Signing and Talk with Charlie Adlard

Charlie Adlard, of international best-seller Walking Dead fame, is coming to Gosh! and we’re bloomin’ excited!

As well as an in-store signing our very own Steven Walsh will be in conversation with Charlie for an extra special Process event. It promises to be a fascinating insight into the work of the man who brought The Walking Dead to life. But of course Charlie’s career doesn’t begin and end with his collaboration with Robert Kirkman; there’s his impressive run on Judge Dredd magazine, Nikolai Dante, Astronauts in Trouble, Savage, and White Death to name just a few. We’ll have a number of different titles in stock on the day so it’s the perfect opportunity to give something new a try or return to an old favourite with, of course, Charlie’s signature thrown in for good measure.

 

We’re expecting a lot of you will want to come and have Charlie sign your books so we’ll be limiting each customer to three items. The evening event is free and un-ticketed but again we’re expecting a fair number of you and recommend you arrive early to avoid disappointment!

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Charlie will be with us on Saturday the 18th of July; signing between 1-3pm and then presenting a talk on his working process between 7-9pm. If you can’t make it along to the signing but would like us to have a book put aside for you then get in touch via info@goshlondon.com and we can arrange that for you. As per usual we’ll also be offering a mail order service and can post signed books to you anywhere in the UK for a flat rate of £5 with international qoutes available on request.

ODY-C Vol. 1 Launch Party with Christian Ward

Matt Fraction and Christian Ward’s gender-bending mind-expanding ODY-C is coming to trade paper back and we’re having a party!

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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!

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The smash hit adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey, ODY-C Volume 1 collects the first five issues of this psychedelic epic and promises to be packed full of trials and terror for protagonist Odyssia. We’re totally hooked and really excited and proud to be launching the first volume here at Gosh!

We liked Christian’s past project, The Infinite Vacation, so much that we asked him to design us an exclusive bookplate and if the beautiful ODY-C covers weren’t enough he’s created a whole host of amazing variant covers for titles like Rocket Raccoon and The Wicked + The Divine.

The party will get underway at 7pm on Friday the 5th of June and Christian will of course be there signing copies of the book and being his usual affable self. If you can’t make it along on the night but you NEED a signed copy in your life (believe us, we’re right there with you!) then drop a line to info@goshlondon.com and we’ll arrange for a copy to popped aside for you. If you’re further afield and wan’t some gender-bent goodness dropping on your doormat never fear! Postage in the UK is a flat rate of £5 and quotes for international shipping are available on request.

Julius Zebra Kids Activity Morning with Gary Northfield

You might remember the launch party for Gary Northfields Teentinysaurs? Well, we had such a good time we’ve invited him back to host a Kids Activity Morning in the shop!

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From a smelly watering hole deep in the heart of the Serengeti to the ferocious clamour of the Colosseum, join Julius Zebra and his motley menagerie of friends as they gear up to be … gladiators! Only if they win the love of the Roman crowds will they win back their freedom. But do Julius and his pals have what it takes to succeed in a world where only the meanest and toughest survive?

The activity table will be running between 11am-2pm on Saturday the 11th of April and is suitable for children ages 8-12!

We’ll have lots of copies of Julius Zebra, and Gary’s other books, for you to take home! The book retails at £8.99 and if you’re unable to make it along to even we’ll happily put a copy or nine aside for you. Simply send us an email via info@goshlondon.com. If you’re not close enough to pick it up in person then never fear! We offer a mail delivery service with postage in the UK at a flat rate of £5 and international shipping on request.

The King in Yellow Launch Party with INJ Culbard

I. N. J. Culbard is known for his masterful reworkings of classic titles by the likes of Lovecraft and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Well do we have a treat for you; this time he’ll be taking on Robert W. Chambers’ The King in Yellow and Gosh! will be hosting a launch party to celebrate!

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“I read it and reread it, and wept and laughed and trembled with a horror which at times assails me yet.”

The supernatural stories that make up Robert W. Chambers’ classic piece of weird fiction are tied together by a play that brings madness to all who read it: The King in Yellow. It is a book that draws readers in with an irresistible yet innocent opening act, then drives them insane with the poisonous words of Act 2. It is a book that cannot be suppressed, spreading like a disease from city to city, continent to continent.

