Fables #150 Signing with Mark Buckingham – August 1 from 5pm!


To celebrate the end of Fables with issue #150 (or Volume 22 depending on how you collect it), Orbital is pleased to welcome back Mark Buckingham for what is sure to be a very special night of fun & revelry. Mark will be signing copies of the book (and his other work) for fans, and may just have an extra surprise or two up his sleeve.

Plus, you can check out our retrospective exhibition of Bucky’s work which is now on display in the Orbital Gallery. The exhibition runs until late August, so this is the perfect opportunity to check it out and meet the man himself. Face it, tiger – you just hit the jackpot!

Want to own a page of original art from the long-awaited Fables #150 a.k.a. Volume 22?
Well, now you can!

Just purchase a copy of the book from Orbital Comics – or a page of art from Mark Buckingham’s exhibition in the Orbital Gallery – to get your ticket. One ticket will be given per copy of Fables #150/Volume 22 bought or per page of original art bought, so the more you get the better your chances.

    Terms & Conditions.

1. Tickets must be issued at the time of purchase and cannot be retroactively issued after the fact.

2. It is your responsibility to ensure you get a ticket, so please remind staff at the time if they forget to give you one.

3. The draw will take place at the Matt Stevens in-store gig on August 1, 2015 – immediately following the Mark Buckingham signing which runs from 5-7pm. Winners MUST be present with their ticket/s or a re-draw will occur.

4. Due to the exclusive nature of this competition, these rules will be strictly adhered to and no deviations will be allowed.

Julian Hanshaw’s Tim Ginger Book Launch – August 7th from 7pm!


This August, we’ll be hosting the Book launch for prize-winning British cartoonist Julian Hanshaw’s new graphic novel, coming soon from Top Shelf: Tim Ginger.

Julian Hanshaw’s previous works include the Prix Europa winning ‘The Art Of Pho’ and ‘I’m Never Coming Back’, both with Jonathan Cape; and a contribution to to the award winning ‘Hoax Psychosis Blues’.

This is his debut novel in the American market and tells the story of Tim Ginger, once a government test pilot, now a widower, Tim enjoys a quiet retirement in New Mexico until a conspiracy theorist starts asking uncomfortable questions, and the haunting reappearance of an old friend provokes some hard choices about when to let go and when to hold on.

Sounds great, huh? So come over, meet Julian Hanshaw, get yourself a copy of his brilliant new book, get it signed and have a drink with us! It’s on Friday, August 7th, from 7pm onwards.

Jay Faerber (Copperhead) Signing – August 12 from 6pm!


Orbital Comics is very excited to welcome writer Jay Faerber (Copperhead, Secret Identities, Noble Causes & more) to the store for the very first time!

Jay will be signing with us on August 12 from 6-7.30pm, so don’t miss this opportunity to meet him in this exclusive UK signing.

Doctor Who Comics Day with Paul Cornell, Neil Edwards & Special Guests – August 15!


We are very excited to welcome Paul Cornell & Neil Edwards (the stellar creative team behind the upcoming Doctor Who: Four Doctors crossover) to the store for a very special signing as part of this year’s Doctor Who Comics Day.

To celebrate, we’ll have various special guests set up in the Gallery throughout the day – leading up to Paul & Neil’s signing in the afternoon – followed by a live podcast discussion with Paul, Neil & friends.

This is definitely one not to be missed, so slot it in your diaries now and keep the day free. It’s gonna be like a mini Doctor Who convention for one and all!