Arthur Ranson signing tonight celebrates 10 years of exhibitions at London’s Orbital Comics

Mazeworld - Art of Arthur Ranson PosterThe Mazeworld signing and launch of The Art of Arthur Ranson exhibition is on tonight at Orbital Comics, London.

The deluxe new edition of Mazeworld from Rebellion Publishing collects the entire dark fantasy he created with Alan Grant, and was serialised in 2000AD.

The exhibition spans Arthur’s illustrious career, from his early biographical strips of The Beatles and Elvis Presley, strips created with writer Angus Allan, which featured in Look In, moving on through beautiful fully painted pages from 2000AD‘s “PSi Judge Anderson“, to covers and pages featuring “Button Man” and “Mazeworld”.

Orbital have also announced that to further mark the occasion, renowned fine art print house Blacklist Editions will be producing two limited edition Acrylic Screen Prints, featuring Psi Judge Anderson, exclusive to Orbital.

Limited to 50 signed and numbered coie, one is in colour and the other a CMYK four colour separation on 310 gsm Southbank Paper, measuring 70cm X 50cm.

Orbital have now announced that in addition, Arthur has furnished us with dozens of recent sketches featuring his own creations as well as other comic characters, all of which will be available to purchase.

“This exhibition has a special significance for us here at Orbital Comics,” says a store spokesperson. “Ten years ago, the first show opened in what is now our Eisner Award winning Gallery, it was none other than Arthur Ranson’s premier exhibition – full circle!

“So, please come along and enjoy some refreshments as we kick off our decades celebration with an expansive show from a genuine British comic art trailblazer!”

• The Art of Arthur Ranson Signing – Signing at 5.00pm Friday 5th October 2018; exhibition runs until 5th November, Charing Cross Road, at 8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA

For details of all Orbital Comics signings and exhibitions, visit the store’s web site

With thanks to Richard Sheaf

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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