UK – Kingsman/Suicide Squad Signing

Rob Williams signs KINGSMAN 2: RED DIAMOND and SUICIDE SQUAD REBIRTH VOL. 5: KILL YOUR DARLINGS at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 11th April from 6:00 – 7:00 PM.

Kingsman: The Red Diamond is a brand-new Eggsy adventure as he follows in his mentor’s footsteps, but is still rough around the edges for a Kingsman agent. In this awesome six-issue volume, Eggsy embarks on a rescue mission to save Prince Philip and unravel an international terror plot, in a story that starts where James Bond draws the line.

In Suicide Squad: Kill Your Darlings, the international conspiracy known as the People reveal themselves to Amanda Waller in a desperate move to secure their mysterious endgame for planet Earth!

Meanwhile, the walls tighten for Boomerang as Harley Quinn gets closer to discovering the traitorous murderer within Task Force X!

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

CA – Mark Hamill’s Hollywood Star Ceremony

Press Release:

In a Galaxy far, far away”… The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that actor Mark Hamill will be honored with the 2,630th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, March 8, at 11:30 a.m. PST. The star will be dedicated in the category of Motion Pictures at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the El Capitan Theatre.

“Star Wars fans from around the world and a galaxy far, far away will be excited to hear that legendary actor Mark Hamill will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. We are proud to add this extraordinary talent to the historic Hollywood monument,” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies.

Helping Master of Ceremonies and President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Leron Gubler unveil the star will be Harrison Ford and George Lucas.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which administers the popular star ceremonies, encourages fans from around the world to watch the event exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.

Born in Oakland, California, Mark Hamill was discovered in a workshop musical comedy called Anthems in E-Flat Calliope the summer before becoming a theatre arts major at Los Angeles City College. There he learned all aspects of theatrical production and appeared in numerous plays and musicals.

For six years Hamill did guest appearances on multiple TV series and television movies, including a nine-month stretch on General Hospital and a starring-role on the critically-acclaimed comedy The Texas Wheelers. His first feature film was in George Lucas’ Star Wars.

Hamill’s career has encompassed all aspects of the entertainment industry, including stage, screen, television and new media. Best known as Luke Skywalker in George Lucas’ original Star Wars trilogy, he recently returned to the role in J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens and in Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

His film credits include Corvette Summer, Samuel Fuller’s The Big Red One, Slipstream,Walking Across Egypt, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Sushi Girl, Kingsman: The Secret Service, and Brisby Bear. Hamill also directed and starred in the cult mockumentary Comic Book: The Movie.

On Broadway, Hamill’s credits include The Elephant Man, Amadeus, Michael Stewart’s Harrigan n’ Hart, The Nerd, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks and the Roundabout Theatre production of Room Service.

A prolific voice-over artist, Hamill has performed in countless animated series for television, feature films and video games. He played the unforgettable role of the Joker in Batman: The Animated Series, reprising the character for both the Arkham Asylum video game series (for which he received a BAFTA Award) and the 2016 groundbreaking animated film, Batman: The Killing Joke. He also returned as the Trickster on CW’s The Flash, a role he first played in the original CBSseries.

Hamill has re-teamed with Wing Commander franchise creator Chris Roberts for Star Citizen: Squadron 42 with Gary Oldman, Gillian Anderson and Ben Mendelsohn. Hamill will receive his well-deserved star perfectly timed to the In-Home release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi on Digital and Blu-ray March 27th.

Hamill continues to be involved with many charitable organizations, which have included NAI (USC Neighborhood Academic Initiative), Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Feeding America.

NYC – An Evening with the Jedi Masters

Mark Hamill appears in conversation with Frank Oz at the 92nd Street Y on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 8:00 PM!

Press Release:

Star Wars fans, rejoice: Luke Skywalker is here! Fresh off his return to the screen in the massive critical and box-office smash Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Mark Hamill lands at 92Y for a conversation with the man behind Yoda, legendary puppeteer and filmmaker Frank Oz. Hear from Hamill as he looks back on four decades of Star Wars and his iconic role as the Jedi Master — just in time for the latest film’s release on digital (March 13) and Blu-ray (March 27).

