Gosh! & NICE 2015 present a Signing with Gene Ha

Gosh! Comics & NICE 2015 are excited to announce that longtime DC artist Gene Ha will be doing a signing on the 23rd of September from 6-7pm. This is a part of Gene’s first UK appearance and his first visit to London and we can’t wait to have him here at Gosh!

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Gene Ha’s beautiful line work has graced the pages of both Marvel and DC’s publications.  Not only has been nominated for six Eisners but he was also famously partnered with fellow Eisner alums Zander Cannon and Alan Moore on Top Ten and The 49rs. But you might also know Gene from numerous other titles such as Action Comics, Fables, Batman and Robin. His most recent Kickstarter funded project for his first ever creator-owned graphic novel Mae exceeded its initial funding goal. Gene has been working on Mae for the past two years, it follows the story of a girl named Mae who is reunited with her run away sister Abbie, only to find that she ended up in a place no one would expect.

After appearing at Gosh! Gene will also be at NICE 2015 whilst he’s over here in the UK.  He’ll be signing and sketching there all weekend. NICE 2015 is back for it’s 4th year with another amazing line up and takes place in New Bedford on the 19th – 20th September. Other special guests include Brian K. Vaughan & Paul Renaud. You can get your tickets for NICE 2015 here!

The signing will get underway from 6- 7pm on Wednesday the 23rd of September. If you can’t make it along to see Gene but you want a signed copy then drop a line to info@goshlondon.com and we’ll arrange for a copy to popped aside for you. Postage in the UK is a flat rate of £5 and quotes for international shipping are available on request.

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The Bind Launch Party with William Goldsmith

Gosh! is proud to celebrate the release of William Goldsmiths latest book The Bind with a spectacular launch party at Gosh! Come celebrate and grab a drink on us from 7- 9pm on Monday the 17th of August.

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William Goldsmith is a writer and illustrator based in Glasgow. His first graphic novel Vignettes of Ystov, was nominated for the Newton First Book Award at Edinburgh International Book Festival. It told the stories of the interlocking lives of ‘Ystov’ inhabitants – an Eastern European city of the imagination. His second book The Bind is a book about books. It centres around the tale of two brothers Victor and Guy Egret, and explores the rise and fall of there family business – the once prestigious London bookbinders Egret Bindings.

Random House says ‘In 1910 brothers Guy and Victor Egret take on an ambitious commission: a deluxe, jewelled binding of a collection of poems, A Moonless Land. It proves to be a moment of hubris. The work triggers their ruin, watched by the disapproving spirit of their father, Garrison Egret. A darkly humorous tale of sibling rivalry and creative one-upmanship, The Bind shows once again that William Goldsmith is an incomparable storyteller and a marvellously inventive artist.’

William will be with us on 7- 9pm on Monday the 17th of August where we’ll be raising a glass to the release of The Bind. If you can’t make it along to the launch party 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 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 quotes available on request.

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Annihilator Signing with Frazer Irving

Annihilator Volume 1 is coming to Gosh, and not only do we have an exclusive bookplate by the amazing Fraser Irving to celebrate, but he’ll also be coming to Gosh! Saturday 15th August 1-2pm for a signing!

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Frazer Irving is a favourite around these parts, and we were thrilled when we found out he was teaming 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.

Legendary Comics says ‘This 6-issue series is a subversive sci-fi adventure like no other, brought to life with stunning artwork from Frazer Irving (Judge Dredd, Necronauts). Washed-up Hollywood screenwriter Ray Spass is caught in a downward spiral of broken relationships, wild parties and self-destruction. Out of luck and out of chances, he’s one failed script away from fading into obscurity. Little does he know he’s about to write the story of his life. As his imagination runs rampant, Ray must join forces with his own fictional character Max Nomax on a reality-bending race to stop the entire universe from imploding… without blowing his own mind in the process.’

The signing with Frazer runs from 1-2pm on Saturday the 15th of August. If you can’t make it along on the day but you want a signed copy in your life then drop a line to info@goshlondon.com and we’ll arrange for a copy to popped aside for you. Postage in the UK is a flat rate of £5 and quotes for international shipping are available on request.

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Beetroot Launch Party with Barnaby Richards

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be hosting a launch party with Barnaby Richards on Friday July 10th to celebrate the release of his latest book Beetroot!

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Beetroot is Barnaby’s first graphic novel but he’s had a storied history on the UK comics scene, including contributions to Sturgeon White Moss, and Tanya Meditzky collaboration Two Sentences. He has illustrated for a range of clients from The Guardian G2, The Independent, and Walker Books, to Paul Smith Jeans. Beetroot tells the story of how his family moved to Beriut in 1980 and shows through the lens of a child’s understanding what it’s like to live in a city where danger is always lurking as the situation in Lebanon turns from bad to worse.

