Gosh! Comics celebrates Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 6, 2017 will art workshops, creator signings, and free comics!
Window painting 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM with Lizzy Stewart, Dan White, Rebecca Bagley, Rachael Stott, Eleni Kalorkoti, and Lando
10:00 – 11:00 AM Bog Eyed Books and friends (Gary Northfield, Wilbur Dawbarn, Roger Langridge, and Alexander Matthews)
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Phoenix Comic (Neill Cameron, Faz Choudhury, Lorenzo Etherington, Fred Fordham, and James Turner)
12:00 – 1:00 PM Flying Eye Books (Ella Bailey, Katie Harnett, Ben Newman, and Joe Todd-Stanton)
Oni Press Signing 1:00 – 2:00 PM with John Allison, Marc Ellerby, and Sarah Graley
Big Screen Signing 3:00 – 4:00 PM with Al Ewing, Kieron Gillen, and Rob Williams
2000AD Signing 4:00 – 5:00 PM with Dan Abnett, Rufus Dayglo, and Richard Elson
1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston will be signing copies of their new book Black Hammer exclusively at OK Comics on Sunday 16th April at 8:30 PM. They will also be signing copies of their other work, which you can either bring with you, or purchase on the evening. This is Jeff Lemire’s only UK appearance this year.
Jeff Lemire is known for Essex County, Sweet Tooth, Underwater Welder, Trillium, Wolverine: Old Man Logan, Green Arrow, Hawkeye, and others.
Dean Ormston is known for 2000AD, Books of Magic: Life in Wartime, The Eaters, Bodies and others.
This is a free event.
19 Thorntons Arcade, LS1 6LQ Leeds, UK
+44 113 246 9366
Writer Dan Abnett (Titans, Aquaman, Guardians of the Galaxy) signing in store on Friday, March 3, 2017 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM.
Dan is a prolific writer, his work ranging from Sinister Dexter with 2000AD to the video game Alien: Isolation. With co-writer Andy Lanning he has written the Legion of Superheroes story Legion Lost and the Guardians of the Galaxy featuring the team that inspired the popular feature film.
Dan has recently been writing the DC rebirth titles Aquaman and Titans. On March 3rd he will be signing copies of the newly released Titans Volume 1: The Return of Wally West.
8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA, United Kingdom
020 7240 0591
Dan Abnett will be signing copies of Aquaman Vol. 1: The Drowning at Forbidden Planet’s London Megastore on 11th January at 6:00pm.
Aquaman, the King of Atlantis, has never found a true home in either of the worlds that he was born of. In these tales from AQUAMAN: REBIRTH #1 and issues #1-7 of the new series, the King of Atlantis attempts to broker a peace between Atlantis and the surface, but this noble quest might force Aquaman to choose whether to live his life above the waves, or below them.
Dan Abnett is a bestselling author and an award-winning comic book writer. He has written over fifty novels, and his 2008 run on Guardians of the Galaxy for Marvel formed the inspiration for the blockbuster movie. He is a regular contributor to 2000AD and is the writer on Aquaman, The Titans and Earth-2 for DC Comics.
Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666
Artist Chris Burnham signs at Meltdown Comics on Saturday October 1st at 1:00 PM to celebrate two thousand issues of 2000 AD!
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Gosh! Comics announces a signing and talk with Brendan McCarthy to launch his new graphic novel Dream Gang on Wednesday, August 17th! Brendan will be signing from 6-7pm and from 7.30 to 9pm he will be giving a talk on his comics and film career.
We will also be releasing a exclusive signed and numbered bookplate for Dream Gang.
The latest book from the legendary Brendan McCarthy, and it’s all a dream. Collecting from the pages of Dark Horse Presents, is the story of young man living a monotonous life. But in his dreams it’s a different story. His dreams connect him to a group of psychic voyagers called the Dream Gang. The Dream Gangs latest mission is to take down a corrupted voyager from rampaging through the Dreamworld.
Brendan McCarthy known for his work in 2000AD, his series Strange Days with Peter Milligan and Brett Ewins. His unique and surreal run of Spider Man: Fever. There is the amazing retrospective of his 20 years of work with Peter Milligan with the collection The Best Of Milligan and McCarthy. McCarthy’s technicolor style is like none other and his work is blanketed with metaphysical psychedelia, interdimensional travel, and some truly remarkable design. His work for TV and Film can not go unmentioned with Jim Henson’s The Storyteller, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and of course his co-writing and concept design for Mad Max 4: Fury Road.
