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Free Comic Book Day 2014

Hello all,

It’s that time of the year again – time for Free Comic Book Day festivities here at Gosh! On Saturday, May 3rd, to be precise.

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To celebrate, we’ll have all the usual goodies for you: the official Free Comic Book Day comics, which will be out at 10.30am sharp – with some of the all ages ones held back for the event so that kids have a chance to pick ‘em up – plus a selection of kindly donated free small press comics, too. Then, from 12pm, we’ll have a rotation of indie and mainstream comics artists at our kid’s art table, drawing, helping, and giving advice, so: parents, bring your little future cartoonists down!

We already have a great roster of artists confirmed for the day, with many more to be announced in the coming week! Here’s some links for the ones so far:

Steven Appleby


Marc Ellerby


Mike Medaglia


John Riordan

Alison Sampson


Claude TC (some NSFW)


Emma Vieceli

FCBD will be running from 12pm to 4pm on May 3rd at Gosh! – come on down!

UPDATE! We have now added two more artists to the line-up! They are:

Eleni Kalorkoti

Rachael Smith

Emma Raby

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Free Comic Book Day at Gosh! Comics
Saturday May 3rd from 12pm to 4pm
1 Berwick Street, London, W1F 0DR
info@goshlondon.com

 

April 18, 2014 | Posted in: Events | Comments Closed

Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate Edition: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys

It’s a Becky Cloonan-themed May here at Gosh! as we announce yet another gorgeous bookplate by her, this time for the Gerard Way and Shaun Simon book The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys, out through Dark Horse.

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Gerard Way, of super-emo-pop-group My Chemical Romance fame, has had his hands in the world of comics for a while – he’s written the very excellent Umbrella Academy (illustrated by Gabriel Bá), which I *highly* recommend you read. Even with My Chemical Romance he’s done fun things like featuring a very famous comics writer in their music videos.

The Fabulous Killjoys is a colourful, explosive action romp set in a dystopian future, and the story is actually a continuation from the story in those two music videos I linked to above. Here’s the official blurb:

Years ago, the Killjoys fought against the tyrannical megacorporation Better Living Industries, costing them their lives, save for one – the mysterious Girl. Today, the followers of the original Killjoys languish in the Desert while BLI systematically strips citizens of their individuality. As the fight for freedom fades, it’s left to the Girl to take up the mantle and bring down the fearsome BLI or else join the mindless ranks of Battery City! Join Gerard Way and Shaun Simon as they sing the stories of the fabulous Killjoys, the final chapter of the Danger Days saga by My Chemical Romance.

The book retails at £14.99 and is due out on May 20th, days before our Becky Cloonan launch party on the 23rd. The bookplate is, as per usual, signed by the artist, exclusive to the shop, and limited to 200 copies. If you can’t make it into the shop and want to reserve a copy, please give us a shout at info@goshlondon.com and we’ll sort something out for you!

Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate Edition: Becky Cloonan’s By Chance Or Providence

As promised, here’s a peek at the exclusive bookplate we’ll have for Becky Cloonan’s new book, By Chance Or Providence, for which we’ve announced a launch party on May 23rd literally minutes ago.

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Isn’t it gorgeous? We’ll have, as always, 200 copies of this bookplate, printed on heavy card and signed by the artist, exclusive to Gosh! – if you want to reserve a bookplated copy, drop us a line at info@goshlondon.com. Or you can pick one up at the launch party!

 

Becky Cloonan’s By Chance Or Providence Launch Party

You may have bought Becky Cloonan’s self-published comics from us before: Wolves, The Mire, or the latest installment in the trilogy, Demeter.

Now Becky is collecting her Wolves Trilogy into one superb hard cover graphic novel, By Chance Or Providence, out through Lounak Studios (who have plenty of lovely stuff on their website). We’ll be launching it here, in London, at Gosh!, with a good ol’ knees-up and many bottles of wine.

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You should be well aware of Becky’s stellar comics work by now – her bibliography includes things like American Virgin, Demo and Demo II (written by Brian Wood), a stint on Batman and Conan, and The Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys, the new comic by Gerard Way (of Umbrella Academy and of course My Chemical Romance fame).

We’ll also be imminently announcing Becky’s Gosh! exclusive bookplates, one for By Chance or Providence and one for the Fabulous Killjoys collection, so keep your eyes peeled!

The By Chance Or Providence launch party will take place here at Gosh!, on Friday May 23rd, from 7pm to 9pm. Come and get your copy scribbled in by Becky herself! However, if you can’t make it, you can email us at info@goshlondon.com or just give us a bell to reserve a copy.

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Becky Cloonan’s By Chance Or Providence Launch Party
Friday May 23rd from 7pm to 9pm
Gosh!, 1 Berwick Street, London, W1F 0DR
info@goshlondon.com 

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The Gosh Authority 15/04/14

Hello!

