Avery Hill Winter Party

It’s the time of year when South London based Avery Hill Publishing celebrate their winter releases and this December Gosh! will be raising a glass and toasting another impressive season.

Avery Hill publish some of the very best creators on the UK indie scene with the likes of Owen D. Pomery, EdieOP, Eleni Kalorkoti, and Gosh! alumni Mike Medaglia and Julia Scheele.

“We are currently promoting use of the word ‘micropublisher’ to describe ourselves, as it sounds boutique-y and glamorous. Once you meet us in person you will quickly become aware of just how far that stretches the truth.

We publish comics, zines, fine art and anything else that grabs our fancy under our two labels, AHArts and AHComics.  We sit in the hinterland between self-publishing and ‘the majors’ and aim to help creators across it by being an early step into the publishing world.”

The party starts at 7pm on Friday the 5th of December and we’ll be getting into the festive spirit with beer and bubbly by the bucketful. A number of the creators will be joining the Avery Hill team, signing copies of their books, and being their usual affable selves.

If you can’t make it on the night and fancy a signed copy of any of the titles then drop us a line at info@goshlondon.com and we can make sure they’re put aside for you. As ever mail order is also available; postage in the UK is a flat rate of £5 while quotes for further afield are on request.

Double Book Launch Super Fun Comic Party

Just like the Manic Street Preachers we’re big fans of bringing you longest titles possible and the name of our joint CBSP/Bimba event is nothing short of a corker. So, with no further adieu, we present the Double Book Launch Super Fun Comic Party.

event_image

Bimba is a full colour, all female artist filled comics anthology. Each issue is filled with tall tales, kickass action, Girl Power and awesome UK Lady artists! Volume 2: Witchhouse features: Donya Todd, Brigid Deacon, Gemma Correll , Disa Wallander, Kristyna Baczynski, Sammy Borras, Emma Raby, Hannah K Chapman & Rosie Lea, Suzi Kemp, Ciara Dunne, Kate Ducker, Bridget Meyne, and Sophia Viney.

10752491_10152590199057663_686573683_o

Comic Book Slumber Party’s Fairy Tales for Bad Bitches features stunning artwork from international creators including: Becca Tobin, Jenn Woodall, Lucie Ebrey, Lize Meddings, Donya Todd, Alice Urbino, Stephanie Ayres, Emma Carlisle, Sarah Burgess, and Enoki. Each story re-tells a classic fairytale with a CBSP twist – expect action, bikers, and swears.

page14

Belle-et-La-Bete-2

As well as the chance to get your hands on both books there will be plenty of opportunities to meet the creators and even, if you’re brave enough, have them deface your limbs with custom temporary tattoos. The party kicks off at 7pm sharp on Saturday the 22nd of November. If you’re desperate to get your hands on them simply drop us an email to info@goshlondon.com and we can make arrangements with you. Bimba retails at £12 and Fairy Tales at £10. Postage within the UK is a flat rate of £5 and the quotes for the rest of the world are on request.

 

Capture Creatures Signing with Becky and Frank

Writer and artist team Becky Dreistadt and Frank Gibson are coming to Gosh! to sign copies of their brand new book with KaBoom! Studios, Capture Creatures.

Capture Creatures signing at Gosh! Comics London

 

Appearing first in the form of a yearlong blog challenge (the pair tasked themselves with the creation of  over 150 little beasts), then as a crowd-funded art-book and gallery show, Capture Creatures is Becky (Adventure Time) and Frank’s (The Amazing World of Gumball) first monthly comic series.  The story, an all ages adventure that promises to thrill, tells the tale of two teens investigating the appearance of over a hundred bizarre creatures on Earth and their struggle to protect them from those that mean them harm.

Capture Creatures signing with Becky and Frank at Gosh! Comics London

Creatures range from the ridiculously adorable Tabbypole to the stunning Drascade; each evolving into even more mysterious and magnificent creations.

Capture Creatures signing with Becky and Frank at Gosh! Comics London

The pair will be signing copies of Issue 1 on Monday the 17th of November between 5pm and 6pm. If you can’t make it along and would like to get your hands on a copy then drop us an email via info@goshlondon.com and we can sort that out for you. Postage across the UK is a flat rate of £5 while quoutes for further afield are available on request.

 

Emily Carroll Signing

Do we have some news for you! Emily Carroll, the artist behind the brilliant Through The Woods (available with a Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate) will be joining us in store for an evening signing.

