UK – Star Wars #50 Signing

Writer Kieron Gillen (Darth Vader, Doctor Aphra) signs STAR WARS #50 on Thursday 5th July from 6:00 – 7:00 PM!

IN THIS ISSUE HOPE DIES. The REBEL FLEET is completed.

It’s magnificent. It’s beautiful. It’s secret. But no secret is kept for long from DARTH VADER. The most epic story yet done in a STAR WARS comic begins here. Prepare to witness the Empire TRULY strike back.

Kieron Gillen is a video game and music journalist turned comic book author, who has worked for Image Comics and Marvel Comics. His most notable works include Iron Man, Thor, Young Avengers, The Wicked + The Divine, Journey Into Mystery, and Uncanny X-Men. He also founded one of the world’s most respected gaming blogs, Rock Raper Shotgun.

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

NV – Jim Cheung & Tyler Kirkham Signing

Artist Jim Cheung and Tyler Kirkham sign at Torpedo Comics on Saturday, May 12th. Check their Facebook page for more details.

Torpedo Comics
8775 S. Lindell Road #150, Las Vegas, NV 89139
(702) 444-4432

UK – FCBD 2018: Gosh Comics

Gosh Comics celebrates Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 5th with several guests!

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Dan White, Crom, Lord Hurk, Lizzy Stewart, Paul Shinn, and Isabel Greenberg (Window Painting)

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Tor Freeman, Sarah McIntyre, and Joe List (Bogeyed Books)

12:00 – 1:00 PM: Laura Trinder and special guests (Improper Books)

1:00 – 2:00 PM: Stephen Collins, Tom Gauld, and Simone Lia (The Guardian cartoonists)

3:00 – 4:00 PM: Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie (The Wicked & The Divine, Young Avengers)

5:00 – 6:00 PM: Laura Allred and Mike Allred (Silver Surfer, Madman)

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

UK – X-Men Red #1 Signings

Artist Mahmud Asrar appears at each Travelling Man store on the 24TH and 25th of February to sign copies of X-MEN RED #1! The first sensational arc of an all new team of X-Men from Marvel Comics.

JEAN GREY is back! Returned to a world she doesn’t recognize, the First Lady of the X-MEN gathers an unlikely team — NIGHTCRAWLER, NAMOR and LAURA KINNEY (A.K.A. ALL-NEW WOLVERINE) — to face an evil that threatens to tear down XAVIER’s dream by any means necessary!

MAHMUD ASRAR has done work for all the major publisher including DC, Image Comics, Marvel amongst others. His most notable work includes titles such as Supergirl, Dynamo 5, All-New X-Men, Avengers, Young Avengers, Nova, She-Hulk, Thunderbolts, X-Men, Wolverine and the X-Men, and Star Wars to name just a few.

Signing Tour Dates:

Saturday 24th February:
NEWCASTLE 12.30PM
YORK PM 4.30PM

Sunday 25th February:
MANC AM 12.00PM
LEEDS PM 3.30PM

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IL – Mister Miracle #1: Director’s Cut Signing

Artist Mike Norton (Revival, BattlePug, Lil Donnie, Young Justice) appears at Challengers Comics on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 5:00 PM to sign the MISTER MIRACLE #1 DIRECTOR’S CUT!

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Challengers Comics
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 278-0155

UK – Chip Zdarsky Signing

Chip Zdarsky (Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man, Star-Lord, Howard the Duck, Sex Criminals, Kaptara) appears at Gosh Comics for a signing on Monday the 16th October from 6:00 – 7:00 pm, and then discussing his work and career with Kieron Gillen from 7:30 – 9:00 pm.

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

UK – James Bond: Service Signing

Writer Kieron Gillen signs JAMES BOND: SERVICE: SPECIAL one-shot at Forbidden Planet’s London Megastore on Wednesday 24th May from 6:00 – 7:00pm.

Please note change of date.

A stand-alone, oversized special written by Kieron Gillen and drawn by Antonio Fuso, with a thrilling take on the icon of espionage!

In contemporary politics, where Britain’s world standing is often more zero than 007, an assassin plans to exterminate the ‘special relationship,’ and lead Britain and the United States into a very dark place…especially when he does so by aiming down the sights of an ancient Enfield rifle! It’ll test Bond’s deadly talents to their limits, in order to defeat the assassin and avert certain geopolitical disaster…

Kieron Gillen’s writing career has includes comics titles Phonogram, Young Avengers, and The Wicked + The Divine. He’s been writing for Marvel since 2008, on titles including Thor, Journey Into Mystery, Uncanny X-Men, and Iron Man. His Marvel work from 2015 also includes Darth Vader, Angela, and the much acclaimed Star Wars: Doctor Aphra. For Avatar Press, he’s written WW2 superhero book Uber, and Mercury Heat. His other works for Image include the Spartan Slave Hunt story, Three.

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

UK – FCBD: Emma Vieceli Signing

Artist Emma Vieceli appears at Dark Side Comics from 11am – 3pm on Saturday May 6, 2017 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

From self-publishing to some of the biggest book publishers in the world, Emma loves telling stories with pictures. Her work includes: Doctor Who for Titan Comics, the New York Times-bestselling Vampire Academy graphic novel series for Penguin Random House, Avalon Chronicles for Oni Press and the critically acclaimed independent web series, BREAKS with co-creator Malin Ryden. She is now working on the Alex Rider series for Walker books, The Adventures of Supergirl for DC comics, and provides guest art for titles like Marvel’s Young Avengers, IDW’s Jem & The Holograms & Vertigo’s Dead Boy Detectives. Alongside comics, she worked on the A&E television series, Bates Motel, providing the sketchbook found by Norman Bates. That’s right, we’ve got Jem & The Holograms, Supergirl and Doctor Who artist IN-STORE!!! She’ll be here all day with prints, sketches and signing!!

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Dark Side Comics UK
47 Viaduct Road, CM1 1TS Chelmsford, Essex
+44 1245 357656

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

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