UK – Kingsman: The Secret Service Signing

kingsmanWriter Mark Millar and artist Dave Gibbons will be celebrating the cinema release of Kingsman: The Secret Service with signing of the original Graphic Novel at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 31st January at 1:00pm.

Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn, Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.

Mark Millar is the award-winning writer/ creator of Wanted and Kick-Ass and worked as an executive producer on their subsequent movie adaptations. He is also the Creative Consultant for Twentieth Century Fox in Los Angeles, overseeing their upcoming Marvel movies. His ten years at Marvel produced Civil War, the biggest-selling series of the decade, and The Ultimates, credited by screen-writer Zak Penn as his inspiration for The Avengers movie. His Millarworld company has expanded in the last few years to include Kick-Ass 2, Hit-Girl, The Secret Service, Nemesis, War Heroes, American Jesus, Supercrooks and Superior. In 2012, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by Glasgow Caledonia University for his services to film and literature.

Dave Gibbons is one of Britain’s finest comic artists, whose most famous work is the multi-award- winning Watchmen. Since then he has drawn series including Batman, Doctor Who and Give Me Liberty, and has written Batman vs. Predator, Green Lantern and World’s Finest, as well as his own graphic novel The Originals.

Due to time restraints, Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons will only be signing copies of Kingsman: The Secret Service graphic novels.

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

UK – Darth Vader #1 Signing

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Writer Kieron Gillen (Young Avengers, Thor, The Wicked & The Divine) appears at Orbital Comics on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 2:00 PM to celebrate the release of the first issue of DARTH VADER from Marvel Comics!

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

UK – Liz Prince Signing

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Cartoonist Liz Prince appears at Orbital Comics on Saturday, February 7th, at 5:30 PM to sign her two autobiographical comics released in 2014, Alone Forever and Tomboy, and a talk with the artist will follow at 7:30 PM. This is Liz’s first and only UK appearance, don’t miss it!

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

UK – DMC #1 Signing

dmc-ukHip-hop legend Darryl McDaniels signs DMC #1 at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Tuesday 20th January from 6:00 – 7:00 PM!

It’s 1985 in New York City. Wildstyle graffiti covers subway cars as B-boys break and spin in playgrounds and on street corners. Koch is mayor. Drugs and crime rule the streets. A terrifying plague is brewing in the shadows. And as the populace loses faith in the police, a man named Bernard Goetz is being hailed as a hero for shooting four teenagers in a subway car. In this 1985, however, the city’s brand new guardian angels wear spandex and capes, wielding their gadgets and their superpowers to clean up the City – even if their methods hurt more people than they help. There’s the deluded ‘graffiti king’ Mr. Marx patrolling the tunnels; the dark moral crusader The Puritan who stalks the shadows of the Lower East Side; and above it all, the godlike Helios, darling of the Upper East Side and the NYPD. It seems like only some of New York’s residents are benefitting from these vigilantes’ protection. The rest whisper the name of another hero: DMC.

You see, in this 1985, Darryl McDaniels (Run DMC) never rocks the mic to become one of hip-hop’s most enduring icons. Instead, he dons his tracksuit and Adidas sneakers to defend the city’s marginalized citizens against super villain and hero alike, leaving no traces besides the imprint of his knuckle rings on his opponents’ faces. (By day, though, he teaches junior high school English.) With the help of reporter Charlie Cooper and a band of graffiti artists led by the spunky Lak6, DMC must confront the new ‘heroes,’ and investigate whether there’s anything behind their sudden appearance.

DMC, the inaugural title from Darryl Makes Comics, imagines an alternate history that blends traditional comic book storytelling with the pressures and anxieties of 1980’s NYC, and explores how we got to where we are now. DMC is a superhero for those who need one most.

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

UK – Abigail and the Snowman Signing

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Roger Langridge (The Muppet Show, Snarked, Thor: The Might Avenger) appears at Gosh Comics on Wednesday, December 31st from noon till 1:00 PM to sign his new comic from Boom! Studios ABIGAIL AND THE SNOWMAN!

Press Release:

Roger Langridge and Boom! are teaming up for a seasonal mini series: Abigail and the Snowman and we’re going to end 2014 with a seasonal signing!

Abigail, a nine year old girl with a huge imagination, moves to a small town where she’s the new kid at school, struggling to make friends. All that changes when she meets a Yeti named Claude who has escaped from a top secret government facility. Abigail and Claude become the best of friends, but to make sure he can truly be free from the “Shadow Men” chasing him, they must go on an adventure to find Claude’s real home

Over the years, Roger has given his own spin to household names such as The Muppets, Thor, and Doctor Who, as well as working on original books like Fred the Clown & the Eisner Award winning Snarked!

