To celebrate the release of the debut EP by Earlham Mystics AKA Luke Abbott, NOTOWN Recordings are having a FREE ENTRY release party at London’s world-renowned Orbital Comics store.
The party will feature DJ sets by Luke Abbott and Gold Panda as Earlham Mystics DJs, from 7-9pm.
Refreshments will be served, records will be available. For more information please visit NotownRecordings.com
In a rare UK appearance, celebrated comic artist Sean Murphy (Punk Rock Jesus, Joe the Barbarian, The Wake) will be stopping by Orbital for a signing, followed by an after-hours Director’s Commentary for his creator-owned title, Tokyo Ghost.
Come join us for a night of mead-drinking and merry-making, with talks on the history of medieval comics with Dr Hana Videen of King’s College London and guests, and an exhibition inspired by medieval stories by comic creator Karrie Fransman.
Come and hear tales of serpent-tailed women, bleeding trees and lump babies. Come and see what the first panels and speech bubbles looked like. And come and drink mead. Yes. Mead.
Thursday, March 23rd, from 7:30pm.
RSVP on the Facebook event page.
Orbital is very pleased to be hosting an exhibition in association with 2000AD and their ongoing Fortieth Anniversary celebrations. From February 11th the Orbital gallery will be displaying an awesome show entitled “Beyond 2000 AD: The broader cultural impact of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic“.
This unique exhibition will showcase items and ephemera from the last forty years inspired and influenced by the many characters and scenarios dreamed up by Tharg the Mighty and his legions of droids. The Galaxy’s Greatest Comic has inspired dozens of musicians, movie makers, gamers and sculptors over the last four decades, as well as spawning tons of incredible merchandise and spin offs.
Featuring a wide selection of figures, unseen artwork, a whole bunch of the groovy free gifts given away with the comic over the years, as well as numerous vinyl records, CD’s and even cassettes which have broadened the cultural reach of the comic like no other. And of course we will have oodles of the 2000 plus Progs available for perusal and sale, too!