8 Great Newport Street
London, England WC2H 7JA
Guest: Sean Murphy
Writer/artist Sean G. Murphy (Punk Rock Jesus, Joe the Barbarian, The Wake) will be stopping by Orbital Comics in a rare UK appearance for a signing on Monday 23rd October from 5:00 – 7:00 PM, followed by an after-hours Director’s Commentary for his latest title, BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT.
Guest: Bryan Talbot
Comic creator Bryan Talbot will be coming to Orbital Comics on 15 November 2017 from 5:30 till 7:30 PM for an extraordinary exhibition of his incredible artwork.
Simon Spurrier, Caspar Wijngaard, and Emma Price appear at Orbital Comics on Thursday 21st September from 5:30 – 7:30 PM to celebrate the release of Image Comics’ Angelic!
Dave Gibbons and Tim Pilcher appear at Orbital Comics on Wednesday 20 September at 5:30 PM to sign HOW COMICS WORK.
Guest: Vanesa Del Rey
Artist Vanesa Del Rey signs at Orbital Comics on Saturday 16th of September from 5:00 – 7:00 PM.
Del Rey’s resumé boasts a breadth of highly-praised work; from Boom Studios’ Hit, to DC’s Constantine: The Hellblazer, and Marvel’s Scarlet Witch. Now, with her new Image Comics series Redlands (written by the amazing Jordie Bellaire) out on our shelves, we can think of no better time to see her art in person.
The exhibition runs throughout the month of September, and with such beautiful and evocative range, promises to be one of our most memorable shows.
Artist Laurence Campbell and cover artist Duncan Fegredo appear at Orbital Comics on Wednesday 26th July beginning at 5:00 PM to celebrate the launch of the third story arc from Mike Mignola’s B.P.R.D. series The Devil You Know from Dark Horse.
Guest: Jeff Parker
Orbital is delighted to welcome Jeff Parker to the shop on Saturday 24th June! Jeff will be joining us for a signing followed by an after-hours talk.
Writer and artist Jeff Parker has worked on titles such as Agents of Atlas and Hulk from Marvel, his Eisner nominated The Interman and more recently Batman ’66 and Future Quest from DC. Jeff will be signing with us from 5:00 – 7:00 PM so come on down and bring your favourite comics to get signed!
After the signing, Jeff will then be hosting a talk called Writing for Drawing, so if you’ve come for the signing, stick around a little longer to hear from one of the masters of their craft.
Tillie Walden appears at Orbital Comics for a signing and Director’s Commentary event on Friday, June 16th from 6:00 to 7:00 PM.
Tillie Walden is a cartoonist and illustrator from Austin, Texas. Born in 1996, she is a recent graduate from the Center for Cartoon Studies, a comics school in Vermont. Over the course of her time at CCS she published three books with the London based Avery Hill Publishing. She received an Eisner Award nomination and won two Ignatz Awards for I Love This Part and The End of Summer, both published by Avery Hill in 2015. In 2017 she has been nominated for an Eisner for her webcomic On A Sunbeam and coming in September is Spinning from First Second, her first long form autobiographical work.
Guest: Nick Craine
Orbital Comics is very pleased to announce the UK launch and a signing by Canadian illustrator and comic artist Nick Craine of his forthcoming graphic novel ‘Portrait of a Thousand Punks: Hard Core Logo‘ on June 7th from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. The book premieres at TCAF in May and this will be another great exclusive Orbital Event!
Nick Craine was born in Toronto in 1971 and is a critically acclaimed visual artist whose illustrations have appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post and many more. In 2008 he was chosen as one of six Canadians included in the TASCHEN international illustration anthology, Illustration Now. He is a much sought after conceptual illustrator and adapted Bruce McDonald’s films Dance Me Outside and Hard Core Logo into graphic novels; the latter was nominated for an Ignatz award in the Outstanding Artist Category.
Guest: Sean Murphy
Writer/artist Sean Murphy (Punk Rock Jesus, Joe the Barbarian, The Wake) will be stopping by Orbital Comics in a rare UK appearance for a signing on SATURDAY 29TH APRIL from 5:00 – 7:00 PM, followed by an after-hours Director’s Commentary for his creator-owned title, Tokyo Ghost.
Guest: Dan Abnett
Writer Dan Abnett (Titans, Aquaman, Guardians of the Galaxy) signing in store on Friday, March 3, 2017 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM.
