OUT AND ABOUT IN THE UK: NOVEMBER

November is packed with Comics related events from start to end!

Starting on October 31st and through the whole of November, we will exhibiting the artwork by the winner, runner-up and commended finalists of the Observer/ Jonathan Cape/ Comica Graphic Short Story Prize. The competittion is on its fourth year now, but this is the first time the winning entries will be exhibited publicly.


Another Orbital event we are very excited about is an exclusive signing with the inimitable J.H. Williams III on November 6th. This will be his only signing in the UK so is absolutely not to be missed by fans of his stellar work on books such as Promethea, Desolation Jones and the recently collected Batwoman.
Sunday that same weekend, November 7th, brings the next Comica Comiket Independent Comics Fair, teaming up with the popular, long-running National Collectors Marketplace at the Royal National Hotel, Russell Square, and taking over its own dedicated space, the plush Ellis Room from 12-5pm.

Talking about Comica, most of the festival events are all happening this month. The centre-piece of this year’s festival is the That’s Novel Exhibition but it also includes a series of talks and other comic related events.
Solipsistic Pop will be celebrating the launch of their third anthology with a party in Camden’s Black Heart on Friday 12th November. It will be a chance to talk to a lot of the creators involved and get an advance copy of the book. Live performances by Bec Hill, Terry Saunders and MJ Hibbett.
Thought Bubble Festival, a four day annual event which celebrates sequential art in all its forms, including everything from superheroes to independent small press, takes place in Leeds on from the 18th to the 21st. The main focus of the festival will be on Saturday 20th, with a lot big names on their list including John Romita Jr, Paul Cornell, Sean Phillips and Becky Cloonan.
And then on Sunday 28th there is the London Alternative Press fair, bringing you comis, zines, self published art books, poetry workshops, an illustration photo booth and over 100 titles from the world of small press. It will be hosted at St. Aloysius’ Social Centre in Euston.

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