Emily Carroll signing at Gosh! Comics London

Emily is a Canadian illustrator based in Ontario with work appearing in anthologies like: The Anthology Project V2, Explorer: The Mystery Boxes, kuš! #9, Little Heart, Creepy #9 (Dark Horse), Fairy Tale Comics (First Second) The Witching Hour (Vertigo), & others.

Emily Carroll signing at Gosh! Comics London

 

Through the Woods, Emily’s first solo book, is the prettiest (and the creepiest) collection of horror stories we’ve seen and 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.

 

Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

 

The signing will take place between 6pm-7pm on Monday the 17th of October and while we still have a few copies of Emily’s bookplate available you’ll have to fast if you want to bag one. The book retails at £12.99 and if you’d like us to reserve you a copy, or if you can’t make it to the event, send an email to info@goshlondon.com and we can have a copy put aside for you. Mail order in the UK is a flat rate of £5 and postal quotes for other countries are available on request.

Matt Kindt and Brian Hurtt Signing

Thank goodness for Thought Bubble – as well as giving UK creators the chance to exhibit and sell their wares it also means that the country is saturated with incredible talent from around the world and that means even more signings at Gosh! We’re going to be joined by Mind MGMT creator Matt Kindt and Sixth Gun creator Brian Hurtt who’ll both be signing copies of their books.

Brian Hurtt and Matt Kindt signing at Gosh! Comics London

Here’s a little about both books to wet your appetite:

Reporting on a commercial flight where everyone aboard lost their memories, a young journalist stumbles onto a much bigger story, the top-secret Mind Management program. Her ensuing journey involves weaponized psychics, hypnotic advertising, talking dolphins, and seemingly immortal pursuers, as she attempts to find the flight’s missing passenger, the man who was Mind MGMT’s greatest success—and its most devastating failure. But in a world where people can rewrite reality itself, can she trust anything she sees?

Mind MGMT signing with Matt Kindt at Gosh! Comics London

During the darkest days of the Civil War, wicked cutthroats came into possession of six pistols of otherworldly power. In time, the Sixth Gun, the most dangerous of the weapons, vanished. When the gun surfaces in the hands of an innocent girl, dark forces reawaken. Vile men thought long dead set their sights on retrieving the gun and killing the girl. Only Drake Sinclair, a gunfighter with a shadowy past, stands in their way.

Sixth Gun signing with Brian Hurtt at Gosh! Comics London

Join us on Friday the 14th of November between 1-2pm for an afternoon signing with Matt and Brian. If you can’t make it to the event then get in touch and we’ll have a signed copy popped aside for you: info@goshlondon.com. Postage within the UK is a flat rate of £5 and qoutes for other countries are on request.

ODY-C Signing with Christian Ward

ODY-C is coming and needs to be on your radar, like, right now! Matt Fraction (Sex Criminals) and Christian Ward (Infinite Vacation) are some of our favourite creators, so when we heard about ODY-C being announced at Image Expo back in January we knew we’d have to celebrate somehow. Anybody fancy a signing?

Cover art for Matt Fraction and Christian Ward ODY-C signing at Gosh! Comics London

 

ODY-C is a gender bending, space travelling, retelling of the Homer’s The Odyssey. According to Image it’s “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.”

If we’ve not already sold it just check out the super sweet layouts and dreamy colours kicking about in the prologue Christian shared on his Tumblr.

 

tumblr_naplw8nu2D1qlrd4qo5_1280

 

The signing will be taking place between 6-7pm on Wednesday the 26th of November. If you can’t make it on the night but would like a signed copy of #1 put aside for you then let us know. Similarly if you’d love to see ODY-C appearing on your regular standing order then drop us a line and we’ll make sure you never miss an issue.

The Wicked + The Divine Launch Party

It’s finally here, the first volume of Jamie McKelvie and Kieron Gillen’s The Wicked + The Divine and boy are we ready!

Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as humans. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead. Welcome to THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, where gods are the ultimate pop stars. But remember: just because you’re immortal, doesn’t mean you’re going to live forever.

wickeddivine

If you’re looking for a story that has sharply dressed gods, more pop-culture references than you can shake a stick at, and month after month of gorgeous cover art then The Wicked and the Divine should be the first book on your S/O. You’ll know Jamie and Kieron from past projects like Phonogram and Young Avengers. Then of course there’s the Marvel titles that Kieron has worked on over the years; from Thor to the X-Men (and managing to spend a little time with  Iron Man along the way). If the faces peering at you from the covers of The Wicked and The Divine seem familiar it’s likely due to Jamie’s gorgeous cover art for Marvel titles Ms Marvel, Captain Marvel, and Nightcrawler (and that’s not even listing the titles that boast interior artwork by him).

