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Friday 5th September: Ricky Rouse Has A Gun Launches at Gosh! Comics

Next Friday, 5th September, we launch Ricky Rouse Has A Gun by Jörg Tittel & John Aggs at Gosh! Comics, 1 Berwick Street, W1F 0DR, 7-9pm. You might’ve heard about this brilliantly bonkers action comedy, described by some as Die Hard set in a knockoff Disney … Continue reading

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Bryan Lee O’Malley: The UK Tour Begins!

To celebrate the release his instant bestseller, Seconds, Bryan Lee O’Malley is embarking on a UK tour that takes in events at the British Library and the Edinburgh Book Festival, and signings at COMICA Comiket and some of the finest … Continue reading

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This Weekend: Celebrate Tove Jansson’s Birthday in Covent Garden!

This weekend, something special is happening in the Covent Garden Piazza: the Moomins are coming to celebrate the 100th birthday of their creator, Tove Jansson. From 12pm on both days, there’ll be free face panting, music, stories and more. Organised … Continue reading

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Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Seconds Gets an Early Release!

You’ll have heard that SelfMadeHero are the enormously proud UK publisher of Seconds, the brand new standalone graphic novel from the creator of Scott Pilgrim, Bryan Lee O’Malley. Since its Stateside release a couple of weeks ago, the noise and … Continue reading

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How to Create and Publish a Graphic Novel: A Guardian Masterclass

Later this month, we’re bringing together some of the finest experts and creators in the business for a Guardian Masterclass in graphic novel creation. This in-depth, full-day seminar will cover everything you need to know about the art of the graphic … Continue reading

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How to Pitch to Publishers: A Short Course at the British Library

To tie in with its Comics Unmasked exhibition, the British Library is hosting a series of workshops aimed at aspiring comics artists – and SelfMadeHero’s founder and Publisher, Emma Hayley, is lending a hand. Next Wednesday, 2nd July, Emma will join … Continue reading

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Drawing the Line: Antonin Baudry in Conversation with Frank Rich and Edmund White

Antonin Baudry (aka Abel Lanzac), French diplomat and author of the bestselling political comedy Weapons of Mass Diplomacy (with Christophe Blain), will discuss France’s resistance to the Iraq War with the writers Frank Rich and Edmund White on Wednesday July 2nd at McNally Jackson, from 7pm. … Continue reading

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Literary Kitchen Festival: Steven Appleby, ILYA & Oscar Zarate

This Sunday, 22nd June, we’re venturing south of the river for The Literary Kitchen Festival at the Peckham Pelican, 92 Peckham Road, London, SE15 5PY. This week-long literary extravaganza culminates in a Journal and Imprints Fair on Sunday, 11am-4pm, showcasing some of … Continue reading

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Steven Appleby Signs The Good Inn at Gosh! Comics, Tuesday 17th June

Following his appearance at the amazing launch event at the British Library a week ago, Steven Appleby will will be signing copies of The Good Inn at Gosh! Comics on Tuesday 17th June, from 7pm. The Good Inn, released last week, is co-authored … Continue reading

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SelfMadeHero at ELCAF 2014

It’s that time of year again: we’re slipping on our tight jeans, waxing our moustaches and riding our fixed-wheel bikes to trendy East London for ELCAF. This year we have no less than seven – yes, seven! – amazing creators … Continue reading

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