Dan is a prolific writer, his work ranging from Sinister Dexter with 2000AD to the video game Alien: Isolation. With co-writer Andy Lanning he has written the Legion of Superheroes story Legion Lost and the Guardians of the Galaxy featuring the team that inspired the popular feature film.
Dan has recently been writing the DC rebirth titles Aquaman and Titans. On March 3rd he will be signing copies of the newly released Titans Volume 1: The Return of Wally West.
Guest: Alison Sampson
Alison Sampson (Genesis) and Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine, Phonogram) appear at Orbital Comics to sign copies of their books on Wednesday 1st of February 2017 from 5:00 – 6:00 PM to mark the 25th anniversary of the founding of Image Comics.
Comic creators Simon Furman, Jeff Anderson, Stephen Baskerville, and more to be announced will be at Orbital Comics on Saturday 14th January 2017, from 2:00 – 4:00 PM to celebrate the launch of Transformers The Definitive G1 Collection from Hachette Partworks
Orbital Comics is very excited to have an exclusive exhibition featuring original artwork by Joseph Samuels and Daniel Francis from the pages of the new graphic novel by Skank and Black Eye creator Bobby Joseph.
The exhibition runs until Saturday, January 7th, when we’ll have all three creators signing copies of the book here at Orbital from 3pm.
James Roberts and Jack Lawrence will visit Orbital Comics on Friday, December 16, 2016 to sign the first issue of Transformers: Lost Light from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. The store will also host an exhibition of Lawrence’s artwork.
Writer Si Spurrier, artist Conor Boyle, and colourist Giulia Brusco will be joined by cover artists Steve White, Marc Laming, and Brian Williamson for a signing at Orbital Comics on Thursday 15 December starting at 6:00 PM to celebrate the launch of Titan Comics’ reimagining of ’70s ACTION classic, Hook Jaw #1!
Guest: Erica Henderson
Artist Erica Henderson appears at Orbital Comics on Friday 11th of November. She’ll be signing from 5-7PM, followed by an after-hours Director’s Commentary on The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up The Marvel Universe. Both signing and commentary are open to all!
With uniquely comedic and heartfelt cartooning, Erica’s is a uniquely positive voice in comics today, and her phenomenal Squirrel Girl, alongside writer Ryan North, recently spawned a rare Marvel Original Graphic Novel.
Guest: Joe Kelly
Writer Joe Kelly appears at Orbital Comics for a London exclusive signing on Monday, October 17, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM, in conjunction with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival.
Joe has worked on various comics titles over the years – including Action Comics, Deadpool, JLA, Steampunk, X-Men, and the current smash hit Spider-Man/Deadpool – in addition to being co-creator of cartoon sensation, Ben 10.
Guest: Kyle Higgins
Kyle Higgins signs at Orbital Comics from 5PM-7PM, Wednesday 28th of September. Copies of trade paperbacks from his diverse catalogue of books, from Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers to Gates of Gotham, and his freshly-launched Image series, Hadrian’s Wall, will be available for sale.
Guest: James Eatock
James Eatock will appear at Orbital Comics on Saturday August 27th signing copies of his newest book from Dark Horse: He-Man and She-Ra: A Complete Guide to the Classic Animated Adventures – As well as signing copies of the book there’ll be He-Man and She-Ra animation art for sale, cereal:geek magazines, and various other bits and pieces…
Also in attendance will be Marianne Wright in costume as someone from the He-Man/She-Ra universe, and (hopefully) Alex Hawkey, who co-wrote much of the She-Ra section of the book!
Come join us this Saturday for Doctor Who Comics Day!
Guest: Bob Fingerman
Cartoonist Bob Fingerman will be signing and chatting with fans at Orbital Comics on Saturday 11 June 2016 from 5:30 PM, then from 7:00 PM he’ll be presenting a Director’s Commentary to discuss Minimum Wage: So Many Bad Decisions.
Guest: James Roberts
Writer James Roberts makes an in-store at Orbital Comics for a rare signing appearance on Saturday, March 12th, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM to celebrate the release of Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #50, Orbital Comics is pleased to offer a UK exclusive variant by artists Hayato Sakamoto & Casey Coller, with colours by Yamaishi – limited to just 500 copies worldwide.
