Upcoming Events

The Art of Simone D’Armini | Exhibition 11 Sep – 6 Oct

We are very proud to welcome Italian comic book artist Simone D’Armini to the Orbital Gallery this September, with an exciting exhibition of original art!

His unconventional and highly expressive style of illustration makes for wholly unique visuals and captivating storytelling! As a result, D’Armini has worked on incredible titles like War of the Realms: War Scrolls and The Goon, but by far his most notable work has been for The Spider King — written by Josh Vann and published by IDW.

To see this fantastic work on display in our free exhibit, stop by Orbital’s dedicated gallery space from 11 September – 6 October, and indulge in a closer look!

Day of Dredd Art Jam | Saturday 7th Sept from 2-6pm

In collaboration with Rebellion (publishers of 2000AD and Judge Dredd Megazine), Orbital Comics will be hosting a very special “Day of Dredd” Art Jam, where invited comic creators will collaborate together on a huge Judge Dredd themed mural on the walls of the Orbital Gallery.

THE DAY OF DREDD is the explosive finale to a month of celebration, promotion and events honouring Britain’s biggest comic book export and a world icon!

Running from 2-6pm on Saturday 7th September, the Day of Dredd Art Jam will feature a wealth of guest artists from across the comic book industry and the indie comics scene. Some already confirmed guests include Conor Boyle and Laurence Campbell, with more to be announced soon!

Doaly – Pop Culture Poster Art Exhibition | 14th Aug – 8th Sept | Opening Night Friday 16th Aug

Nothing is bigger in cinema right now than the superhero movie — blockbusters like Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man Far From Home and Captain Marvel are now front-and-centre in modern pop culture!

So it’s no surprise that specially-commissioned poster art has seen a paralleled rise in popularity and creativity, and UK-based digital illustrator Doaly is among the most inventive poster artists in the industry (with clients including Disney, Pixar, Marvel, LucasFilm, Warner Bros, to name but a few).

We’re proud to welcome Doaly to the Orbital Gallery this summer, with a choice selection of his comic book themed posters on display from 14th August – 8th September, and a range of smaller A4-sized prints available to purchase in-store.

Orbital will also be hosting a special free opening night event on Friday 16th August to celebrate this exciting exhibition, with drinks and music from 7pm!

To learn more about Doaly and his art, visit www.doaly.com

Jack Lawrence Signing Sonic The Hedgehog Vol 4 | Saturday 21st September from 5pm

Ace artist Jack Lawrence (Transformers: Lost Light) returns to Orbital Comics for a fun-filled Sonic signing, celebrating the launch of the latest trade paperback!

In Sonic The Hedgehog Volume 4: Infection, two thuggish big bads, Rough and Tumble, return with a swarm of the greatest villains from Sonic’s rogues gallery and a diabolical plan for world domination! Sonic may be the fastest thing alive, but even a heroic blue hedgehog can’t outrun a Virus!

With action-packed adventure and inventive storytelling, this run is just as much for adults as it is for kids, so be sure to stop by from 5pm on Saturday 21st September to get your copy signed!