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  • UK – Mark Buckingham Retrospective

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    Orbital Comics is pleased to present a retrospective of artist Mark Buckingham‘s work, featuring a variety of different pieces from throughout the years. Not only will Mark be there for a drinks reception on Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 7:00 PM, but he’ll also be giving a guided tour of the exhibition followed by a brief Q&A.

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

    UK – Fables Signing

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    Press Release:
    Artist MARK BUCKINGHAM signs FABLES VOL. 21 and FABLES DELUXE VOL. 10 at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 13th May from from 6:00 – 7:00 pm!

    Published by Vertigo, FABLES is an Eisner Award-winning series telling the tale of many familiar fairy-tale figures forced out of their Homelands by The Adversary who has conquered the realm. The Fables have travelled to our world and formed a clandestine community in New York City known as Fabletown.

    Vol. 21 is the penultimate volume, and the residents of Fabletown look to live ‘happily ever after,’ but there’s a steep price to pay for happiness as Rose Red clashes with Snow White!

    In the deluxe hardcover edition of Fables vol. 10, the existence of the Fables is threatened by The Literals, who just don’t like their messy, mythical lives.

    MARK BUCKINGHAM started working professionally on strips and illustrations for a British satire magazine called The Truth in 1987, where he first worked with Neil Gaiman illustrating some of his articles. His American debut came the following year as inker on DC Comics Hellblazer. Mark is best-known for his work on Marvelman, Hellblazer and Fables, though has worked on may titles for both Marvel and DC. He and Fables writer Bill Willingham have announced that they will switch roles in an up-and-coming one-off for the title’s hundredth issue.

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

    MN – Bill Willingham Signs

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    Press Release:

    Boom Island Brewing Company is proud to announce a unique fundraising event aimed at comic book and craft beer aficionados on Friday, May 1, 2015. Renowned comic writer/artist Bill Willingham (Fables, Fairest, Jack of Fables) will autograph the personally designed label of Boom Island Brewing Company’s Belgian strong “Gravity No. 9.” A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the Hero Initiative, a non-profit organization created to support comic artists and writers in need of emergency medical aid or financial support.

    Willingham, a Rochester, MN resident known for his Fables and Elementals series, the book Down the Mysterly River, along with dozens of other notable titles dating back to the 1980’s, created the Gravity No. 9 label specifically to support the Hero Initiative. Limited supplies of bottles, posters and glassware will be made available at Boom Island on May 1, and at Wizard World Comic Con Minneapolis May 1-3.

    Gravity No. 9 – 9.2 ABV – Tequila Barrel Aged Belgian Dark Strong Fermented with Plums.
    Appearance – Deep, Dark Brown.
    Aroma – Subtle Fruit
    Flavor – Light and Dry with Subtle Sweet Notes and Lightly Sour Finish.

    Bill Willingham will be in the taproom to autograph bottles and posters on Friday, May 1 from 6pm-8pm.

    Boom Island Brewing Company is located on 2014 Washington Avenue North, Minneapolis MN 55422 in north Minneapolis. Find the alley entrance to the taproom in the back of the building. As far as beer labels go, the Willingham-designed Gravity No. 9 label is about as cool as it gets. Other comic creators will be in attendance to meet and greet the public as well. Supply is limited to less than 300 bottles and surely will become a collector’s item. Gravity No. 9 will also be available on tap for this event while supplies last.

    About The Hero Initiative
    The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book artists and craftsmen in need. Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

    Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $750,000 to the comics veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today.

    SF – Will Eisner Week 2015

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    Press Release:

    The Cartoon Art Museum celebrates Will Eisner Week with a spirited discussion of the legendary creator’s life and artwork on Sunday, March 8, 2015 from 4:00-5:00pm. San Francisco-based comic creators Mario Hernandez (Love and Rockets), Steve Leialoha (Fables), and Trina Robbins (Pretty in Ink) will discuss Eisner’s career and the impact that his work had on their own artistic endeavors.

    About WILL EISNER WEEK:
    WILL EISNER WEEK is an annual series of celebrations that takes place in multiple cities, timed around Will Eisner’s March 6th birthday. Started in 2009, Will Eisner Week is dedicated to promoting graphic novel literacy, free speech awareness, and the legacy of Will Eisner. This year Will Eisner Week is once again a truly international celebration including England, Scotland and Italy. More details about Will Eisner Week can be found at www.WillEisner.com

    Cartoon Art Museum
    655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
    (415) 227-8666

    TX – Fables: The Wolf Among Us Signing

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    Matthew Sturges and Dave Justus, the writers of the new Fables: The Wolf Among Us series based on the hugely popular video game, appear at Austin Books & Comics on Wednesday January 14th from 4:30-8:00 pm to meet fans and sign comics!

