UK – Rick & Morty: Lil’ Poopy Superstar Signing

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Gosh Comics hosts a signing for the launch of the new Rick and Morty mini-series – Lil’ Poopy Superstar with writer and artist Sarah Graley and artist Marc Ellerby. The signing will be from 6:00 – 7:00 PM on Wednesday, July 13th.

Rick and Morty: Lil’ Poopy Superstar takes the scatologically named little guy on an epic adventure alongside Morty’s older sister Summer Smith. The Oni comic is written and drawn by Sarah Graley, of Our Super Adventure. Summer and Mr. Poopybutthole embark on their very own fantastic adventure across space, complete with jailbreaks, hijackings, and high school prom. Plus! Backup comics featuring good ol’ Rick and Morty, illustrated by Marc Ellerby!

Sarah Graley is a comic artist in Birmingham. She is the writer and artist on Lil’ Poopy Superstar. She was nominated for Emerging Talent at the 2015 British Comic Awards for her comics Our Super Adventure, Pizza Witch and RentQuest. She ran a successful kickstarter campaign for a collection of her Super Adventure comic. Her work also has appeared in the anthologies As You Were, Ink + Paper, and Double Dare Ya.

Marc Ellerby is well-known for his small press work, especially Chloe Noonan, a tongue-in-cheek story of a young Daria-esque college girl just trying to keep monsters at bay and Ellerbisms, a self-deprecating yet heart-warming diary comic following the highs and lows of a significant relationship. He has been working on the main Rick & Morty series since the issue 3. Ellerby can also currently be seen drawing for series like Doctor Who and The Regular Show.

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

UK – Dr. Who Comics Day 2016

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Gosh Comics is excited to be taking part in the annual Doctor Who Day with legendary whovian writer Paul Cornell. He will be signing from 11-12pm on Saturday, July 9th.

Doctor Who Comics Day is a global event inspired by Titan Comics’ Doctor Who comic books. In its third year, the event is set to be even bigger with new comics and collections, signings and events across the globe.

2015’s event tied-in with a special, brand-new, five-part weekly Doctor Who comics cross-over series by Paul Cornell and Neil Edwards, and saw comic readers get the chance to celebrate Doctor Who Comics Day at over 2900 locations including comic shops, bookstores, retail chains and libraries.

Paul Cornell is best known to Doctor Who fans as the writer of TV episodes like “Fathers Day” and “Human Nature/The Family of Blood” for the series, as well as his contributions to the the Virgin New Adventures series and BBC novels. Last year he wrote the event comic, Doctor Who: Four Doctors.

He’s been Hugo Award-nominated for all three media, and has won the BSFA Award for his short fiction, and the Eagle Award for his comics. He’s the writer of Saucer Country for Vertigo, Demon Knights for DC, and That Damned Band for Dark Horse. He’s written acclaimed runs on Wolverine, Action Comics and Captain Britain. His new urban fantasy novel is London Falling.

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

UK – Ghostbusters Signing

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Meet Paul Feig – the director of the new GHOSTBUSTERS movie – at Forbidden Planet’s London Megastore on Friday 17th June at 6:00 PM. Paul Feig will be signing FREE posters, while stocks last. Please note: Due to time restraints, Paul will only be signing posters at this appearance.

GHOSTBUSTERS makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of hilarious new characters. Thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm, director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today – Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. This summer, they’re here to save the world!

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

UK – The Legends of River Song Signing

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STEVE LYONS and ANDY LANE will be signing DOCTOR WHO: THE LEGENDS OF RIVER SONG at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 11th June from 1:00 – 2:00 PM.

‘Hello sweetie!’

With those words, the indomitable River Song crashed into the Doctor’s life, and has stayed there ever since. Archaeologist, time-traveller, thief, and murderer, River Song has had more adventures (and got into much more trouble) than most other people in the universe. And she’s written a lot of it down. Well, when you’re (possibly) married to a Time Lord, it’s important to keep track of what you’ve done and when. Especially as it may not have happened to both of you yet. Sometimes she’s with the Doctor, and sometimes she’s on her own. But wherever and whenever she may be, she’s never far from danger… and excitement!

Steve Lyons has written nearly twenty novels, several audio dramas and many short stories, starring characters from the X-Men and Spider-Man to the Tomorrow People and Sapphire & Steel. He has also co-written a number of books about TV shows, including Cunning: The Blackadder Programme Guide and the bestselling Red Dwarf Programme Guide. His previous Doctor Who work includes the novels Conundrum, The Witch Hunters and The Crooked World, audio dramas The Fires of Vulcan and Colditz, and work for the official Doctor Who Magazine.

Andrew Lane has written more than 30 books in various genres – fiction and non-fiction, adult and Young Adult, crime and science fiction. Most recently he has been responsible for the internationally successful Young Sherlock Holmes series of novels, while the first book in his new Crusoe series will be published this year. His first novel was a licensed Doctor Who book – the Seventh Doctor novel Lucifer Rising – and he also writes Doctor Who audio dramas for Big Finish Productions.

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

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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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

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