Kevin O’Neill’s US tour in support of LOEG: BLACK DOSSIER kicks off tomorrow at Hanley’s. We’ve read a copy and it’s DENSE…and delightful. It isn’t clear from this press releases whether ComicsPRO is completely sponsoring this tour, but if so, it’s an excellent idea and a significant was to kick off this kind of initiative.
Kevin O’Neill, artist of the anticipated original graphic novel LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN: The Black Dossier will do an exclusive signing tour covering nine comic specialty stores and one pop culture convention over the course of eight days from November 14 through November 21. The tour begins on the first day of release of LOEG: The Black Dossier in New York City and ends eight days later in Las Vegas, Nevada.
At each signing along the tour, artist Kevin O’Neill will be hosted by members of Comics Professional Retail Organization (ComicsPRO), the trade group representing the interests of comic book specialty retailers. Some participating stores are also holding benefits for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF).
In addition to his work with writer Alan Moore on LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN, Kevin O’Neill is also known as the co-creator of MARSHAL LAW and NEMESIS the WARLOCK, and was among the first artists of the UK anthology 2000 AD.
“I’m looking forward to the first ComicsPRO signing tour launching LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMAN: The Black Dossier,” said O’Neill. “A book fraught with as much difficulty for us as it is for Mina and Quartermain! I believe readers will be startled by the Dossier’s contents, the dramatic shifts in character, period and geography. This has been a project unlike any I’ve ever worked on in terms of scale and ambition. I also welcome the support of the CBLDF.”
“ComicsPRO members are showing once again we are a League of Extraordinary Retailers. We’re thrilled that an artist of Mr. O’Neill’s caliber has agreed to kick off the first official exclusive ComicsPRO signing tour,” said ComicsPRO President Joe Field, owner of Flying Colors Comics in Concord CA. “I know our member-retailers are prepared to deliver a great time for everyone involved in this tour.”
Schedule of Events:
Wednesday November 14
6pm – 8pm
Jim Hanley’s Universe 4 West 33rd Street, New York NY 10001 (212) 268-7088
Thursday November 15
Titan Comics 3701 NW Highway Suite #125 Dallas TX 75220 (214)350-4420
Friday November 16
Lone Star Comics booth at Wizard World Texas Arlington TX (817) 829-7710
Saturday November 17
Earth 2 Comics 15017 Ventura Boulevard, Sherman Oaks CA 91403 (818) 386-9590
Golden Apple 7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90038 (323) 658-6047
Sunday November 18
Comic Relief 2026 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley CA 94704 (510) 843-5002
Comix Experience 305 Divisadero Street, San Francisco CA 94117 (415) 863-9258
Monday November 19
Hijinx Comics 2050 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose CA 95125 (408) 266-1103
Wednesday November 21
Comic Oasis 3121 N. Rainbow Road, Las Vegas NV 89108 (408) 266-1103
Alternate Reality 4800 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas NV 89119 (702) 736-3673