Tom Gauld’s Goliath — Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate Edition

Not only are we throwing a launch party for Tom Gauld’s new graphic novel, Goliath, but we’re doing a bookplate edition as well! Parties come and go but at least 200 limited edition prints will hang around for a little bit longer. Not much, but a little.

Goliath of Gath isn’t much of a fighter. Given half a choice, he’d pick admin work over patrolling in a heartbeat, to say nothing of his distaste for engaging in combat. Nonetheless, at the behest of the king, he finds himself issuing a twice-daily challenge to the Israelites: “Choose a man. Let him come to me that we may fight. If he be able to kill me, then we shall be your servants. But if I kill him, then you shall be our servants.”

It’s the old David and Goliath story told from the giant’s point of view, and you can see a PDF preview of it at Drawn & Quarterly. Tom Spurgeon at The Comics Reporter did a big interview with Gauld recently as did It’s Nice That. Both worth a read.

Tom has produced one of our most beautiful bookplates to date. It’s a signed and numbered edition of just 200 for not a penny more than the £14.99 cover price. If you’d like to reserve a copy, or arrange a mail order, send us an email to and we’ll sort it out for you. We can post it anywhere in the world as long as there’s someone there to catch it.

(It’s £5 P&P within the UK, elsewhere depends on weight.)

Incidentally: if you’re unfamiliar with Gauld’s work Austin Kleon has a good collection of bits and bobs from the wilds of the internet, on his tumblr. I saw stuff there today that I never knew existed, and I’m around this stuff every day.

Published February 2012, launched at Gosh! on Friday the 9th of March.


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