Upcoming Events

Comic Book Writing Workshop with Kieron Gillen – Saturday 12th May from 7pm

Comic Book Writing Workshop with Kieron Gillen


Are you a budding comic book writer, with no idea where to begin? Or perhaps you've already written a few titles of your own but want to finesse elements of your craft?

Orbital Comics is proud to welcome renowned comic writer Kieron Gillen, as he pioneers our first ever Comic Book Writing Workshop! This is your chance to learn narrative structure and writing techniques from one of the foremost voices in today's industry.

Spaces are limited, so book your tickets now!

Price: £15
Date: Saturday 12th May
Time: 7pm (for a strict 7.30 start)

NB: No physical tickets will be sent out. Your payment will secure your name on our list at the door.
Tickets are non-refundable.

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2000AD Regened Super-signing Spectacular – Free Comic Book Day Saturday 5th May from 12pm

Calling Earthlets of all inception days – from eight to eight million!

This Free Comic Book Day, Saturday 5th of May join Orbital and a riot squad of 2000 AD creators including Matt Smith, Alec Worley, Colin Bell, Tanya Roberts, Ned Hartley, Neil Googe, Pye Parr, INDIO, Owen Michael Johnson and editor Keith Richardson as they sign copies of the Galaxy’s Greatest Free Comic! Drop in from 12PM for what promises to be a romper-stomper, gate-crashing, thrill-powered day of comics madness!

No drokking thrillsuckers allowed!

Scene & Hung Exhibition: 11th – 31st May

Insightful and wryly hilarious political and social observations by cartoonist David Ziggy Greene from the acclaimed Scene & Hung, featuring work from his new book, Times Like These.

‘With his beautiful illustrations and incisive words, David Greene is one of the most important cartoonists working today.’
David Squires, Guardian cartoonist

A collection of Private Eye’s popular reportage column Scene & Heard including previously unseen sketches and reports.

For six years David Ziggy Greene has travelled the country asking questions and sketching scenes of modern life for Private Eye. His detailed, funny, astute works of graphic reportage – at protests and festivals, cycle rides, farms and prisons – expose the realities behind political turmoil. The human cost of policy and the profound local impact of legislation.

This new collection of columns from 2014 also contains selected early pieces from 2011 and much brand new material – including a series of wryly funny, insightful sketches of human hubs such as airports, docks and courts.

Enjoy the truth behind the headlines with the sharp humour and brilliant artwork of Private Eye’s popular reportage column Scene & Heard.

Lucio Parrillo Live Painting and Q&A with Scott’s Collectables – Saturday 14th April

Thanks to an exciting new collaboration with the folks at Scott’s Collectables, we’re excited to welcome the extraordinarily talented Lucio Parrillo to Orbital Comics!

Lucio Parrillo is an illustrator and painter who for the past 15 years has worked for the most reputable companies in the comics and games industry. He has painted many covers for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, and Dynamite Entertainment. He has worked on trading cards and other game productions, including Magic the Gathering and Warcraft.

During the day on Saturday 14th April, Lucio will be painting on canvas in the shop from 12-6pm – a perfect opportunity to observe a professional at work! You’ll also be able to get your comics and books signed by him as he works.

Sketches will also be available to commission, but orders MUST be placed through Scott’s Collectables beforehand to be collected in store at Orbital. A full list of pricing is available HERE but places will be limited, so act fast!

After hours from 7pm, we’ll be hosting a free Q&A session with Lucio, where we’ll delve into his creative process, his experiences in the industry, and answer some of your questions!

Remy Boydell Exhibition – March 16th to 30th

This March, we are delighted to host an exhibition showcasing Remy Boydell‘s art, with pages of the upcoming debut graphic novel on Image Comics, The Pervert.

With excerpts published in Eisner nominated anthology ISLAND, this unflinching original graphic novel written by Michelle Perez and hand drawn and painted by Remy Boydell, is a surprisingly honest and touching account of a trans girl surviving through sex work in Seattle.

In anticipation for the book’s release this April, we’ll have a number of original pages on display, alongside prints and some of Remy‘s other works, from March 16th to 30th.