This was posted a few weeks ago, but as news is a little slow right now, I figured I may aswell post it. FT.com published an article on 16th April about “pop stars” branching out into graphic novels. The first part mentions Gerard’s work on The Umbrella Academy and appearance at London’s Forbidden Planet megastore back in 2007.
“The cult entertainment department store just off Covent Garden was normally a quiet place: geeky adult males wrapped around Star Trek paraphernalia, engrossed in the latest Garth Ennis tome or eyeing up the limited edition Street Fighter figurines. But that day was different. A sea of figures dressed in black threatened to engulf the whole building. It was a blur of skeleton hoodies and faces hidden beneath layers of kohl eyeliner and hennaed hair, as scores of scowling teenagers lined the pavement. They were waiting for a chance to meet their hero…”