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
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