Guest: David Hine
David Hine signs at Orbital Comics on Wednesday February 10, 2016 from 6:00 – 7:00 PM for the release of his new creator-owned series Second Sight from AfterShock Comics.
Writer Simon Spurrier and Emma Price appear at Orbital Comics for a signing on Wednesday January 27 from 5:30 till 7:00 PM to celebrate the release of CRY HAVOC from Image Comics.
Kieron Gillen, Jessica Martin, Paul Cornell, and Rachael Stott sign at Orbital Comics on on Friday January 15, 2016 at 7:00 PM to celebrate the return of Comic Heroes magazine!
Creator Jessica Martin appears at Orbital Comics on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 5:30 PM to sign her debut graphic novel, Elsie Harris Picture Palace.
Creator Beldan Sezen appears at Orbital Comics on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 6:00 PM for an exclusive London appearance to promote her new graphic novel, Snapshots of a Girl.
Guest: Rachael Stott
Orbital Comics is excited to welcome rising star and local talent Rachael Stott (artist on Star Trek and the upcoming Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor: Year Two) to the store for a special signing to coincide with the release of the Star Trek/Planet of the Apes TPB from IDW Publishing on Wednesday, August 26 from 6:00 – 7:00 PM!
Guest: Jay Faerber
Writer Jay Faerber (Copperhead, Secret Identities, Noble Causes, and more) appears at Orbital Comics for the very first time! Jay will be signing on Wednesday August 12, 2015 from 6:00 till 7:30 PM!
Guest: Julian Hanshaw
Julian Hanshaw appears at Orbital Comics on Friday August 7, 2015 at 7:00 PM to celebrate the launch of TIM GINGER!
Guest: Mark Buckingham
To celebrate the end of Fables with issue #150 (or Volume 22 depending on how you collect it), Orbital is pleased to welcome back Mark Buckingham for what is sure to be a very special night of fun & revelry. Mark will be signing copies of the book (and his other work) for fans, and may just have an extra surprise or two up his sleeve.
Plus, you can check out our retrospective exhibition of Bucky’s work which is now on display in the Orbital Gallery. The exhibition runs until late August, so this is the perfect opportunity to check it out and meet the man himself. Face it, tiger – you just hit the jackpot!
Want to own a page of original art from the long-awaited Fables #150 a.k.a. Volume 22?
Well, now you can!
Just purchase a copy of the book from Orbital Comics – or a page of art from Mark Buckingham’s exhibition in the Orbital Gallery – to get your ticket. One ticket will be given per copy of Fables #150/Volume 22 bought or per page of original art bought, so the more you get the better your chances.
Guest: Mark Buckingham
Orbital Comics is pleased to present a retrospective of artist Mark Buckingham‘s work, featuring a variety of different pieces from throughout the years. Not only will Mark be there for a drinks reception on Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 7:00 PM, but he’ll also be giving a guided tour of the exhibition followed by a brief Q&A.
Artist Declan Shalvey and colorist Jordie Bellaire appear at Orbital Comics for a signing of their new book INJECTION #1 on Saturday, May 16th at 5:00 pm.
Writer Alex Paknadel and cover artist Matt Taylor appear at Orbital Comics for a signing of their new book ARCADIA #1 on its release day – Wednesday, May 6th at 6:00 pm.
Guest: Chip Zdarsky
Orbital Comics is wildly excited to be hosting Applebee’s favourite son, Chip Zdarsky, for a very exclusive UK signing on Saturday, April 11, to celebrate his new HOWARD THE DUCK series, as well as the release of SEX CRIMINALS Volume 2. Chip will be engaging in signings & ‘stuff’ from 4-6pm, then doing a HOWARD THE DUCK Director’s Commentary after-hours from 7pm. The commentary will be ticketed, with tickets available free with a purchase – more details to follow. This is Chip’s first and only appearance in the United Kingdom, so don’t miss out!
Artists Nick Roche, Stephen Mooney, and PJ Holden appear at Orbital Comics along with special guest Will Sliney on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 5:00 PM for a signing and art exhibition opening!
Guest: Scott McCloud
Scott McCloud appears at Orbital Comics on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 7:00 pm for a very special signing and drinks reception in celebration of his new magnum opus, The Sculptor. The genius behind Understanding Comics makes his long-awaited return to sequential comics with this weighty tome which explores the nature of creativity and art.
