IL – Joe the Barbarian Art Show



Sean Murphy
appears on Friday, September 9th, from 7pm – 10pm, signing copies of the brand new JOE THE BARBARIAN hardcover as well as an exclusive 11″x17″ limited edition print.

Sean will exhibit artwork from Vertigo’s “JOE THE BARBARIAN” and “HELLBLAZER: CITY OF DEMONS” mini-series and work from throughout his amazing and really, just beginning, career.

*All artwork is For Sale and will be displayed for 4 weeks, but buyers will not take possession of the art until the end of the show. All purchased work will be marked as “SOLD” but kept on display for the length of the exhibit (October 2nd).

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

FL – V for Vendetta Artist Signing

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David Lloyd signs at Saturday, July 16, 2011 from 2-4pm!

Free Event! DAVID LLOYD is the illustrator and co-creator of V For Vendetta. He’s also worked on the Hellblazer and Aliens series, drawn for Global Frequency, War Stories, and created the acclaimed crime thriller, Kickback.
 
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Tate’s Comics
4566 N University Drive, Lauderhill, FL

UK – The Boys Signing

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Garth Ennis signs at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR, on Sunday 21st August 1 – 2pm for HIGHLAND LADDIE, THE BOYS VOL. 8.

Mind reeling from recent events in The Boys, Wee Hughie heads home to Auchterladle – the semi-idyllic Scottish seaside town where he grew up. All Hughie wants is some time to himself, to return to the bosom of family and friends, and get his head together after two years of unimaginable chaos. But our hero’s luck has always been more cloud than silver lining, and the familiar surroundings he craves are not all they might be. You can go home again – but with old pals warped beyond recognition and strangers in town up to no good, whether or not you should is another matter entirely…

Collecting the origin story of everyone’s favourite pint-sized Scotsman, this edition features art by Herogasm artist John McCrea and a special cover gallery from artist Darick Robertson.

GARTH ENNIS is the award-winning writer of Hellblazer, Hitman, Punisher, Preacher, Pride and Joy, and War Stories. He is much in demand for his hard-edged, wickedly humorous style.

UK – Rat Catcher Signing

Andy Diggle, Jamie Delano, and Jock sign on Friday 08 April from 18:00 – 19:00.

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

Forbidden Planet is pleased to announce a signing by ANDY DIGGLE, JAMIE DELANO & JOCK for the Titan Books publications Rat Catcher and Hellblazer: Pandemonium the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London SE1 0UP on Friday 8th April from 6 – 7pm.

According to underworld legend, the Rat Catcher is a peerless assassin who specialises in silencing mob snitches. There’s just one problem – he doesn’t exist. Now there’s a pile of dead bodies in a burning safe house outside El Paso. The Rat Catcher has finally slipped up, and a washed-up FBI agent has one last chance to hunt him down. Follow Andy Diggle’s tale of two master man-hunters in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse, each of them hiding a secret from the other.

In Hellblazer: Pandemonuim, an alluring Muslim woman catches John Constantine’s eye and brings troubles to his doorstep: a bombing in a London museum, mysterious ancient Sumerian artifacts and a terrifying creature running rampant with renegade intentions. To save his life and freedom, Constantine embarks on a desperate trail, blazing from the back streets of London to the detainment centres and battlegrounds of contemporary Iraq. Hellblazer: Pandemonium brings original Hellblazer writer Jamie Delano together with fan-favorite artist Jock to tell a tale about war and terror in a horror story tailor-made for the 21st century.

The Walking Dead Invades Granite State Comicon 2011

Granite State Comicon returns to the Radisson Center of New Hampshire on May 15th! Special guests include Tony Moore, Sean Murphy, and Zach Howard with many more to come!  Be sure to come out to the most exciting one-day comic show in the northeast!

Special Guest: Tony Moore!

