Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate Edition: Annihilator Vol 1

Annihilator Volume 1 is coming, and we have an exclusive bookplate by the amazing Frazer Irving to celebrate!

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Brilliant artist Frazer Irving has teamed up with Grant Morrison to create Annihilator. Hollywood screenwriter Ray Spass is down on his luck and almost fading into obscurity, stuck struggling against his own self-destruction and demons to complete a screenplay that will save his career. But things go from bad to worse whilst up against the deadline for the script of  ‘Annihilator’. Things get complicated when his imagination runs wild and he is forced to team up with his own fictional character Max Nomax on a race to save the entire universe.

Annihilator Volume 1 hits stores everywhere in July and to celebrate Frazer has designed a beautiful Gosh! exclusive bookplate!

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Limited to 200 copies, each bookplate is signed and printed on high quality card. The book retails at £18.99 and if you’d like a copy set aside for you then drop us a line to info@goshlondon.com. Can’t make it in? Then you can place an order now through our online store and have the book shipped on release!

 

Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate Edition: The End of Summer

The End of Summer is coming to Gosh, and we have an exclusive bookplate by the incredible Tillie Walden to celebrate the launch!

‘The End of Summer’ will be Tille Walden’s first graphic novel. After many beautifully crafted short stories, we can’t wait for you to read this tragic tale of two twins. A long winter is drawing in and behind the walls of a secluded and hauntingly beautiful castle tensions are running high. Tillie tells the story of Lars and his twin sister as they fight through the boredom and pressures of family life as they spend the winter locked indoors.

Tillie says ‘The End of Summer is my longest comic to date and the story is a collection of what I’ve learned drawing comics over the past year. I spent a long time drawing short stories and putting in small elements of myself, but with this book I wanted to finally go all the way and tell a story that was entirely out of my head. The idea came from my obsessive need for detail and my twin brother. We’re extremely close, and our relationship is where my main characters came from. And I wanted to make a place that was everything I wanted. Huge rooms, oversized cats, indoor pools and playgrounds, and intricate patterns over everything. Basically, my ideal home.

The End of Summer hits stores in June. But it gets even better: Tillie has designed a brilliant Gosh! exclusive bookplate to coincide with the launch of The End of Summer, and we couldn’t be happier.

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Limited to 200 copies, each bookplate is signed by and printed on high quality card. The book retails at £9.99 and if you’d like a copy set aside for you then drop us a line to info@goshlondon.com. Can’t make it in? Then you can place an order now through our online store and have the book shipped on release!

Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate Edition: Wuvable Oaf

Wuvable Oaf is now at Gosh, and we have an exclusive bookplate by the amazing Ed Luce to celebrate the launch!WO-Book-Cover-Poster

Wuvable Oaf is artist and writer Ed Luce’s first comic project. But his talent doesn’t stop there: Ed was a painter for nearly ten years before the Oaf was even born. His recent published features can be found in Bearflavouredartists’ catalog and LA gay men’s health magazine Corpus. His paintings have been exhibited in galleries, museums, store windows and bathrooms from San Diego to Buffalo to Paris. The Oaf himself has also made appearances in the UK’s Gay Times Magazine, Italy’s PISSZINE, Instinct Magazine, White Crane Journal, and the Prism Comics 2008 Guide. You can even get Ed’s work in the form of his very own t-shirts.

He may be large, hairy and scary looking but Oaf is just a Morrissey loving, ex wrestler looking for love in the big city. Wuvable Oaf, like Scott Pilgrim, Love and Rockets, and Archie, explores the highs and lows of searching for romance and follows Oaf’s pursuit of Eiffel, the lead singer of the black metal/queercore/progressive disco/grindcore band Ejaculoid. Fantagraphics says  ‘Like Sex and the City but with adorable, ex-wrestler hairy gay men (or bears), Wuvable Oaf is Luce’s debut graphic novel. This book fills a romance comics hole by portraying a likeable gay male character that is both fully realized and relatable. Mostly playful, but sometimes serious, Wuvable Oaf captures the levity of loneliness. Luce delivers a rom-com that would leave Zack Galifianakis and Zooey Deschanel feuding over who got to play Oaf in a hypothetical movie adaptation.