The talk will get underway on the 17th August from 7.30-9pm! While the talk is entirely free, it’s first come first served so make sure you get down early to grab your seat and avoid disappointment.
1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
In association with the good folks at 2000AD, we’ll be hosting a signing for the release of Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth Uncensored with artists Brian Bolland and Mike McMahon! The signing will be from 1-2pm on Saturday, July 16th.
When first serialised back in 1978, the Judge Dredd epic ‘The Cursed Earth’ originally included the now-infamous episodes ‘Burger Wars’ and ‘Soul Food’. These two chapters featured parodies of famous corporate characters such as Ronald McDonald and the Jolly Green Giant, and were quickly buried thanks to a litigious backlash, the settlement including an agreement that they would never be reprinted.
However, thanks to some landmark changes in UK laws in 2014 regarding copyright and parody, The Cursed Earth is now able to be printed in it’s entirety. For the first time ever, the entire storyline by Pat Mills, John Wagner, Brian Bolland and Mike McMahon is to be collected together in a single hardcover volume, including all of it’s beautiful full-colour spreads. At long last, it’s Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth Uncensored!
Come along on Saturday the 16th July from 1-2pm to celebrate this long-awaited release aslegendary artists Brian Bolland and Mike McMahon will be joining us for a very special UK exclusive signing!
1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
ROB 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
Legendary 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
April 13, 2016 by Colin Solan
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“C’mon Batman – There’s not a moment to lose…”. The excitement has been building and Motor City Comic Con 2016 is announcing a new cast of comic and media guests for its 27th
annual, three-day comic con and has opened ticket sales online. Michigan’s number one pop culture event will toast the 50th anniversary of Batman with stars from the original cast in their last year of appearances before they hang up their capes. The weekend event will feature stars from popular television series and films like Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Gotham, The X-Files, Monty Python, The Hobbit, and many more. “Holy smokes, Batman.” This year’s Motor City Comic Con will take place Friday, May 13 (12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.), Saturday, May 14 (10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.) and Sunday, May 15 (10:30 a.m. to 5
p.m.) at the Suburban Showplace, located at 46100 Grand River Avenue in Novi. Complete information about the event, tickets, panels and VIP passes is available at www.motorcitycomiccon.com
The weekend event features more than 300 creators, writers, illustrators and actors who will greet the fans, sign autographs, take pictures, and provide panels and Q & A discussions, while many super fans are dressed in their pop culture best. A popular event is Saturday’s cosplay contest where a mix of celebrity judges determine the best costume winners, presenting prizes and gift packages. Motor City Comic Con’s annual Saturday night bash celebrates comic con weekend with entertainment, refreshments, and light hors devours for the public. Sunday is Kid’s Day featuring kid-friendly activities.
Hot off the Gotham Globe press, some of this year’s Motor City Comic Con guest announcements include:
Lena Headey: The English actress is best known for her role as Cersei Lannister on HBO’s Game of Thrones. Other appearances include: The Purge, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Dredd, 300, and more.
Adam West: Known as the original Batman from the classic television series, his film, television, character, voice, and stage actor career spans over six decades, making nearly 50 movies. West is the author of Back to the Batcave, and Climbing the Walls.
Burt Ward: Known as the original Robin from the classic television series and Batman: The Movie (1966). Ward wrote tell-all autobiography Boy Wonder: My Life in Tights, and continues to appear in numerous reunions with co-star Adam West.
Billie Piper: The UK singer, dancer and television star is best known for her role as Rose Tyler in Doctor Who. Piper can also be seen on Penny Dreadful. Other television film roles include: The Ruby in the Smoke, and The Shadow in the North, and Secret Diary of a Call Girl.
Holland Roden: Known as Lydia Martin on MTV’s Teen Wolf and as Emily Locke on Lost. Other appearances include: Weeds, Bring It On: Fight to the Finish, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Cold Case, Community, and Criminal Minds.
Tara Reid: Best known for her roles in American Pie, The Big Lebowski, Josie and the Pussycats, National Lampoon’s Van Wilder, My Boss’s Daughter, and SyFy’s Sharknado.
