NYC – Minimum Wage Signing

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Cartoonist Bob Fingerman appears at Forbidden Planet NYC on Wednesday January 8, 2014 at 7:00 pm to celebrate the release of Minimum Wage #1 (Image), the first new issue of his classic series in fifteen years.

Forbidden Planet
832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
212-473-1576

NYC – The Fox #3 Signing

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Artist Dean Haspiel appears to sign copies of THE FOX #3 at Forbidden Planet NYC on Wednesday January 8, 2014 at 7:00 pm.

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Forbidden Planet
832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
212-473-1576

UK – The Girl with All the Gifts Signing

M. R. CareyM. R. Carey launches THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS, at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 11th January from 1:00 – 2:00 pm!

A terrible, wonderful, heart-breaking story about hope and humanity and a young girl who wants to save the world, this is the must-read book of 2014.

Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her ‘our little genius’. Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don’t like her. She jokes that she won’t bite, but they don’t laugh.

A heart-stopping, page-turning thriller filled with tension, action and emotion, The Girl with all the Gifts is a truly special book that will capture the imagination of readers everywhere. Intelligent, speculative fiction with an emotional heart and wide-ranging appeal, it is this year’s The Shining Girls… the one book everyone will be talking about.

M. R. Carey is a pen name for an established British writer of both novels and comic books, with several New York Times best-selling graphic novels and one Hollywood movie screenplay to his credit. The Girl with all the Gifts will also be a film – the author wrote the screenplay simultaneously

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

UK – NumberCruncher Signing

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SIMON SPURRIER signs his new graphic novel NUMBERCRUNCHER at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 15th January at 6:00pm.

A time-twisting romantic thriller-noir metaphysical black comedy from the smash-hit writer of X-Men Legacy and Crossed: Wish You Were Here!

Numbercruncher is the story of a lovesick, dying Mathematician who cheats the rules of the Afterlife to be reincarnated within his lover’s lifetime… and faces the full force of Karmic Accountancy as a result. One Karmic agent – the surly Bastard Zane – must stop the time-twisting romance before the Mathematician can escape Existential Justice!

Simon Spurrier was physically born in the 80s but profiles an existential/curmudgeonly age of 103.

Working as an Art Director for the BBC in the armpit of the millennium, he took an unscripted tangent into the murky depths of Making Stuff Up On Paper and has since become an award winning author and graphic novelist.

His latest crime novel, A Serpent Uncoiled, was released to great critical acclaim in 2011, while his comics works includes Judge Dredd, Crossed, Gutsville, Six-Gun Gorilla, and the all-new, all-weird X-Men Legacy – part of the “Marvel Now” initiative.

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

UK – Finn the Human Signs

 

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Actor Jeremy Shada appears at Forbidden Planet’s London Megastore for a special ADVENTURE TIME signing featuring the Adventure Time Encyclopaedia on Monday 30th December from 3 – 4pm.

The voice of young adventurer FINN from Cartoon Network’s hugely popular, BAFTA-winning animated series ADVENTURE TIME, Jeremy Shada has been living and working in Los Angeles since the age of five. Past television series include Cartoon Network’s Incredible Crew, Shark, Stacked, The Loup, Good Girls Don’t, Nip/Tuck, Ghost Whisperer, ER, Parenthood, Cold Case, and Lost. He’s also worked on Team America, Batman the Brave and the Bold, Chowder, Super Crazies, Penguins of Madagascar, My Neighbours the Yamadas, and Bambi.

Written and compiled by Martin Olson, the voice actor who portrays the Lord of Evil himself, The Adventure Time Encyclopaedia matches the playful and thoughtful tone of the series, detailing everything anyone will ever need to know about the land of Ooo and its colorful inhabitants. The Adventure Time Encyclopaedia also features spells, fun places to visit in Ooo, how to make friends and how to avoid your enemies. There’s also hand-written marginalia by Finn, Jake, and Marceline.

Created in conjunction with Cartoon Network Enterprises, the book also features original illustrations by Renee French, Tony Millionaire, Celeste Moreno, Aisleen Romano, and Mahendra Singh, and was designed by Sean Tejaratchi, with original content from the show’s creator, Pendleton Ward.

About Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network is a universally appealing boy focused girl inclusive channel driven by its exciting slate of quirky comedy and adventure. The programming line-up explores the relatable themes of humour, friendship, imagination, action and adventure. Cartoon Network targets boys and girls aged 8-12 and aims to champion kids being themselves through its rich mix of entertaining and globally successful content. The programming slate includes leading comedy animations, The Amazing World of Gumball, Adventure Time and Regular Show, classic action adventure shows, Ben 10 Omniverse and DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk and live action favourites, Harry Hill’s TV Burp and Mr Bean.

Cartoon Network launched as a pan-European channel in 1993 and this year celebrates its 20th birthday. The channel now has localised services throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa where it is available in 21 languages and in over 114 million homes.

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

UK – Simon’s Cat Signing

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Press Release:

SIMON TOFIELD will be signing THE BUMPER BOOK OF SIMON’S CAT (CANONGATE) at the Forbidden Planet Megastore on Sunday 15th December from 1 – 2pm.

In the last five years, Simon’s Cat has become a national treasure and a global phenomenon. Star of over thirty films, which have been watched over 420 million times, and winner of a dozen major industry awards, Simon’s Cat has captured the hearts of a global audience.

In this bumper paperback edition author, animator and illustrator Simon Tofield brings together the best cartoons from the first three bestselling books, with exclusive new material, a unique ‘How to Draw’ section and, for the first time, an introduction to ‘Simon’s Cat’s’, featuring pictures and descriptions of the real life inspirations for the cartoon.

Also available will be a full range of Simon’s Cat books, giftware and merchandise.

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

UK – Hive Monkey Signing

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Author Gareth L. Powell launches HIVE MONKEY, the sequel to the hugely successful ACK-ACK MACAQUE, at the Forbidden Planet Bristol Megastore on Saturday 14th December from 1 – 2pm! RSVP on  Facebook!

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

UK – Dogs of War Signing

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Artist Nathan Fox signs at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday 20 November 2013 18:00 –  19:00!

Press Release:

Forbidden Planet is delighted to welcome NATHAN FOX, signing DOGS OF WAR at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore!

Inspired by historic battles comes DOGS OF WAR, three tales about soldiers and their service dogs. Based on the real-life roles of military dogs that served as Red Cross rescuers, searchers, messengers, and scouts, Dogs of War is a full colour graphic novel about canine military heroes of World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War. Written by Sheila Keenan and illustrated by Nathan Fox, this collection of three fictional stories was inspired by historic battles and real military practice. Rendered with fascinating and beautiful detail, Dogs of War, captures both the adventure and devastation brought on by war and celebrates the friendship between soldiers and their dogs.

Nathan Fox is an illustrator and storyteller whose work has appeared in the New York Times, the New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Wired, and Entertainment Weekly, among others. His work has also been published by DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics and Marvel. He lives with his wife in New York City.

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

UK – Vader’s Little Princess Signing

vlpJEFFREY BROWN signs VADER’S LITTLE PRINCESS and DARTH VADER AND SON at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Friday 29th November from 6 – 7pm.

In this irresistibly funny follow-up to the breakout bestseller Darth Vader and Son, Vader, Sith Lord and leader of the Galactic Empire, now faces the trials, joys and mood swings of raising his rebellious teenage daughter: Princess Leia. Smart and sweetly funny illustrations by artist Jeffrey Brown give classic Star Wars moments a twist by bringing these two galactic adversaries together under one roof. From teaching Leia how to fly a TIE fighter, to regulating the time she spends talking with friends via R2-D2′s hologram, to making sure Leia doesn’t leave the house wearing only the metal bra and a slinky skirt from Return of the Jedi, Vader’s parenting skills are put hilariously to the test.

After growing up in Michigan, Jeffrey Brown moved to Chicago to pursue an MFA at the School of the Art Institute. His first book, Clumsy, grabbed the attention from both cartoonists and comics fans alike. He has a host of titles to his name, ranging from humour to autobiography, and his work has appeared in a host of anthologies, as well as mainstream books like The Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror and Marvel’s Strange Tales. His original artwork has been exhibited in New York, Paris, and Chicago. He lives in Chicago with his wife and son.

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

NYC – F Train to the Bronx Signing

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Ira Weinstein, John Olsen, Reggie Jones, Rich Ashford, and Joe Koch sign at Forbidden Planet on Tuesday November 12th from 5-6pm.

Forbidden Planet
832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
212-473-1576

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