And the bookplate? Well, we love the artwork Ed has created because who doesn’t love an ex-wrestler donning a ‘Morrissey’s Bitch’ T shirt? On the back of each bookplate you’ll also find a free mp3 download link to the music of Wuvable Oaf!

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Limited to 200 copies, each bookplate is signed by and printed on high quality card. The book retails at £22.50 and if you’d like a copy set aside for you then drop us a line to info@goshlondon.com. Can’t make it in? Then you can place an order now through our online store and have the book shipped out!

Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate Edition: ODY-C Volume 1

ODC-Y Volume 1 is coming to Gosh, and we have an exclusive bookplate by the amazing Christian Ward to celebrate the launch!

ODY-C Volume 1 collects the first five issues of this psychedelic, gender-bending adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey and promises to be packed full of trials and terror for protagonist Odyssia. ‘An epic 26 centuries in the making: In the aftermath of a galactic war a hundred years long, Odyssia the Clever Champion and her compatriots begin their longest, strangest trip yet: the one home. A gender-bent eye-popping psychedelic science fiction odyssey begins HERE!’

Christian will be signing copies of ODC-Y at our launch party on the 12th of June. But it gets even better: as well as his recent Gosh exclusive print, Christian has designed a brilliant Gosh! exclusive bookplate to coincide with the launch of ODC-Y Volume 1, and we couldn’t be happier.

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Limited to 200 copies, each bookplate is signed by and printed on high quality card. The book retails at £7.50 and if you’d like a copy set aside for you then drop us a line to info@goshlondon.com. Can’t make it in? Then you can place an order now through our online store and have the book shipped on release!

Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate Edition: SuperMutant Magic Academy

SuperMutant Magic Academy is coming to Gosh, and we have an exclusive bookplate by the incredible Jillian Tamaki to celebrate the launch!

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Jillian is best known for co-creating stunning, award-winning young adult graphic novels such as Skim and This One Summer, both of which are beautiful must-reads. SuperMutant Magic Academy is a webcomic Jillian has been working on solo for the last four years, and is now being collected together, along with an all new never before seen ‘After School Special’.

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From the immortal Everlasting Boy to Trixie the aspiring teenage model with a lizard’s face, SuperMutant Magic Academy has every prep-school student with paranormal abilities you could ever dream of! As publisher Drawn & Quarterly puts it: “SuperMutant Magic Academy paints a teenage world filled with just as much ennui and uncertainty, but also with a sharp dose of humor and irreverence. Jillian deftly plays superhero and high school Hollywood tropes against what adolescence is really like.”

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SuperMutant Magic Academy hits stores everywhere on Tuesday April 28th . But it gets even better: Jillian has designed a brilliant Gosh! exclusive bookplate to coincide with the launch of Supermutant Magic Academy, and we couldn’t be happier.

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Limited to 200 copies, each bookplate is signed by and printed on high quality card. The book retails at £15.99 and if you’d like a copy set aside for you then drop us a line to info@goshlondon.com. Can’t make it in? Then you can place an order now through our online store and have the book shipped on release! 

 

Soppy Valentine’s Card

Philippa Rice’s super sweet Soppy is being re-released in hardcover format and we’ll be celebrating with the first ever Gosh! Exclusive Valentines card!

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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 adorable 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.

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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.

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The card has been printed on high quality paperstock and is limited to the first 200 copies of the book which retails at £10.99 and is available to pre-order now. Email us if you’d like to have a copy held for collection, and mail order customers can now order via our online store. Books will be shipped upon release.

Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate Edition: Michael Jordan Bull On Parade

Michael Jordan: Bull on Parade, the eagerly anticipated new book from Wilfred Santiago, is almost here and we’re in the mood to celebrate!

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Past projects include Pink, In My Darkest Hour, and 21: The Story of Roberto Clemente (now available in a lovely paperback edition). Hi work is always beautifully rendered and the stories skillfully told so we have very high expectations. Published by Fantagraphics, the book boasts 200 pages of unadulterated basketball bliss, telling the story of Michael Jordan’s rise to fame and his years spent at the top of his profession.

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To celebrate the release we asked Wilfred to create a Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate and boy did he deliver.