Guest: Kieron Gillen
Writer Kieron Gillen (Young Avengers, Thor, The Wicked & The Divine) appears at Orbital Comics on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 2:00 PM to celebrate the release of the first issue of DARTH VADER from Marvel Comics!
Guest: Liz Prince
Cartoonist Liz Prince appears at Orbital Comics on Saturday, February 7th, at 5:30 PM to sign her two autobiographical comics released in 2014, Alone Forever and Tomboy, and a talk with the artist will follow at 7:30 PM. This is Liz’s first and only UK appearance, don’t miss it!
Guest: Becky Cloonan
Writer/artist Becky Cloonan appears at Orbital Comics for a very special signing of GOTHAM ACADEMY on Wednesday, December 10th from 5:00 – 7:00 PM! Becky will be signing KILLJOYS, DEMO, CONAN, and her many other comics.
Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko (Savage Hulk, Star Wars: Legacy, Planet of the Apes, Deep Gravity) appear at Orbital Comics for a very special signing on Wednesday, December 3rd from 5:00 – 7:00 PM!
Jason Aaron & Jason Latour and Ivan Brandon & Tom Muller appear at Orbital Comics for a London-exclusive signing on Wednesday, November 19th from 5:00-7:00 pm. This is a ticketed event and spaces are limited, so allocations may occur. Tickets are free with the purchase of one of the creators’ graphic novels during the signing period (one ticket per book).
Cory Doctorow (In Real Life) appears at Orbital Comics on Wednesday November 12, at 7:30 pm.
Guest: Jeff Smith
Jeff Smith appears for an exclusive London signing at Orbital Comics on Monday, October 20th at 5:00 pm! This is the perfect opportunity to meet and get your books signed by the genius behind Bone, Rasl, and the recent-released Tuki: Save The Humans. Presented in part with The Lakes International Comic Art Festival.
Guest: Gerry Duggan
Hot writer and comedic genius, Gerry Duggan, appears at Orbital Comics on Wednesday, September 24 to meet fans of the Merc With A Mouth and sign copies of his work in a rare London appearance.
Duggan has quickly become a fan-favourite thanks to a strong showing on Deadpool (with Brian Posehn) as part of the Marvel Now! relaunch – and he’s recently taken over as writer on Nova and Hulk, plus the upcoming Batman-spinoff Arkham Manor for DC Comics.
Guest: Mike Huddleston
Artist Mike Huddleston appears at Orbital Comics on Saturday, August 30th at 4:00 PM to meet fans and sign copies of his work – including the amazing Image Comics series BUTCHER BAKER and Dark Horse Comics’ THE STRAIN, now a major TV series!
Guest: Steve Rude
In a very special London event, Steve Rude the Dude will be conducting a life-drawing class & demonstration on Wednesday, July 16 from 7:30 pm. Tickets are available NOW via the Orbital Comics site or in-store. These tickets *will* sell out fast, so if you’re planning to come then buy them now … Don’t miss the opportunity to learn directly from The Dude and see him in action during this rare London stop-over!
Join Rob Williams, Trevor Hairsine, Laurence Campbell, and Ben Willsher as they hit Orbital Comics for a 2000 AD mega-signing on Saturday June 7 at 2:00 pm. The signing coincides with the release of the new Dredd collection FALLOUT (which comes out later in the month) – but you can pick up a pre-release signed copy that day. Don’t miss out!
Orbital Comics is very pleased to announce James O’Barr (creator of The Crow), legendary Marvel artist Michael Golden (Avengers, G.I. Joe, Micronauts) and writer/editor/colorist Renee Witterstaetter will be signing in-store on Wednesday May 14 from 5pm. This is a rare opportunity to meet these industry legends and pick up some signed books and prints, so don’t miss out on what is sure to be a great night!
Then, once the store closes at 7:30 pm, we’ll have Michael Golden hosting a very special Dynamic Figure Drawing Class for ticketed customers – so if you’d like to take part then secure your place NOW. You can purchase tickets online at the link or pay for them in-store. Places are extremely limited, so act now if you plan on attending this one-off event!
Writer Simon Furman, artists Andrew Wildman and Geoff Senior, inker Stephen Baskerville, colourist John-Paul Bove and cover colourist Jason Cardy will be at Orbital Comics on Saturday 29th March from 2-4pm, where you can pick up a copy of The Transformers Regeneration One #100, get it signed and have a chat with the team behind the book!
