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Taking Pride In Small Press Day In London, Yesterday

Yesterday saw the massive Pride march in London, estimated at drawing a million souls out onto the sun drenched streets of central London. I went out with the girls to enjoy the sights, the music, the clothes, the general free spirit of liberation and the lesson that they are free to be whoever they are. It's a […]



It May Be Free Comic Book Day 2016 But At Orbital Comics It's 2000AD

Bleeding Cool scooped the news that the Brits would be getting the standard magazine size 2000AD Free Comic Book Day version while the Americans would get the smaller, cramped, magazine sized version. But picking up your free 2000AD on May 7th, 2016 in Orbital Comics will give you an added reason to thank it's increased […]

Craig Thompson, Now At Orbital Comics In London, Tomorrow

If you missed Craig Thompson's £8 a ticket talk at the British Library in London, last night, with Paul Gravett, there's still a chance for something of that ilk tomorrow. Orbital Comics will see Craig Thompson, author of Blankets and Habibi, visit for a signing on Wednesday from 5-7pm, followed by a Director's Commentary with Craig talking the audience through his […]

Local Comic Shop Day 2015 In London – Forbidden Planet And Orbital #LCSD

Today is Local Comic Shop Day. A day in which comic stores can join in to receive exclusive variant editions and collections of comic books for sale only in participating stores at premium prices. I went to Forbidden Planet and Orbital Comics, two of the very few participants in the UK and metres from each […]

Only Two Comic Stores Are Participating In Local Comic Shop Day In The UK. Three In Europe.

There are two comic stores participating in the Local Comic Shop Day promotion in the UK. Forbidden Planet (not Forbidden Planet International) with shops in Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Coventry, Croydon, Liverpool, London, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Southampton. And then Orbital Comics in London. There's also Big Bang Comics in Dublin as well. That's it for the British Isles – and Europe as a whole. Given that Local Comic […]

The Big Auction At Orbital Comics Last Night Cost Me Dear…

Last night, I went to a comic book art auction at Orbital Comics, to raise money for the Lakes Festival, held every year in Kendal. It was hosted by Jonathan Ross and leader of the Liberal Democrats and Kendal MP, Tim Farron. I was a university acquaintance of Farron, so it was nice to see […]

Orbital In Conversation With Action Lab At SDCC '15

[audio:http://popculturehound.net/podpress_trac/web/4914/0/OiCPodcastEpisode142.mp3] by Chris Thompson With Nick Marino, Daniel Arruda Massa, Josh Henaman & friends … After last week's jam-packed show with Matt Hawkins, Andres Salazarand Christian Beranek (which you can still listen to here), this time I'm back for an Action Lab roundtable discussion featuring Nick Marino & Daniel Arruda Massa (Holy F*cked) and Josh […]

Orbital In Conversation: Matt Hawkins, Andres Salazar & Christian Beranek

[audio:http://popculturehound.net/podpress_trac/web/4893/0/OiCPodcastEpisode141.mp3] by Chris Thompson Following last week's SDCC extravaganza with Nick & Zack Keller, Chris Emgard, Man Vs. Rock, Phil Kim and Jason Lenzi (which you can listen to here), I'm back with another jam-packed episode featuring Top Cow's Matt Hawkins (Think Tank, Tales Of Honor), Andres Salazar (Pariah, Missouri) and Christian Beranek (Validation) at […]

Things To Do In London In August If You Like Comics

Wow. So much. August is jam-packed-full if you are a comics fan in London. Time for me to pick and choose… Saturday August 1st Mark Buckingham Signing, Exhibition Launch and Musical Evening at Orbital Comics. 5-7pm. Mark Buckingham is signing Fables #150, and every purchase puts you into a raffle to win an original page […]

Orbital In Conversation Looking Back At SDCC '15

[audio:http://popculturehound.net/podpress_trac/web/4847/0/OiCPodcastEpisode139.mp3] by Chris Thompson With James, Liz & Karl from Orbital Comics … Following on from last week's chat with Skottie Young at SDCC (which you can still listen to here), this time I'm back with James Wilson, Liz Jordan & special guest host Karl to discuss our recent trip to San Diego Comic-Con International. […]

Home From A Free Comic Book Day In London

Back from Free Comic Book Day in London with the kids and some of their friends. And lots of comics were bought (though I did have to move one child away from the Mercury Heat and towards the Spongebob Squarepants). London was out for free comics. The line at Orbital snaked around the block from […]

Chip Zdarsky – Duck Criminals Flying Over Europe

Chip Zdarsky is doing a European tour in April. London, Dublin and Paris, though only the first two have these posters… …which I have to say, is a rather fun way to join his two big comic book projects together right now, Sex Criminals and Howard The Duck.. Quack.  


Previewing Graveyard Orbit

  As keen readers of Bleeding Cool on Wednesday may have noticed, Orbital Comics of London are hosting the launch of a new comic, Graveyard Orbit, on this coming Wednesday. I won't be there sadly, I'm spending a week recuperating from my recent surgery at my parents' home. But you can get a peek at […]


Leave Something Witchy At The Comic Shop

Here are some photos that Steve Cook took at Orbital Comics, London, the other night of the model Manko, appearing for Leave Something Witchy, a life drawing event aimed at comic strip illustration, with costumes, props and poses inspired by Hammer Horror, Underground comix & the dark side of psychedelia. Hosted by Jason Atomic, this was the closing event for his Satanic Mojo […]