UK – I.D. Launch Party

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Emma Ríos appears at Gosh Comics for a signing on Friday, June 24th, 6-7pm, and will be launching the trade of her latest series I.D.

Emma Ríos will be debuting her newest book, I.D., published by Image Comics. originally serialised in the pages of Brandon Graham’s comic anthology Island Magazine, this is a collection of the dystopian mini series written and drawn by Emma is set in the near future following three people dealing with unhappiness over their physical appearance. They all decide undergo “body transplant” as a solution to their discontent. The series is a beautiful narration of identity and self-perception, from gender dysphoria to needing to escape from one’s past.

Emma, a Spanish artist, originally worked in architecture and produced self published comics work. She made her debut on the American comics scene with the series Hexed, about a thief working in the occult underground, and at Marvel comics with mini-series under Doctor Strange and Amazing Spider Man. Her most critically acclaimed series has been Pretty Deadly, from Image Comics, a collaboration with writer, Kelly Sue DeConnick.

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

UK – Minimum Wage Signing

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Cartoonist Bob Fingerman will be signing and chatting with fans at Orbital Comics on Saturday 11 June 2016 from 5:30 PM, then from 7:00 PM he’ll be presenting a Director’s Commentary to discuss Minimum Wage: So Many Bad Decisions.

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

UK – Aquaman: Rebirth #1 Signing

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Press Release:

DAN ABNETT will be signing AQUAMAN #1 and AQUAMAN: REBIRTH #1 at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 22nd June from 6:00 – 7:00 PM.

Aquaman returns in two fantastic new DC Rebirth titles!

In Aquaman: Rebirth, we meet Arthur Curry who walks in two worlds but can find a home in neither. The King of Atlantis looks to reconcile his split heritage as he embarks on a new mission that may finally make him choose between his two paths.

And in Aquaman #1 ‘The Drowning’, Black Manta is back, and as Aquaman attempts to broker lasting peace between Atlantis and the surface world, his greatest foe engineers a plan to destroy everything and everyone the undersea hero loves.

“As the leader of a world power,” writer Dan Abnett says, “Arthur believes it’s time Atlantis became part of the global community. Atlantis has been on the outside for too long: feared, mysterious and misunderstood. But that means getting the world used to Atlantis…and vice versa.

Dan Abnett is a novelist and award-winning comic book writer. He has written twenty-five novels for the Black Library, including the acclaimed Gaunt’s Ghosts series and the Eisenhorn and Ravenor trilogies, and, with Mike Lee, the Darkblade cycle. His Black Library novel Horus Rising and his Torchwood novel Border Princes (for the BBC) were both bestsellers.

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

UK – Judge Dredd: Titan Signing

00000000000-dredd-ukROB WILLIAMS will be signing JUDGE DREDD: TITAN at the Forbidden Planet Bristol Megastore on Saturday 18th June from 1:00 – 2:00 PM.

Now the Justice Department of Mega-City One has lost contact with the Titan penal colony – a big problem considering that it houses over one thousand law-breaking ex-judges, many of which have a grudge with their old colleagues.

Dredd must team up with SJS Judge Gerhart – a man who holds him responsible for ‘Chaos Day’, and battle a formidable army led by one of the most dangerous ex-undercover Judge’s ever…

Rob Williams has a host of comics titles to his name, including titles for Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Dynamite, IDW and Com.X. He is also the writer of The Royals, Master of War for Vertigo, Judge Dredd for 2000AD, and recently was one of the writers on the ‘Into The Light’ official tie-in comic for Namco Bandai’s DARK SOULS II computer game.

Forbidden Planet Bristol Megastore
Units 4&5 Clifton Heights, Bristol, BS8 1EJ

UK – Conjuror Signing Tour

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John Barrowman (Arrow, Doctor Who, Torchwood) and his sister and co-author Carole Barrowman will be touring the UK from 6 to 13 May to sign copies of their new novel CONJUROR. Confirmed venues for the tour are:

Friday, 6 May, 5.00pm:
Waterstones Cardiff, 2a The Hayes, CF10 1WB

Saturday, 7 May, 1.00pm:
Waterstones Bluewater Shopping Centre, West Village, Greenhithe, Bluewater, Kent DA9 9SE

Sunday, 8 May, 1.00pm:
Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0DT

Monday, 9 May, 5.00pm:
Waterstones Reading, Broad Street United Reform Building, 89a Broad Street, Reading, RG1 2AP

Tuesday, 10 May, 4.15pm:
Waterstones Newton Mearns, 38 Avenue Centre, Newton Mearns, G77 6EY

Wednesday, 11 May, 5.00pm:
Waterstones Edinburgh West End, 128 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4AD

Thursday, 12 May, 5.30pm:
Waterstones Manchester Arndale Centre, Manchester, M4 3AQ

Friday, 13 May, 5.00pm:
Waterstones Birmingham, 24-26 HIgh Street, Birmingham B4 7SL

There is no pre-booking for the Waterstones’ events – just come along and join the queue. For Foyles, you may register for a Priority Queue ticket, which will also enter you into a draw for some fun prizes. Visit the Foyles site for details of their event and how to register for the competition:

As well as Conjuror, you may also bring John and Carole’s other books for signing at these events. They will not sign other items, such as DVDs, CDs or action figures. You may take photos while in the queue but please do not ask John and Carole to pose for photos with you as time at the events is limited, and this would mean that some fans would not be able to have their books signed.