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!
Guest: Garry Leach
Original Miracleman artist/creator Garry Leach appears at Orbital Comics for a very exclusive signing to commemorate the launch of Miracleman #1 on January 15 at 5:00 pm.
Guest: Ellen Lindner
Join Ellen Lindner and the fine folks of Soaring Penguin Press at Orbital Comics on Thursday December 19th at 7:30 pm to celebrate the launch of her brand-new four-part murder mystery mini-series The Black Feather Falls.
Cartoonist Jeffrey Brown appears at Orbital Comics on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 10:30am! Jeffrey will conduct a very special workshop and signing his recent Star Wars books Jedi Academy, Darth Vader & Son, and Vader’s Little Princess, as well as his earlier work.
Guest: Frank J. Barbiere
Writer/creator Frank Barbiere (Blackout, The White Suits) signs at Orbital Comics on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 from 4:00pm!
Guest: Emma Rios
Fan-favourite artist Emma Ríos (Pretty Deadly, Osborn, The Amazing Spider-Man) provides a guided tour through her work and process, as well as a brief signing session for fans at Orbital Comics on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 6:00pm!
Guest: Sean Murphy
Sean Murphy, artist on Joe The Barbarian, Punk Rock Jesus, and The Wake, appears at Orbital Comics for a London-exclusive event on Friday November 22 at 5pm. Sean will sign comics and will do a quick sketch inside any of his trades bought on the day, so don’t miss out!
Guest: Christian Ward
For our next exhibition, we are proud to present Christian Ward’s Dead Cats. Spinning out of the much-lauded Infinite Vacation mini-series from Image comics (co-created by Christian and Nick Spencer), Dead Cats features both art from Infinite Vacation, and new pieces exploring the possibilities of parallel universes and quantum mechanics.
Christian recently worked with Matt Fraction on a DHP short called “The Time Ben Fell In Love”, and has been confirmed as co-creator, with Fraction again, on next year’s ODY-C. Coming from Image Comics, this will be a gender-swapped sci-fi take on Homer’s Odyssey.
Guest: Peter Hogan
Peter Hogan is a stalwart of the British comics scene, but is probably best known for his work on Neil Gaiman’s Sandman for Vertigo (Marquee Moon, Love Street) as well as his work with Alan Moore on America’s Best Comics (Tom Strong, Terra Obscura).
Hogan has undergone a resurgence of late thanks to a new creator-owned series from Dark Horse (Resident Alien) plus a new Tom Strong mini-series (The Planet of Peril). Orbital is proud to have Peter in store on Saturday, August 17 to sign copies of Resident Alien, Tom Strong, Terra Obscura, and more – just for you. Mark it on your calendar!
Maybe it’s part of their masterplan to take over the world, or maybe it’s just that cool cats hang out with cool cartoonists, but have you ever noticed how often cats show up in comics? They turn up in autobiographical stories, playing the main role in their own strips and sometimes even as fully anthropomorphic characters.
We love it all! Some of us here at Orbital even claim that’s the combination of two of the best things ever (cats and comics!). So to celebrate it, we have put together an exhibition featuring some of the top names in alternative comics with a whole lot of kitties too.
The show features work by:
We’re hosting an open-to-all opening night on Saturday 13th, starting at 7pm. Come along!
Orbital Comics is pleased to announce we’ll have Kieron Gillen signing exclusively in-store from 4pm on Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) – Saturday, May 4, 2013.
Kieron has been a great friend of the store for many years and we’re excited to have him coming along. He’ll be signing copies of his new series Über from Avatar Press, as well as Young Avengers, Iron Man, Phonogram, Journey Into Mystery, and anything else you can throw at him (within reason).
So, make sure you come on down to join us and Kieron as we celebrate all the festivities of Free Comic Book Day 2013. See you there … and May the Fourth be with you!
An exhibition of original artwork from the long-running strip in the Wire magazine.
From Jan. 10 to Feb. 10, 2013 at ORBITAL COMICS, 8 Great Newporst St, London.
PRIVATE VIEW - January 10th from 6:30pm.
Savage Pencil will be signing copies of Trip or Squeek's Big Amplifier from 6:30 to 7:30.
Creators will be signing copies of the new Transformers book.
Writer - Simon Furman
Penciller - Andrew Wildman
Inker - Stephen Baskerville
Colorist - JP Bove