Lake Como Comic Art Festival Starts This Weekend

April 19, 2018 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Italy

Press Release:

The inaugural Lake Como Comic Art Festival is this weekend at Villa Erba in Cernobbio, Italy! The weather is beautiful and the guests will be ready to meet their fans! RSVP on Facebook!

Guests include:

  • Neal Adams
  • Greg Capullo
  • Frank Cho
  • Olivier Coipel
  • Gabrielle Dell’Otto
  • Gary Frank
  • Davide Gianfelice
  • Dave Gibbons
  • Adi Granov
  • Juanjo Guarnido
  • Adam Hughes
  • Eliza Ivanova
  • Mathieu Lauffray
  • Jim Lee
  • Regis Loisel
  • Enrico Marini
  • Anna Merli
  • Eduardo Risso
  • Claire Wendling

Tickets are still available here and you can also buy tickets at the door (until we sell out!) starting at 0930 on Saturday morning. All 2 day ticket holders will receive the exclusive print portfolio, including 17 exclusive prints from our special guests. Here’s a sneak peak!

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.

RSVP on Facebook!

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!

UK – How Comics Work Signing

Dave Gibbons and Tim Pilcher signing HOW COMICS WORK at the Forbidden Planet Newcastle Megastore on Thursday 21st September from 6:00 – 7:00 PM.

Learn scriptwriting, page layouts, lettering, cover designs, and more, alongside scan’s of Dave’s original art and rarely seen workings to illustrate his personal creative processes. How Comics Work is your chance to gain insight to Dave Gibbons’ s 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.

Dave Gibbons is one of the most famous comic creators working today, with over 40 years’ experience. He is most famous for his collaborations with Alan Moore, including Watchmen, and was last year named Britain’s first Comics Laureate. All of the examples are scanned from original artwork, sketches, and preparatory designs, many of which have never been published before.

Tim Pilcher is a pop culture expert who has worked in 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.

Forbidden Planet
49 Grainger Street Newcastle NE1 5JE
0191 261 9173

UK – How Comics Work Launch Party

Dave Gibbons and Tim Pilcher appear at Orbital Comics on Wednesday 20 September at 5:30 PM to sign HOW COMICS WORK.

Orbital Comics
8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA, United Kingdom
020 7240 0591

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 – Beyond Watchmen & Judge Dredd Signing

Artist John Higgins launches his new book – and art exhibition – Beyond Watchmen & Judge Dredd, at Forbidden Planet’s Liverpool store at 1:00pm on Saturday 11th March. John Higgins has been the artist or colourist on some of the most iconic comic books of recent years. Here, collected together for the first time, is the best of Higgins breathtaking work. Alongside never before seen preliminary drawings of now iconic characters, the book includes insights into the career of the comic book artist.

Beyond Watchmen & Judge Dredd is not just a comprehensive overview of Higgin’s work – it is also an indispensable instruction manual on drawing and colouring technique.

John Higgins is an acclaimed graphic artist, writer and publisher. A frequent collaborator with Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, his work includes Batman: The Killing Joke, Watchmen, Judge Dredd, Before Watchmen, and Razorjack.

This signing is part of the launch of first major retrospective of the work of Liverpool-born artist, who found global success as a comic book artist and writer for 2000AD, DC and Marvel, running at Victoria Gallery & Museum within Liverpool University.

The exhibition will feature his original art displayed alongside examples of the work of the artists and science fiction classics that inspired him.

Beyond Dredd & Watchmen: The Art of John Higgins opens on Friday, 10 March 2017 and runs until October 2017.

Forbidden Planet
92 Bold Street Liverpool L1 4HY
0151 707 1491

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.

RSVP on Facebook!

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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