Blank slate says ‘ All seen through the eyes of a child who can’t get his tongue round the word Beirut–it becomes Beetroot–a world populated with his own wild imaginings as well as the reality of feeling he is living as if he were Lebanese: a blue eyed, arab boy. Dreamily-etched pictures take us inside young Barnaby’s mind as he dodges bullets and giant sentient snakes, and wanders across the city’s rooftops with his imaginary friends. Open this book and accompany him on his journeys, encountering the many unknowable people and bizarre creatures with mysterious agendas who populate the strange world of Beetroot. Ultimately this book is about the way memory works, how when combined with a child’s ability to mix reality and fantasy it leads to unreliable memories. Unreliable memories which become long-held realities.’

If you fancy getting your hands on a copy of the book then head along to our launch party on Friday the 10th of July between 7-9pm. Barnaby will be about signing copies but 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 quotes for the rest of the world are available on request.

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Bodies & Supreme Blue Rose signing with Tula Lotay & Si Spencer

Here at Gosh! we love to get comic book creators in to sign their work and boy do we have some good news because on Saturday 8th of August between 1-2pm we’ve got two of them! Tula Lotay and Si Spencer will both be here signing copies of Bodies and Supreme Blue Rose.

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Tula Lotay’s work includes ElephantmenBodies, and the Image book Supreme: Blue Rose with writer Warren Ellis, and as if that wasn’t enough she also heads the annual comic arts festival Thought Bubble. We’re very excited to have her here at Gosh! for a signing, but it gets even better! She’ll also be joined by Si Spencer, writer of Bodies, the centuries-spanning murder mystery.

Based off a Superman analogue concept created by Rob Liefeld in the early ‘90s, Supreme Blue Rose is the new incarnation switches between the real and surreal. The plot follows struggling journalist Diana Dane, investigating a man named Ethan Crane and his link to supernatural occurrences in a small town.  Image says  ‘You are not dreaming. We are trying to communicate with you. Local reality has been reinstalled. Things have gone wrong. The revision has corrupted. Finding Ethan Crane is your supreme priority. We are speaking to you from the ultimate bunker within the structure of multiversal time. Do not trust Darius Dax. We are all going to die.’

Si Spencer’s Bodies follows four detectives investigating four identical murder cases. Despite taking place in four distinct time periods ranging from the 19th century to the far future all the cases are exactly the same. The same M.O., with the same injuries and found in the exact same spot throughout time; 160 years apart, it’s the same body. Vertigo says ‘the miniseries of the summer, with four detectives, four time periods, and four dead bodies – all set in London. Edmond Hillinghead is an 1890s overachiever who’s trying to solve a murder no one cares about while hiding his own secret. Charles Whiteman is our dashing 1940s adventurer with a shocking past. Shahara Hasan is 2014’s kickass female Detective Sergeant, who walks the line between religion and power. And Maplewood, an amnesiac from post-apocalyptic 2050, brings a haunting perspective to it all. Si Spencer (HELLBLAZER: CITY OF DEMONS, THE VINYL UNDERGROUND) executes a centuries-spanning murder mystery like nothing you’ve ever seen before, with four sensational artists illustrating a six-page chapter in each issue: Dean Ormston, Phil Winslade, Meghan Hetrick and Tula Lotay.’

Tula and Si will be signing copies of their work on Saturday the 8th of August between 1pm and 2pm. If you can’t make it along but 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 quotes for further afield are available on request.

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Democracy Talk & Signing with Alecos Papadatos and Abraham Kawa

We’re extremely excited to announce that Alecos Papadatos and Abraham Kawa are coming to Gosh! Thursday 27th August 6-9pm to do a talk & signing for their brand new graphic novel Democracy 

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Alecos and Abraham are the team behind the international phenomenon and The New York Times best-seller, LOGICOMIX. Over here at Gosh! we just can’t wait for the release of their latest title Democracy, an historical fiction exploring the birth of a new political system in ancient Greece. Alecos and Abraham have created a vibrant, colorful world of dark intrigue and mystery. Together with writer Abraham Kawa, they deliver a graphic novel bursting with incredible characters that also delivers a fascinating insight into the birth of democracy as a political system.

