With St. Patrick’s Day on the horizon, we felt it was time to tell you about the upcoming Irish Invasion in the Orbital Gallery. That’s right – Nick Roche, Stephen Mooney & PJ Holden will be displaying their wares – with a few contributions from special guest Will Sliney too.
If you haven’t noticed the incredible influx (or is it outflow?) of Irish talent over the last few years, then you obviously haven’t been paying attention. Ireland has been a hotbed for creativity – and these guys represent the cream of the crop.
We’re also pleased to announce that Nick Roche will be here with us for a very special signing on March 21 to open the show and get the ball rolling. So, come on down from 5pm for his signing followed by an early private viewing of the show – you won’t be disappointed!
From May 1st – May 14th this year, Orbital Comics will be hosting COVER VERSIONS: When Music & Comics Collide!
12 comic artists have been tasked with taking an album of their choosing, and creating a new piece of cover art for it: It could be their favourite album, one they listen to whilst working in the studio that often provides inspiration, or an album that they secretly think could benefit from a better sleeve!
The finished pieces will be displayed at 12″ record sleeve size, and when the exhibition closes, a short print run of each piece will be made available for purchase, with proceeds going to Brain Tumour Research.
In the lead up the show, the blog will be launching on 1st April, with articles & interviews on the crossover between comics & music, with a number of events to be announced coinciding with the exhibition, including a launch night on 1st May!
So, stay tuned to this page, as next Monday, we announce the first 3 artists, and the album’s they will be tackling!
To celebrate the launch of their new series Injection with Warren Ellis, we are pleased to announce that Declan Shalvey (Moon Knight, Thunderbolts, Deadpool) and Jordie Bellaire (colorist of everything!) will be joining us for an exclusive signing on Saturday, May 16 from 5pm!
Declan & Jordie will also be here to launch Declan’s solo exhibition with a private view that night – looking at pages from the aforementioned Injection and throughout his already stellar career. This is sure to be an amazing show, and there’s no one better than Declan himself to guide you through it. See you there!
It’s that time of year again … Saturday, May 2 is Free Comic Book Day, and you know what that means? FREE COMICS. We’ll be opening our doors from 10.30am to help you find what you’re looking for – no random grab-bags involved and no running out of stuff before midday. Come celebrate the joy of comics with us and try some cool new books from some of the best publishers around. You can find a list of what’s available right here.
As part of our mission to support up-and-coming talent, Orbital Comics is pleased to welcome writer Alex Paknadel and cover artist Matt Taylor for a signing of their hot new book Arcadia #1 on its release day – Wednesday, May 6 from 6pm.
There’s already a lot of buzz surrounding this new series from Boom! Studios, so here’s your chance to get in on the ground floor with a copy signed by two of its creators. Hope to see you there as we join forces to push comics forward!