BEAST WAGON Exhibition & Launch Night – February 28 from 7pm!

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Orbital Comics cordially invites you to the Kickstarter launch party and private view for the exciting new Beast Wagon exhibition which will appear in the Orbital Gallery until mid-March.

The show features original artwork and preview pages from Beast Wagon, the anthropomorphic comic book set in a zoo, created by Owen Michael Johnson (British Comic Award nominee for Raygun Roads) and John Pearson – along with select pieces from top Brit comics talent like Steve White, Iain Laurie & Conor Boyle.

So, join us on for the exclusive opening night celebrations – Saturday, February 28 from 7pm – for music, performance, spoken word, live art and madness, featuring Karl Snarl and the Animatones.

Signing & Drinks Reception with SCOTT McCLOUD – March 7 from 7pm!

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We are beyond excited to welcome the amazingly talented Scott McCloud to Orbital Comics for a very special signing and drinks reception in celebration of his new magnum opus, The Sculptor.

The genius behind Zot! and Understanding Comics makes his long-awaited return to sequential comics with this weighty tome from Self Made Hero which explores the nature of creativity and art.

So, join us for drinks from 7pm on Saturday March 7, for what is sure to be a very special evening in the presence of a master.

Graveyard Orbit #2 Launch & Signing – March 11

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John-Paul Kamath, writer of Graveyard Orbit will be venturing out into the sunshine and then back into the cooling and serene darkness of London’s Orbital Comics for a launch signing of the second issue on Wednesday March 11th (11am-2pm & 4pm-7pm).

This has several benefits for you:
- The first 12 customers who purchase Graveyard Orbit #2 from Orbital get a free limited edition print.

-You can get your copy signed for free by the writer (if he gets hit by car leaving the store and you have a signed copy it goes up in value a whole 50p).

-We’ll have special deal all day for buyers of both Graveyard Orbit #2 and Graveyard Orbit #1.

-You can observe a comics writer at a safe distance and see firsthand the ruinous health that writing comics brings about (perfect for parents who want to dissuade their kids from pursuing a creative endeavor).

IRISH INVASION exhibition launch & signing with Nick Roche – March 21!

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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!

John Allison Signing GIANT DAYS #1 from Boom! Studios – Saturday, March 28 at 2pm!

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Orbital Comics is pleased to welcome the lovely and talented John Allison to the store on Saturday, March 28, to celebrate the release of his new series Giant Days from Boom! Studios.

John has long been known for his self-published and web comics – as well as the successful Bad Machinery, which is now on its third volume from Oni Press.

He will be signing with us from 2-4pm – so come on down, join us, and pick up a copy of Giant Days #1 while you’re at it … You won’t be sorry!

Cover Versions: When Music & Comics Collide – May 1-14!

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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!

In the meantime, please follow our Twitter, Tumblr & Instagram accounts for information, and pieces from the long history that music and comics have together!

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