Process Podcast Special: Image Comics 25th Anniversary Panel

Did you miss out on our terrific Image 25th Anniversary Panel Discussion with Warren Ellis, Kieron Gillen, Emi Lenox, Jamie McKelvie, Alison Sampson, Declan Shalvey & Eric Stephenson? Well don’t fret: Steve recorded the whole thing for a very special episode of Process, and it’s available to listen to right now. (Alison & Emi kindly stepping in after Jordie was unable to attend)

So settle back with a cuppa and a biscuit and follow the link here to have a listen to what was a pleasant, informative, entertaining evening!

 

 

The Gosh! Authority 15/03/17

Hello!

Okay so deep breath as we dive into our gargantuan run down of events coming up this week! Friday March 17th we’re joined by an incredible line-up of Image creators (Jordie Bellaire, Warren Ellis, Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Declan Shalvey and Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson) who will be taking part in a live panel discussion from 7:30 – 9PM.

Two things to note in regards to the event. Firstly, there will not be a signing session before or after the talk, however Jordie, Declan & Eric will back with us the following day as part of a mega signing event occurring on Saturday the 18th March, which we will tell you ALL about in a moment.

Secondly, due to huge interest in the talk we have had to ticket the event. As of this going live we are totally SOLD OUT.  So sorry for any disappointment folks! There is a possibility we may have limited returns on the night, but we can’t guarantee entry for non-ticket holders unfortunately.

As if that wasn’t enough, we’ve got a number of signings happening throughout the afternoon of Saturday the 18th March, so come on down! We’ll have Jordie Bellaire, Simon Gane, Emi Lenox, John McCrea, Tradd Moore, Tom Muller, Sean Phillips, Alison Sampson, Declan Shalvey, Si Spurrier, Eric Stephenson, Christian Ward, Caspar Wijngaard & Dan Watters all here to say hi and scribble in your books for you.

These talented folks will be signing together in small groups through the afternoon, with the roster as follows:
1pm – 2pm
John McCrea
Sean Phillips
Allison Sampson
2pm – 3pm
Simon Gane
Emi Lenox
Eric Stephenson
3pm – 4pm
Jordie Bellaire
Tom Muller
Declan Shalvey
Si Spurrier
4pm – 5pm
Tradd Moore
Christian Ward
Caspar Wijngaard
Dan Watters
We’ll have a limit of 6 items per customer per signing session, excluding anything you buy in store on the day. So if there are 3 creators signing, you could bring 2 items for each creator, or 3 each for two of them, or 6 for one of them, and so on, plus anything you buy in store on the day.

STILL not enough?

We’re very excited to announce that on top of our Friday night discussion panel and Saturday signing sessions on the 17th and 18th of March, we’re also going to have five extremely limited edition bookplates produced especially for the occasion!

Each of the plates is being issued to tie in with our Image Anniversary events, and is strictly limited to just 50 copies each. For more information, head on over to our blog here.

All the plates are available to preorder on our webstore now, but we will be holding back some copies for sale on Saturday the 18th!

Big thanks to all the great folks at Image Comics for giving us the opportunity to help celebrate their 25th Anniversary. Happy birthday, and here’s to many, many more!

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Image 25th Anniversary Bookplates

The 25th Anniversary celebrations for Image Comics keep on coming, and we’re very excited to announce that on top of our Friday night discussion panel and Saturday signing sessions on the 17th and 18th of March, we’re also going to have five extremely limited edition bookplates produced especially for the occasion!

Each of the plates is being issued to tie in with our Image Anniversary events, and is strictly limited to just 50 copies each.

Injection TP Vol 01: Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire have collaborated on a plate featuring uber-hacker Brigid Roth, signed by Declan and Jordie. Preorder here.

Kill or be Killed TP Vol 01: Sean Phillips gives us a demon-shadowed, shotgun-wielding Dylan, signed by Sean. Preorder here.

The Wicked + The Divine TP Vol 01: Jamie McKelvie offers up a pensive Laura / Persephone against a backdrop of peeling pantheon posters, signed by Jamie & Kieron Gillen. Preorder here.

They’re Not Like Us TP Vol 01: Simon Gane delivers a headphone-wearing Syd, coloured by Jordie Bellaire and signed by Simon, Jordie & Eric Stephenson. Preorder here.

