NS – Garth Ennis Signing

Writer Garth Ennis appears in Halifax on Saturday, July 7th from 2:00 – 4:00 PM at Strange Adventures! Best known for his critically acclaimed runs on Hellblazer, Punisher and Preacher, Garth has also written The Boys, Jimmy’s Bastards, War Stories, Battlefields, Hitman, and many more!

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Strange Adventures
5110 Prince Street, Halifax, NS B3J 1L3
(902) 425-2140

UK – FCBD 2018: 2000 AD Signing

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This Free Comic Book Day, Saturday 5th of May join Orbital Comics and a riot squad of 2000 AD creators including Matt Smith, Alec Worley, Colin Bell, Tanya Roberts, Ned Hartley, Neil Googe, Pye Parr, INDIO, Owen Michael Johnson and editor Keith Richardson as they sign copies of the Galaxy’s Greatest Free Comic! Drop in from 12PM for what promises to be a romper-stomper, gate-crashing, thrill-powered day of comics madness!

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

UK – Avengers #675 Signing

Writer Al Ewing will be signing AVENGERS #675, #676 and #677, INHUMANS JUDGEMENT DAY #1 and ROCKET VOL. 01 BLUE RIVER SCORE at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 27th January from 1:00 – 2:00 PM.

In Avengers, we see the first three parts of a sixteen-issue saga that will write the end of an era. The teams you know and love from Avengers, Uncanny Avengers, US Avengers and Occupy Avengers come together to face a threat beyond any they’ve faced before!

In Inhumans, the Royal Family stole fire from the gods. And the gods are angry. The fate of planet Earth once again sits in Black Bolt and Medusa’s hands. The Progenitors are here to end their experiment once and for all – and our world with it. Who will be able to stand…on Judgment Day?

With Rocket – get ready for a life of spacecrime! He’s about to end up in court in the trial of the (light) century, and there’s only one thing keeping our hero out of the iron hotel: the galaxy’s greatest lawyer, Murd Blurdock! Is he worth his fee, or will Rocket be forced to break out of prison – again?!

Al Ewing began his career writing Judge Dredd and Future Shocks for 2000AD. He’s contributed to Solar Wind, FutureQuake and The End Is Nigh, and is the creator of the comedic blog The Diary of Ralph Dibney.

Breaking into American comic books, Ewing was picked by Garth Ennis to provide a six-issue arc on Jennifer Blood, and a spin-off series The Ninjettes. Ewing’s debut novel was published in 2007 by Abaddon Books.

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

UK – How Comics Work Signing

Dave Gibbons & Tim Pilcher appear at Dave’s Comics on Saturday, November 18th from noon till 2:00 PM to sign HOW COMICS WORK.

Dave Gibbons, the artist behind juggernauts like Watchmen and Green Lantern, is here to teach you scriptwriting, page layouts, lettering, cover designs and more, and he’s doing it with scans of original artwork and rarely seen workings to illustrate his personal creative processes.

How Comics Work is your chance to gain insight into Gibbons’ work, from his computer colouring and 3D modelling with Angus McKie on Give Me Liberty, to his work on The Originals using digital greytones. You’ll learn how he layers text for editing, creates effects such as flares and neon glows, and prepares artwork for print and online.

Tim Pilcher is a pop culture expert who has worked in and and around the comics industry for over 20 years. Tim initially started as an assistant editor at DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint and he has written comics for the BBC, DeAgostini, Weldon Owen and the Young Telegraph. Tim has written over 16 books on comics and has lectured at UCL, Dublin Trinity College, The Imperial War Museum, and the British Library. He is the UK liaison for international graphic novel publisher, Humanoids. Tim lives in Brighton, England.

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Dave’s Comics
5 Sydney Street, Brighton, BN1 4EN
Tel: 01273 691012

Montreal Comiccon 2017 Hosts David Tennant, Nathan Fillion & Many More

Press Release:

Montreal Comiccon is a pop-culture fan convention that showcases artists and products from entertainment genres like: Sci-fi, Horror, Anime, Gaming in all its forms, and, of course, bande dessinée and comic books. It features a large array of exhibits with several companies demonstrating their wares and a few vehicles or set pieces from film or television are on display, a shopping experience like no other, aimed at fans that are looking for games, T-Shirts, comics, toys, statues, DVDs/Blu-rays, replicas and more collector items.

Fans have the opportunity come to meet their favorite creators from the world of comics and BD, get their autographs, buy a sketch or thank them for their work. Additionally, one of the biggest draws, fans get to meet the personalities behind their favorite TV shows and movies. Celebrities participate in autograph sessions, photo opportunities and Q&As that accommodate between 700 and 3000 fans.