About Mark Hamill:
Mark Hamill’s career has encompassed all aspects of entertainment including stage, screen, television and new media. He is best known as Luke Skywalker in George Lucas’ original Star Wars trilogy. He returned to the role in J.J Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens and will continue in Rian Johnson’s Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. Other films include: Corvette Summer, Samuel Fuller’s The Big Red One, Slipstream, Walking Across Egypt, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Sushi Girl, Kingsman: The Secret Service, and most recently playing Kyle Mooney’s father in Brisby Bear. Hamill directed and starred in the cult mockumentary Comic Book: The Movie.

Broadway credits include The Elephant Man, Amadeus (also First National Tour), Michael Stewart’s Harrigan n’ Hart, The Nerd, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks and the Roundabout Theatre production of Room Service. A prolific voice-over artist, he has performed in countless television cartoons, feature films and video games. Hamill first played the Joker in Batman: The Animated Series. He returned to the role in the Arkham Aslyum video game series for which he received a BAFTA award and in last year’s groundbreaking R-rated animated film, The Killing Joke. This trend continued when he returned as The Trickster on CW’s The Flash, a role he first played in the original CBS series. Hamill has re-teamed with Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts for Star Citizen: Squadron 42 with Gary Oldman, Gillian Anderson and Ben Mendelsohn.

About Frank Oz:
Frank Oz worked with Jim Henson for 35 years. He and his fellow original Muppet performers have created hundreds of Muppet Characters performing them for Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, Saturday Night Live and on dozens of other shows. Frank also performs Yoda in the Star Wars movies and he has directed a dozen feature films.

Get tickets at the link!

92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10128
212-415-5500

UK – How Comics Work Signing

Dave Gibbons & Tim Pilcher appear at Dave’s Comics on Saturday, November 18th from noon till 2:00 PM to sign HOW COMICS WORK.

Dave Gibbons, the artist behind juggernauts like Watchmen and Green Lantern, is here to teach you scriptwriting, page layouts, lettering, cover designs and more, and he’s doing it with scans of original artwork and rarely seen workings to illustrate his personal creative processes.

How Comics Work is your chance to gain insight into Gibbons’ work, from his computer colouring and 3D modelling with Angus McKie on Give Me Liberty, to his work on The Originals using digital greytones. You’ll learn how he layers text for editing, creates effects such as flares and neon glows, and prepares artwork for print and online.

Tim Pilcher is a pop culture expert who has worked in and and around the comics industry for over 20 years. Tim initially started as an assistant editor at DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint and he has written comics for the BBC, DeAgostini, Weldon Owen and the Young Telegraph. Tim has written over 16 books on comics and has lectured at UCL, Dublin Trinity College, The Imperial War Museum, and the British Library. He is the UK liaison for international graphic novel publisher, Humanoids. Tim lives in Brighton, England.

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Dave’s Comics
5 Sydney Street, Brighton, BN1 4EN
Tel: 01273 691012

Hero Initiative is Portland-bound for Rose City Comic Con 2017

September 5, 2017 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Oregon

Press Release:

Hero Initiative, the nonprofit that helps comic book creators in medical and financial need, is heading to Portland, OR for the Rose City Comic Con September 8-10 at the Oregon Convention Center.

Dave Gibbons, the author of The Originals, co-creator of Watchmen and artist of the Superman story “For the Man Who Has Everything” will be at the Hero booth, #718, all weekend! Come by and meet the legend and get your books signed!

And Hero Initiative Ambassadors collecting for Hero on the con floor include Rick Burchett, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Shannon Denton, Veronica Fish, Matt Fraction, Joe Harris, Sam Humphries, Megan Hutchison, Karl Kesel, Michael Lark, Kevin Maguire, David Marquez, Dustin Nguyen, Greg Rucka, Matt Wagner, Dustin Weaver, and Chip Zdarsky. Stop on by and do the right thing!

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 $1 million to the comics veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.HeroInitiative.org

Hero Inititaive Hosts Dave Gibbons at LBCC 2017

Press Release:

Hero Initiative, the charitable organization dedicated to helping veteran comic creators in medical or financial need, is heading to Long Beach Comic Con September 2-3 at the Long Beach Convention Center. And one of the most acclaimed comic creators of all time will be Hero’s exclusive guest!

