CGC Announces UK In-House Private Signing with Comic Book Artist and Writer Dave Gibbons

Posted on 4/2/2024

CGC welcomes back acclaimed comic book artist and writer, Dave Gibbons!

CGC Signature Series will be hosting another exclusive In-House Private Signing at our London office with Eisner, Inkpot, and Kirby Award winning comic book artist and writer, Dave Gibbons! Gibbons is a legend in the industry and has worked for some of the largest publishers including DC, Marvel, and Dark Horse Comics. In addition to signing, Gibbons will be offering a limited number of Remarques for purchase. See pricing and details below. Note: Gibbons will not sign any books he did not work on directly, including Before Watchmen, Watchmen: Doomsday Clock, and Rorschach. Fans can submit to either CGC Headquarters in Sarasota, FL or CGC's London office for this signing.

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Gibbons established himself in underground comics and fanzines in Britain before becoming a frequent contributor to the seminal 2000AD, illustrating Harlem Heroes, Dan Dare and co-creating Rogue Trooper

Since then, he has drawn and written for most comic publishers on both sides of the Atlantic. His work has included Doctor Who, Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Captain America, Doctor Strange, The Hulk, Predator and Aliens. Additionally, Gibbons along with writer Frank Miller co-created the series Give Me Liberty and Martha Washington Goes to War

Watchmen, his collaboration with writer Alan Moore, is the bestselling graphic novel ever published and was adapted into a major motion picture as well as an award nominated HBOMax series. His autobiographical graphic novel The Originals won an Eisner Award in 2005 and his recent work on Kingsman: The Secret Service, alongside Mark Millar was also adapted into a major motion picture. 

Gibbons is a creative consultant for the Madefire motion books app and an Advisory Board member for Magic Leap technology. He was appointed “Comics Laureate” in 2014, with the brief to develop the use of comics in education and in 2015, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Comic Arts from the University of Dundee. In 2018, Gibbons was inducted into the Harvey Award Hall of Fame.

For this exclusive event, ALL CGC members, including free CGC members, can submit books directly to CGC headquarters in Sarasota, Florida or to CGC's London office. CGC must receive all submissions for this event by Friday, May 3, 2024. 

If the In-House Private Signing needs to be rescheduled, CGC will securely store all submissions in its vault until the event can be rescheduled. 

After Gibbons signs the submitted books, CGC will grade and encapsulate them with an estimated turnaround time of six weeks. If CGC pressing is also requested, the turnaround time is estimated at eight weeks. After grading and encapsulation, the collectibles will be shipped back to their owners.

The CGC In-House Private Signing fee for Dave Gibbons is $85 per item and includes: 

  • Dave Gibbons’s signature 
  • Estimated turnaround time of six weeks for CGC grading 
  • Estimated turnaround time of eight weeks for CGC grading and CGC pressing (an additional $20 fee applies for CGC pressing)
  • Encapsulation with the iconic yellow CGC Signature Series label

The CGC In-House Private Signing fee for a Dave Gibbons Remarque is $220 per item and includes:

  • Dave Gibbon’s illustrated Remarque. Submitters may request the desired Remarque. Important: The final design and subject matter of the Remarque is at the artist’s discretion. CGC cannot guarantee Remarque requests. Limited to the first 35 submitters.
  • Dave Gibbon’s signature
  • Estimated turnaround time of six weeks for CGC grading
  • Estimated turnaround time of eight weeks for CGC grading and CGC pressing (an additional $20 fee applies for CGC pressing)
  • Encapsulation with the iconic yellow CGC Signature Series label 

Submission Instructions 

For this CGC Private Signing event, you can ship submissions directly to CGC with a FREE membership. Paid memberships are also available and include additional benefits. For more information and to join, visit

To submit books for the signing: 

  • Log onto your account or sign up for an account HERE.
  • Click Submit in the CGC website navigation and select Submission Forms.
  • Next to Comics / Magazines, select Online Form.
  • Select Comic or Magazine from the drop-down menu, then select Private Signing and one of the following from the dropdown menu section:
  • Under Services, select Grading and, if you would like it, Pressing. Then hit Next in the top right section of the form.
  • Enter the information requested for your comic, and make sure to check the box next to DAVE GIBBONS under Private Signing Details.
  • On the next screen, you can add one of CGC’s custom Marvel labels to your submission for qualifying books.
  • Select Add to Cart, and then repeat if there are additional books in your submission. If there are no additional books in your submission, click on the cart icon and proceed to checkout.
  • Note: If you want to submit magazines, please group them together on their own private signing form separate from comic submissions. The same rule applies for any custom labels. Please group them together on their own private signing form separate from non-custom labels. To see the available labels, click HERE.
  • Put ALL ungraded books in window bags or they will not be accepted. You can purchase window bags HERE.
  • Books that are already certified by CGC, including CGC Signature Series books, can be submitted for this event. CGC will remove a CGC-certified book from its holder for an additional $5 fee.
  • Carefully package books in a box for shipment. If you need a CGC shipping kit, they can be purchased HERE.
  • IMPORTANT:Please write DG on all sides of the outside of the box. You must initial outside of the box or we will not be able to honor the submission for this signing. 
  • Books will be received into the CGC system when they arrive and will be safely stored by CGC until the event. (Please note: Payments are processed as they normally are at the time of the collectibles’ arrival at CGC.)
  • Once books are signed, they will start an expedited CGC grading process. 


All submissions must be received by CGC no later than Friday, May 3, 2024, to qualify for this private signing event. No change requests will be accepted after Friday, May 3, 2024.

Membership credits cannot be applied to CGC Private Signings.

*No Multi-Sigs included with other signings.

**If you submit a CGC-graded collectible that needs to be removed from its original holder by CGC, the collectible will need to go through the certification and encapsulation process again, and there is no guarantee that it will receive the same grade.

***Paid membership discounts do not apply to In-House Private Signings.

****Marker color requests are welcome, but not guaranteed. Marker color choice and signature placement is at the final discretion of the signer. 

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