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Guest: Dave Gibbons
Dave Gibbons and Tim Pilcher signing HOW COMICS WORK at the Forbidden Planet Newcastle Megastore on Thursday 21st September from 6 – 7pm.
Learn scriptwriting, page layouts, lettering, cover designs, and more, alongside scan’s of Dave’s original art and rarely seen workings to illustrate his personal creative processes. How Comics Work is your chance to gain insight to Dave Gibbons’ s work, from his computer colouring and 3D modelling with Angus McKie on Give Me Liberty, to his work on The Originals using digital greytones. You’ll learn how he layers text for editing, creates effects such as flares and neon glows, and prepares artwork for print and online.
Dave Gibbons is one of the most famous comic creators working today, with over 40 years’ experience. He is most famous for his collaborations with Alan Moore, including Watchmen, and was last year named Britain’s first Comics Laureate. All of the examples are scanned from original artwork, sketches, and preparatory designs, many of which have never been published before.
Tim Pilcher is a pop culture expert who has worked in and around the comics industry for over 20 years. Tim initially started as an assistant editor at DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint and he has written comics for the BBC, DeAgostini, Weldon Owen, and the Young Telegraph. Tim has written over 16 books on comics and has lectured at UCL, Dublin Trinity College, The Imperial War Museum, and The British Library. He is the UK liaison for international graphic novel publisher, Humanoids. Tim lives in Brighton, England.
Guest: Max Brooks
Author Max Brooks will be signing MINECRAFT: THE ISLAND at the Forbidden Planet Newcastle Megastore on Saturday 26th August from 1:00 – 2:00 PM!
Be immersed in the Minecraft universe in a thrilling new adventure. In the tradition of iconic stories like Robinson Crusoe and Treasure Island, MINECRAFT: THE ISLAND tells the story of a new hero stranded in the world of Minecraft, who must survive the harsh, unfamiliar environment and unravel the secrets of the island.
Max Brooks is a best-selling author, public speaker, and non-resident fellow at the Modern War Institute at West Point. His books include The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z, which was adapted into a 2013 movie starring Brad Pitt. His graphic novels include The Extinction Parade, GI Joe: Hearts and Minds and the #1 New York Times bestseller The Harlem Hellfighters.
Guest: Alison Sampson
Alison Sampson signs Winnebago Graveyard #1 at Forbidden Planet Newcastle on Friday 30th June from 5:30 – 6:30pm!
An American family traveling on vacation finds themselves stranded in a small town with a sinister secret.
Alison Sampson is the artist on the Image Comics bestselling mini-series, Winnebago Graveyard, written by Steve Niles. An award-winning architect and illustrator, whose work has been widely published, including by Marvel, DC/Vertigo, Image Comics, Dark Horse, the BBC and The Guardian newspaper, amongst others, Alison was also top Emerging Artist at the British Comic Awards in 2014. Mark Millar called this, her first major series “My favourite book of this year by a mile”.
ALAN MARTIN signs WORLD WAR TANK GIRL at the brand new Forbidden Planet Newcastle Megastore on FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, Saturday 6th May from 1:00 – 2:00 PM!*
With a few bars of gold left, and Sub Girl’s uneasy feeling that she left something behind, Tank Girl hires her scientist friend to reinvent time travel.
The Third Reich have no idea what is coming their way!
Alan Martin and artist Jamie Hewlett created Tank Girl in 1988 for Deadline magazine. Their anarchic heroine is now a cult icon that has given us strips, monthly comics, graphic novels, prose novels and a Hollywood movie. Now, artist Brett Pearson joins Alan Martin for this brand new series with an #1 Forbidden Planet exclusive variant cover by Ben Oliver!
* Please note that the Tank Girl comics are not free – only FCBD Branded titles are free.
Guest: Mack Chater
Join MACK CHATER signing BRIGGS LAND: STATE OF GRACE at Forbidden Planet Newcastle on Saturday 22nd April from 1:00 – 2:00 PM!
Briggs Land, nearly a hundred square miles of rural wilderness, contains the largest anti-government secessionist movement in the United States. When matriarch Grace Briggs wrests control of the operation from her incarcerated husband, she sparks a war within the community – and her immediate family – that threatens to bring the full power of the federal government down on their heads.
Mack Chater has always been into art, especially concept art, FX and comic book art. He loves working in a team, the creative buzz of working with other, like-minded people. Mack is the illustrator of Six, from master author George Pelecanos, and has done sequential work for Ashes, Earp: Saints for Sinners, The Fuse, and Smoke/Ashes.
JOCK will be signing two sensational new exclusive Giclee Prints at the Forbidden Planet Newcastle Megastore on Saturday 25th March from noon to 1pm.
These two high quality giclee prints feature the cover art from All Star Batman #6. Both measure 20 x 36 inches and are printed on 300gms smooth cotton rag paper and are ONLY available from our Newcastle Megastore!
The Signed All-Star Batman #6 Print is limited to 100 Worldwide and will be £49.99. Also available is the Variant Edition, limited to 50 Worldwide and costing £54.99.
