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Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate Edition: Pretty Deadly Volume One

Kelly Sue DeConnick of Avengers Assemble and Captain Marvel fame has joined forces with Emma Ríos (Strange, Osborn) on this very beautiful new Image series, and Gosh! are celebrating the release of the first trade paperback with another great bookplate.

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Here’s the blurb from the Image website:

Kelly Sue DeConnick & Emma Ríos reunite to bring you an all-new ongoing series that marries the magical realism of Sandman with the western brutality of Preacher. Death’s daughter rides the wind on a horse made of smoke and her face bears the skull marks of her father. Her tale of retribution is as beautifully lush as it is unflinchingly savage.

Also, here is the official Pretty Deadly website which is regularly updated by both creators with sketches, process posts, and fan art.

The first collection will be out as a trade paperback in mid-May and retail at £7.50. The Gosh! bookplate is limited to 200 copies and exclusive to the store.

For reserves, email us at info@goshlondon.com or give us a bell on 020 7636 1011!

Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate Edition: Sex Criminals Volume One

We are totally psyched to announce another great exclusive bookplate edition, this time for the first trade paperback release of Image’s intriguing and totally fun series by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky: Sex Criminals.

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Doesn’t that look great?

If you haven’t picked up the comic yet, do – it’s a sex comedy that actually accomplishes to be as funny as it is naughty (spoilers: lots, and lots).

The trade paperback (collecting issues 1 to 5) is due to be out on April 16th and retails at £7.50. The bookplate is, as ever, limited to 200 copies and exclusive to Gosh! Comics. If you would like to reserve one, drop us a line at info@goshlondon.com or give us a bell!

Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate Edition – André The Giant by Box Brown

Gosh! is proud to announce an exclusive bookplate to go with Box Brown’s beautiful new book André The Giant, out from First Second.

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Whether you know André the Giant because of a love affair with pro-wrestling, or because of a love affair with late 80s cult film The Princess Bride, or because of a love affair of 80s/90s graffiti and stencil art (or all three), you’ll definitely want to give this a read. Drawn in Brown’s beautiful, clean cartooning style, it combines history with personal anecdotes to give you an insight into the life of this fascinating man (did you know Samuel Beckett used to give him a lift to school? Bet you didn’t). Here’s the official blurb:

Andre Roussimoff is known as both the lovable giant in The Princess Bride and a heroic pro-wrestling figure. He was a normal guy who’d been dealt an extraordinary hand in life. At his peak, he weighed 500 pounds and stood nearly seven and a half feet tall. But the huge stature that made his fame also signed his death warrant.
Box Brown brings his great talents as a cartoonist and biographer to this phenomenal new graphic novel. Drawing from historical records about Andre’s life as well as a wealth of anecdotes from his colleagues in the wrestling world, including Hulk Hogan, and his film co-stars (Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, etc), Brown has created in Andre the Giant, the first substantive biography of one of the twentieth century’s most recognizable figures.
The book’s out now, but we’re still waiting on the bookplate to make its long way back to us from the U.S. If you want it and already bought the book, or want the book now, just keep your receipt and we’ll give you a bookplate as soon as they come in. The bookplate is, as always, printed on nice card stock, limited to 200 copies and exclusive to Gosh! Comics.
The book (have a closer look at it here) retails at £12.99. If you’d like to reserve a bookplated copy, just email us at info@goshlondon.com!

Noah Graphic Novel – Exclusive Gosh! Bookplate Edition

Some more exciting bookplate edition news for you – to accompany Darren Aronofsky’s new and controversial film adaptation of the Noah’s Ark story (called, of course, Noah), Image are releasing a beautiful graphic novel of the same name tomorrow.

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The graphic novel is based on the first draft of the screenplay by Aronofsky and Ari Handel, and drawn by artist Niko Henrichon (Pride of Baghdad). The bookplate, see below, will be signed by Henrichon, limited to 200 and exclusive to Gosh!

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Whilst the book is out tomorrow, the bookplate is still in the process of being sent out and signed by the artist, so it will be arriving a bit later than the book – but if you want to buy the book tomorrow anyhow, just keep your receipt and we’ll give you a bookplate when they come in. If you want to pre-order or mail order one, just drop us a line at info@goshlondon.com.

Hilda and the Black Hound Bookplate Edition!

A bit late on the announcement side on this one, as it’s already available IN STORE NOW. Lucky you, you don’t even have to wait!

We’ve got a beautiful signed bookplate by Luke Pearson in store. Limited to 200 and as always, exclusive to Gosh!, to go with his new book, Hilda and the Black Hound, from NoBrow’s children’s books imprint, Flying Eye Books. And it is a thing of beauty, indeed!

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Drop by the shop to pick up your exclusive book-plated copy of Hilda and the Black Hound now, or email us at info@goshlondon.com to order one! The book retails at £12.95 and comes as a beautiful hardback with a spot-varnished cover and cloth spine.

Fumio Obata Just So Happens Bookplate

This Friday, we’ll be launching Fumio Obata’s beautiful new book out from Jonathan Cape, Just So Happens – and as an extra treat for you, it will also be a good ol’ Gosh! exclusive bookplate edition! It comes printed on heavy card stock, signed by the author, and limited to 200.

Gosh_bookplate_Fumio Obata‘I still remember arriving in the city for the first time… It wasn’t easy… But here, London, is my home.’

