For the past two weeks, Scott McCloud’s much lauded The Sculptor has been sitting on my desk, pleading for me to read it. Every time I see that Neil Gaiman endorsement on the cover (“the best graphic novel I’ve read in years.”) I tremble with joy.
Anyway, publisher SelfMadeHero has announced a spate of appearances, signings and talks that McCloud will be doing next month to promote the book. If anyone has anything interesting to say about sequential art, it’s the author of Understanding Comics.
The details are below.
FRIDAY 6TH MARCH
Lecture: “Scott McCloud: The Sculptor”, at the British Library. Followed by a Q&A
Venue: The British Library Conference Centre, 96 Euston Road, NW1 2DB
More info: http://www.bl.uk/events/scott-mccloud-the-sculptor
SATURDAY 7TH MARCH
“Meet: Scott McCloud”, a signing at Waterstones Piccadilly
Venue: Waterstones, 203-206 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9HD
More info: http://www.waterstones.com/waterstonesweb/events/
Signing: Scott McCloud at Orbital Comics
Venue: Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA
Time: 19.00-21.00 (INCLUDES REFRESHMENTS)
More info: www.orbitalcomics.com
SUNDAY 8TH MARCH
Signing: Scott McCloud at Page 45, Nottingham
Venue: Page 45, 9 Market Street, City Centre, Nottingham NG1 6HY
More info: http://www.page45.com/world/2015/02/scott-mccloud-signing-the-sculptor-at-page-45/
Note: Page 45, one of the UK’s leading independent comic shops, was named after the 45th page of Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics. It celebrated its 20th birthday last year.
MONDAY 9TH MARCH
Signing: Scott McCloud at OK Comics, Leeds
Venue: 19, Thornton’s Arcade, Briggate, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 6LQ
“An Evening with Scott McCloud”, a Q&A at Thought Bubble HQ
Venue: Thought Bubble HQ, 107 Kirkgate, Leeds, LS1 6DP
Time: 18.30-20.00 (including a book signing)
Note: This event is co-hosted by SelfMadeHero, Travelling Man and Thought Bubble, the UK’s finest annual comic book festival.
TUESDAY 10TH MARCH
Signing: Scott McCloud at Nostalgia & Comics (Forbidden Planet International), Birmingham
Venue: Nostalgia & Comics, 14-16 Smallbrook Queensway, Birmingham, B5 4EN