Great event this weekend: Christian Ward, artist on favourites such as ODY-C and Black Bolt, will be here to sign copies of his latest book, Invisible Kingdom! It’s one of our picks of the week, so more on it in a moment, but Christian will be here Saturday March 23rd, 1-2pm. More details here!Read More
It’s our monthly reading group this Wednesday, 7-9pm, looking at Umbrella Academy Vol 01, the inspiration for the hit Netflix series. If you’re a die-hard fan, get yourself along to discuss it from 7pm with other lovely people! Everyone is welcome: you just need an opinion, an interest, and some basic civility! More details here.Read More
The winning combo of drinking and drawing come together again this Wednesday for our monthly Drink’n’Draw in association with the good folks of Broken Frontier. Join special guests Camille Aubry, Maria Midttun, and Oscar Price for an evening of inspired sketching (drinking optional). Meet at the store from 6.30pm before heading off to the Kings Arms pub at 7pm! More details here!Read More
In case you missed it, we’ve got two great signings coming up in March that we announced this week: Tula Lotay and Christian Ward!
Tula will be here 6-7pm on Tuesday March 12th to sign copies of her new limited edition art book, Largo, plus we’ll have an exclusive limited edition print available on the day. You can find all the details here.
And then on Saturday March 23rd, 1-2pm, Christian will be here to celebrate the launch of his new Berger Books title, Invisible Kingdom. You can find all the details here.Read More
We’ve got our monthly Drink & Draw next Wednesday the 30th January, the first of 2019! Organised with our pals at Broken Frontier, with supplies kindly provided by Cass Art, our guests this month are Nic Mac, Ed Stockham, and J.Edward Scott. So come along and stretch those drawing muscles! All are welcome, just get to the shop around 6.30pm before moving along to the Kings Arms pub at 7pm until late! More details here.Read More
We’re kicking off the new year with a meet-up, of our monthly reading group, Reads! On the block this month is the first volume of Saladin Ahmed and Christian Ward’s Black Bolt series, a book so good we included it our adult Best of 2018 list. If you fancy having a chat about it with a bunch of comic enthusiasts, come on down this Wednesday, January 9th, 7-9pm! More details here.Read More
Happy New Year, friends!
Yes, the tired old hands of 2018 have made way for the sharp claws of 2019 and all the excitement and terror it may hold for those of us in the UK. So stock up on those cans and medicines, and settle in for another year of great comics!Read More
Well, the time has come, my friends. Christmas is upon us, and before we all go radio silent for a day or two, I feel obliged (contractually so) to let you know about our amazing JANUARY SALE! Yes, kicking off on the 27th December is our usual annual sale with thousands of graphic novels and kids books at knockdown prices and 50% of all our back issues! As ever, new stock will be added throughout the sale until close on Sunday the 13th January, so keep checking in for new bargains all the time. More details here.Read More
Christmas is almost here, and with it comes the special Christmas gift of extended opening hours and delayed new comics shipping! Ho ho ho! You can find all the details here, but the basic thrust of it is as follows:Read More
We’ve got the master of mischief himself, Krent Able, here this Thursday for the launch of his new book from Knockabout: The Second Coming of Krent Able. Expect the unexpected, and make sure you get here early for what we’re told will be quite the show-stopping entrance! More details here.Read More
We’ve got a very special event coming up this week: the launch of 24 Panels, a benefit comic for survivors of the tragic Grenfell fire who are suffering from PTSD. We’d love to make as much noise about this launch (and this book) as possible, so please do come along and show your support. Editors Kieron Gillen, Rhona Martin and Steve Thompson will be here, along with a small army of contributors. More details here!Read More
Just the one event coming up this week, but it’s a goodie: to celebrate the release of Windowpane by Joe Kessler from Breakdown Press, we’ll have Joe here in conversation with celebrated cartoonist (and Breakdown stablemate) Anna Haifisch! Things will kick off at 7.30pm (once we’ve had a chance to set up), so get yourself down here! More details here.Read More
It’s always an honour to host the legendary Gilbert Shelton in the store, and he’ll be back here this Saturday, November 24th, 1-2pm! Bring down your Freak Brothers, Wonder Warthogs and Fat Freddy’s Cats, or pick up a copy of the lovely omnibus editions to replace the copies that your cousin / flatmate / party guest “borrowed” off you that time. More details here!Read More
We’ve got a corker of a SelfMadeHero event coming up this Friday as we celebrate the release of THREE new books: Lovecraft HC by INJ Culbard; Wolf HC by Rachael Ball; and Lip Hook by David Hine and Mark Stafford. We’ll have all four of those luminaries in the house from 7-9pm, so come on down to get something signed! (Any of them would make great Christmas gifts, for example….) More details here.Read More
Events are quieting down as we approach the silly season, but we’ve still got some goodies up our sleeve, including next week’s Reads reading group meeting which looks at Brandon Graham & co’s Prophet Vol 01. As ever, everyone is welcome to join the discussion here, Wednesday the 14th from 7-9pm. More details here.Read More