We’ve got a couple of corkers this week on the launch front. First up, this Thursday Tor Freeman will be here to launch her new book from Bog Eyed Books, Welcome To Oddleigh. It’s a collection of her all-ages police procedural set in a town where the oddball is the norm. Check here for more details.Read More
It’s the biggest signing of the year for us next Monday the 24th, with three incredibly talented creators coming in to sign for you lucky, lucky people! Leslie Hung, artist on the mega-hit Bryan Lee O’Malley-penned Snotgirl? Check. Greg Rucka, writer on too many great books to count, but including Lazarus, Black Magick, Wonder Woman, Gotham Central, Stumptown, Queen & Country and on and on and on? Check. Legendary Gaijin Studios co-founder Brian Stelfreeze, lately of Black Panther fame and making his first European comic shop appearance? Check. There’s someone for everyone there, people! Get your butts down here, 6-7pm! More details here. And thanks to the good folks at the Thought Bubble festival for making this possible.Read More
In case you missed it, we've got an absolute killer of a triple signing coming up on Monday 24th September in association with the amazing Thought Bubble festival: Leslie Hung (Snotgirl), Greg Rucka (Lazarus) and Brian Stelfreeze (Black Panther) will all be here from 6-7pm to sign, chat, and generally impress! Don't miss this amazing opportunity to meet an incredible trio. More details here.Read More
The big news is the change in our standing order service, which takes effect from this week! In case you missed it, we'll no longer be bagging standing order comics individually by default, in order to reduce our plastic waste. You can still have your comics bagged free of charge, but you need to opt in by dropping us an email or letting us know in person. Read the blurb above for all the details, and if you want things bagged from this week, let us know ASAP!Read More
Reads, our monthly reading group, returns this Wednesday with a small press spotlight. Everyone can bring along their favourite small press book to show and tell with the group. No problem if nothing springs to mind, you're still welcome to come along and get some good reading tips! Things kick off here at 7pm on Wednesday August 22nd. More details here.Read More
Quiet week on the events front this week, but we've got a couple of goodies next week!
First up, on Thursday the 23rd, 7-9pm, we'll have Liam Cobb and Becca Tobin here to celebrate the release of their new books from Retrofit! Liam will have his new book The Prince, while Becca will have her latest graphic novel Understanding. More details here.
But before that, our reading group, Reads, meets next Wednesday the 22nd, 7-9pm, for a very special small press show-and-tell edition, where participants can bring along their favourite self-published books. As ever, everyone is welcome, new and old!Read More
In case you missed it, we announced two upcoming events to circle in your diary:
We'll have Giant Days creator John Allison and the author of the Giant Days novel, Non Pratt, here to discuss their work and the act of adaptation on Wednesday, August 29th, 7.30-9pm! John and Non will be here to discuss the series and the tricky work of adaptation from one medium to another, staying true to the vision of the original work while exploiting the strengths of its new narrative home. The talk will kick off at 7.30pm and be followed by a short signing, and seating is unreserved so no need for tickets or booking: just come on down and grab a seat! You can pre-order a signed copy of the novel here on our webstore.Read More
It's Drink and Draw time again! Yes, once again our Nora and Broken Frontier's Andy Oliver will be descending on the Kings Arms pub for an evening of drinking (optional) and drawing (compulsory) this Thursday from 6.30-9pm! Our special guests this month are David Biskup, Bethany Hall and Will Powers, providing suitable thematic inspiration. Not need to book: interested parties should meet at Gosh from 6.30pm before heading to the pub shortly before 7pm. As ever, art supplies are kindly provided by the good folks at Cass Art. More details here.Read More
We've got a release so big this week that we're just going to put it right at the start!
LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN: THE TEMPEST #1 - SIGNED BY KEVIN O'NEILL
Writer: Alan Moore
Artist: Kevin O'Neill
It's the grand finale as Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill begin the capstone to their 20 year journey with the League, and also to their comics careers. Yep, both men are retiring from comics after this, so enjoy it while you can. It's a breakneck adventure across time and space, culminating in the apocalyptic era of 2996 in the domed city of "We". Make sure you study up on the previous volumes, because this one is throwing it all in! And as a special bonus, all our copies are signed by Kevin O'Neill, so be sure to get in quick for a copy, or you can order right now via our webstore. If you've got LOEG on your standing order, rest assured a signed copy will automatically be winging its way to you.
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Welcome to the second half of 2018! We've got a couple of cracking events this week to kick things off, so let's get to it.
First off, the wonderful Julian Hanshaw is going to be in the house this Friday, July 6th, from 7-9pm to celebrate the launch of two new titles: his Top Shelf graphic novel Cloud Hotel (on our shelves now!), and a collection of artworks he's done for the Pho restaurant chain over the past decade, Pho: The Artwork. More details here.Read More
We're going to get this out nice and early to remind you as far in advance as possible that the one and only Jim Broadbent and his talented collaborator Dix will be here on Tuesday evening from 7.30-9pm in conversation with Paul Gravett to discuss their graphic novel Dull Margaret! No tickets required, just come along.
We'll have a special early release of the book, which also includes an exclusive bookplate signed by both gents! More details here.Read More
It's another busy week of events, so let's get stuck in! This Friday, the 22nd, we've got Jim Whalley and Stephen Collins here to launch their new picture book Baby's First Bank Heist, with a slightly earlier than normal start time of 6.30pm, running to 8.30pm. We've got the book in stock now and it's a little gem, so be sure to pop down and get a copy signed by these fine gents! Details here.Read More
If you're reading this before Tuesday, then there's still time to cancel whatever you're doing and get yourself down here for an incredible Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story panel discussion and signing on Tuesday evening from 7.30-9pm! We'll have Vincent Jenkins, Jack Dudman, Will Htay, Adam Brockbank, Glyn Dillon, Julian Caldow, Chris Caldow, Moley Sole, Paul Marsh & Neil Ellis (whose combined work covers concept art, costume design and model building) here to talk about their work on the newest Star Wars film, with a chance to get copies of the book signed afterwards. More details here, and if you can't make it but would like a copy, you can pre-order a signed copy on our webstore.Read More
Don't forget, we've had that second pesky May bank holiday, so the new comics won't be arriving until Wednesday to go out Wednesday. Keep an eye on our social media feeds for news when it gets to the shelves! Man...bank holidays, eh? Just get rid of the blasted things, right? Anyone? Anyone with me here?
The Gosh! Comics / Broken Frontier Drink & Draw returns this week, shifting to a Thursday this month (and probably following months). We have guests Andrew Rae, David Jesus Vignolli and Gareth Brookes in this Thursday, May 31st from 6.30-9pm, meeting here before going to the pub at 7pm. As ever, art supplies by the good folks at Cass Art! More details here.Read More
In case you missed it, we just announced an upcoming launch with Guardian cartoonist Stephen Collins and debut writer Jim Whalley! They'll be here Friday 22nd June, 6.30 - 8.30pm to celebrate the release of their new children's book Baby's First Bank Heist! Mark it in your calendars and check here for more details.Read More
Hey Monday readers, if you're about Soho this evening, don't miss out on our talk with End of the F***ing World creator Charles Forsman, who will be here from 7.30-9pm to have a chat with our Tom. No reservations or tickets required, just rock on by and grab a seat!Read More
Quick bit of admin: due to the bank holiday that you're all enjoying while some people (me) are sitting under artificial lights in a basement at work, the comics will be arriving on the Wednesday to go out on the Wednesday. So when we have them will be down to the vagaries of delivery drivers and London traffic. Keep an eye out on Twitter and Facebook, where we'll announce it as soon as they're out on the shelves. Otherwise the safe bet is to leave it until after lunchtime.
We've got the brilliant Daisy Hirst in this Thursday for the launch of her latest picture book I Do Not Like Books Anymore! Daisy will be toasting the release and signing your books here on Thursday the 10th May, 7-9pm! More details here!Read More