Elden Henson: Actor best known for playing Matt Murdock’s partner and best friend, Foggy Nelson in Marvel’s Daredevil Netflix series, Fulton Reed in the Mighty Ducks trilogy, and Pollux in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and 2.
The Four Horsemen: A rare reunion after 15 years of the greatest wrestling faction of all time. Professional wrestlers Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, Barry Windham and manager JJ Dillion were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2012.
Michael Nesmith: An American musician, songwriter, actor, producer, novelist, businessman, and philanthropist, Nesmith is best known as a member of the pop rock band The Monkees and co-star of the TV series The Monkees (1966-1968). This year marks the 50th anniversary of the show.
Michael Cudlitz: Known as Abraham Ford on AMC’s The Walking Dead. He played John Cooper in series Southland, and has appeared in more than 20 films and television series such as Prison Break, Lost, The Dark Tourist, Surrogates, Tenure, Six Feet Under, and more.
Robin Lord Taylor: Dubbed as “favorite breakout star of television,” Taylor is best known as Oswald Cobblepot or The Penguin on Gotham. Known for his role as Sam on The Walking Dead, and as Abernathy Darwin Dunlap in Accepted.
Dean O’Gorman: A New Zealand actor, artist and photographer, he is best known as Fili in The Hobbit trilogy, and as Kirk Douglas in Trumbo. Other appearances include: Shortland Street, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Young Hercules, Xena: Warrior Princess, and McLeod’s Daughters.
Josh McDermitt: Comedian and star of AMC’s The Walking Dead made his television debut on NBC’s Last Comic Standing in 2006. He was casted in TV movie Rehab for Rejects and as Brandon on Retired at 35. McDermitt can also be seen in Middle Man and Odious.
Sonequa Martin-Green: An actress and producer, known for her role as Sasha in The Walking Dead, and as Tamara in Once Upon a Time.
Mitch Pileggi: An Italian-American actor best known for his role as Walter Skinner on The X-Files. He later reprised the role in the show’s feature film The X-Files (1998) and The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008).
Michael Trevino: Known as Tyler Lockwood in the CW series The Vampire Diaries, Lockwood also appeared in spin-off series The Originals.
Alan Davis: UK artist known for drawing the revamped Captain Britain story in The Mighty World of Marvel, he has also created D.R. and Quinch for 2000AD. Other recognizable works include: The Uncanny X- Men, Excalibur, JLA: The Nail, and JLA: Another Nail.
Kevin O’Neill: British comic artist is best known for his work on 2000AD, Marshal Law, and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Other works include: Omega Men, Tales of the Green Lantern Corp., Metalzoic, and Avatar’s Cinema Purgatorio.
Neal Adams: Known for transforming Batman’s realistic incarnation seen in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. Other legendary comic book work includes: X-Men, Green Lantern/Green Arrow, and Deadman. Adams is preparing to release his graphic novel Blood, and a Harley Quinn book.
Bob Layton: A comic visionary, creator, writer, artist, designer, and entrepreneur, known for reinventing Iron Man in the 70s, turning it into an all-time best selling comic series. Layton launched the first mini- series in comics’ history Hercules: Prince of Power.
Terry Jones: Best known as a member of the Monty Python comedy troupe, Jones co-directed Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Other directing credits include: Life of Brian, The Meaning of Life, Personal Services, Erik the Viking, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, and Absolutely Everything.
Ian Ziering: Known for his array of acting including Beverly Hills 90210, No Way Back, What I Like About You, Melrose Place, and Happily Divorced. Ziering became the most in-demand actor for various animated films and television shows Spider-Man, Mighty Ducks, Batman Beyond, and Biker Mice from Mars.
Additional media and comic guest announcements are coming soon. For more information regarding Motor City Comic Con guests and events, visit www.motorcitycomiccon.com.
About Motor City Comic Con
Michigan’s largest pop-culture event since 1989, Motor City Comic Con gathers comic book and multimedia dealers from across the country, offering a vast variety of pop-culture merchandise, including comics, art, t-shirts, movie memorabilia, posters and much more. Over 300 comic book creators, writers and artists are on site at Motor City Comic Con each year, as well as more than 50 actors from the television and movie industry. Motor City Comic Con offers big fun for kids young and old.