An influence on writers from H. P. Lovecraft to Neil Gaiman, and a central reference in the hit TV show True Detective, The King in Yellow is one of the most important works of American supernatural fiction. In this dangerously unputdownable graphic novel adaptation, I. N. J. Culbard brings to life a thrilling tale of horror that will make you laugh and cry and tremble with fright… Read at your own risk.

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I. N. J. Culbard is an award-winning artist widely known for his graphic novel adaptations of classics. He collaborated on a critically acclaimed Sherlock Holmes series with Ian Edginton, as well as adapting H. P. Lovecraft’s At The Mountains of Madness, The Case of Charles Dexter Ward and The Shadow Out of Time for SelfMadeHero. He has also worked on The New Deadwardians for Vertigo, Dark Ages for Dark Horse, Brass Sun for 2000AD and Wild’s End for BOOM! Studios. His first original graphic novel, Celeste, is published by SelfMadeHero and launched here at Gosh!

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The party will be kicking off at 7pm on Thursday the 28th of March with the man himself on hand to sign copies! If you have other plans on the night (how could you?) but still fancy a signed copy then drop us a line via info@goshlondon.com. If you’d like us to mail one to you the we have a flat rate of £5 for the UK and quotes for international shipping are available on request.

FCBD – Kids Activities

Never mind the adults – we know what Free Comic Book Day’s really about. YOU! The kids! And also a bit of painting on the windows.

Joining us for this year are a whole host of talented UK creators who’ve sharpened their favourite pencils and picked out their very best sketchbooks. Guests include: Grace Wilson, Warwick Johnson Cadwell, Will Tempest, Elliot Baggot, Roger Langridge, Adam Vian, Josceline Fenton, Briony May Smith, John Allison, Christian Ortiz, Daisy Hirst, Lizzy Stewart, Robert M Ball, and Jessica Martin.

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Between the hours of 11-2pm they’ll be hard at work painting the Gosh! windows and doodling away at the drawing table, where YOU can get involved. There’ll be loads of art supplies provided so all you need to do is get yourself there on the day. But what’s even better than painting on windows and lots of drawing? FREE COMIC BOOKS!

All activities happening on the day are totally free and you don’t need to book tickets or anything. See you then!

Record Store Day

Every year on April 18th Berwick Street is filled with live music and masses of people coming out in support of Record Store Day a national event that encourages people to step out and support their local record retailers.

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In what has become somewhat of a tradition Gosh! will be entering the merriment with a day of window painting, book launches, free comics, and and some special guests.

First up is Avery Hill who’ll be launching their new book by Daria Hlazatova ‘A if for Amos: A musical A-Z’ at 1pm.  “Taking it’s inspiration from childhood A to Z books, “A is for Amos” features subjects from the world of music, all hand-picked by Daria, and re-created in her astonishingly detailed and fantastic style. Bowie sits alongside Tchaikovsky. Zappa with Wagner.” The book is full cover and comes in a 7″ format – the perfect release for Record Store Day.

Later in the afternoon we’ll be joined by One Beat Zines’ Julia Scheele and guests Laura Callaghan and Eleni Kalorkoti at 3pm for live widow painting and a signing.

Throughout the day you’ll be able to grab a copy of Krent Able’s Big Book of Mischief with a massive 50% off. The book collects Krent’s strips for The Stool Pigeon and features familiar faces like Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Nick Cave and the Beach Boys.

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We’ll also be offering 25% off The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Black Dossier which comes complete with a Gosh! Exclusive 7″ record featuring the dulcet tones of Alan Moore.

When DC were publishing the book, they were originally going to include the 7” tie-in single which for various reasons (outlined by our pals at FPI) never happened. The record became a mythical memory that languished in forlorn internet messageboards – until now. With the Knockabout edition comes the 7” doo-wop single by Eddie Enrico and His Hawaiian Hot-Shots. The two League-themed pop songs are Immortal Love and Home With You (on sides A and B respectively).

And if all that’s not enough to wet your whistle there’ll also be a free copy of Sound and Vision waiting for you in store. We’ve put the zine together in honour of Record Store Day and it features a stellar lineup including the likes of Babak Ganjei, Lizz Lunney, Richard Short, and Krent Able.

Lost Property Launch Party with Andy Poyiadgi

We’re excited to announce the launch party of Andy Poyiadgi’s Lost Property; Nobrow’s newest addition to the 17×23 series.