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The A6 bookplate has been printed on high quality card, signed and numbered by Wilfred, and is limited to the first 200 copies of the book sold. If you want to get yours hands on one before they hit the shelves then never fear – the book retails at £15.99 and is available to pre-order now. Email us if you’d like to have a copy held for collection, and mail order customers can now order via our online store. Books will be shipped upon release.

Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate Edition: The Silver Surfer

Silver Surfer re-surfaced as part of Marvel Now and we’ve been loving this monthly slice of intergalactic story telling. In fact we love it so much that to celebrate the release of first volume, A New Dawn, we have an exclusive bookplate created by the artist Mike Allred.

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Mike’s artwork has also been appearing on our shelves this year via his covers for All-New Doop, Batman ’66, and a whole heap of DC varient covers but you’ll remember him of course from his earlier work Madman (which he created way back when in ’92).

 

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The bookplate features both the Surfer and a particularly ominous Galactus looming behind him. The characters are rendered in Mike’s bold and instantly recognisable style and we couldn’t be happier with it! The bookplate is A6, has been printed on a high quality card, and we’ve got 200 of these beauties signed and numbered by Mike.

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If you’re not local but still want to get your mitts on this exclusive bookplate then get in touch via info@goshlondon.com. The book retails at £13.50 and is available for mail order. Postage within the UK is a flat rate of £5 while postage quotes for anywhere further afield are available on request.

Gosh Exclusive Bookplate Editions: Zenith

Zenith Phase 1 is coming to Gosh!, and we have an exclusive bookplate by the amazing Steve Yeowell to celebrate the launch.

Zenith Phase 1 at Gosh! Comics LondonYou’ll have seen Steve’s work gracing the pages of titles like Judge Dredd, Sinister Dexter, Red Seas and A Life Less Ordinary (a graphic novelization of the Danny Boyle film). And now, after the complete Zenith (limited to 1000 copies) sold out, Rebellion have listened to the appeals of fans and decided to release the book, originally serialised in 2000AD between ’87 and ’92, in it’s original Phases.

 

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And the bookplate? Well, we’re absolutely crazy for the artwork Steve created; a striking portrait of Zenith’s lead Robert McDowell and the iconic ‘Z’. It’s larger than our standard bookplates (A5) but printed on the same high quality card and limited to the first 200 copies of the book.
The prints themselves are all signed by Steve and numbered up to 200.

 

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The book retails at £20 and if you’d like us to pop a copy aside for you or arrange a mail order then drop a line to info@goshlondon.com. Postage within the UK is a flat rate of £5 and quotes for postage elsewhere are available on request.

Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate Editions: Storm

Tim Minchin is a musician, composer, songwriter, actor, and comedian. He’s written stand-up, musicals, and now a brilliant book: Storm. And to celebrate? We’re releasing a Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate designed by DC Turner.

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According to Tim’s website “Storm started its life as a jazz-backed beat-poem, written for Tim’s 2008 live show, Ready For This? In 2011, the poem was made into an animated short film by DC Turner and Tracy King. The film was a YouTube hit, and has been viewed over 3 million times. (A lot of views, even for a short video featuring a kitten. For a nine-and-a-half-minute-long beat poem about science and philosophy, it’s pretty much unheard of.)”

“A storm is brewing in the confines of a London dinner party. Small talk quickly descends into a verbal and intellectual battle between science and belief, as comedian Tim goes head to head with the mysterious fifth guest at the table – a hippy named Storm.”

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As well as wickedly funny poetry the book boasts a forward by Neil Gaiman and an insight into the mind of Mr Minchin; from initial inspiration to perfecting the poem for performance, Tim details the whole working process. But what could make the whole package even more exciting? A Gosh Exclusive Bookplate Edition of course! DC Turner, the mastermind behind the animation and the illustrations of the book, has created a portrait of Tim looking storm-swept and unimpressed. The bookplate is A6, printed on high quality card, and limited to the first 200 copies of the book.

Storm by Tim Minchin Exclusive Bookplate for Gosh! Comics London

The book is out TODAY (Thursday the 16th of October) and retails at £12.99. If you’d like us to pop a copy aside for you or arrange a mail order then drop a line to info@goshlondon.com. Postage within the UK is a flat rate of £5 and quotes for postage elsewhere are available on request.