upcoming events

Stuff I’m doing in the real outside world


Friday 21st October: Cartooning and illustration talk, Edinburgh College of Art.

Sunday 18th September: Rómerov Dom, Biela noc arts festival, Slovakia, talk and book signing.

Saturday 17th September: Košice, Slovakia, talk and book signing,  LiKE book festival.


Tuesday 24th August: Kirklees Light Railway, Yorkshire. Baby’s First Train Robbery book launch. Reading, drawing lesson and game for children at the end of a fun steam train ride!


All events cancelled due to Coronavirus restrictions.


Wednesday 6th February: Bishops Stortford Book Awards, Baby’s First Bank Heist children’s event and signing.

Saturday 22nd June: Read bookshop, Holmfirth, Yorkshire. Baby’s First Jailbreak book launch. Reading, drawing lesson and game for children and drinks for the adults. Tickets £1 from here.

Tuesday 25th June: Ricoh Arena, Coventry Book Awards: Baby’s First Bank Heist signing.

Saturday 19th October: Goole, East Riding Festival of Words. Baby’s First Jailbreak reading, drawing lesson and game for children. For event info check here.

Sunday 20th October: Ilkley, Yorkshire. Ilkley Literature Festival. Baby’s First Jailbreak reading, drawing lesson and game for children. For event info check here.


Monday 23rd April: I’ll be giving a hands-on tutorial on how to make a comic using an iPad Pro at the Apple Store,  Regent Street, London. Event starts at 6.30pm

Saturday 5th May:  Free Comic Book Day signing and drawing at Gosh Comics, London with Guardian cartoonists Tom Gauld and Simone Lia

Saturday 30th June: Bradford Literary Festival, children’s event with Jim Whalley about Baby’s First Bank Heist, our new children’s book

Saturday 8th September, Royal Academy of Art, London: The art of the graphic novel – Stephen Collins and Isabel Greenberg in conversation with Rachel Cooke. Event info here.

Sunday 13th October: Ilkley Literature Festival. Baby’s First Bank Heist reading, drawing lesson and game for children. For event info check here.


7th May: Signing and drawing at Gosh! comics London with Tom Gauld, Simone Lia and Krent Able, 2pm-3pm

9th April – 25th July: Perth, Australia
Comic Tragics: the Exploding Language of Contemporary Comic Art –  exhibition at Art Gallery of Western Australia. Originals from Gigantic Beard and my Guardian comics will be on display alongside work by Gabrielle Bell, Emma Talbot, Ander Nilsen, Dash Shaw and others.

28th January – 31st January: Angouleme Festival, France
I’ll be at the Editions Cambourakis table all weekend with copies of my new French comics collection (table N50, Le Nouveau Monde)


Sunday 4th October: ‘Alternate Worlds’ discussion, Royal Festival Hall, London. I’ll be talking with cartoonist Isabel Greenberg about how we make the fictional worlds of our comics. £8 adult ticket – details and booking info here.

22nd August: I’ll be selling my new comic Bad Likeness at Safari Festival, at Protein in east London: 31 New Inn Yard, London EC2A More details here.

20th and 21st June: I’ll be selling books and prints at ELCAF, Hackney (E8), London. More details here.

14th March: Warsaw, Poland – Interview talk at Klublokawiarnia Tam i z Powrotem (more info here)

14th March: Cracow, Poland – Wojewódzka Biblioteka Publiczna Comics Festival (signing and talk)

30th January – 1st February: Angouleme Festival, France – I’ll be at the Editions Cambourakis table (N45, Le Nouveau Monde)


Saturday 6th – Sunday 7th December: Book signing in Milan, BAO Boutique, Via Vigevano 6, 4.30pm

Wednesday 19th November: Paris – BDNet comics shop, 26 Rue de Charonne, 75011. Signing from 5pm

14th-20th November: Colomiers BD festival in France from for the launch of Gigantic Beard (French edition). I’ll be at the Camourakis table for pretty much the whole weekend.

17th – 19th October: Kendal, Cumbria – Lakes International Comic Arts Festival. I’ll be taking part in a talk on humour in comics as well as selling stuff in the Clock Tower from the Jonathan Cape stall most of the weekend.

Saturday 11th October: New York Comicon – panel talk on Editorial cartooning with the New Yorker’s cartoon editor Bob Mankoff from 8pm.

Friday 10th October:  Joint signing with Roman Muradov at Desert Island in Brooklyn, NY from 7pm-9pm

On Thursday 9th October: Launch for The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil US edition, published by Picador, at Bergen Street Comics in Brooklyn, New York, from 6.30pm

Tuesday 7th October: Manchester Literature Festival – talking graphic novels with Nick Hayes and drawing things in copies of Some Comics.

25th September (7pm) at Gosh Comics, London: a signing and launch of SOME COMICS BY STEPHEN COLLINS, a collection of my short comics old and unseen. Includes the best of the past five years of my editorial comics, as well as new and unseen work. Gosh have an exclusive bookplate edition on sale limited to 200 copies only, and will also be selling exclusive prints and displaying originals of my work.

30th April – 2nd May: Napoli Comicon, Italy – signing and selling at the Bao stall

1st April 2014: Hamburg, Germany – I’ll be doing a Q & A talk at the Hamburg Literaturhaus, from 7pm onwards