Starkings’ Elephantmen and his own group of supernatural heroes The Coven. His creator-owned character Marineman, launched in 2010 and received an Eisner Award nomination for Best New Series 2010 and was shortlisted for the 2012 Stan Lee Excelsior Award.

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

UK – Loki: Agent of Asgard #1 Signing

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The mighty AL EWING appears at Travelling Man York on Friday the 7th February from 4:00 pm to celebrate the release of LOKI: AGENT OF ASGARD #1 – Al’s new ongoing series for MARVEL COMICS.

Al Ewing is a well established and talented British comics writer and novelist best known for his work on 2000 AD including Times Magazine 2013 Top 10 comic ZOMBO: You Smell of Crime and I’m the Deodorant! as well as AVENGERS ASSEMBLE, IRON MAN: FATAL FRONTIER and MIGHTY AVENGERS for Marvel Comics.

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Travelling Man
54 Goodramgate, YO1 7LF York, UK

UK – Battling Boy Event

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Paul Pope appears in conversation with Comica Co-Director Paul Gravett, an aficionado since Pope’s debut Sin Titulo. Tuesday February 4th 2014, doors open 6.15 for 6.30pm start, ends 8.30pm. Seating is limited so early online booking is advised!

A Comica Conversation in aid of Comica, a not-for-profit enterprise, with support from First Second/Macmillan, Melia Publishing Services & Foyles.

£6 from WeGotTickets

Foyles Gallery, 3rd Floor, Foyles Bookshop, Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EB

UK – The Governor Signs

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Actor DAVID MORRISSEY will sign at Forbidden Planet Liverpool on Saturday 22nd February from 12:00 – 14:00 in support of Friends of Observatory School.

Liverpool born David Morrissey began his acting career at the town’s celebrated Everyman Theater. He has appeared in many movies and TV Productions, including Blackpool, Red Riding, Sense and Sensibility, and the 2008 Christmas special of Doctor Who as Jackson Lake, a man who believed himself to be The Doctor!

He is currently gaining a huge American fan base for his appearance as ‘The Governor’ in the massively popular TV series The Walking Dead.

Friends Of The Observatory School (FOTOS) was set up in March 2012 in order to raise funds for activities that would broaden the horizons of the school’s special needs pupils with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. These activities include holidays, after school rewards activities such as horse riding, make-up classes, music lessons and drama workshops. FOTOS has funded special treats such as a whole school trip to the pantomime, a music day, a trip to the cinema and artist workshops and are currently raising funds for a new school minibus.

See more information on The Observatory School here.

Please Note: The event is not ticketed and is first come first served. David Morrissey will ONLY be signing an exclusive autograph card, available at the event at a cost of £10.00. One card / signature per customer. Buying a card also entitles the customer to one photograph with David Morrissey. All money from the sale of the cards will go to benefit The Observatory School.

Forbidden Planet: Liverpool
92 Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4HY

UK – Evil Star Signing

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Press Release:

Celebrating the recent release of the graphic novel adaptation of ‘Evil Star’ – the second volume of best-selling author Anthony Horowitz OBE‘s ‘The Power of Five’ series of books, Gnash will be hosting a signing and Q&A session with Evil Star‘s artist Lee O’Connor, and Dom Reardon, artist on the previous graphic novel in the series, ‘Raven’s Gate’.

The Power of Five is a series for teens and young adults (readers of 10+ years, it says here) set in the modern day, five teenagers called ‘The Gatekeepers’ who’re scattered across the globe must meet and combine the strange talents they’ve been born with to defeat the Old Ones – sinister forces who plot mankind’s destruction – and the twisted people who serve them!

The first volume – ‘Raven’s Gate’, drawn by Dom and Lee – introduces 14 year old Matt, who is fostered out to a small village in Yorkshire where everything isn’t quite what it seems. At all. In the second volume – ‘Evil Star‘, drawn by Lee – the Old Ones’ attention is focused on something in the Nazca Desert in Peru… And Matt and the second gatekeeper must stop the king of the Old Ones being released!

Lee and Dom will be signing copies of the book, drawing sketches and answering your questions at Gnash Comics between 4 – 6pm on Saturday the 8th of February.

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

UK – Half Past Danger Signing

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Stephen Mooney will be signing our EXCLUSIVE BOOKPLATED hardcover edition of HALF PAST DANGER at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 5th February from 6 – 7pm!

History meets Prehistory in this two-fisted race against time!

Summer, 1943, and in the midst of a war waged by monsters, Staff Sergeant Tommy ‘Irish’ Flynn never expected to encounter a real one. But on a remote island in the South Pacific theatre, Flynn and his squad come face-to-fanged-face with creatures long thought dead!

Stephen Mooney is an Irish illustrator working in the fields of Comic Books, Animation and Video Games. His credits include the New York Times best-selling Joss Whedon’s Angel and his current hit creator owned series, Half Past Danger, both for IDW Publishing. Stephen resides and works in Monaghan, Ireland with his wife.

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

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