Pre-order: American Blood Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate Edition

Are you ready for some Gosh! exclusive Marra mayhem? Because we’ve got a bookplate edition of his upcoming book American Blood!

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American Blood is a much-requested collection of Benjamin Marra’s self-published short works of the past several years courtesy of the good folks at Fantagraphics. If ever the word hi-octane were appropriate to the comics world, Marra would be the cartoonist to earn it. His breakneck, no-holds barred comics are a carnival mirror of American culture in all its depraved glory.

As the blurb says: “Born from the crucible of 1980s trash culture and exploitation entertainment and focused like a laser through the prism of Marra’s brain comes this nasty brew of revenge, power, and passion. It is a reflection of the things that America celebrates and for which it is scorned, and often blurs the lines between the two. This is the definitive assembling of Marra’s most underground work.” american_blood

Limited to 200 copies, each bookplate is signed and printed on high quality card. The book retails at £15.99. You can place an order now through our online store!

This item is offered for pre-order. It will be dispatched after its anticipated release date of 27th September 2016. Orders may be cancelled any time up until the date of release for a full refund. In the event of a drop in price before release, the excess paid will be refunded. No extra will be charged in the event of an increase in price.

Bait HC Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate Edition

The one and only Chuck Palahniuk is getting in the colouring book game with Bait: Off Color Stories For You To Color, a collection of twisted tales with illustrations by some of our favourite artists. Speaking of which, the brilliant Duncan Fegredo has done us an exclusive bookplate, signed by himself and Chuck!

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In this new collection of eight short stories from Dark Horse, Chuck brings his usual skewed sensibilities to the table accompanied by 50 illustrations from artists such as Fegredo, Joëlle Jones, Lee Bermejo, Kirbi Fagan, Tony Puryear, Steve Morris, Alise Gluškova and Marc Scheff. But far from a standard series of spot illustrations, Chuck is looking for something a little more collaborative: “Maybe between your colors, the artists’ designs, and my stories we can create something that endures. Something worth keeping. Let’s create a well-bound book that can sit on any shelf and be available for a new generation to discover and enjoy.”

So how could we resist the idea of a colouring in bookplate?

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For our exclusive plate Duncan has done a playful, painterly illustration of the Fight Club author, just needing the finishing colour touches from you, the reader! Limited to 200 copies, each bookplate is printed on high quality card and signed by Chuck Palahniuk & Duncan Fegredo. The book retails for £17.99, and will be released 26th October. You can preorder a copy now for mail order via our online store.

Mezolith Book Two Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate Edition

We’re pleased to announce a Gosh! exclusive bookplate for the excellent Mezolith Book Two, featuring all new art by Adam Brockbank, signed by Adam and writer Ben Haggarty!

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Mezolith follows the coming of age of Poika, a boy who becomes initiated into the ways of manhood through the stories of his tribe; tales of monsters and spirits that are as real to his Stone Age tribe as the ground beneath their feet. A second book was long in the offing, but the vagaries of day jobs (Adam is a sought after production designer and storyboard artist, while Ben is an internationally celebrated performance storyteller) and publishing meant that it drifted back over the years, but thankfully Boom have picked up the baton and are bringing us an all-new collection of tales featuring Poika and his tribe.

 

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Limited to 200 copies, each bloody bookplate is signed and printed on high quality card. The book retails at £18.99, and will be available from 23/09/16. You can place an order now through our online store!

The Fix TP Vol 01 Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate Edition

Meet Pretzels, the REAL star of Nick Spencer & Steve Lieber’s wonderful crime comic The Fix, and face of our latest Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate Edition: The Fix TP Vol 01!

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One of our favourite new books of the year, The Fix sees the simpatico creative team behind the criminally underrated Superior Foes of Spider-Man (do yourself a favour and track it down) go creator owned and no-holds barred. All the humour, knife-sharp plotting and effortless storytelling from their previous effort are present, with added swears, drug use and sudden, explosive violence!

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As Spencer himself says, “”After working with Steve on Superior Foes of Spider-Man, and having so much fun there—it’s an absolute thrill getting to work together again here at Image on a book that’s creator-owned, and being able to push the envelope of our humor to new, um, lows. The Fix is us at our most demented, and it’s a blast.

It’s a great book, a must for fans of books such as Stray Bullets or Criminal, and at £8.99 for the first volume, what have you got to lose? Limited to 200 copies, each bookplate is printed on high quality card and signed by Steve Lieber. It’s available in-store, or you can place an order now through our online store!

Hilda & the Stone Forest Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate Edition

It’s with great pleasure we can announce our Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate Edition of Hilda and the Stone Forest, by the one and only Luke Pearson!

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Hilda and the Stone Forest is the fifth album featuring everyone’s favourite feisty, beret-wearing young woman, a blue-haired bundle of curiousity and fearlessness with a thirst for adventure. Hilda’s mother starts to worry about her daughter’s wavering sense of responsibility (more interested in exploring the spirit world than dealing with day to day life), and tries to catch her heading off on one of her adventures. But it all goes awry, and the pair are flung into a far-off forest of trolls, where they will have to learn to work together to get back home.

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Best known in the comics world for his Hilda books, Luke Pearson has also done design work and storyboards for Adventure Timeproduced book covers for Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster, and his illustrations have appeared in the New Yorker, New York Times, Wired, and The Guardian.

Limited to 200 copies, each bookplate is signed and printed on high quality card. The book retails at £12.95. You can place an order now through our online store!

Pre-order: Mooncop Bookplate Edition

We’re very happy announce a exclusive bookplate edition of Mooncop, designed and signed by Tom Gauld.

