UK – Ordinary Signing

OrdinaryRob Williams, Ben Oliver, and Simon Gurr appears for a signing of ORDINARY, the graphic novel, and AUTHORITY, HUMAN ON THE INSIDE at the Forbidden Planet Bristol Megastore on Saturday 1st November from 1 – 2pm.

For ORDINARY, Imagine a world where everyone has superpowers. That is, except you. You are the same old turgid, miserable, lonely loser, you’ve always been. What’s needed is a return to normality, to devolve back from Superhuman to just human – and there’s only one man for the job: down-at-heel, divorced New York plumber, Michael Fisher.

The AUTHORITY, Earth’s last of defence, have performed God-like acts in their defence of the planet, whether defeating ancient gods or fending off inter-dimensional invasion forces. But these brave acts haven’t always endeared them to many in power, particularly in the United States. The President, tired of being embarrassed by what he views as a bunch of costumed freaks, sets a plan in motion that could very well destroy the Authority from the inside — a plan so cunning and unexpected, it’ll shake the Authority to their very core.

Forbidden Planet
Units 4&5 Clifton Heights Bristol BS8 1EJ
Telephone: 0117 929 7767

CA – John Cleese Signing

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Comedy legend John Cleese (Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Fawlty Towers, A Fish Called Wanda) appears at Barnes & Noble to sign his memoir So, Anyway… on Friday November 21, 2014 at 7:00 PM!

Barnes & Noble – The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-525-0270

MA – WORDLESS!

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Art Spiegelman and Phillip Johnston appear at the ICA to perform WORDLESS! on Sunday, October 26th at 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM!

Press Release:

Art Spiegelman radically changed the public perception of comics with his Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece MAUS, earning the designation “father of the graphic novel.” In WORDLESS!—a genre-bending performance he calls a “hybrid slide talk, standup routine, academic lecture, and full-scale concert by Philip Johnston”—he takes viewers on a punchy personal tour of wordless novels by early-20th-century masters Frans Masereel, Lynd Ward, and Milt Gross. Accompanied by Johnston’s score of “rollicking, klezmer-inflected, vaudeville jazz” (Paris Review), WORDLESS! also features “Shaping Thought,” a new work Spiegelman drew specifically for the project.

Tickets available at the link!

The Institute of Contemporary Art
100 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210
617-478-3100

UK – Dredd: Uprise #1 Signing

Dredd_Uprise_1Artists Paul Davidson and Ben Willsher will be signing Dredd Uprise #1 and the Diamond UK Exclusive Variant, both at Forbidden Planet London on Saturday 1st November from 1 – 2pm!

From the writer of Dredd: Underbelly and the artist of X-Men Legacy comes a new Dredd movie sequel mini-series!

In the neglected sector of Mega-City One known as The Spit, tensions are reaching boiling point amongst the citizens as the shiny new mega-block Oemling Tower is being constructed for those that can afford to live in it. As the Judges face running battles with rioters, the underground movement known as Uprise stokes the flames of dissent.

Ben Willsher is a British comics artist who has drawn a multitude of strips and imagery for 2000AD, including he Sinister Dexter story, ‘Relode’, ‘The Skinning Room’ and ‘California Babylon’ for Judge Dredd and a star scan of Slaine for the 2000AD Sci-Fi Special. He’s also drawn several covers for Judge Dredd Magazine and the cover for this year’s 2000AD annual.

Paul Davidson is an acclaimed artist who has worked on both sides of the Atlantic, his art has appeared in X-Club, X-Men Legacy, Age of X, 2000 AD, and the Judge Dredd Megazine.

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

FL – Jay & Silent Bob Get Old LIVE

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Jason Mewes & Kevin Smith (Clerks, Mallrats, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back) appear at the Orlando Improv on Friday November 7th at 10:30 PM for a live recording of their podcast Jay & Silent Bob Get Old!

Tickets available at the link…

Orlando Improv
9101 International Dr Suite 2310, Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 480-5233

OR – The Sixth Gun Signing

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Creator/Artist Brian Hurtt signs at Cosmic Monkey Comics on Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM!

Cosmic Monkey Comics
5335 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213
(503) 517-9050

UK – Predicting the Present

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Cory Doctorow (In Real Life) appears at Orbital Comics on Wednesday November 12, at 7:30 pm.

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

OR – Shutter Signing

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Author Joe Keatinge and artist Leila del Duca appear at  Cosmic Monkey Comics on Wednesday November 12th, from 5:00-7:00 PM to sign their hit comic SHUTTER!

Cosmic Monkey Comics
5335 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213
(503) 517-9050

MO – The Lonesome Go Signing

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Tim Lane, one of St. Louis’ most influential & popular indie cartoonist, will be hosting a special release party for his newest Fantagraphics book, The Lonesome Go, at Star Clipper on Saturday, November 1st at 7:00 PM. Come meet Tim Lane and get an autographed copy of The Lonesome Go. Tim will also be hosting a carousel film connected to his new graphic novel and the short film will be accompanied with a live musical performance.

About The Lonesome Go:

Tim Lane continues his exploration of the Great American Mythological Drama that began with his first book, the critically acclaimed Abandoned Cars. This collection of stories is broadly linked together by the experience of wandering — both literally and figuratively. With compelling verisimilitude, the lives of his characters are depicted by way of rich mixtures of obscure myths and documented facts, dreams and reality, belief and disbelief, throughout a haunted landscape populated by the ghosts of a complex and rich fictional tapestry. You’ll witness a young man’s dubious quest to discover the myth of the protagonist from an obscure vintage comic strip; encounter sociopathic hobos in boxcars and misled young men whose facial pores sprout worms and who throw up babies into gas station toilets; visit modern “Hoovervilles”; and experience the life and death of an undocumented immigrant bookstore doorman, former boxer, and expert hustler.

RSVP on Facebook!

Star Clipper Comics
6392 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63130
Phone: (314) 725-9110

CA – Heroes of the Comics Signing

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Drew Friedman discusses and signs Heroes of the Comics with special guest William Stout at Book Soup on Friday November 14, 2014 at 7:00 pm!

Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069
310.659.3110

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