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Andy is a regular feature on our small press table so you might already be familiar with his self-published books Teabag Theories and Teapot Therapy. Maybe there’s a pattern here.

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What if all the things you ever lost, each valuable possession you vowed to treasure but could not keep safe, all the misplaced items you never found, were all to re-appear?

Gerald is a postman, much like many other postmen. One day, having lost a precious and personal item, he visits his local lost and found. Only to find far more than he bargained for, because in this “self storage”, each and every one of Gerald’s lost possessions has been kept and contained. How each item got there and why they were under one roof was a mystery. But they were all there…

Faced with this new trove of personal riches, Gerald discovers their ability to trigger powerful memories, resurrecting the ghosts of his past, igniting long lost passions and helping him change the course of his future.

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If you fancy getting your hands on a copy of the book then head along to our launch party on Friday the 24th of April between 7-9pm. Andy will be about signing copies and, hopefully, not losing anything. If you can’t make it along on the night we’re happy to put a copy aside from you; simply pop an email to info@goshlondon.com and we’ll get that done. If you’d like one mailed out then it’s a flat rate of £5 for postage in UK and qoutes for the rest oft he world are available on request.

Oi! Tales of Bardic Fury Signing with Daniel de Sosa

Gosh! will be awash with Bardic Fury as Daniel de Sosa joins us to sign copies of Oi! Vol 1.

Oi! is the story of a young bard who is sent to a town that has never heard music before; taking modern day rock’n’roll and dropping it it straight into the realms of Bronze-Age Northern Ireland.

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Just like F*CK YOU KITTY JENKINS, that launched at Gosh! earlier this year, the book is being published by Backwards Burd and was funded via a succesful Kickstarter campaign. In his own words Daniel says: “Oi! is inspired heavily by my passions for rock music, history, and ancient Gaelic culture and mythology. Traditional Irish music and poetry to me is the most beautiful in the world and more people need to know about the cultures great musical history. Iron Age Ireland was a culture controlled by mushroom chewing druids, where music was considered a form of magic, and even had the power to overthrow kings. Druids were like hippy cult leaders and Bards were like rock stars.  The more I researched and learned about ancient Irish society, the more ideas and characters began popping in to my head. I had to create a story in this setting. Soon Oi! was born.”

Daniel will be in the store between 1-2 pm on Saturday the 14th of March signing copies of Oi! Volume 1. If you can’t make it along on the day but fancy a signed copy just drop us a line at info@goshlondon.com. Postage within the UK is a flat rate of £5 and quotes for shipping further afield are available on request.

Tom Muller City Lit Talk

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We’re teaming up with City Lit, the centre for adult learning, once again to delivery an evening of inspiration with Tom Muller.

The internationally acclaimed Graphic Designer and Comic Artist will be coming to the Gosh! to present his work as part of the City Lit Fast Forward Talks Events.

His clients and brands include DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Paramount Pictures, WIRED, StudioCanal, MTV, Samsung, Vertu, Muse Productions, Hearst Magazines, Warner Bros., and Sony Electronics amongst many others.

This is a great opportunity for all you designers and illustrators to learn about the techniques, processes and experiences of a world famous designer.

The event kicks off at 7:30pm on Thursday the 5th of March and, while it’s entirely free, it is ticketed so you’ll need to make sure you register before coming along on the night. We’ll also have a selection of Tom’s books available on the night so you can take home a signed memento.

Signing with Richard McGuire

Richard McGuire‘s cult comic Here has returned, this time in full colour and three hundred pages long. This book really is something special.

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Here is the story of a corner of a room and of the events that have occurred in that space over the course of hundreds of thousands of years. Originally published in black and white and just six pages long, the comic first appeared in Raw Volume 2 #1. This new edition has been eagerly awaited since Richard announced he’d be returning to the project in 2010.

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Richard will be signing copies of the book in store between 1-2pm on Monday the 9th of February.

We will also be launching a facsimile reproduction of Richard’s original 1989 comic, published by London arts publisher Loose Joints. This edition is limited to just 500 copies and is the perfect accompaniment to the new book.

If you’d like us to reserve a signed copy of either or both books for you then drop us a line via info@goshlondon.com – books can either be collected in store or mailed out. There’s a flate rate of £5 for all shipping in the UK and quotes for other countries are available on request.