Limbo TP: And Caspar Wijngaard brings it home with a moody profile shot of Clay, signed by Caspar and Dan Watters. Preorder here.

All bookplates are 105 x 141.5 mm, printed on a high quality card and limited to just 50 numbered copies. The plates will be going on sale throughout the day on Saturday, March 18th. If you’d like to make a reservation to collect in-store, drop us an email to info@goshlondon.com. Or purchase from our online store at the individual links above. As stated, these are all strictly limited to 50 copies each, so get in quick to avoid disappointment!

The Gosh! Authority 08/03/17

HUGE announcement on the events front this week: on the 17th and 18th of March we’ll be hosting a very special series of events to help celebrate Image Comics’ 25th Anniversary!

First up, on Friday March 17th, 7.30pm-9pm we have a round table discussion on the future of Image and more with Jordie Bellaire, Warren Ellis, Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Declan Shalvey and Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson. More details here.

And then on Saturday March 18th, from 1pm-5pm we have a series of Image signings with a stellar line-up of creators! We’ll have a staggered series of signings through the afternoon, featuring Jordie Bellaire, Simon Gane, Emi Lenox, John McCrea, Tradd Moore, Sean Phillips, Alison Sampson, Declan Shalvey, Si Spurrier, Eric Stephenson, Christian Ward, Caspar Wijngaard & Dan Watters.  Details here.

Big thanks to the fine folks at Image for getting us involved in their 25th Anniversary celebrations. It’s a real honour!

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Image Comics 25th Anniversary Panel Discussion

IMPORTANT UPDATE:  Tickets for this event are now SOLD OUT. Sorry for any disappointment! Limited returns may be available on the night, but we can’t guarantee entry for non-ticket holders.

 

We’ve got an incredible line-up of Image creators appearing here for a lively panel discussion! Jordie Bellaire, Warren Ellis, Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Declan Shalvey and Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson will all be here from 7.30-9pm on Friday the 17th March.

Big thanks to all the great folks at Image Comics for giving us the opportunity to help celebrate their 25th Anniversary with this and our massive Saturday signing session! Happy birthday, and here’s to many, many more!

PLEASE NOTE: This is not a signing event. There will not be a signing session before or after the talk. Jordie, Declan & Eric will be part of a signing event occurring on Saturday the 18th March.

This year marks the milestone 25th anniversary of Image Comics. Panelists will talk about how they’ve seen the industry change since the company’s founding in 1992, what impact it had on their own careers and the titles that still influence their work today, and give broader speculation on where Image Comics can push the boundaries of what’s expected in comics for the future.
With Image Comics’ creator-owned business model, there’s more than one set way to tell a story. Panelists will discuss their creative process—how much collaborating happens behind the scenes? Where do the creative teams come up with their ideas? A freewheeling discussion of how the creative freedom at Image sparks countless ways to cultivate bestselling comics fans can’t help but fall in love with. Publisher Eric Stephenson will speak to both storytelling as a writer on his own books, Nowhere Men and They’re Not Like Us, and as a publisher, illuminating both sides of the process.

We’re extremely honoured to be involved in Image’s celebrations as part of their appearances at the London Book Fair and London Book and Screen Week.

ABOUT THE CREATORS

Jordie Bellaire is probably the most lauded (and certainly most prolific) colourist working today. You’d be lucky to find a week without one of her books shipping, and even luckier to experience her mastery of palette. Always pushing the boundaries of colour as an integral part of storytelling, her versatility is astounding. Equally impressive has been her outspoken advocacy for inclusiveness in the industry, including initiating the “Comics are for everybody” movement.

Warren Ellis hardly needs an introduction, a man who has repeatedly kicked the stool out from under a complacent industry to bring it standing to attention. He has a masterful hand for reinvention, a keen futurists eye, and an authorial voice that can bring laughter, tears, excitement and horror all with deceptive ease. His current Image titles, Injection and Trees, rank among the best comics work he’s done.

