David Petersen heads to London

David Petersen (of Mouse Guard fame) is hitting the pavement to get word out about his work Mouse Guard. Maybe pavement is the wrong word, as he's actually crossing the pond to London for a signing. For one day only on November 7 from 1 to 2 PM, Petersen will be at the Forbidden Planet Megastore at 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, England. You folks over there should be as excited about the signing as Petersen is. "I’m thrilled to be signing in the UK for the first time!” exclaimed Petersen. “In the past I have heard from vocal fans asking about a UK appearance, so I hope this can be the first of many.” Mouse Guard has garnered all sorts of accolades, from Eisner Awards to Origins Awards. The series is exactly what you think it is: mice fighting with swords. It's worth your time if you're into that sort of crazy fantasy stuff, and it's even a role playing game as well. Good time. Full press release after the jump. DAVID PETERSEN, CREATOR OF ‘MOUSE GUARD,’ TO APPEAR AT LONDON’S FORBIDDEN PLANET COMICS SHOP PETERSEN WILL SIGN COPIES OF ‘WINTER 1152’ AT THE MEGASTORE ON NOVEMBER 7th Los Angeles, CA (November 4, 2009) – For one day only, Eisner and Origins Award-winning writer/artist David Petersen will be appearing at Forbidden Planet comics shop in London, England, providing fans across the pond a chance to meet the creator behind the brave and noble band of sword-wielding mice whose adventures continue in Mouse Guard: Winter 1152. The book recently spent six weeks on The New York Times Bestseller List. The one-hour signing will run from 1 to 2 p.m. on November 7th, 2009 at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, England. The Mouse Guard series is an all-ages publication that any reader would enjoy this holiday season. "I’m thrilled to be signing in the UK for the first time!” exclaimed Petersen. “In the past. I have heard from vocal fans asking about a UK appearance, so I hope this can be the first of many.” Amongst various accolades and awards, Mouse Guard has received an avalanche of positive reviews. Tom McLean of Variety said, “This is a fun book about warrior mice in a fantasy vein that reads like a mix of ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘Stuart Little.’ Petersen’s art is wonderfully textured and the story is a good one, suitable for kids.” Newsarama’s J. Caleb Mozzocco said Mouse Guard “is great stuff—an all-ages adventure with a little something for everyone” and Ed Sizemore of Comics Worth Reading raved, “Mouse Guard is perfect. There are no flaws in plot, character, design, color, narration or world building. This is a must-read for any fan of high fantasy. It’s also a must-read for lovers of great comics in general.” The first two volumes of Mouse Guard and the Mouse Guard: Roleplaying Game are available as hardcovers. Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 is also available in a collector’s edition, oversized black and white hardcover, limited to 1,000 printings. Follow David Petersen on Twitter: http://twitter.com/mouseguard David Petersen’s website: http://www.davidpetersen.net/ Mouse Guard website: http://www.mouseguard.net/ Forbidden Planet website: http://forbiddenplanet.com/ Ordering Info Mouse Guard: Winter 1152 Diamond Order Code: MAY09 0647 ISBN-10: 1932386742 Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 Diamond Order Code: MAY09 0648 ISBN-10: 1932386572 Mouse Guard Roleplaying Game Diamond Order Code: APR09 8450 ISBN-10: 1932386882 Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 Limited Edition Black and White Hardcover Diamond Order Code: OCT09 0695 About Archaia Archaia has built an unparalleled reputation for producing meaningful content that perpetually transforms minds. With a slate including such popular Eisner-Award winning titles as Mouse Guard and The Killer, as well as Awakening, Gunnerkrigg Court, Robotika, Killing Pickman, Artesia and the Publisher’s latest additions of Titanium Rain, God Machine, Roddenberry Productions’ Days Missing, The Jim Henson Company library and Mr. Murder Is Dead and Lucid with Before the Door Pictures, Archaia has become synonymous with quality content.