    Austin Books & Comics
    5002 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
    (512) 454-4197

    UK – Grandville Noel Signing

    bt-fpukBryan Talbot signs GRANDVILLE NOEL at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 26th November from 6:00 – 7:00 pm!

    NO BADGER DOES IT BETTER!

    With his trusty adjunct, Detective Sergeant Ratzi, away for Christmas, there’s no holiday for Detective Inspector LeBrock of Scotland Yard as he embarks on an investigation into the disappearance of his housekeeper’s niece, Bunty Spall. The trail leads to a growing religious cult, where a charismatic unicorn messiah and his con men cronies, already responsible for mass murder in the United States, are about to lead a crusade for the ethnic cleansing of the French Empire’s doughfaces – the derogatory nickname for humans used by the majority, animal-headed population. Teaming up with Chance Lucas, a gun-slinging operative of the Pinkerton Detective Agency, and reigniting his steamy love affair with the voluptuous Parisian badger prostitute Billie, LeBrock clashes with both cult fanatics and doughface terrorists, uncovering in the process a centuries-old religious conspiracy that threatens to plunge the world into bloody civil war.

    With Paris in the grip of the mysterious crime lord, Tiberius Koenig, and an increasingly violent backlash by human extremists, can LeBrock stop the seemingly inevitable slide into fascism? What is the secret of the legendary True Gospels? Can he rescue Bunty Spall from the clutches of the strangely hypnotic unicorn named Apollo? But does Bunty want to be saved? And will LeBrock be back in time for Christmas dinner?

    Bryan Talbot has worked on such underground comics, science fiction and superhero stories as Judge Dredd and Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, Vertigo titles including Sandman, Hellblazer, and Fables and has written and drawn several Eisner Award-winning graphic novels.

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

    DE – Fables Signing

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    Press Release:

    Bill Willingham, the man who created Fables, one of the most loved and revered titles to hit comic book stands since Sandman, is coming to our area.

    On September 4, Willingham will be at Captain Blue Hen Comics in Newark, Delaware from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. He will be meeting with fans, signing comics and talking about the quickly approaching finale of Fables, which is scheduled to come to a conclusion with issue #150.

    As everyone knows, Willingham’s career has encompassed more than just Fables. He was also the creator and writer of the fondly remembered book The Elementals as well as the DC Comics series Shadowpact and Day of Vengeance. But it’s safe to say everyone will be talking about Fables, the long running critical and commercial hit that has enchanted fans since the first issue. With the series coming to a close, here is your chance to tell Willingham what the series has meant to you and why it’s so special.

    Captain Blue Hen Comics will have plenty of Fables books on hand as well as back issues and everything a comic book fan would need or want. So make your plans now and get your books ready. Bill Willingham doesn’t make it to the east coast that often, and who knows when it might happen again once Fables ends.

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    Captain Blue Hen Comics
    280 E. Main Street, Newark, DE 19711
    302-737-3434

    UK – Dead Boy Detectives Launch Party

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    Mark Buckingham and Toby Litt appear at Gosh! Comics on the 27th of June and from 7:00 till 9:00 pm to celebrate the release of Dead Boy Detectives!

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

    TX – Free Comic Book Day 2014

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    Free Comic Book Day 2014 is upon us! Mike Norton, Joelle Jones, Jamie S. Rich, Randy Milholland, Chad Thomas, Robert Wilson, and Ken Lowery appear at Zeus Comics on Saturday May 3rd from 10am until 5pm!

    7,000 Free Comics!

    Guests!

    Mike Norton (Battlepug, Queen and Country, Revival, All New Atom, Green Arrow/Black Canary)
    Joelle Jones (Helhiem, Dr. Horrible, 12 Reasons Why I Love Her, Adventures of Superman, Fables)
    Jamie S. Rich (It Girl and the Atomics, 12 Reasons Why I Love her, Spellcheckers, Madame Frankenstein)
    Randy Milholland (somethingpositive.net)
    Chad Thomas (TMNT New Animated Adventures, Mega Man)
    Robert Wilson (Knuckheads, Live a Virus)
    Ken Lowery (Like a Virus, The Variants)

    Plus a special appearance by Frozen’s Anna and Elsa from 10am-Noon!

    Zeus Comics
    1334 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75247
    (214) 219-8697

    IL – Fairest Signing

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    Bill Willingham, the award-winning creator of FABLES and FAIREST, appears at Challengers Comics from 4:00pm till 6:00pm on Wednesday, November 27th to celebrate the release of his original graphic novel FAIREST: IN ALL THE LAND!

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    Challengers Comics 
    1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

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