Dave Gibbons, the author of The Originals, co-creator of Watchmen and artist of the Superman story “For the Man Who Has Everything” will be at the Hero booth, #411, all weekend! Come by and meet the legend and get your books signed!

And the best value at the con is surely the Dave Gibbons VIP ticket package! Packages include full 2-day attendance to the con, exclusive Dave Gibbons-signed merchandise, AND an ORIGINAL sketchcard! Tickets are on sale through Sep. 1 and can be purchased at the link…

Check it out!

And also check out Hero Initiative Ambassadors on the con floor. Swing by on Howard Chaykin, Tyler Kirkham, Scott Koblish, Ron Marz, Whilce Portacio, and Arthur Suydam! Visit them, and you can donate to Hero at the same time when you get your books signed!

Kingsman Happy Hour to Take Place in San Diego During SDCC 2017

Get a free poppy burger and Statesman whiskey cocktail during the Kingsman Happy Hour. The event takes place at the Hard Rock Hotel from 4-7 pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday this week. Must be 21 or over.

KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE
Release: September 22, 2017
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Written By: Jane Goldman & Matthew Vaughn, based on the comic book “The Secret Service” by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons
Produced By: Matthew Vaughn, David Reid, Adam Bohling
Cast: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Halle Berry, with Sir Elton John, and Channing Tatum, and Jeff Bridges

SYNOPSIS
“Kingsman: The Secret Service” introduced the world to Kingsman – an independent, international intelligence agency operating at the highest level of discretion, whose ultimate goal is to keep the world safe. In “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” our heroes face a new challenge. When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman, dating back to the day they were both founded. In a new adventure that tests their agents’ strength and wits to the limit, these two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy, in order to save the world, something that’s becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy…

UK – The Life and Times Of Martha Washington In The 21st Century Signing

Dave Gibbons will be signing The Life and Times Of Martha Washington In The 21st Century at our London Megastore on Wednesday 7th June at 6:00pm.

Martha’s story begins in the squalid corridors of a maximum-security housing project, where a young girl will rise from the war-torn streets of Chicago to battle injustice in a world insane with corruption.

Her fight will take her far, from the frontlines of the second American Civil War to the cold, unforgiving reaches of space.

This edition collects remastered versions of every Martha Washington story, an extensive behind-the-scenes section, an introduction by Frank Miller, and a brand-new cover by Dave Gibbons!

Dave Gibbons is one of Britain’s finest comic artists, whose most famous work is the multi-award- winning Watchmen. Since then he has drawn series including Batman, Doctor Who, and Give Me Liberty, and has written Batman vs. Predator, Green Lantern, and World’s Finest, as well as his own graphic novel The Originals.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

UK – Brighton’s Graphic War Signing

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Comic creator Dave Gibbons, best known for his collaborations with writer Alan Moore, which include the miniseries Watchmen and the Superman story “For the Man Who Has Everything,” appears at Dave’s Comics on Saturday 12th November from 11am-1pm to launch QueenSpark Books’ new Graphic Novel Brighton’s Graphic War.

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Dave’s Comics
5 Sydney Street, Brighton, BN1 4EN
Tel: 01273 691012

UK – Watchmen: Noir Signing

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Artist Dave Gibbons will be signing two new editions of the classic Watchmen at our London Megastore on Friday 25th November at 6:00pm.

Watchmen: Noir Collects the original 12-issue Watchmen series – in black and white for the first time, highlighting Dave Gibbons dark, moody artwork as never before!

Watchmen: Collector’s Edition Box Set reprints the bestselling graphic novel of all time is back in a new, 12-volume box set collector’s edition, just in time for the series’ 30th anniversary!

Watchmen: Artefact Edition will also be available.

Dave Gibbons is one of Britain’s finest comic artists, whose most famous work is the multi-award- winning Watchmen. Since then he has drawn series including Batman, Doctor Who, and Give Me Liberty, and has written Batman vs. Predator, Green Lantern and World’s Finest, as well as his own graphic novel The Originals.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

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