Soppy Launch Party with Philippa Rice

Small press sensation Soppy is back – bigger, better, and more hardcover-y than ever – and we’re thrilled to announce a launch party with creator Phillipa Rice on the 16th January, 7-9pm!


What started out as a self published collection of comics detailing the frankly adorable relationship of Philippa Rice and Luke Pearson has become somewhat of a ‘must-read’ book. Whether it’s the pair playing board-games by candlelight, bartering over household chores, or getting soppy about a gas bill, each vignette is handled with her trademark sense of humour and super sweet artwork. Philippa has teamed up with publisher Square Peg, an imprint of Random House and part of Vintage Publishing, to release the 112-page hardcover edition of the book and believe us when we say we couldn’t be more excited.


If you’ve not checked out any of Philippa’s other work then you’re missing out. Titles include: Sister BFF’s, Recyclost, My Cardboard Life, We’re Out, and St Colin and the Dragon. We’d heartily recommend all of them and they’re a regular fixture on the Gosh! Small Press shelves.

Philippa has also created a Gosh! Exclusive Valentines Card with some especially soppy original artwork.


We’ll be celebrating the release with beer and bubbly and, of course, Philippa will be on hand signing copies of the book between 7-9pm on Friday the 16th of January. If you’d like a copy put aside or signed on your behalf then send an email to or, if you can’t make it into the store to pick up a copy then we’ve created a pre-order on the webstore (books will be shipped after the event).

It’s the perfect gift for Valentines day, or really, any day of the year!

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