UK – Image Comics 25th Anniversary Panel

Jordie Bellaire, Warren Ellis, Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Declan Shalvey, and Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson appear at Gosh! Comics from 7.30-9pm on Friday the 17th March.

PLEASE NOTE: This is not a signing event. There will not be a signing session before or after the talk. Jordie & Declan will be part of a signing event occurring on Saturday the 18th March.

ABOUT THE CREATORS

Jordie Bellaire is probably the most lauded (and certainly most prolific) colourist working today. You’d be lucky to find a week without one of her books shipping, and even luckier to experience her mastery of palette. Always pushing the boundaries of colour as an integral part of storytelling, her versatility is astounding. Equally impressive has been her outspoken advocacy for inclusiveness in the industry, including initiating the “Comics are for everybody” movement.

Warren Ellis hardly needs an introduction, a man who has repeatedly kicked the stool out from under a complacent industry to bring it standing to attention. He has a masterful hand for reinvention, a keen futurists eye, and an authorial voice that can bring laughter, tears, excitement and horror all with deceptive ease. His current Image titles, Injection and Trees, rank among the best comics work he’s done.

Kieron Gillen is one of the brightest stars in the British comics firmament. Gaining prominence for his work on Phonogram, he has gone from strength to strength through his subsequent work on titles such as Young Avengers (where one could argue he and creative partner Jamie McKelvie set the tone for the increased progressiveness and inclusiveness in the Marvel universe that was to follow), Journey Into Mystery, Uncanny X-Men, Generation Hope, Darth Vader and of course The Wicked + The Divine.

Jamie McKelvie, often in partnership with Kieron, has brought a slick new visual vocabulary to mainstream comics, bringing in influences from the worlds of music and fashion. As well as outstanding artistic stints on Phonogram, Suburban Glamour, Young Avengers and The Wicked + The Divine, Jamie has been a key designer for Marvel, including two of its most iconic modern costume designs: Captain Marvel and Ms Marvel (now, as an icon of the Resist movement, a cultural phenomenon in her own right).

Declan Shalvey brings a weighty, graphic eye to his art, wowing everyone with his striking work on Warren Ellis’ superb Moon Knight run. Starting out in the world of self-publishing, he first caught our eye in the pages of Thunderbolts and has since become a draw in his own right. As well as ongoing work on Ellis’ Injection, he has recently popped up in the pages of All Star Batman, and his covers have been gracing Becky Cloonan’s current Punisher run.

Eric Stephenson has been with Image since its earliest days. Working as Extreme Studios’ editor, he also wrote and co-wrote a number of those early Extreme titles. Continuing to work on in a publishing capacity, he was a key member of the Image team for both Jim Valentino and Erik Larsen’s respective runs as Publisher, before taking the position himself in 2008. Under his directorship, Image has found a new place within the market, positioning itself as the premiere publisher for creator owned work and changing the face of graphic novel sales throughout all channels with titles such as The Walking Dead and Saga. A passionate believer in positive change for the comics business, his annual Image Expo addresses are a must for industry-watchers. He’s also returned to writing, with Nowhere Men and They’re Not Like Us both proving that he’s still more than capable of considerable creative output alongside his publishing duties.

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

UK – Image Day 2017 Signing

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Alison Sampson (Genesis) and Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine, Phonogram) appear at Orbital Comics to sign copies of their books on Wednesday 1st of February 2017 from 5:00 – 6:00 PM to mark the 25th anniversary of the founding of Image Comics.

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

UK – Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #1 Signing

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Writer Kieron Gillen and artist Kev Walker will be signing the first issue of Star Wars: Doctor Aphra at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 7th December at 6:00pm.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra – Following her time in the clutches of Darth Vader, Doctor Aphra has barely escaped with her life. If he ever learns of her survival, he’ll hunt her to the ends of the galaxy. But for now, it’s time for a return to what she does best.

With the droids 0-0-0 and BT-1 in tow, she’s off in search of rare artifacts from the galactic center to the Outer Rim and everywhere in between. Aphra’s got debts to pay after all. Just as long as she can stay one step ahead of the Empire, some Bounty Hunters and just about everyone else in the galaxy!

Kieron Gillen came to attention as a comic writer with his collaboration with Jamie McKelvie, Phonogram. In 2014 the same partnership managed to find a way to make their brand of pop-comics sell, with the critical and commercial smash, The Wicked + The Divine. He’s worked for publishers including Marvel, Image and Avatar, on books as varied as Iron Man, Uber, THREE, Thor, Journey Into Mystery, Uncanny X-Men and many more. His acclaimed work on Marvel’s Darth Vader introduced the character of Doctor Aphra.