A rare event-free week lets us focus on the recent bundle of additions to our range of exclusive bookplates which are all signed and numbered by the artist.
If you can’t make it into the store to pick one up then pop us an email and we can arrange to have a bookplated copy of any of these books shipped to you.

Our most recent announcement is this gorgeous plate by Emmas Rios for the first volume of Pretty Deadly -

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Sci-Fi London Festival and Gosh Present!

In conjunction with the Sci-Fi London Festival, we are happy to announce two Q&A sessions hosted by Alex Fitch of Panel Borders fame, one with Dave McKean and one with Emma Vieceli.

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Dave McKean doesn’t really need an introduction here – from his Sandman covers to Arkham Asylum to his books with Neil Gaiman, through to his own books and illustration and graphic work, he has shaped and changed the look of comics for decades. Apart from his well-known photo collage work, he is also extremely adapt at the good ol’ ink and brushwork.

Alex will be interviewing Dave McKean at Gosh! on Saturday, the 26th of April, from 7.30pm onwards.

The second Q&A session is with British manga artist Emma Vieceli, who you may know from SelfMadeHero’s Manga Shakespeare adaptations, Young Avengers, and most recently the graphic novel adaptations of the ever-popular Vampire Academy series.

The Q&A session with Emma and Alex will take place on Sunday, the 27th of April, from 7.30pm.

See you there!

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Gosh! and Sci-Fi London Present:
Dave McKean Q&A with Alex Fitch, Saturday 26th of April from 7.30pm
Emma Vieceli Q&A with Alex Fitch, Sunday 27th of April from 7.30pm
Gosh! Comics, 1 Berwick Street, London, W1F 0DR
info@goshlondon.com

April 11, 2014 | Posted in: Events | Comments Closed

Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate Edition: Pretty Deadly Volume One

Kelly Sue DeConnick of Avengers Assemble and Captain Marvel fame has joined forces with Emma Ríos (Strange, Osborn) on this very beautiful new Image series, and Gosh! are celebrating the release of the first trade paperback with another great bookplate.

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Here’s the blurb from the Image website:

Kelly Sue DeConnick & Emma Ríos reunite to bring you an all-new ongoing series that marries the magical realism of Sandman with the western brutality of Preacher. Death’s daughter rides the wind on a horse made of smoke and her face bears the skull marks of her father. Her tale of retribution is as beautifully lush as it is unflinchingly savage.

Also, here is the official Pretty Deadly website which is regularly updated by both creators with sketches, process posts, and fan art.

The first collection will be out as a trade paperback in mid-May and retail at £7.50. The Gosh! bookplate is limited to 200 copies and exclusive to the store.

For reserves, email us at info@goshlondon.com or give us a bell on 020 7636 1011!

Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate Edition: Sex Criminals Volume One

We are totally psyched to announce another great exclusive bookplate edition, this time for the first trade paperback release of Image’s intriguing and totally fun series by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky: Sex Criminals.

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Doesn’t that look great?

If you haven’t picked up the comic yet, do – it’s a sex comedy that actually accomplishes to be as funny as it is naughty (spoilers: lots, and lots).

The trade paperback (collecting issues 1 to 5) is due to be out on April 16th and retails at £7.50. The bookplate is, as ever, limited to 200 copies and exclusive to Gosh! Comics. If you would like to reserve one, drop us a line at info@goshlondon.com or give us a bell!

Sally Heathcote, Suffragette Signing

Gosh! is proud to announce yet another top-notch comics event, coming up in May. It’ll be a signing for Jonathan Cape’s Sally Heathcote, Suffragette – written by Mary Talbot and illustrated by Kate Charlesworth.

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Mary and Kate will be joined by Bryan Talbot, who has done the layouts for this book. Here’s the official blurb:

Sally Heathcote: Suffragette is a gripping inside story of the campaign for the vote. A tale of loyalty, love and courage, set against a vividly realized backdrop of Edwardian Britain, it follows the fortunes of a maid-of-all-work swept up in the feminist militancy of the era.

Sally Heathcote: Suffragette is another stunning collaboration from Costa-award winners, Mary and Bryan Talbot. Teamed up with acclaimed illustrator, Kate Charlesworth, Sally Heathcote’s lavish pages bring history to life.

Also, Joe Gordon has written a comprehensive and enthusiastic review of the book over here.

The signing will be taking place on Saturday, May 17th, and will run from 2 pm to 3pm. If you can’t make it but want a copy, email us at info@goshlondon.com for reserves. Otherwise – see you there!

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Sally Heathcote, Suffragette Signing with Mary & Bryan Talbot and Kate Charlesworth
Friday, May 17 from 2pm to 3pm
Gosh! Comics, 1 Berwick Street, Soho, London, W1F 0DR
info@goshlondon.com

April 10, 2014 | Posted in: Events | Comments Closed

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