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!
Orbital Comics is wildly excited to be hosting Applebee’s best friend Chip Zdarsky for a very exclusive UK signing on Saturday, April 11, to celebrate his new Howard The Duck series from Marvel Comics, as well as the release of Sex Criminal Volume 2 from Image.
Chip will be engaging in signings & ‘stuff’ from 4-6pm, then doing a Howard The Duck Director’s Commentary after-hours from 7pm. The commentary will be ticketed, with tickets available free with a purchase – more details to follow.
This is Chip’s first and only appearance in the United Kingdom, so don’t miss out!
In conjunction with T-Pub and London Book & Screen Week, Orbital is pleased to present our first drawing class of the year with a focus on sequential storytelling.
Artists Caspar Wijngaard, Seb Antoniou & Patrick Koduah will guide you through an original three-page sequence, exploring the various ways it can be interpreted visually.
Bring your own art equipment & supplies, and we’ll supply the refreshments. Tickets are expected to sell fast with the long-awaited return of our drawing classes, so grab yours today!
Date: Friday, April 17
Time: 7pm (for 7.30 start)
Price: £10 (includes refreshments)
NB: No physical tickets will be sent out. Your payment will secure your name on our list at the door.
Tickets are available NOW via the Paypal link below or in-store at Orbital Comics.