Yumiko is a young Japanese woman who has made London her home. She has a job, a boyfriend; Japan seems far away. Then, out of the blue, her brother calls to tell her that her father has died in a mountaineering accident.

Yumiko returns to Tokyo for the funeral and finds herself immersed in the rituals of Japanese life and death – and confronting a decision she hadn’t expected to have to make.

Just So Happens is a graphic novel by a young artist and storyteller of rare talent. Fumio Obata’s drawing, in particular, is marvellous in its power and delicacy.

Here’s the post that gives you details for the event. If you can’t make it, but would still like a bookplate, shoot us a line over at info@goshlondon.com and we’ll make sure to reserve one for you!

Otherwise, see you there!

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Ant Colony HC – Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate Edition

Michael DeForge is a name you’ve probably heard bandied about over the last few years, and with good reason. One of the great innovators currently working in comics, DeForge has already produced a remarkable amount of work, both in print and on the web. Last year’s Koyama Press release Very Casual (still available, plug, plug!) was a collection of minis, webcomics and excerpts from his brilliant Lose anthology, and popped up on plenty of end of year best of lists. You can expect a similar reaction this year to his new Drawn & Quarterly release, Ant Colony.

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Taken from his webcomic Ant Comic (which was definitely one of the highlights of last year) and reformatted and packaged into the typically handsome D&Q edition, Ant Colony immerses us in a grim insect world of war, corruption, religion, existential crises and seriously terrifying spiders. As hard going as that sounds, DeForge always manages to leaven proceedings with humour and humanity, creating a reading experience you won’t soon forget.

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So you can imagine, given how excited we are by DeForge as a talent in general and this book in particular, that we’re thrilled to be able to offer a Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate Edition! Featuring an exclusive piece of Ant Queen art by DeForge, signed and numbered and limited to only 200 copies, the tip-in bookplate edition costs no more than the standard retail price of £14.99.

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The book should be with us any time now, but we will be slightly delayed with the plate. Rest assured, though, if you’d like to buy a copy from us now, just hold onto your receipt and you can exchange it for a plate once they arrive. Alternatively, if you’re happy to wait, you can preorder a plated copy by emailing as at info@goshlondon.com. Mail order folks, you can preorder now, and we’ll contact you to arrange payment once both the book and plate are in hand!

Fran HC – Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate Edition

Few things tickle the Gosh ivories like a new Jim Woodring book. The most recent two – Weathercraft & Congress of the Animals – have been among his best work. So it’s with some excitement we’re awaiting his latest book, Fran, and doubly so because we have our very own Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate Edition!

In effect a direct sequel to Congress of the Animals, in which Frank finally met his soulmate, Fran charts life for the pair beyond that first tentative meeting. I really can’t describe it better than Fantagraphics when they say “fans of Frank, connoisseurs of bizarre romance, and spelunkers in the radiant depths of graphic metaphysical psychodrama will want to add this singular cartoon adventure story to their lifetime reading list.”

And this isn’t just any bulk standard plate, oh no. We were so enamoured of the image we got, we’ve stumped for a special, oversized A5 mini-print!

Available in November, we’ll have 200 bookplate editions signed and numbered by Jim Woodring for no more than the cover price of £14.99. If you’d like to preorder a copy, email as at info@goshlondon.com. Mail order folks, you can preorder now, and we’ll contact you with up to date shipping costs once the book is released!

The Hartlepoole Monkey – Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate Edition

The tale of the Hartlepoole monkey is one of those classic grim pieces of “did it happen or not” English history. The full story can be read here, but beware spoilers if you’re intending to read the English translation of acclaimed French BD The Hartlepoole Monkey, by Wilfrid Lupano & Jeremie Moreau, published by our pals at Knockabout Books.

Lupano & Moreau take the story and weave a tragic satire of a tale, illustrated in a lush, moody style. Forbidden Planet International got their hands on a copy and had lots of positive things to say, and we’re lucky enough to have a Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate Edition available!

Featuring an exclusive piece of art by Moreau, signed and numbered and limited to only 200 copies, the bookplate edition costs no more than the standard retail price of £12.99.

The book is due to be released in October, and if you’d like to preorder a copy, email as at info@goshlondon.com. Mail order folks, you can preorder now, and we’ll contact you with up to date shipping costs once the book is released!

Best of Wonder Wart-Hog – Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate Edition

Gilbert Shelton started Wonder Wart-hog back in 1962 and it’s the underground comix legend’s earliest comic work. As you might imagine from the title, it’s a porcine Superman-parody about meek reporter Philbert Desanex who is at times inhabited by and at other times transforms into Wonder Wart-hog – a chaotic 800-pound humanoid warthog who seeks to solve humanity’s problems with his own brand of chaos and violence. Shelton himself looks back on the history of the character in this CBR interview.

A handsome companion edition to Knockabout’s Complete Freak Brothers and Fat Freddy’s Cat volumes, The Best of Wonder Wart-Hog is a sizeable 464-page paperback collecting all the best material from the character’s publishing history, and I’m pleased to say that like those two previous volumes, we’re going to have a Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate Edition!

The bookplates are limited to only 200 copies, and cost no more than the standard retail price of £24.99.

The book is released in November, so if you’d like to preorder a copy, email as at info@goshlondon.com. If you are wanting to do mail order, we do payment by PayPal and postage prices will be: 

UK: flat-rate of £5

Europe: £10

North America: £16

(If you’re elsewhere let me know and I’ll give you a quote.)

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