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Soho on England's Independence Day, 4th July

NOTCOMICS: Today, July the 4th, is England's Independence Day. The day in which the government in its infinite wisdom has stated that pubs can open again. Bars, restaurants, the lot. Some have, some haven't. So I took a walk-with-cycle down Soho's Old Compton Street and a few surrounding offshoots – a Dean Street here, a […]

Coming in 2021 Judge Dredd Live in London's Piccadilly Circus

Coming in 2021, Judge Dredd Live in London's Piccadilly Circus

The world of Judge Dredd comes to a new live-action attraction planned for London in the spring of 2021 from Little Lion Entertainment , the creators of The Crystal Maze LIVE, for teams of five.Judge Dredd: Uprising LIVE will see players have to outwit the Iso-Cube and use their combined skill to make it out[...]

Mark Stafford, the London Cartoon Museum, and a Fundraising Offer

Mark Stafford, the London Cartoon Museum, and a Fundraising Offer

And it's one of those that has come to mind, right now.You'll have also read about the Cartoon Museum in London a lot on Bleeding Cool too, and Mark is its artist-in-residence Closed temporarily to the public on 18th March, due to the coronavirus, this has resulted in no income from visitor admissions, the museum[...]

Cycling Into London As Comic Shops (And Everything Else) Open Up

Cycling Into London As Comic Shops (And Everything Else) Open Up

I took a socially distanced bicycle ride into London this morning Today is the day that the UK government has decreed that non-essential shops are allowed to open across England, and that includes comic shops Boris Johnson has read all his Tintin books three times over and was clearly in need of something new So[...]

The 1970s Punk London Hamlet Graphic Novel, Created During Lockdown

The 1970s Punk London Hamlet Graphic Novel, Created During Lockdown

So when he launches a Kickstarter for a new comic book - well why not a new version of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, a follow-up to his version of Macbeth, and created entirely in lockdown? 120 pages worth and retelling the story in punk era 1970s London And reprising Denmark as Denmark Street, a road known[...]

Reed Cancels MCM Comic Cons, Birmingham, London, Manchester and Glasgow

MCM Comic Cons Cancelled in Birmingham, London, Manchester, Glasgow

They state "despite all efforts to bring fans the most epic pop culture events in the UK, 4 MCM events scheduled to take place in 2020 have been cancelled following the escalation of COVID-19 in the UK, Europe and globally."These are:MCM Comic Con Birmingham, scheduled to take place at the NEC, Birmingham, from 27[...]

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Cycling Round Central London Comic Shops on Lockdown

The clip where I'm crossing the Thames is probably the best bit.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lQ5rfIdtm8This bike ride was brought to you courtesy of the Santander-sponsored Transport For London cycle scheme known by everyone as Boris Bikes, and my two legs That should do me for now I can have another big exercise in a couple of weeks or[...]

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Jerry Sadowitz Launches London Show in August, Relies On Low Fanbase

While everyone else is cancelling shows, or going on-line only, Jerry Sadowitz has announced a new in-person live show starting in August, in London's Leicester Square Theatre At a time when we may still be on lockdown, people will still be social distancing, and not wanting to risk their health That's okay, it's something Sadowitz[...]

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"Wild": Hampstead Theatre Streams Edward Snowden Play [REVIEW]

The Hampstead Theatre is a cozy little venue up in North London, well away from the West End It sits in a cozy residential neighbourhood that’s practically a little town in itself The theatre stages small and intimate plays by many of the biggest playwrights in the U.K The free play this week is Wild,[...]

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Laydeez Do Comics – The 2020 Video Event, Presentations and Awards

It was planned as a weekend away in East London, with professional advice for creators on their current projects However, rather than the physical event, as pictured from last year, it was transformed into an online event instead One that also included the much-anticipated awards night, from the announced shortlist.[caption id="attachment_1187815" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo from[...]

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Comic Con Spaces Being Repurposed Over Coronavirus Pandemic

Army Corps of Engineers was constructing another facility to add a further 1,000 beds.While in London, the Excel Centre, home to the MCM London Expo also owned by Reed POP, will become an emergency hospital treating coronavirus patients with 500 beds made available at what will be the first of several crisis facilities dotted around[...]

Gosh Comics Of London, Still Open, Waiving Delivery Charges

Gosh Comics of London Closes Its Doors – For Now

On Saturday, Gosh Comics of London announced it was reducing hours and putting staff onto furlough, with the UK government paying 80% of their wages But a weekend is a long time in comic books The store, situated smack back in the middle of London's usually-fashionable Soho district has closed its doors They report, A new[...]

Gosh Comics Of London, Still Open, Waiving Delivery Charges

Gosh Comics of London Reduces Hours, Places Their Staff On Furlough

And Gosh Comics of London is one of the hundreds of thousands of businesses taking them up on this.Gosh Comics has told customers that 1) Effective from this Sunday the 22nd March until further notice most of our staff will be placed on furlough, and no longer required to come into work This will save people’s[...]

Orbital Comics of London Will Be Changing Form In Ten Days Time

So I popped by Orbital Comics in London yesterday, hoping to get a glimpse of this vegan dessert late-night cafe we mentioned last week Orbital Comics has been through major changes this last year, dropping Diamond Comic Distributors, bringing in online operation Comics Toolbox to operate from within its walls and promising a big change[...]

London's West End Hit By Coronavirus - Which Is Great for Theatre Goers

London's West End Hit By Coronavirus – Which Is Great for Theatre Goers

As regular readers will know, my kids' school is closed for a week or two over fears of the coronavirus, after staff and students came back from Italian holidays, and there were two suspected cases. The school is currently undergoing a deep clean and the kids are doing their lessons from YouTube videos. My eldest […]

Orbital Comics of London to Get a Late-Night Vegan Dessert Bar

Bleeding Cool has been covering the transformation of Orbital Comics, one of the three central London comic book shops, away from a store that relies on a weekly comics delivery from Diamond into.. something new They still have a Wednesday 'New Comics' day courtesy of online store Comic Toolbox who have set up in Orbital on[...]

Things To Do In London… If You Like Comics – March 2020

Things To Do In London… If You Like Comics – March 2020

Things to do in London in March 2020… if you like comics, of course And live in, or can get to, that there London Exhibitions followed by events… let us know if we missed any.Exhibitions: The Cartoon Museum: Drawing Life A new display showcasing the very best of the Cartoon Museums collection of cartoon art, curated[...]


Things To Do In London... If You Like Comics - February 2020

Things To Do In London… If You Like Comics – February 2020

Things to do in London in February 2020… if you like comics, of course And live in, or can get to, that there London Exhibitions followed by events… let us know if we missed any And we get an extra day as well. Exhibitions:Comic Creators - The Famous and the Forgotten exhibition, Ending on Sunday 9th[...]

Apologies, Bleeding Cool Service Today Interrupted By Bomb

Sorry folks, there I was working at Blacks on Dean Street in London’s Soho when the police came a’ knocking It had nothing to do with DC Comics calling the authorities over a number of DC Timeline and 5G-related scoops I was working on today, but that workers at the neighbouring Soho Hotel had discovered[...]