If you’re a fan of lavish visuals, relate-able characters, and the colour pink Michael Cho’s Shoplifter is a book you need to read. And if you need any further incentive we’re proud to announce our very own Gosh! Bookplate Edition, with an all-new exclusive piece of art created for the occasion.
Corrina Park used to have big plans. Studying English literature in college, she imagined writing a successful novel and leading the idealized life of an author. After graduation, she moved to a big city and took a job at an advertising agency—just to pay off her student loans. Now she’s worked in the same office for five years and the only thing she’s written is . . . copy. She longs for companionship (other than her cat),gets no satisfaction from her job, and feels numbed by the monotony of a life experienced through a series of screens. But whenever she shoplifts a magazine from the corner store near her apartment, she feels a little, what? A little more alive. Yet Corrina knows there must be something more to life, and she faces the same question as does everyone of her generation: how to find it?
The signed bookplate is A6, limited to 200 copies, and has been printed on a high quality card. The book costs £14.99 and is available to mail order; postal quotes are available on request so if you’d like to arrange that with us drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some Comics by Stephen Collins is the new book by, well, Stephen Collins, collecting over 100 of his smaller strips asking important questions like ‘What the hell do plastic bags think about all day?’ We’re always excited to see new published work from Stephen, and so we’re very happy indeed to announce our Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate Edition of the new title.
Stephen has gone from strength to strength over the last few years, winning the Jonathan Cape Graphic Short Story Prize, being shortlisted for Waterstone’s Book of the Year and winning the Edinburgh Literary Festival’s 9th Art Award, and you can also regularly enjoy his work in the Guardian’s Weekend magazine. Happily, as well as the bookplate Stephen has produced a Gosh! exclusive giclee print of one of his Guardian strips. The run is limited to just 10 copies, so you’ll need to be quick if you want to get your hands on one.
The bookplate is printed on high quality card, signed and limited to 200 copies. We’ll have bookplate editions and prints available in store but also for mail order while stocks last; send an email to email@example.com if you’d like to reserve copies or arrange a mail order. The book retails at £12.99 and the print at £50. Postal quotes are available on request.
Remember the time we had a launch party for two books and an art fair all in one night? Then you’ll remember that both Mutiny Bay and Garden’s of Glass come with Gosh! Exclusive bookplates featuring artwork by Antoine Cossé and Lando respectively.
Mutiny Bay is Antoine Cosse’s second book with Breakdown Press and his most substantial work to date. Gardens of Glass, by Lando, is another really stunning piece of work. We’ve always been huge fans of Lando’s meticulously detailed penmanship and the chance to see his work on a much longer scale is really exciting. As well as running his own publishing endevour, Decadence Comics (check it, these guys have the sweetest sweatshirts on the street), Lando has also been previously published by Breakdown Press and everybody’s favourite Swedes, Peow! Studio.
Both creators have signed their bookplates, limited to 200 copies each. As always we offer a mail order service for customers who are unable to visit us in person. Postage quotes are on request so feel free to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can answer any questions you might have.
The first volume of Ed Piskor’s fantastic chronicle of the early days of Hip Hop was a MASSIVE hit, with us selling out as quickly as copies hit the shelves. The second volume picks up where the first book left off and sees the young artform expanding upon it’s origins in the 5 Boroughs of New York, introducing new players while continuing the stories of the pioneers we net in Book 1.
To celebrate the arrival of Volume 2 we asked Ed to put together one of our exclusive bookplates and he sent over this beauty. Limited to 200 copies, each plate is signed by Ed and individually numbered.
The book itself is selling for £19.99 and we can mail a copy out to you if you can’t make it to the shop. Drop us a line at email@example.com and we can give you a quote on postage and arrange despatch for you.
Let’s face it, Emily Carroll‘s Through the Woods is the book to get your hands on. Not only is it the prettiest (and the creepiest) collection of horror stories we’ve seen, it’s also chock full of brand new stories that promise to haunt you for hours after reading. Perhaps the most interesting thing about the book is the inclusion of fan favourite His Face All Red, the first of Emily’s web comics adapted for print.
Emily has designed a gorgeous Gosh! exclusive bookplate to coincide with the launch of Through the Woods. Limited to 200 copies, each bookplate is signed by Emily’s fair hand, and printed on high quality card. The book is a snip at £12.99 and as usual we’ll be offering a mail order service for those of you unable to make into the shop – postage qoutes are on request so drop us a line via firstname.lastname@example.org and we can arrange that with you.
Gosh! fave Steven Appleby has teamed up with Pixies legend Black Francis and writer, director and drive-in movie-theatre-owner Josh Frank to produce The Good Inn, an illustrated novel that tells the origin story of history’s earliest known pornographic film, La Bonne Auberge through the story of a disorientated soldier and his journey across the French countryside of 1907.
We’ve also produced an exclusive bookplate illustrated and signed by Steven Appleby.
As usual, the bookplate is printed on high quality card, signed and limited to 200 copies. Pop by the shop to pick up your exclusive book-plated copy of The Good Inn, or email us at email@example.com to order one!
The book retails at £14.99, and mail order can be arranged with a postage quote available on request.
House Party is the first graphic novel from young up-and-comer Rachael Smith, and to celebrate such a great debut, we’ve produced an exclusive bookplate edition, signed by Rachael.
The book follows three 20-somethings, Michelle, Siobhan and Neil, who are having trouble adapting to life in the real world, having felt like superstars at university. In an attempt to get their carefree composure and happiness back they throw a massive house party, just like they used to. Instead of reconnecting them with their younger selves, though, things go a little differently…
As usual, the bookplate is printed on high quality card, signed and limited to 200 copies. Pop by the shop to pick up your exclusive book-plated copy of House Party from 16/06/14, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to order one! The book retails at £9.99, and mail order can be arranged with a postage quote available on request.
The expansion of the Mignolaverse continues with the introduction of Sledgehammer 44, and to help celebrate the release of the debut TPB we’ve done an exclusive bookplate edition with artist Laurence Campbell!
A man in a suit of iron drops from an American warplane onto a French battlefield and unleashes a powerful cosmic force on an army of Nazis, their massive war machine, and their most dangerous agent, the deadly Black Flame.
Collecting the first two-issue limited series with Mike Mignola & John Arcudi on writing and art by Jason Latour, as well as the Campbell-drawn follow-up Lightning War, it’s a great book for Mignola fans and new audiences alike.
As usual, the bookplate is printed on high quality card, signed and limited to 200 copies. Pop by the shop to pick up your exclusive book-plated copy of Sledgehammer 44 Vol 1 from 28/05/14, or email us at email@example.com to order one! The book retails at £14.99, and mail order can be arranged with a postage quote available on request.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll sort something out for you!
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.
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 email@example.com. Or you can pick one up at the launch party!