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Swords & Sorcery Life Drawing Class With the Art Model Collective – 12th April 2019

Swords & Sorcery Life Drawing Class With the Art Model Collective – 12th April 2019

£20.00

Join us for an evening of fantasy-themed life drawing, designed specially for comic artists and illustrators!

This incredible session will feature swords, axes and other weapons being wielded by costumed models Manko and Viktoria Ash, posing in dynamic battle scenes, and hosted by Jason Atomic.

Art materials and refreshments will also be available.

Doors: 7pm, start sketching at 7:30pm.

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More Instant Mash | Carl Stimpson Exhibition | 30 March – 30 April


Clear line painter Carl Stimpson returns to Orbital’s Eisner-winning gallery for an incredible new exhibition – More Instant Mash!

With a range of original paintings and screenprints on display, Stimpson captures a mix of pop art pulp, Hergé’s clear line sensibility, and comic book nostalgia.

Join us in-store from 6pm on Saturday March 30th for a very special private view and exhibition opening.

Hellboy Day Art Jam | from 3pm Saturday 23rd March

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Mike Mignola’s Hellboy, Orbital Comics has teamed up with Dark Horse to host an infernal Hellboy Art Jam!

From 3pm on Saturday 23rd March, comic artists of all backgrounds will be stopping by to collaborate on a massive Hellboy-inspired art piece, with specially-made pancakes and drinks abound!

Artists taking part include Rachael Stott, John Allison, Frazer Irving, David “Ziggy” Greene, Claude T.C., Yoyo the Ricecorpse, Jason Atomic, Sean Azzopardi, and Ed Stockham!

All this plus 10% OFF all Dark Horse graphic novels ALL DAY and a selection of collectable freebies — Hellboy Day at Orbital is not to be missed!

Fearless and Fantastic! | Exhibition 1-31 March | Book Launch Event Saturday 9th March

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Orbital Comics and DK Books are proud to host an exhibition of pages from DK’s latest title “Fearless and Fantastic!” — a who’s-who of female Marvel superhero character profiles!

This fantastic exhibit runs for the entirety of March, but for the full experience, come on down Saturday 9th March to meet Captain Marvel, Black Widow, Ms Marvel and other costumed super-women of the Marvel Universe in person!!

Copies of Fearless and Fantastic will be available in store, as well as a wealth of Marvel’s greatest female-led graphic novels!

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This beautiful collection profiles dozens of aspirational female comic-book characters, all of whom use their strength, intelligence and courage to help others. Fierce fan-favourites such as Captain Marvel, Gamora and Storm feature alongside little-known faces from all corners of the Marvel comic-book universe. Young girls will also discover modern, diverse heroes they can relate to and look up to, including America Chavez and Kamala Khan. Fearless and Fantastic! is the ultimate tribute to Marvel’s most powerful women and a treasured gift for comics fans, old and new. 

Women can save the world. More than 50 incredible female Super Heroes from the Marvel Comics universe inspire women of all ages to be powerful, passionate and persistent.

Illustrated with stunning comic-book artwork, each short biography is carefully curated to focus on the character’s abilities and achievements. This book for girls and women of all ages will create new fans of comics, as well as inspiring comic-book creators of the future.