UK – Hellboy Signing

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Travelling Man Manchester & Thought Bubble present a signing with the Mike Mignola, creator of Hellboy, on the 29th of October from 2:00 PM to celebrate all things Mignola.

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Travelling Man
4 Dale Street, M1 1JW Manchester, United Kingdom
+44 161 237 3422

UK – Habitat Signing

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SIMON ROY will be signing HABITAT at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Thursday 3rd November from 6:00 – 7:00 PM.

A new barbarian sci-fi adventure!

All his life, Hank Cho wanted to join the ranks of the Habsec – the rulers of the orbital habitat his people call home. But when he finds a powerful, forbidden weapon from the deep past, a single moment of violence sets his life – and the brutal society of the habitat – into upheaval. Hunted by the cannibalistic Habsec and sheltered by former enemies, Cho finds himself caught within a civil war that threatens to destroy his world.

Simon Roy is the Wayward son of the Canadian Far West. He cut his comics teeth in 2009 with JAN’S ATOMIC HEART, and has been vigorously gnawing ever since. His comics include TIGER LUNG, PROPHET, and THE FIELD.

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

UK – Black Dog Launch Party

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Dave McKean (Sandman, Mirrormask) appears at Gosh Comics to celebrate the release of his latest book Black Dog: The Dreams of Paul Nash from 7:00 – 9:00 PM on Friday the 21st October.

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

UK – The Art of Trolls Signing

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Jerry Schmitz, Mike Mitchell, Walt Dohrn, and Gina Shay will be signing THE ART OF THE TROLLS at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 8th October from 12:30 – 1:30pm.

Full of playful designs created in the optimistic and fun-loving spirit of the Trolls, The Art of Trolls showcases hundreds of pieces of concept and production art to illustrate how DreamWorks’s team of talented artists created an enchanting reinterpretation of the Trolls phenomenon that has gripped collectors and popular culture for decades.

Jerry Schmitz is the author of The Art and Making of The Peanuts Movie, Surf’s Up: The Art and Making of a True Story, and The Art of Shrek Forever After. He also works as a PR, marketing, brand management and awards consultant. He lives in Los Angeles.

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

UK – The Discipline Signing

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Writer Peter Milligan will be signing his new graphic novel, The Discipline, at our London Megastore at 6:00pm on Wednesday 5th October.

The Discipline is a controversial story of sex and metamorphosis.

When frustrated Manhattan wife Melissa Peake allows herself to be seduced by a mysterious stranger, she is drawn into an ancient war between The Discipline and the creatures known as The Stalkers and must discover hitherto unimagined potential within herself to survive. But at what cost?

Peter Milligan is an award-winning London-based writer of comic books and graphic novels, published in many languages throughout the world. His work includes groundbreaking titles such as the psychedelic Shade The Changing Man and SKIN, about a skinhead suffering from the effects of Thalidomide, up to Greek Street, an homage to Greek myth seen through the prism of violent modern-day London. His work also includes the more mainstream, from Batman to the successful and critically acclaimed re-imagining of the X-Men myth: X-STATIX, described by Kevin Smith as “the most well-observed scholarly analysis of media-manipulation filtered through a pop-culture lens ever committed to the page.” He has also had two films produced: Pilgrim starring Ray Liotta and An Angel For May, starring Tom Wilkinson.

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

UK – Cowboys & Insects Signing

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David Hine and Shaky Kane appear at Gosh Comics to sign new one-shot Cowboys and Insects on Wednesday the 19th October from 6-7pm!

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

UK – Spider-Man/Deadpool Signing

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Writer Joe Kelly appears at Orbital Comics for a London exclusive signing on Monday, October 17, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM, in conjunction with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival.

Joe has worked on various comics titles over the years – including Action Comics, Deadpool, JLASteampunk, X-Men, and the current smash hit Spider-Man/Deadpool – in addition to being co-creator of cartoon sensation, Ben 10.

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

UK – Hadrian’s Wall Signing

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Kyle Higgins signs at Orbital Comics from 5PM-7PM, Wednesday 28th of September. Copies of trade paperbacks from his diverse catalogue of books, from Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers to Gates of Gotham, and his freshly-launched Image series, Hadrian’s Wall, will be available for sale.

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

UK – Third Doctor Signing

000000000000000_3rddrwhoWriter Paul Cornell will be signing the first issue of Doctor Who: The Third Doctor from Titan Comics at our London Megastore on Wednesday 14th September from 6:00pm.

When something enormous crashes into Bedfordshire, the Doctor, Jo Grant, and the forces of UNIT under Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart mobilize immediately, only to find themselves in the middle of a pitched battle against a terrifying invader.

But the shocking face that awaits their return to base may tip the whole world off its axis! It’s classic third Doctor action as you’ve never seen it before!

Exclusive Forbidden Planet / Jetpack variant with a cover by Boo Cook available!

Paul Cornell has been Hugo-nominated for his work in TV, comics and prose, and is a BSFA award-winner for short fiction. He has also written some of Doctor Who’s best-loved episodes for the BBC, and has more recently written for the Sherlock-inspired TV show Elementary, starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu.

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

UK – Let’s Talk Intersectionality: Feminism and Comics

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Gosh! Comics is excited to announce our next Let’s Talk Intersectionality: Feminism and Comics with a focus on androcentrism and the male gaze. It will be Monday, September 26th from 7-9pm. We have two great guests to help us get our heads around this subject: comic creators Amber Hsu and Ramsey Hassan.

Androcentrism is the idea that history and culture are filtered through a man’s point of view, in a way that seems universal and ‘normalised’. This is still too often the case in comics and culture, although things are changing! How can we obscure the male gaze? How can we fight the idea that comics and culture is often defaulted to a male perspective, with the assumption of a universal character and reader being a straight, white cisgender man? How can we insist on room for other identities and genders in ways that does ‘other’ them but actually reflects the diverse audience and creators in comics and culture? Join in us lamenting the still present male gaze in comics and celebrating all the work that counters it, subverts it and smashes the patriarchy.

Let’s Talk Intersectionality is a reading and discussion group that explores feminist texts and issues from an intersectional perspective. Gosh! hosts a regular edition of Let’s Talk Intersectionality every few months. This month, we’ll have some brief presentations and provocations about intersectional issues in comics, discussing androcentrism and the male gaze and then we’ll break up in small groups to chat. Co-hosted by Lauren Murphy, Lisa Woynarski and Nora Goldberg, with two brilliant guests to give us some provocations and hear some of their insights on these topics.

Amber Hsu is a Chinese-born, US-raised, UK-based writer and artist. In 2012 she won a place in the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators Undiscovered Voices Anthology and 3×3 Magazine’s Illustration Show Annual. She has exhibited photography, drawings, and sculpture in the US, UK and abroad. She is also a writer and has been on writing attachment at the National Theatre Studios and was recently commissioned by the Royal Court Theatre. She is the Editor and Creative Director of Tiny Pencil, an independent anthology artzine and press.

Ramsey Hassan/RAMZEE is a regular contributor at our Process and Goship events, and recently self-published his debut collection of three 5-page stories, Triangle. He recently released Zorse, a story about refugees and asylum seekers told from the point of view of a curious kid who becomes fascinated by Kamal, a new member of his class that is newly arrived in the U.K. from Somalia. Ramsey will be speaking about the cisgender, white, heteronormative patriarchal influence on comics and culture and the way that influence allows only certain stories to be told in the mainstream.

No prior knowledge of comics necessary. All welcome.

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

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