Kieron Gillen is one of the brightest stars in the British comics firmament. Gaining prominence for his work on Phonogram, he has gone from strength to strength through his subsequent work on titles such as Young Avengers (where one could argue he and creative partner Jamie McKelvie set the tone for the increased progressiveness and inclusiveness in the Marvel universe that was to follow), Journey Into Mystery, Uncanny X-Men, Generation Hope, Darth Vader and of course The Wicked + The Divine.

Jamie McKelvie, often in partnership with Kieron, has brought a slick new visual vocabulary to mainstream comics, bringing in influences from the worlds of music and fashion. As well as outstanding artistic stints on Phonogram, Suburban Glamour, Young Avengers and The Wicked + The Divine, Jamie has been a key designer for Marvel, including two of its most iconic modern costume designs: Captain Marvel and Ms Marvel (now, as an icon of the Resist movement, a cultural phenomenon in her own right).

Declan Shalvey brings a weighty, graphic eye to his art, wowing everyone with his striking work on Warren Ellis’ superb Moon Knight run. Starting out in the world of self-publishing, he first caught our eye in the pages of Thunderbolts and has since become a draw in his own right. As well as ongoing work on Ellis’ Injection, he has recently popped up in the pages of All Star Batman, and his covers have been gracing Becky Cloonan’s current Punisher run.

Eric Stephenson has been with Image since its earliest days. Working as Extreme Studios’ editor, he also wrote and co-wrote a number of those early Extreme titles. Continuing to work on in a publishing capacity, he was a key member of the Image team for both Jim Valentino and Erik Larsen’s respective runs as Publisher, before taking the position himself in 2008. Under his directorship, Image has found a new place within the market, positioning itself as the premiere publisher for creator owned work and changing the face of graphic novel sales throughout all channels with titles such as The Walking Dead and Saga. A passionate believer in positive change for the comics business, his annual Image Expo addresses are a must for industry-watchers. He’s also returned to writing, with Nowhere Men and They’re Not Like Us both proving that he’s still more than capable of considerable creative output alongside his publishing duties.

All these folks will be here from 7.30-9pm on Friday, March 17th. We’ll be closing the store briefly at 7pm to set up seating before reopening to let audience members in. Free tickets are available via the ticketing link here. Names will be checked on the door, and a limited number of returns may be available on the night. Seating is unreserved. Keep up with any updates on the Facebook event here.

And to help celebrate all the Image goings-on, we’ll be doing 10% off of all Image Comics TPs on the day! It’s the perfect chance to try out that new series you’ve had your eye on…

As previously stated, there will not be a signing session at this event. Jordie, Declan & Eric will be appearing to sign as part of a line-up of signings on Saturday, March 18th. More details can be found here.

 

 

 

Image Comics 25th Anniversary Signing Day

It’s Image Comics’ 25th anniversary, and to mark the occasion we’ve got a number of signings happening throughout the afternoon of Saturday the 18th March, so come on down! Big thanks to all the great folks at Image Comics for giving us the opportunity to help celebrate their 25th Anniversary with this and our terrific Friday night talk. Happy birthday, and here’s to many, many more!

We’ll have (deep breath!) Jordie Bellaire, Simon Gane, Emi Lenox, John McCrea, Tradd Moore, Sean Phillips, Alison Sampson, Declan Shalvey, Si Spurrier, Eric Stephenson, Christian Ward, Caspar Wijngaard & Dan Watters all here to say hi and scribble in your books for you.