ABOUT CONJUROR:
Seventeen-year-old Rémy Dupree Rush is the last of his kind. He’s a Conjuror, a descendant of an ancient African bloodline that can change reality with music. Seventeen-year-old twins, Matt and Em Calder, are the most powerful of their kind. They are Animare, descendants of an ancient order of artists whose imaginations can bring art to life and travel through paintings. Malevolent forces that only a Conjuror can stop are rising in the world. Rémy must enlist the Calder twins’ help to battle them.

Reaching back to the Spanish Inquisition and the Atlantic slave trade, this supernatural thriller sprints from the streets of Chicago across the rooftops of central London to the art galleries of Glasgow and the highlands of Scotland, ending in a mind-blowing clash in southern Spain where (with help from the artist, Caravaggio) Rémy, Matt and Em confront an evil conceived in chaos at the beginning of time.

Conjuror will be published in the UK by Head of Zeus on 5 May and is now available for pre-order from Waterstones, Amazon and other booksellers.

UK – Punisher #1 Signing

00000000_PUNISHEr1Legendary comic artist Steve Dillon will be signing the first issue of the new Punisher series at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore at 6:00pm on Wednesday 4th May.

FRANK CASTLE LOSES CONTROL! A by-the-numbers drug bust is about to take Frank Castle by surprise and he HATES surprises. The horrible fallout threatens to send The Punisher into the heart of darkness, but Castle won’t make that journey alone: A DEA agent is on his trail and attempting to get into his head but what horrors will she find there, and will she survive the experience?

Becky Cloonan and Steve Dillon are forcing Frank Castle out of his comfort zone and taking him to the edge of the world he thought he knew!

Steve Dillon began his career as an artist at the age of sixteen, contributing to Marvel UK titles. His credits include numerous stints on 2000AD and Doctor Who Comics as well as The Punisher, Animal Man, and Hellblazer and his work with Garth Ennis on the groundbreaking Preacher.

Please Note: Due to time restraints, Steve Dillon will not be sketching at this event.

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

UK – Becky Cloonan Signing

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Writer/artist Becky Cloonan (Gotham Academy, Southern Cross) appears at Gosh! Comics on Monday, April 25, 2016 at 6:00 PM!

Becky Cloonan has a prolific career as a writer and artist, including her self-published short stories The Mire, Demeter, and Wolves, collected (now o/p but soon to be re-collected) as By Chance or Providence. She earned the distinction of becoming the first woman to draw Batman on the main title since the series debuted in 1939, and has also worked as artist on series such as Conan, Harley Quinn, Northlanders, Buffy, American Virgin, The Fabulous Lives of the Killjoys, American Virgin, and Demo!

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

UK – Free Comic Book Day 2016

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Time to bring your festive cheer! It’s that time of year, the comickers favourite celebration – Free Comic Book Day. On Saturday, May 7th, we will be open from 10.00-9pm (yes, that’s 30 minutes earlier than normal opening hours). We will be hosting various events and signings throughout the day.

Kids Workshop – 11-2pm
with John Allison, Emma Vieceli, Jason Ford, Rachael Smith, Gary Northfield, Joe & Sam Decie, Kristyna Baczynski, Dilraj Mann, JAKe, Babak Ganjei, Paul Shinn, Ramzee and Marc Ellerby.

Guardian Cartoonist Signing 2-4pm
with Tom Gauld, Simone Lia, Krent Able, and Stephen Collins.

Image Comics Signing 5-6pm
with Kieron Gillen, Christian Ward, Tula Lotay, Caspar Wijingaard, and Dan Watters.

Avery Hill Launch Party 7-9pm
with Rachael Smith, Matt Swan, Edie OP and Owen D. Pomery

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

UK – Rok of the Reds Signing

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John Wagner, creator of Judge Dredd, appears at Infinity & Beyond Comic Shop on Saturday 26 March 2016 at 2:00 PM to sign his new comic ROK OF THE REDS!

Infinity & Beyond Comic Shop
Charles Darwin Shopping Centre (Unit 25, Middle Mall)
Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1PL
01743 360666

UK – Journeys of a Caroonist

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Acclaimed American author Craig Thompson appears in conversation with comics authority Paul Gravett at The British Library on Monday 21 March 2016 from 6:30 – 8:00 PM!

Thompson is best known for his much loved and award-winning graphic novels – the autobiographical breakthrough Blankets and his powerful Islamic fairytale Habibi.

He has followed these with Space Dumplins, a masterwork for all ages which combines breathtaking imagination, poignant family drama and sharp ecological awareness. In the tradition of plucky heroines like Alice, and her astonishing adventures, his new character Violet is on an intergalactic quest to save her father in a bizarre polluted future.

This is Craig Thompson’s exclusive London speaking appearance – in conversation with with Paul Gravett, author of Comics Art and co-author of Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK.

The event will be followed by a book signing.

Price: Full Price: £8.00
Senior 60+: £6.00
Student: £5.00
Registered Unemployed: £5.00
Friend of the BL: £5.00

Tickets available now

In association with Comica and Faber & Faber

The British Library
96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB
+44 (0)1937 546546

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