I’ll be at The Lakes Comic Art Festival next week in Kendal, Cumbria, UK. I’ll be attending a few events over the weekend of 17-19 October (more info on the Lakes website) including a Doctor Who in Comics panel, a talk at Kendal College and a slideshow presentation of my own on Sunday 19th (which will inevitably include more Doctor Who talk and news on upcoming projects). I’ll also be walking around and generally available. Come and say hello.
New edition of LAIKA out now from Square Fish / Macmillan ISBN 978-1-250-05062-5 Includes new ‘Making of’ section, promo art and five bonus visual essays and “alternative endings.”
This Thursday, Washington DC: (via Black Cat: Show Info)
Countdown to the Con - The Cigar That Fell In Love With a Pipe: Featuring Orson Welles & Rita Hayworth by David Camus and Nick Abadzis (SelfMadeHero)
Nick Abadzis will be signing The Cigar That Fell in Love with a Pipe at 4:30PM at Comic-Con Booth #1216
See Nick Abadzis in a panel at Comic-Con at 3:00-4:00PM, 28DE, Walking the Line: An Investigation into “Alternative” vs. “Mainstream” Comics and Beyond with Nick Abadzis, Frank Cammuso, Kazu Kibuishi, and Gene Yang.
Is there an overlap between mainstream comics and alternative comics, or is there a clear division? Which genre is speaking to the widest readership? What is the precise state of play between graphic novels sold in bookstores, YA graphic novels, children’s work, art comics, and the mainstream end of the industry—is it all really part of the same spectrum? And with all of the different options available to readers, how do we get a new generation of kids to read comics and keep reading them?
In this panel, Publishers Weekly editor Calvin Reid leads a discussion with graphic novelists Nick Abadzis (author of The Cigar That Fell in Love with a Pipe, Titan’s Doctor Who comic series, and the award-winning graphic novelLaika), Frank Cammuso (author of The Misadventures of Salem Hyde series), Kazu Kibuishi (writer and artist theAmulet series, and editor of the Explorer series) and Gene Yang (author of the graphic novel Boxers & Saints) where they will explore the overlap between mainstream and alternative comics, and the possibility of a greater collaboration between the two. A short Q&A will follow.
I’ll be at #SDCC2014 signing Doctor Who and also copies of this book from @selfmadehero at the Abrams booth. Full schedule here.
Orson’s palace - OUT NOW! Available at all good book depositories: THE CIGAR THAT FELL IN LOVE WITH A PIPE.
"An unlikely fairy tale… Abadzis’s drawings are voluptuous and comical, and Camus combines speech bubble wit with the narrative solemnity of a fable. [Orson] Welles, you feel certain, would have loved it.”
"Like a fine cigar - rich, heady and ultimately irresistible"
- The New Statesman
"A triumph… psychological magic realism with poetic grace as well as an unflagging earthiness… Some of the images in the book will remain in your imagination, perhaps forever."
- Bleeding Cool
“The Cigar That Fell in Love With a Pipe is a highly entertaining read. Armed with a bitter-sweet ending, it’s a tale with enough dramatic punch and humour to fully justify multiple readings.”
- A Place to Hang Your Cape
SDCC Signing Schedule and Appearances
@selfmadehero @abramsbooks @comicstitan
Wotcher! Here’s some news of my movements…
I’ll be at the San Diego Comicon at the end of this month, signing new Doctor Who comics from Titan. I’m writing The new tenth Doctor Adventures and they’ve got all sorts of special covers and freebies and stuff, so come and get them signed and, who knows, maybe I’ll even draw on them too.
I’ll also be signing my new graphic novel from SelfMade Hero, The Cigar That Fell in Love With a Pipe, and those always come with a free colo(u)r sketch. So, I’ll be at both the TITAN and ABRAMS tables, and if you’re smart, you can pick up copies of LAIKA from the FIRST SECOND table and get those signed and sketched in, too.
Friday 25th July
SIGNING: 12:00pm – 1:00pm at Titan Booth #5537
Nick Abadzis, Elena Casagrande and Alice X. Zhang signing Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #1 You can pick up copies of Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #1, too, drawn by my pal Simon Fraser and written by the dynamic duo of Al Ewing and Rob Williams.
PANEL: Walking the Line: An Investigation into ‘Alternative’ vs. ‘Mainstream’ Comics and Beyond
3:00pm - 4:00pm, Room: 28DE
Calvin Reid (Publishers Weekly editor) moderates a panel with Nick Abadzis (author of The Cigar That Fell in Love with a Pipe, Titan’s Doctor Who comic series, and the Eisner award-winning graphic novel Laika) Frank Cammuso (author of The Misadventures of Salem Hyde series), Kazu Kibuishi (writer and artist of theAmulet series, and editor of the Explorer series) and Cecil Castellucci (YA novelist and director) about the overlap between mainstream and alternative comics, and the possibility of a greater collaboration between the two.
SIGNING: 4.15 – 5.15pm at the Abrams booth, #1216
Saturday 26th July
DOCTOR WHO COMICS PANEL
3:00PM – 4:00PM @ Room 23ABC
As part of the Doctor Who Comics Day celebrations, writer Nick Abadzis, artist Elena Casagrande, cover artist Alice X. Zhang and Doctor Who comics editor Andrew James reveal exclusive secrets from the upcoming Tenth and Eleventh Doctor storylines and show never-before-seen art and concept designs! Plus, get your first look at interior art from the upcoming Twelfth Doctor ongoing series!
Plus, attendees will get to watch an exclusive video surprise. You’ll have to come to the panel to find out more!
Every person who attends the panel will receive a special Doctor Who Comics Day pack and the chance to win cool Doctor Who merchandise, including exclusive SDCC items!
SIGNING: 4:30PM – 5:30PM @ Titan Booth #5537
Nick Abadzis, Elena Casagrande and Alice x. Zhang signing copies of Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #1 The Eleventh Doctor #1
OFFSITE EVENT: 7:00PM – 9:00PM at Comickaze Comic Store
5517 AB Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92117.
MEET THE DOCTOR WHO COMICS CREATORS!
Join writer Nick Abadzis, artist Elena Casagrande, cover artist Alice X. Zhang and Doctor Who comics editor, Andrew James for a Doctor Who signing and fun Doctor Who quiz!