The pair will be joining us for drinks and a knees up, signing copies and being their generally charming and affable selves. The party kicks off at 7pm on November 12th. If you’re unable to make it along to the event then drop an email to info@goshlondon.com and we can arrange a signed copy for you. Mail-outs are available and postal quotes can be arranged on request!

 

 

Rian Hughes City Lit Talk

Rian Hughes Talk with City Lit and Gosh! Comics London

We’re delighted to announce that Rian Hughes will be joining us in the shop for an evening presentation and discussion of his work. The event has been organised by City Lit, the centre for adult learning.

Rian Hughes ‘s comic art work reached fame with his work on 2000AD, where he illustrated Robo-Hunter, Tales from Beyond Science, Really and Truly and Dan Dare, among others. His work is highly distinctive using large expanses of flat, bold colours. Unusually, Hughes prefers to be his own letterer, and has designed several unusual fonts for this purpose.
Since leaving comics illustration, Hughes has become a successful advertising artist, graphic designer and font designer. He runs his own company, Device, with clients including Virgin Airways, Penguin Books, DC Comics, Eurostar the BBC and a range of magazines and newspapers

The event kicks off at 7:30pm on Thursday the 23rd of October 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 Rian’s books available on the night so you can take home a signed memento of the evening.

 

 

Signing with Jeff Lemire and Scott Snyder

So here’s the thing we’re excited about all our signings and events; the shop never looks as good as when it’s full of you ‘orrible lot and we especially like an excuse for a party but every now and then something comes along and we get a little wobbly at the knees. And so, with all waffling aside, it’s our great pleasure to announce a Thought Bubble and Gosh! signing with Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire.

Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire signing at Gosh! Comics London

Since bursting onto the comic scene in 2009 Eisner and Harvey award winning Scott Snyder has written for both Marvel and DC; working on well-loved titles including Iron Man, and The Human Torch. Scott’s current work on Batman Eternal is particularly good but it’s his creator-owned work with Vertigo (American Vampire and The Wake) comics that’s really caught our attention.

Eisner and Harvey award nominations have also made their way over to the second creator of the evening, Jeff Lemire. If the name seems familiar it shouldn’t be a surprise. He wrote that comic. You know the one? Children born with horns and snouts and hooves and stuff. Not content with creating his own immersive and believable worlds (Essex County, Sweet Tooth, Trillium) Lemire has also written for DC comics with impressive runs on Animal Man, Justice Leaugue Dark, and Green Arrow to name a few.

Both creators will be with us signing copies of their books between 5-7pm on Friday the 14th of November. There’s going to be a 3 item limit on the night so choose carefully! If you don’t already have the book you’re after don’t worry; we’ll have a selection of their work available on the day. If you’re unable to make it to the event and there’s a specific book you’d like us to have signed for you then get in touch via info@goshlondon.com and we can make those arrangements.

Ordinary Signing with Rob Williams and D’Israeli

We’ll be joined by Ordinary creators Rob Williams and D’Israeli for a Saturday Signing

Ordinary Signing at Gosh! Comics London

Ordinary reads like a cross between the X-Men (or Inhumans) and that one speech from Pixar’s The Incredibles. You know the one. How giving everybody extraordinary powers would effectively leave us all unremarkable?  Only in the hands of Williams and D’Israeli the consequences are much higher with the human race using their newly acquired powers to settle petty disputes and start wars.

When a strange plague gives every human being on the planet special powers, it’s seen as the next step in human evolution. But hope quickly turns to terror, as every war, terrorist attack, every crime, every simple street argument escalates a truly horrific point.

The world is tearing itself apart – every trouble spot becomes a monstrous war zone and nuclear Armageddon looms. The plague MUST be cured if humankind is to survive.

The key lies in the blood of the only human being who DIDN’T get powers when the plague hit. A downtrodden, recently divorced New York plumber named Michael Fisher. The most ordinary man alive has suddenly become the most extraordinary person on Planet Earth.

Giant baseball players, grannies aging in reverse, a talking Grizzly bear. That’s nothing out of the Ordinary!

The signing will be taking place on Saturday the 25th of October between 2-3pm.  If you can’t make it to the signing we’re more than happy to arrange a copy for you, simply send an email to info@goshlondon.com.We’ll see you there, only, do us a favour? Let’s leave the grizzly bears at home, ta.