In the comics fandom world it's important not to be left out.
When all the action is going on around you don't be that one doofus who is missing all the fun!
So. Don't miss out on the awesome signing at Chaos City Comics, Heritage Close, St Albans, AL3 4EB in the UK on Saturday the 12th of July 2014 from 2pm onwards. (A convenient 25 minute train journey from Central London).
That's right. In just over a month the best comic shop in the area will be holding a signing of not just one but five comics creators.
Comics legend and all round gentleman Dave Gibbons will be signing copies of all his work and possibly adding the odd sketch here and there too.
Chaos City is Dave's local shop and he's always happy to share stories and chat to fans. Anyone who has had the opportunity to spend some time with him will know how entertaining he can be. It's all gold folks.
Next up is the newest and hottest artist that Marvel have added to their roster. Marc Laming has worked for DC, Dynamite and Boom Studios to name a few companies but is about to release his first Marvel work in the 'Original Sin' story arc at Marvel Comics.
Seriously folks. This art is gonna blow your fucking socks off. Working currently on The All New Invaders with writer James Robinson his art is a masterclass in form, action and character.
Also as a founder of the now world famous St Albans Comic Club this guys art has to be seen to be believed. Pop along and see him at work. Just don't ask him what a Nubian is?
Next up is another up and coming talent who has recently got a well deserved foot on the door at Marvel. Monty Nero is the writer of 'Death Sentence' released from Titan Booksand previously serialised in the much missed 'Clint Magazine'.
The shop is very excited to get Monty all the way from bonny Scotland and it's just in time for you to get him to sign both the upcoming Death Sentence hardback and the just released Amazing X-Men annual. Get them while they are hot!
Next up is an artist who produced one of the most beautiful and different books I have seen in many, many years. I saw 'Porcelain' by Christian Wildgoose at the first Kapow Comic Convention around three years ago and was blown away by the detailed artwork. His storytelling flows like a great symphony and is packed full of character and style.
Christian has also worked on the True Grit comic, Into The Dark (with Rachel Deering), 'Briar' and is currently working on the second volume of Porcelain. Pop down and get something signed before this geezer gets snatched up by the big two and his exquisite artwork sky rockets in price. (I've already snagged a couple of pieces myself!)
Next up is possibly one of the most original and interesting artists I have seen in years. Mathew Harrower has work that glows from the page out. Just breaking into the comics field with his upcoming comic The Big Couch he has heavy Kirby and Jim Mahfood influences.
Packed full of bold, brave, dramatic action his work creeps into your subconscious and takes over. There's no doubting the fact that Matt just gets it. He has a grasp of the trade of storytelling and combines manga and western comics influences into explosive images and stories.
So make sure you put the 12th of July in your diaries (1pm onwards) for a great signing and sketching event.
The St Albans Comic Club will be there too and there is a better than reasonable chance that beer may be consumed after (and possibly before).
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