Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Comica presents: GRANDVILLE & NEMO

Hey SPBMers, the Comica Festival Autumn 2012 is underway in London with loads of The Good Shit going on and loads yet to come (check out the Drawing Parade on Saturday 10th - free entry!) including the launch of two steampunk classics - Alan Moore & Kev O'Neill's latest League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen book Nemo: Heart Of Ice and Bryan Talbot's third Grandville book Bête Noire which will be introduced with a couple of special events - but act fast SPBMers cos they're scheduled for tomorrow and Friday! If you can't make it you can at least drool over the awesome cover art that accompanies the press releases below (like what I am doing right now) 



On Thursday November 8th, British artist and co-creator Kevin O’Neill will be talking about his bestselling series League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.  Since 1999, O'Neill has been collaborating with Alan Moore on the imagining an entire parallel universe and secret history, in which both famous and esoteric figures of fiction collide and become real. From their beginnings in Victorian fantasy, O’Neill and Moore have expanded their vision in their recently completed third volume, Century, to encompass the shifting worlds of 1910, 1969 and 2009.

O’Neill discusses this insanely ambitious, multi-referential trilogy and gives the first sneak peaks of next year’s League graphic novel, Heart of Ice, starring Captain Nemo’s daughter. He will be interviewed by acclaimed author Toby Litt, whose passion for comics has led him to writing his first script, published by DC Vertigo in the current issue of Ghosts.

Foyles, 113-119 Charing Cross Road, London WC2

Doors open 6pm for 6.30pm start, followed by book signing

Tickets cost £6 online at 
and on the door (subject to capacity).



On Friday November 9th, the Badger is back! Tonight Comica Festival at Foyles proudly presents the world premiere of Grandville Bête Noire, the third thrilling episode in Bryan Talbot’s phenomenal Grandville series of anthropomorphic steampunk scientific-romance-thrillers starring Inspector Le Brock. Be among the very first people on the planet to get hold of this stunning, sumptuous edition and get your copy signed with a personalised sketch by Bryan.

In his interview with writer and cultural historian Kim Newman, Bryan will also be joined by his wife Mary Talbot, writer and co-creator of Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes, part autobiographical family history, part biography of James Joyce’s daughter Lucia. There will also be a trailer and exclusive sneak peak at the forthcoming Bryan Talbot documentary.

Doors open 6pm for 6.30pm start, followed by book signing

Tickets cost £8 online 
or on the door (subject to capacity).

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