Moore & Reppion 2000AD signing at Manchester Travelling Man, Sat 25th February

2000 AD is to celebrate its birthday weekend in style with signings across the country!

With the massive success of the sold-out 40 Years of Thrill-power Festival in London last weekend and with its actual birthday of 26 February fast approaching, 2000 AD is delighted to announce new signing events in Manchester, Birmingham, and Scotland.

Earthlets who missed out on the historic event in Hammersmith will be able to meet just some of the incredible creators who’ve made 2000 AD the galaxy’s greatest comic.

The perfect tome to launch these celebrations is Thrill-power Overload, a whopping 300+ page hardcover containing the updated official history of 2000 AD, from its earliest days to its current success, from creator clashes to near-cancellation.

On Saturday 18 February, Biggar Library and Scottish independent Bookshop of the Year Atkinson-Pryce will host a Thrill-power Overload signing with artist Colin MacNeil (Judge Dredd: America) and former 2000 AD editor David Bishop from 1pm.

Then on Friday 24 February, Waterstones West End in Edinburgh will host Thrill-power Overload authors David Bishop and Karl Stock for a signing at 12.30pm.

At 1pm on Saturday 25 February, signings will take place at the Travelling Man comic book store in Manchester and the Nostalgia and Comics store Birmingham with topflight creators Steve Yeowell (Zenith), Leah Moore (Storm Warning), John Reppion (Storm Warning), Nick Percival (Judge Dredd), Ian Edginton (Scarlet Traces), D’Israeli (Scarlet Traces).

This year the legendary weekly British anthology comic 2000 AD celebrates forty years of innovative, provocative, and original sci-fi, fantasy, and horror action from the cream of comics creators. It has brought the industry some of its biggest talents, from Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, and Mark Millar, to Jock, Brian Bolland, Dave Gibbons, and many more. Published in print and digital every Wednesday, 2000 AD is the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic and remains at the industry’s cutting edge.

Full signing details:

18 February

Colin MacNeil, David Bishop – Biggar Library, Biggar, Scotland , 1pm

24 February

David Bishop, Karl Stock – Waterstones West End, Edinburgh, 12.30pm

25 February

Steve Yeowell, Leah Moore, John Reppion, Nick Percival – Travelling Man, Manchester, 1pm

Ian Edginton, D’Israeli – Nostalgia & Comics, Birmingham, 1pm

New Daily Grail piece: Magic, Witches & Devils in the Early Modern World exhibition

In the recent half term holiday I found myself looking after our nearly-four-year-old twins while our eldest went to the Safari Park. I was a little bit stuck for what to do because there are no (or very few) Stay & Plays/Playgroups open in school holidays. The previous day we’d been to Liverpool Central Library where, for the duration of the half term, there were daily kid friendly things. We (myself and all three kids) had seen a conjurer whose act, if I’m perfectly honest, failed to hold the attention of many of the forty or so kids  assembled there, mine included. Maybe it was this that finally jogged my memory of something I’d been meaning to do since I first read about it.

I’d received an email some weeks earlier via A Ghostly Company which mentioned that, from the 21st of January 2016, the John Rylands Library in Manchester would be displaying some  magical texts and artefacts in an exhibition entitled Magic, Witches & Devils in the Early Modern World. That seems like the kind of thing two nearly-four-year-old boys might enjoy, right?

Read the rest on DailyGrail.com

Manchester Film & Comic Con this Saturday

Leah and I will be guests at Manchester Film & Comic Con this coming Saturday. We’ll only be there for the one day so please do come and say hello if you’re there.

Steve Yeowell is one of the other comics guests so Saturday would be the ideal opportunity to get your 2000 AD 1890-1899 signed by the three of us.

Hope to see you there!

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DC Sterne social media Q&A (with photos)

DC Sterne is a photographic collaboration between Diana Steinway and Chris Cawthorne. They are currently working on an ongoing portraiture project documenting high-profile users of social media in and around Manchester, England. Back in September Leah and I were lucky enough to have some pictures taken by the very talented duo at the very beautiful Portico Library.

Click on the image above to jump to their website, see some of the photos, and read some nonsense we’ve said about how much we’re both basically addicted to Twitter.

Complete Alice in Wonderland talk – Manchester, Manchester – UK – 10/12/11 – Portico Library