Writer Alan Moore and artist Kevin O’Neill sign the latest League of Extraordinary Gentleman book, Nemo: Heart of Ice, on Saturday, 9th March 2013 from 2:00 – 6:00 pm!
In the grim cold of March surfaces a thrilling new League of Extraordinary Gentlemen book — Nemo: Heart of Ice, a full-colour 56-page adventure in the classic pulp tradition by the inestimable Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill. In that same grim cold we are inviting you to stand in a backstreet of Soho clutching your League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen comics to be signed by the guys who made them. Ordinarily we’d save it for the summer so you could bring your deckchairs and beers instead of duvets and every cardigan you own but this simply can’t wait: it’s the launch day of Nemo: Heart of Ice and nobody will care about the weather because there’s a new League comic on the shelves.
It’s 1925, fifteen long years since Janni Dakkar first tried to escape the legacy of her dying science-pirate father, only to accept her destiny as the new Nemo, captain of the legendary Nautilus. Now, tired of her unending spree of plunder and destruction, Janni launches a grand expedition to surpass her father’s greatest failure: the exploration of Antarctica. Hot on her frozen trail are a trio of genius inventors, hired by an influential publishing tycoon to retrieve the plundered valuables of an African queen. It’s a deadly race to the bottom of the world — an uncharted land of wonder and horror where time is broken and the mountains bring madness. Jules Verne meets H.P. Lovecraft in the unforgettable final showdown, lost in the living, beating and appallingly inhuman HEART OF ICE.
Nemo: Heart of Ice. Hardcover. £9.99.
It’s all happening on Saturday the 9th of March from 2pm until 6pm. Given the size of previous Moore/O’Neill signings it’s a good idea to get there early so you don’t miss out.
Just a quick note on the rules for the day: because of time constraints Moore and Kevin will only signing copies of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 1910, 1969, and 2009, the Black Dossier and the new Nemo book — with a limit of 3 items per person (any combination of those mentioned is fine, but only three things. No suitcases full of Swamp Thing back issues, please). We’ll have plenty of copies on the day but if you’d like to reserve anything drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can sort you out.
Sadly, Alan & Kevin won’t have time to sign any extra stock, so if you can’t make it we recommend you find someone London-based (and very patient) to sit in the queue for you.
1 Berwick Street, SoHo, London W1F0DR
Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins appear at Gosh for a signing of Unearthing on Tuesday the 26th of February at 7:30 pm. They’ll also be screening their short film, Jimmy’s End and its prequel, Act of Faith. Details on those at their website.
Tickets are £5 and will go on sale at wegottickets.com on Friday the 1st of February at 9:30 am.
1 Berwick Street, SoHo, London W1F0DR
For nearly 30 years Alan Moore has been universally acclaimed as the most ground-breaking and literate comic writer in the world. His early days in UK comics such as 2000AD and Warrior led to creating enduring stories such as The Ballad of Halo Jones and V for Vendetta. He redefined the idea of superhero icons in The Killing Joke, Marvelman, and most notably Watchmen, which is still the only graphic novel on TIME magazine’s 100 Greatest Novels list. From there he has created an eclectic body of work such as From Hell, Lost Girls, and The League of Extra-Ordinary Gentleman.
Renowned as both an entertaining and enlightening speaker by those lucky enough to have experienced one of Alan Moore’s rare readings or talks, we are delighted to announce that he has graciously accepted the invitation to be Guest of Honour at the Northants International Comics Expo’s (N.I.C.E.) inaugural 2012 event. This is an unparalleled opportunity to attend convention panels with Alan Moore, as it is the first Comic Convention he has attended in over 20 years. On the Saturday evening of N.I.C.E 2012 you can experience an hour-long talk by Alan on how to write comics and this will then be followed by another hour-long Q&A session.
N.I.C.E. and Alan Moore will be supporting a donation program on behalf of Northamptonshire Libraries. Throughout the weekend you will be able to visit the Library’s table and donate your old graphic novels and trade paperbacks. Please help and recycle those unwanted books so these local libraries build a better selection of graphic novels and TPB’s for your communities! Every book that is donated will also be matched by another thanks to the generosity of Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc.
To kick-start these donations it will be required that a donation is made to this program for entry to either of the ALAN MOORE panels. Your proof of donation, along with your show ticket, will be required for admission. Please note that due to the expected high demand for these panels they will take place in the evening after the main convention day has ended and attendees may enjoy the rest of the Park’s facilities before re-entering the main venue after seating has been reorganised.
And remember – please be generous!
Please note: Alan will not be signing any books before or after his panel.
Learn more about N.I.C.E at their website: www.northantsinternationalcomicsexpo.com
Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill sign at Gosh Comics on Saturday, June 23, 2012 from 2:00 – 6:00pm!
In the grand old tradition of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen releases past we’re having a big ol’ signing here at Gosh! That’s right, from 2pm ’til 6pm on Saturday the 23rd of June we are inviting you to come queue around the block to meet Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill and collectively annoy our thus far very lovely neighbours. By that day The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 2009 will have been out for a whole week, being the much anticipated final piece of the third volume, following 1910 and 1969. I’ve already read it and it’s nuts. Totally nuts. You are in for a ridiculous treat. There’s a wee preview here.
Moore and O’Neill will be signing these three books PLUS ALSO the recently-available-in-the-UK Black Dossier. Back in 2007 when DC were publishing the book, they were originally going to include a 7” tie-in single which for various reasons (outlined by our pals at FPI) never happened. The record became a mythical memory that languished in forlorn internet messageboards – until now. With this new Knockabout edition comes some excellent news: the 7” doo-wop single by Eddie Enrico and His Hawaiian Hot-Shots is actually happening.
