Monday, May 4, 2015

Last "Fables" Artist Signing Event in UK Before Series Ends

It's going to be one of the last Fables signings, (I'm fairly sure), with the Fables series wrapping in just a few months... I was so disappointed to see there wasn't a single Fables-related thing happening for Free Comic Book Day this past weekend. Would have been the perfect chance to encourage a new teen readership. -sigh-
For those wondering who Mark Buckingham is, he's been a (the?) primary/key artist working very closely with Bill Willingham since Fables began and the series is almost as much his 'baby' as it is Willingham's at this point with their collaborative work over the last decade plus (*almost*).
Press Release:
Artist MARK BUCKINGHAM signs FABLES VOL. 21 and FABLES DELUXE VOL. 10* (FTNH Edit: to be officially released May 19th, 2015) at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 13th May from from 6:00 – 7:00 pm! 
Published by Vertigo, FABLES is an Eisner Award-winning series telling the tale of many familiar fairy-tale figures forced out of their Homelands by The Adversary who has conquered the realm. The Fables have travelled to our world and formed a clandestine community in New York City known as Fabletown.
Vol. 21 is the penultimate volume, and the residents of Fabletown look to live ‘happily ever after,’ but there’s a steep price to pay for happiness as Rose Red clashes with Snow White! 
In the deluxe hardcover edition of Fables vol. 10, the existence of the Fables is threatened by The Literals, who just don’t like their messy, mythical lives. 
MARK BUCKINGHAM started working professionally on strips and illustrations for a British satire magazine called The Truth in 1987, where he first worked with Neil Gaiman illustrating some of his articles. His American debut came the following year as inker on DC Comics Hellblazer. Mark is best-known for his work on Marvelman, Hellblazer and Fables, though has worked on may titles for both Marvel and DC. He and Fables writer Bill Willingham have announced that they will switch roles in an up-and-coming one-off for the title’s hundredth issue. 
Forbidden Planet London Megastore179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR

*Description for Vol. 10: In an epic from FABLES #77-82, JACK OF FABLES #33-35, and THE LITERALS #1-3, the existence of the Fables is threatened by The Literals, who just don't like their messy, mythical lives. And in the original graphic novel FABLES: WEREWOLVES OF THE HEARTLAND, Bigby Wolf goes on a quest to find a new location for Fabletown, only to find a village populated by werewolves! *** COVER SUBJECT TO CHANGE ***
I really hope they DO change the cover - it's not going to look so nice next to my other volumes if they stay with this artwork. (Not being shallow - they've just worked so hard on the aesthetics of the covers to work together to date - it would look weird for it to look so very different, even though they will have to represent the crossover with "The Literals".)

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