Fans are encouraged (but not obliged) to come dressed as their favorite pop culture characters, be they from movies, TV, video games or comics. It culminates at the Masquerade, the big costuming competition that brings in judges from across the globe, over 60 competitors, and close to 3000 fans to cheer them on when they hit the big stage.

Over the course of three days, fans are treated to over 100 different panel discussions and workshops that help further promote comics, costuming, gaming and pop culture in general. A gaming zone for fans to discover new game demos, participate in tourneys or simply enjoy some free-play. Video games are feature for both indie games and AAA studios with demos and eSports tournaments. Screenings for short and feature films are presented that include fans films, as well as independent and studio productions.

Montreal Comiccon is proud to announce a strong starter line-up focused on fans favourite franchises.

Nathan Fillion is best known to Firefly enthusiast as Captain Malcolm Reynolds, a role he reprised in the 2005 film Serenity – though most recently was the star of the hit series Castle.

David Tennant is loved by legions of fans for his role as the 10th Doctor on the international hit series Doctor Who. Since then, he’s had a successful run starring on several dramas including the BBC series Broadchurch and Netflix’s Jessica Jones.

John Rhys-Davies has had a long and varied career, starring in several TV series like Sliders and the The Shannara Chronicles, though best known for his roles as Sallah in Raiders of the Lost Ark, and, of course, Gimli, in the Lord of the Rings trilogy of films. The Harry Potter franchise has risen to the top as one of the most impactful, and we have none other than the actor who portrayed evil wizard Lucius Malfoy, Jason Isaacs, who was just announced as one of the leads on the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery.  Comiccon will also be celebrating 20 years of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, with the presence of James Marsters, who played the sometimes good, mostly evil vampire, Spike. As ever, Star Wars remains one of the most adored franchise, and we’ll be bringing in the galaxy’s most infamous bounty hunter, Boba Fett, as played by actor Jeremy Bulloch.

For twenty five years, Kevin Conroy has been considered the definitive voice of Batman, starting with Batman: The Animated Series. Beyond the 85-episode run, he has been the voice of Bruce Wayne in multiple TV series, animated films, and video games, including the acclaimed video game Batman: Arkham Asylum, and will return as the Dark Knight in Injustice 2, slated for release in May 2017.

Video Games continue to dominate the entertainment market and one of the bestselling for 2016 was Ubisoft’s own Watch Dogs 2. For this year’s event, Comiccon will focus on the talented group of motion capture actors, who bring the game’s DedSec team of hackers to life:  Tasya Teles (Sitara), Shawn Baichoo (Wrench), and Jonathan Dubsky (Josh), Christopher Jacot (Dusan), John Tench (T-Bone) and Ruffin Prentiss (Marcus).

From comic books to cartoons, toys, and blockbuster films, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has been a mainstay for over 30 years. We are very thrilled to welcome the co-creator of TMNT, Kevin Eastman, whom, to this day, continues to write and draw for the IDW series. Joining him will be the creator of American Flagg, Howard Chaykin, whom also has the distinction of being the very first artist on the Marvel Comics 1977 Star Wars. In addition, fans can look forward to meeting Glenn Fabry, the painter and illustrator known for his covers on Preacher, 2000 A.D., and, most recently American Gods; Marguerite Sauvage, the artist on the breakthrough Valiant comic series Faith, and also created the Montreal Comiccon 2017 poster art; plus Julien Paré-Sorel, the artist on the anxiously-awaited comic series Dans une galaxie près de chez vous, which is written by the original show creators Pierre-Yves Bernard et Claude Legault and expected to release in 2018.

Fans of costume building are in for a special treat with some of the most popular professional cosplayers. These include Italian cosplayer Leon Chiro and one of the hosts of the new TV series Cosplay Melee, LeeAnna Vamp. They’ll be there to meet fans and offer tips and tricks at their costume panels. As ever, the Masquerade costume contest will be taking place on Saturday, July 8, where amateur costume makers take to the Comiccon stage to compete in front of industry judges.

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For tickets and further information please go to the website: www.montrealcomiccon.com

UK – FCBD: Detective Comics Signing

Artist Ben Oliver (Injustice: Ground Zero, Martian Manhunter, Batwing) signs at The Comic Book Shop on Saturday, May 6, 2017 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

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The Comic Book Shop
70 Chestergate, Macclesfield SK11 6DY, UK
+44 1625 408689

UK – Jock Signing

JOCK will be signing two sensational new exclusive Giclee Prints at the Forbidden Planet Newcastle Megastore on Saturday 25th March from noon to 1pm.

These two high quality giclee prints feature the cover art from All Star Batman #6. Both measure 20 x 36 inches and are printed on 300gms smooth cotton rag paper and are ONLY available from our Newcastle Megastore!