These talented folks will be signing together in small groups through the afternoon, with the roster as follows:
1pm – 2pm
John McCrea
Sean Phillips
Allison Sampson
2pm – 3pm
Simon Gane
Emi Lenox
Eric Stephenson
3pm – 4pm
Jordie Bellaire
Tom Muller
Declan Shalvey
Si Spurrier
4pm – 5pm
Tradd Moore
Christian Ward
Caspar Wijngaard
Dan Watters
We’ll have a limit of 6 items per customer per signing session, excluding anything you buy in store on the day. So if there are 3 creators signing, you could bring 2 items for each creator, or 3 each for two of them, or 6 for one of them, plus anything you buy in store on the day.
Let’s meet this ridiculously talented line-up!
ABOUT THE CREATORS
Based in Ireland, Jordie Bellaire is an Eisner award winning colourist for her contributions to such titles as The Manhattan Projects, Nowhere Men, Pretty Deadly, Zero , The Massive, Tom Strong, X-Files Season 10, Captain Marvel, Journey into Mystery, and Numbercruncher, among numerous other books.
Simon Gane lives and works in Bristol, UK. Previous projects include Dark Rain: A New Orleans Story and Northlanders for DC/Vertigo, Paris for SLG Publishing and Godzilla: History’s Greatest Monster for IDW. Simon is currently working on Image title They’re Not Like Us with writer Eric Stephenson.
Emi Lenox is based out of Portland, Oregon, and is a comic creator widely known for Emitown, a web-based diary comic that was later published by Image as two printed volumes, and her excellent collaboration with Jeff Lemire, Plutona.
John McCrea is an Irish comics creator currently collaborating with Phil Hester on the supernatural science series Mythic. His past work includes such titles as Troubled Souls, Hitman and many, many more.
Tradd Moore burst on the scene with his eye-popping (sometimes quite literally) visuals on The Strange Talent of Luther Strode (with writer Justin Jordan). He was quickly snapped up by Marvel for their Ghost Rider relaunch, as well as ongoing cover work on top titles. As well as working on Ales Kot’s Image series Zero, he collaborated with Jordan again to complete the Luther Strode trilogy with The Legend and The Legacy.
Tom Muller has been designing comics for over 15 years and picked up the odd Einser and Harvey Awards nomination along the way. He’s best known for his design and art-direction on Zero, Wolf, Drifter, Material, Snowfall, and The Violent at Image; his logos for DC Comics’ Suicide Squad, Unfollow, Survivors’ Club, and Trillium; and his design and cover art for Valiant’s Divinity series, Ninjak, X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, and Book of Death.
Drawing comics professionally since the age of fifteen, Sean Phillips has in recent years concentrated on creator-owned books including Criminal, Incognito, Seven Psychopaths, Fatale & The Fade Out. He’s currently drawing Kill or be Killed, written by his frequent collaborator Ed Brubaker.
Alison Sampson brings her architectural background to her art, creating living, breathing worlds that her characters inhabit. Her work can be found in Nathan Edmonson collaboration Genesis, and the upcoming Winnebago Graveyard with writer Steve Niles.
Declan Shalvey is an award-winning cartoonist based in Ireland, known for his many collaborations with creators like Warren Ellis and Jordie Bellaire.
Si Spurrier writes novels and comics, with his recent work in the sequential sphere including Cry Havoc, Doctor Who, and Eisner award nominated science-fantasy series, The Spire. His latest prose novels are Contract and A Serpent Uncoiled, while his first digital-only project is the “absurdist-noir” novella Unusual Concentrations.
As Publisher for Image Comics, Eric Stephenson has helped foster the creator-owned projects of numerous bestselling writers and artists, including Robert Kirkman, Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction, Jonathan Hickman, Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Kelly Sue DeConnick, and Brandon Graham, as well as a well-known pair of award magnets whose names rhyme with Frian and Biona. He is also the Eisner-nominated writer and co-creator of Nowhere Men and They’re Not Like US.
After 10 years of encouraging London teenagers to draw anything other than comics, Christian Ward is now a full-time comic book artist, illustrator and writer. Alongside being an artist at Marvel (Iron Man, New Avengers, The Ultimates, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), he is also the co-creator of ODY-C with Matt Fraction for Image Comics.
Dan Watters is a London-based writer whose first creator owned graphic novel Limbo, created with Caspar Wijngaard, was released in 2016 through Image Comics. He is currently working on Assassin’s Creed and Dark Souls: Legends of the Flame, both for Titan Comics.
Caspar Wijngaard’s work has been published by Image Comics, BOOM! and Titan. His most recent work includes the Image series Limbo which he drew, coloured and co-created with writer Dan Watters, and Assassins Creed and Dark Souls comics for Titan.
Be sure to come along and help us celebrate with this heapin’ helpin’ of Image talent! If you can’t make it on the day but would like to arrange a reservation or mail order, drop us an email to info@goshlondon.com. Keep an eye on the Facebook event for any updates.
And to help celebrate all the Image goings-on, we’ll be doing 10% off of all Image Comics TPs on the day! It’s the perfect chance to try out that new series you’ve had your eye on…