Great Beast is a UK indie publisher run by dream-team Adam Cadwell and Marc Ellerby, both with long runs of diary comics under their belts (The Everyday and Ellerbisms, respectively). GB’s roster includes a veritable who’s who of faces at UK conventions: Robert Ball, Warwick Johnson-Cadwell (current artist on Tank Girl), Dan Berry (also host of the excellent Make It Then Tell Everybody series of podcasts about cartoonists’ process), John Riordan & Dan Cox, John Cei Douglas, and Isabel Greenberg, whose book The Encyclopedia of Early Earth recently made it unto the New York Times Bestseller list. Of course Cadwell’s and Ellerby’s more action-based new series, Blood Blokes and Chloe Noonan, are also on the list of these tasty, tasty offerings. The entire GB team will be descending upon us for the evening for chatting, drinking, signing, and possibly more drinking. Great Beast’s website is here to peruse.
To celebrate this explosion of UK indie talent, Gosh Comics will be popping the bottles of fizzy wine again on Friday, the 14th of March, from 7pm to 9pm.
1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
Stranger Factory is thrilled to present two new exhibits for February from artists Phil Noto and Jim Mahfood.
Phil Noto’s “Full Disclosure” finds Noto’s signature style in top form, as the artist deftly brings beautiful new characters to life. Few artists are able to capture the subtleties of Full Disclosureuman expressions like Noto, and it’s impossible to look at his works without being drawn in immediately. Beautiful understatement is the name of the game with Noto’s work, from a slightly raised eyebrow to the tiniest of smirks. We are huge fans of Noto’s paintings, and thrilled to be able to present another solo show by this modern master.
In the Project Room we have the frenetic illustration style of Jim Mahfood. His new exhibit, “Perfect Machine”, brings to Stranger Factory an exploration of sense and sensuality couched in his trademark chaotic style…heaps of black ink seem to explode within and around his subjects as they struggle for a handhold in an unsure world. Mahfood’s illustration style is dense and rich, and carries an intense load of sex, comedy, and violence.
Please contact our Press Manager with any additional requests for artist information or show images.
Both exhibits run February 7th – March 2nd, with an opening reception on Friday, February 7th from 6 – 9 PM.
109 Carlisle Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
One of comics’ most fruitful collaborations gets its due in this deluxe collection of hard-to-find gems from Peter Milligan and Brendan McCarthy. There is still nothing else like Freakwave, Paradax!, Skin, and Rogan Gosh, and this volume is the ideal starting place for new readers!
Collecting twenty years’ worth of the pair’s finest work from Vanguard Illustrated, Strange Days, 2000 AD, and Vertigo.
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.
Artist Brendan McCarthy has worked for the 2000 AD, Crisis, and Revolver. For Crisis, he drew the highly controversial Skin, also created with and written by Peter Milligan. He has worked as designer on the films Highlander, the first live action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film, Lost In Space, and The Borrowers. His designs also feature in the forthcoming Max Max: Fury Road.
This event is Approved By The Spider Of Warning.
Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
Illustrator extraordinaire Jim Mahfood returns to his hometown of St. Louis for his ONLY in-store signing for his newest project, EVERYBODY LOVES TANK GIRL. Don’t miss your chance to meet Jim Mahfood at Star Clipper on Friday, May 3rd from 7:00 to 9:00 pm!
Mahfood collaborated with Tank Girl co-creator Alan C. Martin to bring you Tank Girl as you’ve never seen her before: wild, raw, foul-mouthed and rockin’ in Mahfood’s signature style. Finally, everyone’s favorite outback anarchist is back to blow things up, swear profusely and offend the elderly!
DJ Mahf will be will be spinning records the whole night and the event is sponsored by Boulevard Brewing Company.
After the Tank Girl release, make sure to catch Jim Mahfood and DJ Mahf at the Gramophone for a late-night after party. Star Clipper will also be hosting a special midnight screening of the film adaptation of TANK GIRL at the Tivoli Theatre right now the street. But don’t stay out too late: FREE COMIC BOOK DAY is the next morning at Star Clipper!
Star Clipper Comics
6392 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63130
Phone: (314) 725-9110