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London's Orbital Comics Gallery Welcomed Comics Creators Last Night
Orbital Comics Art Gallery had a gathering of artists, comics creators, friends, and family last night courtesy of Missed Deadline and Jessica Kemp Creators like Rian Hughes, Mark Stafford, Pete Hogan, and Will Potter, and publishers like Tony Bennett, mixed with exhibited artists and staff from the Cartoon Museum, for drinks and general bonhomie Those[...]
Orbital Gallery Opens
Orbital Space Comics launched its new status as a West End art gallery this weekend Handily scheduled after the Shaky Kane/Krent Able signing at Gosh Comics, the great and the good turned out I turned up late, missing the likes of David Hine and Ryan Hughes, but Mark Stafford was among the many artists and[...]
Orbital Space Art Gallery
Today is the birthday of Damian Keeng, owner and operator of Orbital Space Comics, the comic shop in London that's right next to Leicester Square Once upon a time, its location was the old Photographer's Gallery and over the decades they have used the length of the store for art galleries But with the newly[...]
London's Orbital Space Comics to Open Art Gallery on Thursday
The new Orbital Gallery is launching in the new look Orbital Space comic shop in London from this Thursday with artists Billy Chainsaw, Gerard Don Daniel, GirlShit, JRoldan, and Mister Wim Orbital posted; Hello everyone, Orbital is excited to announce that our art gallery will be opened for public viewing from the 1st of July! We[...]
Orbital Comics Of London Transforms Into New Art Gallery This Week
Orbital Comics, the comic book store that famously quit Diamond Comic Distributors a year-and-a-half ago, is to reinvent itself as a new white-wall art gallery, taking over the store's two side rooms, and in the historic location once occupied by the London Photographers' Gallery Orbital Gallery occupies two rooms within the location's spectacular 3000 sq[...]
Cycling Through London The Day Before Tier 2 Restrictions Come In
And advertisement that was rather close to home. Soho Music are pleased to announce the opening of a new record store in Soho @ Orbital Space, the legendary comics shop in Seven Dials on Saturday 31st October This Dad and Lad team have also recently opened Zippo Records in Stoke Newington @ Bolt Motorcycles (N16 0AH)[...]
Taking Pride In Small Press Day In London, Yesterday
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 pretty good lesson, underlined by ice cream and frozen yoghurts from the appropriate venues along the way. And since the parade was winding[...]
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 cover[...]
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 latest[...]
Local Comic Shop Day 2015 In London – Forbidden Planet And Orbital #LCSD
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 other. Forbidden Planet opened at 10am, I turned[...]
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 Shop Day is gearing up[...]
The Big Auction At Orbital Comics Last Night Cost Me Dear…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjCUpUndORUVideo can't be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: An Auction At Orbital Comics With Jonathan Ross And Tim Farron For The Lakes Festival (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjCUpUndORU) 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[...]
Orbital In Conversation With Action Lab At SDCC '15
It's the kind of chaos you've come to expect in a climate that can only be described as idyllic! And never fear, you can still enjoy the Pop Culture Hound back-catalogueright here, as we continue to put out the same quality interviews and discussion with Orbital in Conversation going forward It's only gonna get better, folks! To[...]
Orbital In Conversation: Matt Hawkins, Andres Salazar & Christian Beranek
It's a wonderful and varied series of talks with as much depth as we could manage in the time we had. And never fear, you can still enjoy the Pop Culture Hound back-catalogueright here, as we continue to put out the same quality interviews and discussion with Orbital in Conversation going forward It's only gonna get[...]
Things To Do In London In August If You Like Comics
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 of art from the final issue And music by Matt Stevens. Alice In Cartoonland exhibition, The Cartoon Museum,[...]
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. Karl slips into the[...]
Home From A Free Comic Book Day In London
The line at Orbital snaked around the block from opening to at least 2pm when we had to leave They are famous for having all the comics you want in depth but you will have to wait to get them… Let's make it move…. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5UQ-QUtutw[/youtube] Forbidden Planet also had a long line but they were able to disperse[...]
35 Things To Do In London In November If You Like Comics – From Jacques Tardi To Kieron Gillen's Watchmen
Exhibitions through November: Pre Code Horror Exhibition, Orbital Comics, Great Newport Street Until 13th November. Orbital Comics & Pop Culture Hound present a new exhibition based on the theme of Pre-Code Horror Using the classic EC, Harvey & ACG comics as inspiration, a variety of today's artists present their own take on the classic pre-code style, including:Alison Sampson, Andy Belanger, Colin[...]
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 what I[...]
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[...]
The Look Of Free Comic Book Day 2014 In London
The first time we went to Orbital Comics, the line was round the block… [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9rnKFZbMiw[/youtube] So, with the girls and their schoolfriends we first popped by Forbidden Planet… … and then Gosh… Before heading back to Orbital, Five Guys… …and home. Mouse Guard, Rocket Raccoon, Courtney Crumrin, Top Shelf, Kaboom, Donald Duck, Spongebob, these are the comics we love the most. What[...]
Whiskers McFadden – The All Ages, 1950s Astronaut Cat
Ryan Jenkyns works at Orbital Comics in London It's just possible you may have heard of that shop on Bleeding Cool before Anyway he has a Kickstarter live right now… take it away, Ryan! For some, comic books are just a fun recreational activity For me, it's kind of become my whole life Of course, that[...]
Things To Do In London In March During British Comics Month
Let's have a look at what they, and others, have planned for the month of March… Now until March 9th – Alone Forever, An Exhibition By Liz Prince – Orbital Comics Orbital will have an exclusive and limited bookplate edition of Liz Prince's new book on Topshelf, Alone Forever, host an exhibition with art both from the[...]
Marvel Continues To Run Product Placements For Orbital Comics
I get my comic books every week from Orbital Comics in London So do quite a few other people And thankfully Marvel Comics seems to join in the promotion This ran in Infinity #1. And today this runs in Iron Man Annual. Which is lovely, though I feel that Gosh Comics and Forbidden Planet might want to[...]