“Who did the music? It was me and Tim Perkins, pretending to be a 50s American rock and roll band,” said Moore. “I’ve discovered, at this late stage in my life, that I am, in fact, an Elvis impersonator. But you’ll have to wait and listen for yourself, you know?
The two League-themed pop songs are Immortal Love and Home With You (on sides A and B respectively) and you can only get them here in the shop. Here’s how:
The record comes free with the hardcover edition of Black Dossier which retails for £22.50 (the book also comes in a softcover for £14.99 but you’ll be missing out on the 7”). If you buy the hardcover now you’ll receive a token for the record which is released on the day of the signing. Don’t worry if you can’t make it in for the signing itself – there’s a one month window for collection so make sure you can pop in by the 23rd of July. Sadly there are strictly NO mail orders on this one, and the record is not available outside the UK. Purchase can only be made at the shop. All of this is, of course, while stocks last.
But wait, there’s more! Remember those limited edition mini-prints we were handing out with Century 1969 and 1910? The third print with all new art by O’Neill is here, printed, and will be available free with a copy of Century 2009 for £7.99. Here’s what it looks like:
(If you weren’t around for the previous mini-prints we are sold out of 1969 but still have a handful of the first one which come free with a purchase of 1910.)
If you’d like to reserve a copy (limited to one per person) or have any questions please send us an email to email@example.com.
(As ever, these signings are always very busy. Get there early. Bring friends. Bring snacks. If you run out of stuff to read we are here to help.)
UPDATE: We’d like to clarify a few points here just because we had a lot of questions regarding the signing and the Black Dossier vinyl release. Ready? Here we go:
- The limit for the number of items to be signed is 4, and Alan & Kevin will only be signing the three volumes of League Century and the Black Dossier (HC or SC). You can get any combination of those 4 books signed.
- You do not need to buy the copies from us. You are more than welcome to bring your own copies of all four books.
- There is a purchasing limit of one copy per person of the Black Dossier HC with the vinyl. We are doing this so that as many people as possible get a copy, and as few copies as possible wind up on auction sites. This edition will still be available after the signing, but if you’re worried about us running out you can drop us an email to reserve a copy for collection.
- There is no limit on the number of copies of Century 2009 with free print that you can have.
- The Black Dossier HC with vinyl is an in-store exclusive, but we can do mail order on copies of League Century 2009 with the limited book plate. If you arranging someone to collect for you, please organise them to make payment on the day. We cannot legally take card payments for items that will be collected by anyone other than the cardholder.
- I know some people are upset that they can’t bring down other books to be signed, but the fact is that Alan & Kevin are coming along as a creative team to help celebrate the release of the final part of League Century, as well as the UK release of The Black Dossier.
- We know from experience that these signings tend to run over, and Alan & Kevin do not have time afterward to sign any extra stock for us, so unfortunately we cannot take any reservations for signed books.
- On the day of the signing we will ticket the queue as it builds, and at some point we will cap the queue. This means that the early bird catches the LOEG creator, and also that your place in the queue is held should you need to run to the loo, get drinks, etc. We want as many people as possible to meet Alan & Kevin and will try and manage things to ensure that. But get here early to avoid disappointment, because once the queue is capped we won’t make any exceptions.
- Bring sunscreen. And an umbrella.
- And have a good time! Remember, first and foremost this is an opportunity to meet two brilliant creators who are also both thoroughly lovely people!
1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
Alan Moore, Kevin O’Neill, and Gary Spencer Millidge sign on July 30th!
Gosh! Comics have outgrown their happy home of 25 years and are moving to new, bigger premises in Soho! Before they go, they’re saying goodbye to 39 Great Russell Street with a huge signing on the 30th of July with Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill celebrating the release of their highly-anticipated and long-overdue League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 1969.
Century 1969 takes place almost sixty years later in the psychedelic daze of Swinging London during 1968, a place where Tadukic Acid Diethylamide 26 is the drug of choice, and where different underworlds are starting to overlap dangerously to an accompaniment of sit-ins and sitars. The vicious gangster bosses of London’s East End find themselves brought into contact with a counter-culture underground of mystical and medicated flower-children, or amoral pop-stars on the edge of psychological disintegration and developing a taste for Satanism. Alerted to a threat concerning the same magic order that she and her colleagues were investigating during 1910, a thoroughly modern Mina Murray and her dwindling league of comrades attempt to navigate the perilous rapids of London’s hippy and criminal subculture, as well as the twilight world of its occultists. Starting to buckle from the pressures of the twentieth century and the weight of their own endless lives, Mina and her companions must nevertheless prevent the making of a Moonchild that might well turn out to be the antichrist.
Joining Moore and O’Neill on the day is British comics mainstay Gary Spencer Millidge, known for his award-winning self-published series Strangehaven. Millidge will be signing copies of his new book, Alan Moore: Storyteller, the most comprehensive and accurate biography of one of Britain’s most creative minds ever published. It’s a lavishly designed 320-page illustrated hardback with a cover by Chip Kidd, a wealth of unpublished material, a foreword by the great Michael Moorcock and even an audio CD. You can catch a sneak preview over at Millidge’s blog.
Get your pre-orders in now for the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate Editions and you can pick them up on the day. Millidge will be signing from 12pm ‘til 1pm, with Moore and O’Neill to follow at 2pm until 6pm. Visit the hallowed Gosh! basement and fall down the infamous spiral staircase for the very last time!
39 Great Russell St, London WC1B 3NZ