SELFMADEHERO NOVEMBER SIGNINGS AT FOYLES, LONDON AND THOUGHT BUBBLE, LEEDS.
SelfMadeHero, the UK’s leading independent graphic novel publisher, is filling its Autumn with personal appearances from a number of its writers and illustrators in London and Leeds
As part of the annual Comica Festival that unfolds its pages across London, Foyles Bookshop in Charing Cross Road is hosting a panel discussion that asks the question, ‘What Makes A Cult Comic?’ on Friday 7th November. Chaired by Andy Oliver, columnist for Broken Frontier website, the panel includes ILYA, writer/ illustrator of SelfMadeHero’s life-affirming anti-romance, Room For Love, and Rob Davis, creator of the newly published and enthusiastically reviewed The Motherless Oven. Other panelists include Carol Swain, author of Gast, and Paul Rainey, creator of There’s No Time Like The Present. The event also marks the launch of The Mammoth Book of Cult Comics, edited by ILYA. The event takes place on Friday 7th November, 7 – 8.30pm. Tickets: £8 (£5 concessions)
Further details and bookings: http://www.foyles.co.uk/Public/Events/Detail.aspx?eventid=2393
For more information about Comica Festival: http://www.comicafestival.com/index
Later in the month, a number of SelfMadeHero’s graphic novelists are attending the centrepiece convention at Thought Bubble, Leeds’ annual Comic Art Festival, over the weekend of 15th and 16th November. The British Comic Award winners, this year judged by Jonathan Ross and Jessica Hynes among others, will be announced at the convention. SelfMadeHero will bring to the convention:
INJ Culbard: critically acclaimed for his first original sci-fi fable, Celeste, earlier this year, he’s best known for his definitive adaptations of H.P. Lovecraft’s classic horror tales, including At The Mountains of Madness and The Shadow Out of Time. Thought Bubble sees the launch of the latest adaptation in his popular Lovecraft series, The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath. Celeste is shortlisted in the Best Book category at this year’s British Comic Awards.
Rob Davis is a previous British Comic Award nominee for his acclaimed adaptation, The Complete Don Quixote, which was also nominated at this year’s Eisner Awards. He is also well know for his work on Roy of the Rovers and Judge Dredd. His latest graphic novel, The Motherless Oven, has just been published.
Jörg Tittel and John Aggs: writer and artist on adrenaline-charged satire Ricky Rouse Has A Gun. They will both be joined by a personal appearance from Ricky Rouse himself
All of these authors will be signing copies of their books on SelfMadeHero’s tables (91-93) in New Dock Hall throughout the weekend. They will also take part in a panel discussion, ‘New British Graphic Novelists’, at 3pm on Sunday 16th November in the Speech Bubble Panel Area.
Thought Bubble Leeds’ Comic Arts Festival runs 17th to 24th November.
For full details check out: www.thoughtbubblefestival.com