UK – Hilda and The Troll Launch Party


Award-winning cartoonist Luke Pearson appears at Gosh! Comics for an incredible Hilda and The Troll Launch Party on the 26th of September from 7-9pm.

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

SPX 2015 Announces International Guests

spx2015Press Release:

SPX is pleased to announce international creators, Frederik Peeters, Dylan Horrocks, and Brecht Vandenbroucke as guests at SPX 2015. This is in addition to the previously announced guests Kate Beaton, Luke Pearson, Noelle Stevenson, Michael DeForge, Gemma Correll, Noah Van Sciver, Matt Bors, Lilli Carré, Theo Ellsworth, C. Spike Trotman, Jennifer Hayden, Stuart Immonen, Scott McCloud, Bill Griffith, Kathryn Immonen, Derf, Jessica Abel (Sat. Only) and Ted Rall.

Additional international guests appearing at SPX 2015 will be announced next week.

SPX 2015 is honored to have the very first United States appearance of critically acclaimed, Swiss graphic novelist Frederik Peeters. This year saw the release of the final volume of his well reviewed planet hopping space epic, Aama Vol. 4: You Will Be Glorious, My Daughter, published by SelfMadeHero. Peeters has been nominated five times in the Best Book category at Angoulême and has done a number of posters and other illustration work in Europe. Peeters lives with his wife and daughter in Geneva, Switzerland.

Dylan Horrocks is returning to Small Press Expo for the first time in over a decade. Horrocks began his diverse career with the publication of Pickle, which ran from 1993-97 published by Black Eye Press. Pickle included the serialization of Hicksville, a groundbreaking story that was collected into a graphic novel that won plaudits from reviewers around the globe. Horrocks has had international success in alternative and mainstream comics with books like Atlas from Drawn & Quarterly, and as writer for DC Comics and Vertigo. In 2014, Fantagraphics published Sam Zabel and his Magic Pen to wide critical and fan acclaim. Horrocks is an Eisner Award winner and in 2006 he was appointed University of Auckland/Creative New Zealand Literary Fellow. Horrocks currently lives in Auckland, New Zealand with his wife and sons.

Brecht Vandenbroucke is a Belgian cartoonist and illustrator. His debut graphic novel,White Cube, took the Angouleme International Comics Festival by storm in 2013. Vandenbroucke’s distinctive painted panels and brightly colored spreads intermingle pop culture influences and commentary on the fine art world, offering an absurdist view of the institutions of that world. White Cube has been published in Belgium, Finland, Norway, Spain, Germany, France, and in English by Drawn & Quarterly. Since graduating from art school a few years ago, he has worked for numerous periodicals, including the New York Times, and has participated in group shows all over the world. Vandenbroucke lives in Antwerp, Belgium.

SPX 2015 takes place on Saturday and Sunday, September 19-20, and will have over 650 creators, 280 exhibitor tables and 22 programming slots to entertain, enlighten and introduce attendees to the amazing world of independent and small press comics.

Small Press Expo (SPX) is the preeminent showcase for the exhibition of independent comics, graphic novels, and alternative political cartoons. SPX is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit that brings together more than 650 artists and publishers to meet their readers, booksellers, and distributors each year. Graphic novels, mini comics, and alternative comics will all be on display and for sale by their authors and illustrators. The expo includes a series of panel discussions and interviews with this year’s guests.

The Ignatz Award is a festival prize held every year at SPX recognizing outstanding achievement in comics and cartooning, with the winners chosen by attendees at the show.

As in previous years, profits from the SPX will go to support the SPX Graphic Novel Gift Program, which funds graphic novel purchases for public and academic libraries, as well as the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF), which protects the First Amendment rights of comic book readers and professionals. For more information on the CBLDF, visit their website at For more information on the Small Press Expo, please visit

NYC – Hilda and The Black Hound Signing


British cartoonist Luke Pearson appears at the Strand Book Store on Tuesday May 6th from 7:00PM – 8:00PM!

Luke Pearson has gained wide acclaim for his striking illustrations and complex, multivalent comics. His Hildafolk series contains Luke’s signature blend of exuberant visuals and dark, whimsical stories. To celebrate the release of the latest Hildafolk book, Luke will chat about his work and sign copies of Hilda and The Black Hound for fans in our rare book room. This fourth book in the series chronicles the adventurous Hilda and her companion Twig (a blue fox with antlers) in their encounters with the Nisse, creatures who live in a mirror world “where the rules of physics don’t quite match up.”

Luke’s work has been praised as “glorious, exciting if also rather menacing” by the New York Times. Of the series, Slate has said “It’s hard to imagine a better all-ages comic.” Join us for an evening with an exciting talent in comics!
Buy a copy of Hilda and the Black Hound or a $15 Strand gift card in order to attend this event. All options admit one person. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located in the Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.

Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(at 12th St.)

UK – Hilda and the Black Hound Signing


Luke Pearson signs his new book, Hilda and the Black Hound, this Saturday March 22nd at 1:00 pm at Travelling Man’s Leeds branch. And he will also be painting a wonderful window display for the store. Follow this link to Luke’s website for information, and examples of his brilliant work.

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Travelling Man
32 Central Road, LS1 6DE, Leeds, UK
Tel: 0113 243 6461

UK – Hilda & the Black Hound Signing


Luke Pearson signs at Gosh! Comics on Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 2:00 pm until 9:00 pm!

Press Release:

Out this March from Flying Eye Books (NoBrow’s children’s line), is the long-awaited fourth part of Eisner-nominated Luke Pearson’s lovely Hilda stories. This time round, Hilda and her otherworldly friends find themselves dealing with alternate realities and a looming, mysterious dark spectre skulking through the streets of Trolberg. More info on the book can be found here…

There will be an all-ages signing for munchkin fans of the series in the afternoon, and a launch party for the mature fans to clink glasses and raise the roof (not literally, please, we like our roof), in the evening. Luke will also be doing a window painting for us throughout the day, because he’s lovely like that.

The event is on Saturday, the 15th of March, with the all-ages signing running from 2pm to 3pm and the launch party running, as per usual, from 7pm to 9pm. From the 10th through to the 16th of March, customers will be able to get 25% off all NoBrow and Flying Eye books!

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

UK – Nobrow Signing

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Luke Pearson, Jon McNaught, and Kyle Platts sign at Gosh! on November 23rd from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.

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

UK – Everything We Miss Signing

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Luke Pearson signs his latest book Everything We Miss at the amazing Travelling Man Leeds on Saturday, July 23 · 1:00pm – 4:00pm. If you are a Nobrow fan, or just a fan of great comics, come by at 1pm and get your copy of EWM signed and scribbled by the talented artist himself.

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Travelling Man Leeds
32 Central Rd, LS1 6DE, Leeds, United Kingdom
Tel: 0113 4236461

UK – Everything We Miss Signing

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Luke Pearson signs on Saturday 16th July at Dave’s Comics.

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