Upcoming Events

B.P.R.D.: The Exhibition

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Many have tried to study supernatural creatures and occult phenomenon, but no-one has fought to protect our world from such near-unexplainable forces for quite as long as the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense.

Orbital are proud to announce, in association with Dark Horse Comics, B.P.R.D.: The Exhibition – a collection of original pages by comic artist Laurence Campbell. These include a selection of works from B.P.R.D.: Hell On Earth and the upcoming series The Devil You Know.

This artwork makes its public debut in the Orbital gallery and will only be on display for two short weeks! That’s right fellow Mignola-verse fans… time is of the essence!

And don’t forget, we’ve got an exciting signing event on Wednesday 26th July with Laurence Campbell and Duncan Fegredo, followed by an after-hours Q&A!

Small Press Day 2017 – Saturday, July 8

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Poster by Sean Azzopardi

We are very excited to once again join many great shops across the country in celebration of self-publishing and DIY culture with Small Press Day, on Saturday, July 8th.

We will have Small Press creators signing and showcasing their beautiful and varied works in-store throughout the day:

Clara Saetiz
Cliodhna Ztoical
Elizabeth Querstret
Ellie Egleton
Gareth A Hopkins
Jason Browne
Joe Jinks
Julia Madrigal
Lydia Butz
Matthew Dooley
Owen Michael Johnson
Sean Azzopardi
Tim Bird
Tom Ward
Will Humberstone
Yoyo the Ricecorpse

Like last year, we will be working with our friends at Gosh Comics to produce a collaborative zine with contributions from artists taking part of Small Press Day at both shops. We’ll be passing pages between the shops and by the end of the day, should have an entire comic ready to be printed and given away.

B.P.R.D. Signing and Creator Q&A with Laurence Campbell and Duncan Fegredo

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Celebrating the launch of the third story arc from Mike Mignola’s B.P.R.D. series “The Devil You Know”, Orbital with the support of Dark Horse are proud to welcome comic artist Laurence Campbell and cover artist Duncan Fegredo for what promises to be a fantastic signing, followed by a creator Q&A from 7:30 ’til late!

Written by Scott Allie, B.P.R.D.: The Devil You Know follows the pyrokinetic Liz Sherman as she leads a team of bureau agents on the most important rescue mission of her life, coming up against horrifying monsters and strange cults along the way.

Not only does this series look to be a thrilling addition to the Hellboy universe, but a perfect jumping on point for new readers too! So make sure to mark Wednesday 26th July down in your diary, you’ll be glad you did!

DYNAMIC LIFE DRAWING: THE FRAZETTA TRIBUTE

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Join Art Model Collective at Orbital Comics for another fantastic life drawing class! Inspired by pulp novel covers and illustration of Sci-Fi & Fantasy master Frank Frazetta, our models will bring some of the characters he has immortalised in oils and ink.

FEATURING:
Carla as Dian The Beautiful, the cave girl of savage Pellucidar!
Sara as Dejah Thoris, Princess of Mars!

Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy a life drawing session at the Eisner award-winning Orbital Comics. Enjoy free refreshments, browse the shop and meet other comic fans, artists and illustrators.

The class takes place on Friday 14th July. This is a ticketed event and spaces will be limited. Buy your tickets here!

Reel Love: The Exhibition

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The semi-autobiographical coming-of-age graphic novel charts the triumphs and heartbreaks of a young boy who forms a relationship with his local cinema. Created by writer of cult sensation comic books Raygun Roads and Beast Wagon writer Owen Michael Johnson and lettered by Colin Bell, the graphic novel is one of the launch titles now crowdfunding at Unbound.

The exhibition will feature over 50 pages of original artwork and process pieces, and members of the Unbound publishing team will be on-hand at the launch night to discuss the graphic novel imprint and assist in pledging at the event.

Exhibition attendees will receive a discount code when pledging on Reel Love.