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With Tom’s signature deadpan humour, Mooncop is a graphic novel about a policeman on the moon and his day-to-day life as the last Mooncop.

His bookplate is a perfect card to send back to your loved ones while your visiting the moon! We adore Toms’ bookplate! Mooncop bookplate2

Tom Gauld draws a weekly comic strip in the Guardian newspaper called ‘Cultural Cartoons’ that takes a sideways look at cultural life. He also provides regular illustrations for The New Yorker, The Believer, The New York Times, and Granta. His previous graphic novels include Goliath and You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack.

Limited to 250 copies, each bookplate is signed and printed on high quality card. The book retails at £12.99. You can place an order now through our online store!

Pre-Order: Band For Life Gosh Exclusive Bookplate Edition

Having long been fans of Band for Life – a brilliant online series by Anya Davidson – it’s wonderful to see it collected at last in a beautiful hardcover edition. And to celebrate Anya has done us an exclusive bookplate featuring Krang, the punk-caveman keyboardist!

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The Ignatz-nominated Band for Life is the story of a noise rock band and their community of friends and acquaintances based in an alternate reality version of Chicago.

“Fusing elements of the classic British sitcom The Young Ones, as well as classic kids comic strips like Charles Schulz’s Peanuts and John Stanley’s Melvin Monster, Band for Life is a work of dark humor, but also infused with genuine affection for its cast; in many ways it is a love letter to creative people compelled to create, with no hope of financial reward.”

The comics have been serialised on Vice and on Anya’s website for the last two years, and the complete story is in print at last courtesy of Fantagraphics Books.

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Limited to 200 copies, each numbered bookplate is printed on high quality card and signed by Anya Davidson. The book retails at £26.99. You can place an order now through our online store!

This item is offered for pre-order. It will be dispatched after its anticipated release date of 11th October 2016. Orders may be cancelled any time up until the date of release for a full refund. In the event of a drop in price before release, the excess paid will be refunded. No extra will be charged in the event of an increase in price.

Mirror TP Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate Edition

The wonderful Hwei Lim and has designed for us an exclusive bookplate to go with the first volume of Mirror, and writer Emma Ríos has signed them!

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The series Mirrorset in the Image 8House universe, is a story of Machiavellian scientists, mythological creatures, and twisted science. It is told with heavy influences from European and Japanese storytelling, it develops into a strange uneasy universe of clashing creatures all seeking acceptance only to be met with tragedy. Lim’s design for the bookplate shows one of the main characters, Sena, a dog-human hybrid.

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Emma Ríos, a Spanish artist, originally worked in architecture and self published comics. She made her debut on the American comics scene with the series Hexed, about a thief working in the occult underground, and at Marvel comics working on Doctor Strange and Amazing Spider-Man. Her most critically acclaimed series has been Pretty Deadly, a collaboration with writer, Kelly Sue DeConnick.

Hwei Lim is a Malaysian artist known for her soft, painterly style and impressive approach to fashion and character design. She’s been featured in various art shows & galleries around the world. She has appeared in the Thought Bubble Anthology and illustrated the children’s book, The Spirit of the Sea about Inuit mythology.

Limited to 200 copies, each bookplate is signed and printed on high quality card. The book retails at £13.99. You can place an order now through our online store!

Killing and Dying Bookplate Edition

We’re very happy announce the arrival of our Killing and Dying bookplate designed and signed by Adrian Tomine

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Killing and Dying is a collection of Tomine’s short stories. The stories vary wildly, from ‘Amber Sweet’ about mistaken identity, ‘Translated, from the Japanese’ storytelling through silent images, ‘Intruders’ about home invasion, to ‘Killing and Dying’ that follows a teenagers attempt at a career as a stand-up comedian. The book has six interconnected stories, and are darkly funny.

His bookplate is a sketch from one of the stories.

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Adrian Tomine was born in 1974 in Sacramento, California. He began self-publishing his comic book series Optic Nerve when he was sixteen.  His comics have been anthologised in publications such as McSweeney’s, Best American Comics, and Best American Nonrequired Reading, and his graphic novel Shortcomings was a New York Times Notable Book of the year. Since 1999, Tomine has been a regular contributor to the New Yorker.

Limited to 200 copies, each bookplate is signed and printed on high quality card. The book retails at £14.99. You can place an order now through our online store!

Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate Edition: Dream Gang

We’re very happy to announce our Dream Gang Bookplate Edition designed and signed by Brendan McCarthy

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The latest book from the legendary Brendan McCarthy, and it’s all a dream. Collecting from the pages of Dark Horse Presents, is the story of young man living a monotonous life. But in his dreams it’s a different story. His dreams connect him to a group of psychic voyagers called the Dream Gang. The Dream Gangs latest mission is to take down a corrupted voyager from rampaging through the Dreamworld.

His bookplate is a image of our Dream Voyager.

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Brendan McCarthy known for his work in 2000AD, his series Strange Days with Peter Milligan and Brett Ewins. His unique and surreal run of Spider Man: Fever. There is the amazing retrospective of his 20 years of work with Peter Milligan with the collection The Best Of Milligan and McCarthy. McCarthy’s technicolor style is like none other and his work is blanketed with metaphysical psychedelia, interdimensional travel, and some truly remarkable design. His work for TV and Film can not go unmentioned with Jim Hensons’ The Storyteller, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and of course his co-writing and concept design for Mad Max 4: Fury Road.

Limited to 200 copies, each bookplate is signed and printed on high quality card. The book retails at £10.99 and will be available from the 27th of July. You can place an order now through our online store!