We are proud to announce that we’ll be hosting the official UK launch signing for Kid Lobotomy Volume 1: A Lad Insane with the legendary Peter Milligan!
A key forerunner of the “British invasion” that helped reinvigorate comics in the late ’80s and early ’90s, Peter Milligan is best known for his work at DC / Vertigo on titles such as Shade the Changing Man, Batman: Dark Knight, Dark City and Hellblazer, as well as at 2000AD (Bad Company, Hewligan’s Haircut) and Marvel (X-Force, X-Statix, X-Men). In his latest undertaking Milligan partners with Liberator and Rat Queens Tess Fowler for Kid Lobotomy, the debut title at IDW’s creator-owned Black Crown imprint.
In the words of Black Crown curator and editor Shelly Bond, “Peter Milligan is one of the most talented writers in the history of the written word. One of comics’ original provocateurs, Milligan is quietly crafting a new monthly series that’s worthy of your consideration. In other words: He. Cannot. Be. Stopped.”
Kid Lobotomy has been described as “Kafka meets King Lear by way of Young Frankenstein”, a dark, demented satire that follows a dysfunctional family of hoteliers. Will sibling rivalry, seduction, and shapeshifting eventually lead to sanity or salvation?
Peter Milligan will be signing on Wednesday May 23rd, from 6-7:30 PM. Copies of Kid Lobotomy Volume 1 will be available for purchase.