Roger will be joining us between 12pm and 1pm on the 31st of December, the perfect excuse to get out of the house/office on New Year’s Eve and come collect the new releases! Issue #1 of Abigail and the Snowman retails at £2.85. If you’d like a copy put aside or signed on your behalf then send an email to info@goshlondon.com, otherwise see you there!

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

UK – Manga Drawing Workshop

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Manga artist Keith Sparrow teaches two manga drawing workshops at Gnash Comics on Monday December 22nd!

There are two sessions, one for under-twelves, and one for over-twelves:

1.00pm to 2.30pm – Under-twelves – £6.50
3.00 – 4.30 pm – Over-twelves – £9.00

10% discount for Gnash comic club members!

Phone us on (01364) 653 835 or email info@gnashcomics.co.uk to book your place on this workshops! Don’t hang around, as demand’s sure to be high!

Keith works as an illustrator and performer in Cornwall, and has been a collector of comics and manga all his life. His published books include Manga Now! How to Draw Action Figures, Anime Art, Drawing Action Manga, Mega Manga, Drawing Shoujo Manga, Mecha Manga, Bishjoujo Manga: Easel Does It, and Manga Tips. He is currently working on a new title, How to Draw Monsters and Mecha, due for release in 2015.

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

IE – Batgirl Signing

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CAMERON STEWART, Eisner-Award winner, writer of BATGIRL and author of SIN TITULO and the artist for the upcoming FIGHT CLUB sequel, appears at The Big Bang for a signing on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 6:00 PM! Plus there will be an after party at the Thomas House in Dublin to celebrate the event AND Cameron’s upcoming birthday!

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The Big Bang
Dundrum, Dublin Dublin 16, Ireland
+353 1 216 5093

UK – Gnash Comics Signing

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Meet artists Jock and Dom Reardon Saturday 13 December 2014 from 3:00-5:00 PM at Gnash Comics, hear them talk about their work from 3:30pm, followed by a Q&A session. There will also be an exhibition of their original comic art!

Mark your calendars, comic collectors and art aficionados; two of the most celebrated British illustrators in the business will be making a personal appearance at GNASH Comics and Graphic Novels on Saturday December 13th.

Dom Reardon is a household name for British industry devotees thanks to a lengthy and renowned run with 2000AD, the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic. Few things inspire more fear than the rule of Tharg, but Reardon has been responsible for countless sleepless nights for comic book consumers; in addition to a number of renowned Terror Tales, Reardon pencilled and inked the spine-chilling Caballistics, Inc. for over half a decade. Most recently Reardon has worked alongside fellow Brit Rob Williams in The Ten-Seconders and The Grievous Journey of Ichabod Azrael, in addition to providing illustrations for the feature-length graphic adaptation of Anthony Horowitz’s Raven’s Gate.

Jock, meanwhile, has worked within the mythical metropolises of Mega City One, Gotham and Hollywood since making his breakthrough at the turn of the millennium. In addition to eminent work on classic 2000 AD strips, Jock’s distinctive drawings have graced countless covers and interiors for industry titans DC, Vertigo and Marvel – Hellblazer, The Losers, Batman, Swamp Thing, Wolverine and Daredevil are just a handful of the marquee characters pencilled by the illustrious illustrator. Currently scaring up a storm alongside celebrated Bat-scribe Scott Snyder with the spellbinding Wytches for Image Comics, an audience with Jock is not to be missed.

In addition to hosting an open Q&A for the fortunate attendees of the appearance alongside Reardon, Jock will also be signing copies of Dredd: The Illustrated Script and Visuals. A gorgeous tome that peeks behind the scenes of 2012’s fantastic cinematic chronicle of everyone’s favourite funnybook fascist, for which the Scottish sketcher provided the concept art, the book also provides a unique comic strip adaptation of Alex Garland’s screenplay.

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

UK – Zenith/Johnny Nemo Signings

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Forbidden Planet’s London Megastore hosts two signings on Saturday 6 December! Steve Yeowell appears from 1:00 – 2:00 PM to sign ZENITH: PHASE TWO. Then artist Brett Ewins and writer Peter Milligan appear at 4:00 PM to sign JOHNNY NEMO!

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

UK – Gotham Academy Signing

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Writer/artist Becky Cloonan appears at Orbital Comics for a very special signing of GOTHAM ACADEMY on Wednesday, December 10th from 5:00 – 7:00 PM! Becky will be signing KILLJOYS, DEMO, CONAN, and her many other comics.

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

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