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Current & Upcoming Events

Nov. 21, 2019: Simon’s Cat: It’s A Dog Life Signing

Simon Tofield will sign SIMON’S CAT: IT’S A DOG’S LIFE at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Thursday 21st November from 6 PM – 7 PM!

While patrolling his territory, Simon’s Cat dips into the lives of the many dogs in his neighbourhood, including crazy poodles, a love-struck bulldog and a pack of mischievous puppies. With characteristic style and wit, Simon Tofield’s brilliantly observed illustrations capture the comical capers of different dog breeds, and some a-meow-sing encounters with their feline counterparts.

Simon Tofield is an award-winning animator and cartoonist. He has had a lifelong interest in animals, beginning as a child when his uncle gave him a plastic pond, which quickly filled with wildlife. Simon was given his first cat when he was nine and now has four rescue cats, who are the mischievous inspiration for his work.

Nov. 30, 2019: Hellblazer #1 Signing

Simon Spurrier appears at Forbidden Planet on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 1 PM to sign HELLBLAZER #1 from DC Comics’ Black Label.

Past Events

Nov. 6, 2019: Murder Falcon Signing

Daniel Warren Johnson signs at Forbidden Planet’s London Megastore on Wednesday 6 November 2019 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM to sign MURDER FALCON and EXTREMITY from Skybound.

In MURDER FALCON, the world is under attack by hideous monsters, and Jake’s life is falling apart – until he meets Murder Falcon. He was sent from The Heavy to destroy all evil, but he can’t do it without Jake shredding up a storm.

Now, with every chord Jake plays on his guitar, the power of metal fuels Murder Falcon into all-out Kung Fu fury on those that seek to conquer Earth!

In EXTREMITY, Thea dreams. Not of a better life, but of revenge on the clan that ruined her family.

With ferocious battles between man, machines, and monsters ahead, who knows where her quest for vengeance will take her? A bold new vision, where the beauty and imagination of Studio Ghibli meet the intensity of Mad Max!

Daniel Warren Johnson is a freelance illustrator and comic artist based in Chicago. He strives to create meaningful and fun illustrations that fit within his clients’ goals and surpass their expectations.

Nov. 3, 2019: Fairlady Signing

Brian Schirmer signs Fairlady Vol. 1 on Sunday 3 November 2019 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore.

Sept. 15, 2019: Harryhausen: The Lost Movies Signing

John Walsh signs Harryhausen: The Lost Movies on Sunday 15 September 2019 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore.

Known for his iconic stop-motion creatures, Ray Harryhausen was at the forefront of Hollywood special effects for much of the 20th century.

His films include One Million Years B.C., Clash of the Titans and Jason and the Argonauts, among others. But for every film that reaches the big screen, half a dozen projects are never realised.

Harryhausen: The Lost Movies explores Harryhausen’s unrealised films, including unused ideas, projects he turned down and scenes that ended up on the cutting room floor. This book includes never-been-seen-before artwork, sketches, photos and test footage from the Harryhausen Foundation archives.

JOHN WALSH is an award-winning filmmaker. His work ranges from television series to feature films. He is a double BAFTA and double Grierson Awards nominee for his ground-breaking work. His 1989 documentary on Ray Harryhausen, Movement Into Life, is held in the Ray and Diana Foundation’s archive. John also a Trustee of the Harryhausen Foundatio.

FOLLOWING THIS EVENT, afrom 3pm, there will be a screening and Q&A at the Regent Street Cinema. This will feature the premiere of the 4k restored 7th Voyage of Sinbad followed by the Harryhausen Lost Movies presentation, revealing imagery and test footage from the new book.

Sept. 14, 2019: Wonderland Signing

M R Carey, Mark Chadbourn, James Lovegrove, Laura Muaro, Rob Shearman, and Catriona Ward appear at Forbidden Planet signing WONDERLAND, from 1 – 2pm on Saturday 14th September!

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