The Signed All-Star Batman #6 Print is limited to 100 Worldwide and will be £49.99. Also available is the Variant Edition, limited to 50 Worldwide and costing £54.99.

See more information about the prints on our Log Page.

PLUS: Also available at the event will be the Forbidden Planet/Big Bang Exclusive Variant of the 2000AD 40th Anniversary special, featuring Judge Dredd cover art by Jock.

Jock won the 2001 National Comics Award for Best New Talent (2000 AD) and was nominated for a 2006 Eisner Award (The Losers) and the 2012 Stan Lee Award for Best Artist (Detective Comics). Jock has created storyboards and concept art for numerous films including The Dark Knight Trilogy, Dredd, Star Wars VIII and the Oscar winning Ex Machina. His comics creations include Green Arrow, Batman, Wolverine, Constantine and Judge Dredd.

Forbidden Planet
49 Grainger Street Newcastle NE1 5JE
0191 261 9173

UK – 2000 AD 40th Anniversary Signings

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2000 AD is to celebrate its birthday weekend in style with signings across the country!

With the massive success of the sold-out 40 Years of Thrill-power Festival in London last weekend and with its actual birthday of 26 February fast approaching, 2000 AD is delighted to announce new signing events in Manchester, Birmingham, and Scotland.

Earthlets who missed out on the historic event in Hammersmith will be able to meet just some of the incredible creators who’ve made 2000 AD the galaxy’s greatest comic.

The perfect tome to launch these celebrations is Thrill-power Overload, a whopping 300+ page hardcover containing the updated official history of 2000 AD, from its earliest days to its current success, from creator clashes to near-cancellation.

On Saturday 18 February, Biggar Library and Scottish independent Bookshop of the Year Atkinson-Pryce will host a Thrill-power Overload signing with artist Colin MacNeil (Judge Dredd: America) and former 2000 AD editor David Bishop from 1pm.

Then on Friday 24 February, Waterstones West End in Edinburgh will host Thrill-power Overload authors David Bishop and Karl Stock for a signing at 12.30pm.

At 1pm on Saturday 25 February, signings will take place at the Travelling Man comic book store in Manchester and the Nostalgia and Comics store Birmingham with topflight creators Steve Yeowell (Zenith), Leah Moore (Storm Warning), John Reppion (Storm Warning), Nick Percival (Judge Dredd), Ian Edginton (Scarlet Traces), D’Israeli (Scarlet Traces).

This year the legendary weekly British anthology comic 2000 AD celebrates forty years of innovative, provocative, and original sci-fi, fantasy, and horror action from the cream of comics creators. It has brought the industry some of its biggest talents, from Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, and Mark Millar, to Jock, Brian Bolland, Dave Gibbons, and many more. Published in print and digital every Wednesday, 2000 AD is the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic and remains at the industry’s cutting edge.

Full signing details:

18 February

Colin MacNeil, David Bishop – Biggar Library, Biggar, Scotland , 1pm

24 February

David Bishop, Karl Stock – Waterstones West End, Edinburgh, 12.30pm

25 February

Steve Yeowell, Leah Moore, John Reppion, Nick Percival – Travelling Man, Manchester, 1pm

Ian Edginton, D’Israeli – Nostalgia & Comics, Birmingham, 1pm

UK – 2000 AD 40th Anniversary Signing

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Pat Mills and Kevin O’Neill sign at Gosh! Comics on Friday the 10th February from 6:00 – 7:00 PM to celebrate the 40th anniversary of 2000 AD!

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

UK – Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #1 Signing

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Writer Kieron Gillen and artist Kev Walker will be signing the first issue of Star Wars: Doctor Aphra at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 7th December at 6:00pm.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra – Following her time in the clutches of Darth Vader, Doctor Aphra has barely escaped with her life. If he ever learns of her survival, he’ll hunt her to the ends of the galaxy. But for now, it’s time for a return to what she does best.

With the droids 0-0-0 and BT-1 in tow, she’s off in search of rare artifacts from the galactic center to the Outer Rim and everywhere in between. Aphra’s got debts to pay after all. Just as long as she can stay one step ahead of the Empire, some Bounty Hunters and just about everyone else in the galaxy!

Kieron Gillen came to attention as a comic writer with his collaboration with Jamie McKelvie, Phonogram. In 2014 the same partnership managed to find a way to make their brand of pop-comics sell, with the critical and commercial smash, The Wicked + The Divine. He’s worked for publishers including Marvel, Image and Avatar, on books as varied as Iron Man, Uber, THREE, Thor, Journey Into Mystery, Uncanny X-Men and many more. His acclaimed work on Marvel’s Darth Vader introduced the character of Doctor Aphra.

Kev Walker began his career on 2000 AD and Warhammer comics as well as a number of DC and Marvel titles. He is also noted for his illustrations for the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering.

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

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