Upcoming Events

Jean-Baptiste Bourgois Signing Paper Peril | Wednesday 30th October 5PM-7PM

On Wednesday 30th October, we will be joined by French cartoonist Jean-Baptiste Bourgois, who will be signing copies of his new book with Fantagraphics, Paper Peril.

In a whimsical world of sinuous shapes and scribbly ink lines, an aspiring artist embarks on a perilous quest to experience the exhilaration and chaos of the creative process.

Bourgois will be joining us between 5pm-7pm to sign copies of the book. There will also be some gorgeous prints to purchase!

David Hine Signing The Marked #1 | Saturday 19th October from 6pm

Ace British comic-writer, David Hine, returns to Orbital Comics to celebrate the launch of The Marked #1, his new Image Comics / Shadowline series created alongside fellow writer & artist Brian Haberlin!

The Marked may look like cool young influencers, but beneath the designer clothes, their bodies are tattooed with the magical glyphs of an ancient order that secretly protects the world against evil forces. With no new occult threats, The Marked use their tattooed powers solely for the pursuit of pleasure until a young woman called Liza creates a dangerous new form of Hybrid Sorcery. The party is over for The Marked. You’ll believe in magic—terrifying, soul-destroying magic.

Get your double-sized first issue signed at Orbital Comics on Saturday 19th October!

Black Crown Bumper Signing + After-Party | Saturday 26th October from 6pm

Orbital Comics proudly invites you to an enormous event with none other than curation operation Black Crown!

Founded in 2017 by Shelly Bond, Black Crown’s mission has been to harbour an environment wherein creators and creations commingle, corrupt and correlate to new comic book series. This alternative comics manifesto has lead to runaway successes, like Punks Not Dead, Kid Lobotomy, Assassinistas, Lodger, Femme Magnifique and of course Black Crown Quarterly.

The show kicks off at 6pm on Saturday 26th October with a mega signing, featuring a wealth of creators from the Black Crown talent pool, including….

…. then you’re invited to stick around for a free after-hours party running late into the evening. DJs, drinks and all manner of lush Black Crown swag to be had!

And! And! And! The party also doubles as launch night for a very special Philip Bond Retrospective Exhibition which will be adorning the walls of the Orbital Gallery. The exhibition runs until 27 November.

Needless to say, we’re absolutely thrilled to be hosting this total bonanza of Black Crown goodness. Saturday 26th of October, Orbital’s gonna be the place to be

Super Fu*@!ng Gay Life Drawing Class | Friday 18th October

Super Fu*@!ng Gay Life Drawing Class | Friday 18th October

£20.00

Save the date in your diary for this Super Fun, Super Colourful and Super Gay superhero life drawing session at your friendly neighbourhood comic shop!

This session is held in association with the artist Villain, whose print exhibition will be on show at Orbital Gallery. Villain playfully subverts the comic book and superhero genres, viewing them through a queer lens. AND HE WILL BE THERE IN PERSON!

The exhibition will feature a team of fictional LGBTQ superheroes, including Captain Pride, Lady Violet and Flamingo. But which ones of these will this life drawing session bring to life?

Basic materials and refreshments provided.
Price: £20
Date: Friday 18th October 2019
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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Super Fu*@!ng Gay: A Villain Exhibition | 9-24 October

We are proud to welcome pop artist Villain to the Orbital Gallery, with a unique exhibition of LGBTQIA art produced through a silver-age comic book lens.

Super Fu*@!ng Gay is a celebration of the lost gay language of Polari, and playfully subverts pop art and the comic book genre, asking us to imagine a past where homosexuality was never criminalised.

To see more of Villain’s work, visit villain.gallery