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
This week sees the launch party for Isabel and Imogen Greenberg's latest collaboration Athena: The Story of a Goddess! It's a picturebook retelling of the adventures of the Greek goddess, presented in a lovely hardcover format, and the Greenberg sisters will be here on Thursday, August 9th, 7-9pm to sign YOUR copy! More details here.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
If you've not yet checked out our monthly reading group Reads, next week might be a good time to start! The group is looking at the first book of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, by Roberto Aguirre Sacasa & Robert Hack. This horror reimagining of the classic teenage witch has been adapted by Netflix, so get a lead on its upcoming release! No booking required, just head down for a 7pm start next Wednesday 25th July. 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