We have a HUGE launch night ahead of us, in association with Safari Festival and Breakdown Press. We'll be launching not one, not two, but FOUR new titles at our Safari Festival Pre-Party! Liam Cobb, Antoine Cossé, Shaky Kane and Richard Short will be here to toast the launch of their new books on Friday, 11th August, 7-9pm! Grab full details here and join the Facebook event page here.
BIG news coming out of San Diego this week: Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill are - even as we speak - working on the fourth and final volume of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Entitles The Tempest, it's a landmark volume which will not only cap off the long-running saga of Mina Murray and her erstwhile literary companions, but also mark the retirement of both men from comics work.
The Tempest will be a 6-issue mini-series co-published by Top Shelf and Knockabout, each issue 32 pages in (mostly) full colour, retailing at £4.25. Issue #1 is scheduled for a June 2018 release, and if you've had a standing order with us for League in the past, rest assured that we still have those details on file. If you haven't ordered League before, or fear you may have cancelled in a moment of crazed abandon, just drop us a line to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get you sorted.
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You know us: we love the Thought Bubble festival. Each year we partner up with Leeds' world-class comics festival to bring guests to London, and we're very excited to announce that this year we'll be playing host to James Stokoe (Orc Stain, Aliens Dead Orbit) and Marley Zarcone (Shade the Changing Girl, Effigy)! James and Marley will be here Friday, September 22nd, from 6-7pm, so mark your diaries now! More details here.
A couple of exciting upcoming events announced this week! First up, in association with the good folks of Bergen Street Press and Safari Festival, we've got Charles Forsman here for a panel discussion on the 9th of August! Charles will be discussing his career and work, and also chatting with writer Charlie Covell and director Jonathan Entwhistle about their adaptation of his graphic novel The End of the F***ing World (edited for your work filter's pleasure). Details here.
The Pride parade hits Soho this Saturday, and so does Small Press Day, the annual celebration of all those out there working to tell their own stories on their own terms with a combination of raw talent, elbow grease and boody-minded determination. We've got a comics lab running through the afternoon, where a dazzling array of self-publishers will be setting up at our signing table in a series of one hour, themed sessions. Pick a genre that suits YOUR story, and come on down to work alongside these grizzled (in the nicest way) veterans! Attending artists will also be creating a collaborative zine on the day with the guests of our friends at Orbital Comics, who are also taking part in the celebrations. Check out their events schedule for the day here! Check here for details on our line-up.
Did you pick up the excellent Winnebago Graveyard #1 last week? The new horror mini by Alison Sampson and Steve Niles is off to a cracking start, and we're very happy to have Alison here signing copies this Saturday, the 24th June from 2-3pm! We've still got copies on the shelf, so if you missed out, we've got you covered. Come on down!
If you missed out on picking up the new Bulletproof Coffin The Thousand Yard Stare one shot last week, don't despair! We have plenty of copies left, which is just as well, as David Hine and Shaky Kane will be signing here this Saturday June 17th, from 1-2pm! And don't forget, we'll have an extremely limited run reproduction of the 'Hypno Vampires From The Stars' ashcan from the comic available on the day. You can get a copy free with Bulletproof Coffin TP Vol 01, or buy a copy on its own for £5 while stocks last! Click here for more details.
A quick note for those who have pre-ordered our Doom Patrol TP Vol 01 Bookplate Edition signed by Gerard Way and Nick Derington: we've had a slight delay getting the signed plates back, but they should be with us any time now. As soon as they arrive, they will be dispatched post-haste. In the meantime, if you pick a copy up in store, hold on to your receipt and you can exchange it for a plate once they arrive!
We hope you all enjoyed your bank holiday weekend but sadly it does mean we are once again struck by it's dreaded curse - a Wednesday delivery! We will work our socks off to get everything out as quickly as possible and will keep our social media feeds updated as we go, but we suspect it'll be post lunch time that the shelves are filled with all of this weeks new delights.