Kev Walker began his career on 2000 AD and Warhammer comics as well as a number of DC and Marvel titles. He is also noted for his illustrations for the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering.

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

UK – Free Comic Book Day 2016

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Time to bring your festive cheer! It’s that time of year, the comickers favourite celebration – Free Comic Book Day. On Saturday, May 7th, we will be open from 10.00-9pm (yes, that’s 30 minutes earlier than normal opening hours). We will be hosting various events and signings throughout the day.

Kids Workshop – 11-2pm
with John Allison, Emma Vieceli, Jason Ford, Rachael Smith, Gary Northfield, Joe & Sam Decie, Kristyna Baczynski, Dilraj Mann, JAKe, Babak Ganjei, Paul Shinn, Ramzee and Marc Ellerby.

Guardian Cartoonist Signing 2-4pm
with Tom Gauld, Simone Lia, Krent Able, and Stephen Collins.

Image Comics Signing 5-6pm
with Kieron Gillen, Christian Ward, Tula Lotay, Caspar Wijingaard, and Dan Watters.

Avery Hill Launch Party 7-9pm
with Rachael Smith, Matt Swan, Edie OP and Owen D. Pomery

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

UK – Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl Signing

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Gosh! Comics hosts a launch party and signing for the trade of Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl with Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, and the B-side contributors Tom Humberstone, Julia Scheele, and Sarah Gordon. The launch will be from 7:00 – 9:00 PM on Friday, 1st April 2016!

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

DE – Spider-Man/Deadpool Signing

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Mark Morales, inker of the new SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL, appears at The Comic Book Shop for the first time on Saturday, March 12th from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM!

Mark will have original art pages for sale, prints for sale, and will be taking commissioned requests!

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The Comic Book Shop
1855 Marsh Road, Wilmington, DE 19810
(302) 477-1119

UK – Comic Heroes Re-Launch Party

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Kieron Gillen, Jessica Martin, Paul Cornell, and Rachael Stott sign at Orbital Comics on on Friday January 15, 2016 at 7:00 PM to celebrate the return of Comic Heroes magazine!

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

UK – Star Wars Day

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Gosh! Comics celebrates the release of Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens on the 12th December! Jedi Knight JAKe (How to Speak Droid / Wookiee) will run a workshop for kids from 11:00 AM till 1:00 PM. Writer Kieron Gillen (Phonogram, The Wicked and Divine, Young Avengers) will also be here for a Darth Vader Volume 1 signing from 2:00 – 3:00 PM.

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

UK – 8th Doctor Who Signing

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Writer George Mann and Artist Emma Vieceli will be signing the first issue of the comic adventures of The Eighth Doctor at Forbidden Planet London on Saturday 7th November at 1:00pm.

Get ready for an all-new season of comics adventures featuring The Eighth Doctor, as played by Paul McGann in the Doctor Who movie, fan-favorite minisode Night of the Doctor and over fourteen years (and counting!) of astounding Big Finish audio spectaculars! Five amazing, interconnected new stories take the Doctor on a rollercoaster of threat and misadventure, as he investigates the mysteries surrounding his new companion Josie. Victorian magic shows, murderous trees, lost books, crystalline life-forms, barges in space crammed with the undead – and the grand journey all begins in a sleepy Welsh town besieged by living paintings!

George Mann is author of the New York Times-bestselling Doctor Who novel Engines of War, Newbury and Hobbes and The Ghost series of novels, as well as numerous short stories, novellas and audiobooks. He is also a respected anthologist and has edited The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction and The Solaris Book of New Fantasy.

Emma Vieceli is the UK based comic book artist behind Breaks, Alex Rider: Scorpia, Vampire Academy, Manga Shakespeare and more! She also provides guest art for titles like Marvel’s Young Avengers, IDW’s Jem & The Holograms and Vertigo’s Dead Boy Detectives. Alongside comics, she worked on the A&E television series, Bates Motel, providing the sketchbook found by Norman Bates.

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

UK – Four Doctors Signing

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Join TRAVELLING MAN YORK on Saturday the 22nd of August from 1:00-3:00pm for a signing event with the amazingly talented PAUL CORNELL.

PAUL CORNELL is an award winning writer of novels, comics, short fiction and non-fiction, as well as a TV screenwriter for Doctor Who and many other series.

Paul Cornell has written for some of the world’s greatest comics characters and series – including Batman, Black Widow, Captain Britain, Demon Knights, Fantastic Four, Saucer Country, Stormwatch, Superman, Wisdom, Wolverine, X-Men, XTNCT, and Young Avengers.

Paul is currently writing two new series; DOCTOR WHO: FOUR DOCTORS (Titan Comics) and THIS DAMNED BAND (Dark Horse).

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Travelling Man
54 Goodramgate, YO1 7LF York, UK

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