2014 marks the centenary of the the First World War; one hundred years have passed but only a handful of comics have recorded the stories and atrocities felt by all nations involved in the world changing conflict. From the trenches to POW camps, from one ‘side’ to another, To End All Wars “aspires to free WWI from the censorship imposed by London and Berlin before the first man fell, blinkers that still cramp our reading of this holocaust. Offered up by creators working in a medium that was barely a foetus in 1914, it is our humble tribute to the ten million combatants sacrificed… for what?”
Thumbnails from The Bitter Harvest by Johnny McMonagle
Join the creators from this anthology for a launch party to celebrate the release of this historic work. The party kicks off on the 20th of August, between 7-9pm, and as always if you’d like to reserve a signed copy of the book send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
To bridge the gap between the releases of Nemo: Roses of Berlin and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol. 3: Century (hitting shelves July 21st)we’re releasing a Gosh! exclusive screen print into the wild, signed by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill.
Spanning, well you guessed it, almost a century the newest LOEG volume introduces Janni Nemo, the headstrong and independent daughter of Captain Nemo, along with new additions to the League: trans-gendered immortal Orlando, ghost-finder Thomas Carnacki, and gentlemen thief A.J. Raffles. It’s a real treat watching familiar (and future) favourites grappling with the rapidly changing morals and technologies of a new century. The book also includes gorgeous end papers, the iconic Century’s cover art, and development art by Kevin O’Neill. It’s a must have item for LOEG fans and a snip at £19.99.
The print, a stunning four colour screen print featuring Janni Nemo and a number of chief baddies from the second volume of the Nemo trilogy, is A3 (297mm x 420mm) in size and boasts original artwork commissioned for this exclusive print limited of 250 editions. The print is available here or in store and mailed prints will be rolled in a tough protective tube while instore purchases are packed flat. Copies of our earlier screen print featuring Janni from Nemo: Heart of Ice, also signed by both Moore and O’Neill, can be purchased here. If you’re looking to buy both prints then do get in touch and we’ll give you a more accurate qoute for postage.
We’ll also be travelling out to the San Deigo Comicon this year with a small number of both prints available for sale on the Top Shelf table where Kevin will be signing copies of his books.
Welcome to another exciting installment of the Gosh! Authority. Regular host Steve is away this week so that leaves you with me, Shaun, to give you the rundown on this weeks hot new releases. Before we get to the comic goodness however, lets talk news and events.
Let’s face it, Emily Carroll‘s Through the Woods is the book to get your hands on. Not only is it the prettiest (and the creepiest) collection of horror stories we’ve seen, it’s also chock full of brand new stories that promise to haunt you for hours after reading. Perhaps the most interesting thing about the book is the inclusion of fan favourite His Face All Red, the first of Emily’s web comics adapted for print.
Emily has designed a gorgeous Gosh! exclusive bookplate to coincide with the launch of Through the Woods. Limited to 200 copies, each bookplate is signed by Emily’s fair hand, and printed on high quality card. The book is a snip at £12.99 and as usual we’ll be offering a mail order service for those of you unable to make into the shop – postage qoutes are on request so drop us a line via email@example.com and we can arrange that with you.