Guest: Peter Milligan
Peter Milligan will be signing BRITANNIA on Saturday 18th February from 1 – 2pm
Join us for a launch day to remember!
In Peter Milligan’s BRITANNIA, we’re on the fringes of civilisation, and the world’s first detective is about to make an unholy discovery. Ruled by the Fates. Manipulated by the Gods. Commanded by Caesar. In the year 65 A.D., one’s destiny was not his own. At the height of Nero’s reign, a veteran of Rome’s imperial war machine has been dispatched to the farthest reaches of the colonies to investigate unnatural happenings… In the remote outpost of Britannia, Antonius Axia – the First Detective – will become Rome’s only hope to reassert control over the empire’s most barbaric frontier…and keep the monsters that bridge the line between myth and mystery at bay…
Peter Milligan is an award-winning London-based writer of comic books and graphic novels, published in many languages throughout the world. His work includes ground-breaking titles such as the psychedelic Shade The Changing Man and SKIN, about a skinhead suffering from the effects of Thalidomide, up to Greek Street, an homage to Greek myth seen through the prism of violent modern-day London. His work also includes the more mainstream, from Batman to the successful and critically acclaimed re-imagining of the X-Men myth: X-STATIX, described by Kevin Smith as “the most well-observed scholarly analysis of media-manipulation filtered through a pop-culture lens ever committed to the page”. He has also had two films produced: Pilgrim starring Ray Liotta and An Angel For May, starring Tom Wilkinson.
Guest: Mack Chater
MACK CHATER will be signing BRIGGS LAND #1 at Forbidden Planet Newcastle on Saturday 20th August from 1 – 2pm.
In development for an AMC TV show!
Briggs Land, nearly a hundred square miles of rural wilderness, contains the largest anti-government secessionist movement in the United States. When matriarch Grace Briggs wrests control of the operation from her incarcerated husband, she sparks a war within the community-and her immediate family-that threatens to bring the full power of the federal government down on their heads.
Mack Chater has always been into art, especially concept art, FX and comic book art. He loves working in a team, the creative buzz of working with other, like-minded people. Mack is the illustrator of SIX, from master author George Pelecanos, and has done sequential work for ASHES, EARP: SAINTS FOR SINNERS, THE FUSE, and SMOKE/ASHES.
Come join us this Saturday for Doctor Who Comics Day!
Guest: Mark Millar
Mark Millar will be signing copies of Chrononauts Volume 1 and Jupiter’s Circle Volume 1 – both available as exclusive Forbidden Planet variants – at the Newcastle store on Saturday 10th October at 2:00pm.
Chrononauts Vol. 1 Meet Corbin Quinn and Danny Reilly, time travelers whose plans go off-course, leading to wild adventures in the time-stream.
Jupiter’s Circle Vol. 1 In midcentury America, a team of young superheroes faces epic threats in public while battling personal demons behind closed doors.
Mark Millar is the award-winning writer/ creator of Wanted and Kick-Ass and worked as an executive producer on their subsequent movie adaptations. He is also the Creative Consultant for Twentieth Century Fox in Los Angeles, overseeing their upcoming Marvel movies. His ten years at Marvel produced Civil War, the biggest-selling series of the decade, and The Ultimates, credited by screen-writer Zak Penn as his inspiration for The Avengers movie. His Millarworld company has expanded in the last few years to include Kick-Ass 2, Hit-Girl, The Secret Service, Nemesis, War Heroes, American Jesus, Supercrooks and Superior. In 2012, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by Glasgow Caledonia University for his services to film and literature.
Guest: Monty Nero
MONTY NERO signing DEATH SENTENCE LONDON #1 at Forbidden Planet Newcastle on Wednesday 10th June from 6 – 7pm.
The smash-hit sex-and-superpowers epic returns, with a brand-new artist and an all-new ongoing series that picks up where the bestselling graphic novel left off!
London is in ruins, psychic manipulator Monty is ripped in half by failed musician Weasel, and rabbit-hatted invisible artist Verity is missing, presumed dead! As England pulls itself back from the brink, new G-positive powers are popping up all over! As martial law and forced abstinence prey on the mind of the London Mayor, the American alphabet agencies are watching the London warzone with interest – and special agent Jeb Mulgrew might be next to be thrown into the fire!
Monty Nero is the creator of the hit comic s series Death Sentence, along with artist Mike Dowling. He also wrote The Hulk and X-Men for Marvel, and has contributed stories to 2000AD and Vertigo. He lives in Dundee, where he paints covers and writes scripts for Death Sentence London – an ongoing comic with artist Martin Simmonds.
March 22 marks the twentieth anniversary of Mike Mignola's career-defining release of Hellboy: Seed of Destruction #1. After the character's somewhat humble beginnings in an eight-page feature in Dark Horse's San Diego Comic-Con Comics special, Seed of Destruction would begin the long life of the beloved "beast of the apocalypse."
In December, Dark Horse declared that March 22, 2014, would be Hellboy Day, with events happening in comic shops around the world!
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