It’s that time of year again, when ghouls creep and spirits wail; and to mark the occasion 2000AD has brought an old favourite back from the grim beyond – Scream and Misty! To celebrate, Orbital Comics welcome you to join us after hours for an exclusive talk with original Scream editor & Dracula File writer Simon Furman, Andy Oliver and current Scream editor Keith Richardson. Get here early and you may even find the opportunity to pick up some cool signed stock!
Two of Britain’s best-loved supernatural comics have been resurrected this Halloween and merged into one terrifying tome featuring all-new stories! Max the crazy computer makes a welcome return in The Thirteenth Floor by Guy Adams, John Stokes and Frazer Irving; the fangs are out in The Dracula File by Grainne McEntee and Tristan Jones; weirdos, warriors and weasels plucked from the pages of various 70s and 80s British comics congregate in Death-Man: The Gathering by Henry Flint; Kek-W and Simon Coleby collaborate on Black Max, the German World War One fighter pilot that’s descended from a race of bat-people; the high-rise horrors of Birdwood are back in Return of the Sentinels by Hannah Berry and Ben Willsher; and fairies can be frightening in Fate of the Fairy Hunter by Alec Worley and DaNi.
Due to popular demand, Orbital Comics is proud to welcome back legendary comic book artist and inker Cam Smith for another awesome Comic Book Inking Masterclass!
Cam’s expertise and experience make him an indispensable source of knowledge for comic artists of any level – in fact, all levels are welcome to attend the class! Whether you’re an industry pro or someone who’s never put pen to paper before, what you leave with from this class will definitely be of value to your art.
Pages of blue line comic art will be supplied, so no need to bring your own paper. We do recommend bringing your own art supplies, but pens can be provided for those who don’t have their own.
Date: Friday 17th November
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.
An American family’s vacation turns into a nightmare when they stop in a small California town. Before they know what’s happening, they’ve become the targets of the town’s citizens who just happen to be Satanists. What comes next is a wild ride of terror and survival.
Alison Sampson, artist on Winnebago Graveyard, will be in store on Wednesday 22nd November signing copies of the new standalone graphic novel.
They’re the most traumatised, lovelorn and sarcastic Autobots in the galaxy, and they’ve just been marooned by a mutinous escapologist. It’s time for this ragtag group of would-be heroes to band together to find their way home to their stolen spaceship – the Lost Light.
To celebrate the release of volume one of Transformers: Lost Light, we’re proud to welcome back series writer James Roberts and artist Jack “Jackademus” Lawrence to Orbital Comics for an unmissable signing.
We’re delighted to announce that our Sean Murphy event has been rescheduled, and will now be taking place Monday 23rd of October. A modern comics superstar, Murphy’s best known for Punk Rock Jesus, Joe The Barbarian with Grant Morrison, The Wake with Scott Snyder and more recently Tokyo Ghost with Rick Remender.
In addition to a signing from 5-7PM, we’re also holding an after-hours Q&A centred around his upcoming DC Comics series Batman: White Knight. The first issue will be out a couple of weeks before the event, so you’ll have a chance to get #1 signed, and then ask the man himself what he’s got in-store for the rest of the series! Not to be missed!
With more pieces than previously, and a preview of Shaky’s contribution for our forthcoming Kirby Consciousness exhibition, this is a chance for anyone who missed the first showing in summer.
In addition, Shaky himself will be joining us on Saturday October 7th for a signing (from 5pm) and opening party (from 7pm), alongside Mr David Hine and together they will deliver a Director’s Commentary on their recent hit, Bulletproof Coffin: 1000 Yard Stare. As if that wasn’t enough, we will be screening Steve Cook’s remarkable documentary, Shaky Kane Unravelled. Free Entry.
It gives us great joy to announce that infamous comic creator Bryan Talbot will be coming to Orbital Comics this November for an extraordinary exhibition of his incredible artwork.
Talbot’s graphic novel series Grandville not only received overwhelming critical acclaim, but won the Prix SNCF award for best graphic novel, and was twice nominated for the prestigious Hugo award, propelling it to the ranks of “must-read” titles.
Grandville: Force Majeure represents the fifth and final instalment of this incredible series, and features our heroic Detective Inspector LeBrock on the run, wanted for murder, and out to save the country against insurmountable odds.
And as an extra treat, Bryan Talbot will be in store on Wednesday 15th of November for a signing and book launch for Force Majeure. So be sure to clear your calendar, this event is not to be missed!
The Badger is back!
A gang war rages as, wanted for murder, truly alone and outside the law, Detective Inspector LeBrock is on the run from both the police and gangster assassins, the victim of a diabolical scheme to annihilate himself and everyone he holds dear, engineered by mastermind crime lord Tiberius Koenig, one of the most despicable villains in the history of detective fiction.
A fiendishly ingenious story of love, tenacity, treachery and tragedy, this fifth, final and longest stand-alone volume of the Eisner and Hugo Award nominated Grandville series by master storyteller and graphic novel pioneer Bryan Talbot is a veritable roller coaster of a detective thriller, featuring Grandville’s trademark fusion of high- octane excitement and humour, plus deduction on a Holmesian scale as we finally meet LeBrock’s mentor, Stamford Hawksmoor, and discover LeBrock’s untold backstory. Fan favourite characters, Detective Sergeant Roderick Ratzi and LeBrock’s vivacious fiancée, Parisian prostitute Billie, are joined by a new badger in town! Enter Tasso, an Italian badger who’s bigger, meaner and uglier than LeBrock – but is he a force for good – or evil? A battle royale ensues as LeBrock fights against truly outrageous odds. How can he possibly survive?
Prepare to be royally badgered!
“I have greatly enjoyed the Grandville books. I think they’re superbly designed, beautifully conceived, admirably written – everything about them is terrific. They really show what the form can do. A graphic novel built on the solid foundation of a strong story.” – Philip Pullman
“Bryan Talbot has an infectious enthusiasm for the Graphic Novel form. I like writers and artists who surprise me. I open one of his books and I don’t know what I’m going to get until I am there on the page. I love the fact that I can dive into the very beautiful, very lush, very colourful world of Grandville.” – Ian Rankin