Forbidden Planet NYC

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Past Events

Nov. 1, 2018: My New York Marathon Signing

Forbidden Planet NYC is pleased to announce that writer/artist Sebastien Samson will be here to sign copies of his new graphic novel My New York Marathon on Thursday November 1st, 2018 at 6:00 PM.

Oct. 25, 2018: Maniac Director Signing

Director William Lustig appears on Thursday, October 25th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Forbidden Planet for an exclusive meet and greet!

He is an exploitation titan with an insane list of genre-defining films like Maniac, Vigilante, and the Maniac Cop series on his directorial resume. Coupled with his work restoring and releasing under-appreciated cult classics through his company, Blue Underground, Lustig is and continues to be one of the most important and influential people in the world of genre cinema.

Pre-order the brand new Blu-ray release of the seminal New York City horror classic, Maniac. This limited edition Maniac Blu-ray is a new 4K restoration from the original 16mm camera negative and will not be available until December 11th, but if you come down to the event and pre-order a copy, you will receive the Blu-ray cover and a limited edition poster to get signed. Then, when the product is officially released, you can come back to Forbidden Planet to pick up your copy. But wait, that’s not all! Maniac will have a special reduced price of 29.99 at the event, what more could you ask for?

Immediately available at the signing will be DVD and Blu-ray copies of Lustig’s other films.

Oct. 4, 2018: Fangoria Relaunch Party

FANGORIA is back! Come celebrate the rebirth of the magazine at famed NYC comic store Forbidden Planet! Come meet Fango legends Norm Jacobs, Tony Timpone, Michael Gingold, Phil Nobile Jr., and Michael J. Seidlinger and get your copy of our first new issue on Thursday, October 4th at 6 PM! Witness the rebirth and have a bloody good time!

Aug. 29, 2018: Once Upon A Time Machine Signing

Join creators Ronald Wimberly, Alice Meichi Li, Gregory Benton, Bodie Chewning, Ben Kahn, Adam McGovern, and Chris Stevens for a discussion and signing of ONCE UPON A TIME MACHINE at 7 PM on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at Forbidden Planet.

Also signing! Kristen Gudsnuk, writer/artist of books like Dark Horse Comics‘ Henchgirl and Scholastic‘s Making Friends, and artist of the new Dark Horse series, Modern Fantasy!

RONALD WIMBERLY is an Ignatz and Eisner Award-nominated cartoonist/designer. He’s worked with The New Yorker, Dargaud, DC Comics/Vertigo, Marvel, Image Comics, Dark Horse Comics and many others. His work has been exhibited in New York, Tokyo, and Paris. Ronald was the 2016 Columbus Comics resident and two-time resident cartoonist at Angoulême Maison des Auteurs.

ALICE MEICHI LI is an illustrator who grew up in Yes-Actually-Detroit and currently lives in Jamaica, Queens. Her art has appeared on the pages of books by Oni Press, ARCHIE COMICS, Dark Horse Comics, and Image Comics; and has been exhibited at the Museum of Comic & Cartoon Art – MoCCA, Museum of Chinese in America, Gallery Nucleus, Gallery 1988: LA and others.

GREGORY BENTON has written & drawn comix for AdHouse Books, DC Comics, Disney, Éditions çà et là, First Second Books, Nickelodeon, SpongeBob Comics, Vertigo and more. His book Smoke received a starred review from Publishers Weekly and was selected for the Society Of Illustrators Comics and Cartoon Art Annual in 2016.

BODIE CHEWNING is a self-taught Illustration & story artist born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and currently residing in Flatbush, Brooklyn. He produces t-shirt graphics, accessory illustration and design for major (& minor) apparel companies as well as comics, storyboards & animation. His work has been published in Locust Moon Comics’ multiple Eisner & Harvey Award-winning anthology Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream as well as The Bartkira Project (an internationally crowd sourced redux of Katsuhiro Otomo’s manga classic Akira recast with the characters of The Simpsons).

BEN KAHN is a writer working in New York City. Ben has been writing for over a decade, with experience in webcomics and video games before beginning their published comic career in 2015. Ben divides their time between working on their latest comic book projects, and playing with a kitty who would really rather be left alone. Ben’s most recent work includes Heavenly Blues from Scout Comics and Once Upon a Time Machine vol. 2 from Dark Horse Comics, with more to be annnounced soon.

ADAM McGOVERN grew up reading Larousse’s and the D’aulaires’ mythology books, listening to an album of orchestral muzak about the Greco-Roman gods he got from his mom, watching stop-motion Homeric epics by Ray Harryhausen, and running like a total goofus. He’s written Nightworld and Aquaria for Image Comics, each with the Hermes/Footsteps creative team.

CHRIS STEVENS is the co-founder of Locust Moon Comics and multiple Eisner and Harvey award-winning creator of the Once Upon a Time Machine series.

KRISTEN GUDSNUK lives in New York City. She is a comics/anime/tv/movie/book/music/language enthusiast, and has a dog. Her work can be seen in Henchgirl (as writer/artist) and Modern Fantasy (artist) from Dark Horse Comics, as well as Making Friends (writer/artist) from Scholastic.

**Please note: unfortunately, Paul Pope had to cancel his appearance with us at the last minute. Next time!

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