Tony Moore is a cosmic cowboy and comic creator from a small Kentucky town, where he was raised on a steady diet of fried game, cathode rays, and funnybooks. Moore’s notable illustration work launching The Walking Dead was nominated for two Eisner Awards (2004: Best New Series, and 2005: Best Cover Artist), and The Walking Dead has since become cable’s highest-rated drama, airing on AMC.

Moore went on to co-create the booze-fueled space western Fear Agent with Rick Remender at Dark Horse, and the creepy gonzo thriller The Exterminators with Simon Oliver at DC/Vertigo. His recent work includes wild runs on Marvel Comics’ Ghost Rider and Punisher.

He spends his days shooting at things in the woods, and helping his wife chase their squealing baby daughter.

Special Guest: Sean Murphy!

Sean Murphy was born in Nashua, NH in the fall of 1980. He got interested in comics in grade school and spent many afternoons of his childhood drawing instead of making friends.

His formal education started in Salem, NH as an apprentice to Leslie Swank, local painter, cartoonist and WWII vet. After graduating Pinkerton Academy high school in 1999 he attended Massachusetts College of Art (Boston) and then the Savannah College of Art and Design. He started working professionally before graduating with titles like Star Wars and Noble Causes, then moved to Hollywood while working on various other projects for Dark Horse Comics. His career started gaining more steam when DC Comics offered him titles like Hellblazer, Batman/Scarecrow: Year One and Teen Titans. In 2005 he published his first original graphic novel called Off Road, which went on to win an American Library Association award for young adults. In 2009 he teamed with writer Grant Morrison for the critically acclaimed Joe the Barbarian for Vertigo Comics. In 2010 he will be teaming with writer Scott Snyder for an American Vampire mini-series.

Special Guest: Zach Howard!

Zach Howard may not look like anyone likes him, but the truth is: almost four people like Zach. First there’s his mom – she definitely likes him.

Then there’s Zach’s mailman – he always smiles when he sees Zach. (What more proof does one need?) The third person is Brett Butler, the comedienne. Zach is a big fan of hers and once at one of her shows Zach wouldn’t stop laughing. “I like this guy,” she said as she pointed generally in Zach’s direction. The whole crowd heard her. And last but not least is Zach’s dog, Zach Junior.

If you think there’s a chance you’d like Zach, please, please, please become a member of the Zach Howard Appreciation Society. Registration has been open since 1980, and if you’re the first to sign up you’ll receive a signed picture of Zach, delivered by Zach himself. Please be sure to have a meal waiting for him when he arrives. (He loves Dinty Moore!)

Currently you can find Zach living in Colorado, where he draws pictures of men in tights for Warner Brothers and Disney. Zach insists the woman living in his house is his wife, but no documentation has been provided to substantiate this claim.

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UK – Hellblazer Signing

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Simon Bisley and Peter Milligan sign Hellblazer: Hooked (Titan Edition) at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR, on Saturday 7th August from 1 – 2pm.

Chain-smoking occultist anti-hero John Constantine is back in this new volume! After getting dumped by his girlfriend, Constantine goes to extremes to get her back. But will he sink to a new low by using a love potion? Constantine’s enemy, the Babylonian shape-shifting demon Julian, and the hot young alchemist-gangster’s daughter Epiphany will certainly have something to say about this turn of events.

Peter Milligan is an acclaimed British comics writer and alumnus of 2000AD. Milligan was one of the founding writers of DC’s cutting edge Vertigo imprint, and has written a huge array of titles, including Animal Man, Tank Girl, Shade: The Changing Man, and X-Force. In addition to being the series writer on Hellblazer, he is currently working with Davide Gianfelice on the series Greek Street.

Forbidden Planet is the largest store of its kind in the world. Some of the biggest names in Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Comics and Cult Entertainment have come to our London Megastore for signing events, including: Sam Raimi, Kevin Smith, Jonathan Ross, Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Terry Gilliam, Simon Pegg, William Gibson, Mark Millar, Guillermo Del Toro and Stephen King. For more news about signings please go to the website

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