Neil Gaiman, Chris Riddell, get set to spill the milk – tickets selling fast

Neil Gaiman by Chris Riddell

A picture that Chris Riddell did of either the dad in Fortunately, The Milk,or Neil Gaiman. Neil says he dare ask him which it is. © Chris Riddell

If you are going to be in London on Tuesday 15th October 2013, you might want to buy tickets as soon as possible (since they’re selling fast) to go and see Neil Gaiman read the whole of Fortunately, The Milk… on stage at the Central Hall, Westminster.

The event is being presented by Time Out Live and Foyles and, via his blog, which has a wonderfully funny entry about the event, Neil says he will read all of Fortunately, The Milk… live on stage, which will take around an hour; and Chris Riddell will be drawing stuff live as well, on the stage for everyone to see.

Neil says that things that might happen on the night include the appearance of “mysterious guest stars”, some of whom may get to read lines from the book; and he might reveal more about how the project was created, since that’s what’s been advertised. Sadly, we’re told there won’t be any ice skating or living dinosaurs.

There won’t be a second performance of this event. “We’re talking about taping or webstreaming this,” says Neil, “but no decisions have yet been made, so if you want to be there, you should do your best to be there.”

• Tickets cost £10, £8, and (these ones come with a special limited edition of the book) £20 via Please note: although books wil be on sale there will not be a signing after the event. A lot of the books available for sale at the event will most probably have been signed by him that afternoon.

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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