Bloomsbury says ‘Democracy opens in 490 B.C., with Athens at war. The hero of the story, Leander, is trying to rouse his comrades for the morrow’s battle against a far mightier enemy, and begins to recount his own life, having borne direct witness to the evils of the old tyrannical regimes and to the emergence of a new political system. The tale that emerges is one of daring, danger, and big ideas, of the death of the gods and the tortuous birth of democracy. We see that democracy originated through a combination of chance and historical contingency–but also through the cunning, courage, and wilful action of a group of remarkably talented and driven individuals.

Alecos and Abraham will be giving a talk & signing on Thursday 27th August, signing from 6-7pm and giving a talk from 7.30-9pm. If you can’t make it along but would like to get your hands on a signed 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 quotes for further afield are available on request.

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Wolf Signing with Matt Taylor & Tom Muller

The incredible Matt Taylor and Tom Muller are coming to Gosh! Wednesday the 22nd of July 6-7pm to sign copies of the first issue of their new Image Comics collaboration with writer Ales Kot and colourist Lee Loughridge, the paranormal crime saga Wolf.

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We had series designer Tom in recently to celebrate the release of Material #1, and we’re always happy to see him back, this time joined by artist Matt Taylor (whose self-published gem The Great Salt Lake recently graced our shelves). Matt creates beautiful illustrations with a nod to classic 50’s and 60’s comic books with a splash of Americana and we’re looking forward to having him and Tom here for a signing!

Image says ‘Bestselling new star writer ALES KOT teams up with white-hot artist MATT TAYLOR and DEADLY CLASS colorist extraordinaire LEE LOUGHRIDGE for an all-new ONGOING SERIES! The crime noir thrills and characters reminiscent of True Detective meet with mythical stakes worthy of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman in this original fantasy/horror/crime saga for mature readers. Antoine Wolfe, a hard-boiled paranormal detective with a death wish, has to cope with sudden responsibility for an orphaned teenage girl who might be the key to the impending apocalypse, California-style.’ 

 

Matt and Tom will be signing copies of Wolf on Wednesday the 22nd of July between 6-7pm. If you can’t make it along but 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 quotes for further afield are available on request

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Everything is Teeth Launch Party with Evie Wyld and Joe Sumner

We’re excited to announce that Evie Wyld and Joe Sumner are coming to Gosh! Friday August 7th from 7-9pm and we’ll be celebrating there new book which we think you can really sink your teeth into, Everything is Teeth!

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Evie Wyld is the author of ‘After the Fire, A Still Small Voice‘ and ‘All the Birds, Singing’ which were both shortlisted for numerous awards. She was even named as one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists, as well as being called one of the twelve best new British writers by the BBC. And as if that isn’t enough she also runs the Review Bookshop. Evie has teamed up with london based model-maker and illustrator Joseph Summer to create Everything is Teeth and we can’t wait to celebrate its release here at Gosh!

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water! Set in the brutal heat of New South Wales Everything is Teeth tells the story of Evie Wyld’s obsession with the great hunters of the deep blue:  sharks. Spending her summers by the Australian coast, Evie fell in love with everything about sharks. From their teeth to their skin, right down to their tiny, beady eyes, she became fascinated with these incredible hunters and their victims. She brings home to England her intimate and beautiful memoir that collects her memories that have lurked beneath the surface of the waves, ready to emerge.

‘An intimate and unique visual memoir from prize-winning young British novelist, Evie Wyld, collecting her memories of summers in the brutal heat of coastal New South Wales where she fell in love with sharks.’

The party will be kicking off at 7pm on Friday August 7th with Evie and Joe on hand to sign copies! If you have other plans on the night 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.

 

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Gosh! Comics and Broken Frontier present Drink and Draw

This summer Gosh! Comics and Broken Frontier are embracing the great tradition of comic book team-ups to bring you their debut collaborative Drink and Draw night! The first edition of this regular monthly event will be held on Thursday 25th June at The John Snow pub and will feature creators Tom Humberstone (In the Frame, Solipsistic Pop) and regular artist-in-residence Danny Noble (Was it Too… Much for You?, Monday Morning).

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Hosted by Gosh’s Tom Oldham and Broken Frontier’s Andy Oliver, each evening will provide an opportunity for attendees to find their artistic muse in a relaxed and informal atmosphere in the company of a rotating list of guest creators from across all areas of comics publishing. Every month the Drink and Draw will begin at Gosh! at 6.30 with an opportunity to buy work from the featured artists at a discounted price before heading to the evening’s often changing location of choice.
Drinking is not compulsory! And don’t forget Gosh! also runs the ever popular monthly Process Group for those wanting to meet with fellow artists in a less Bacchanalian environment. But whether you’re a dabbling doodler or a seasoned sketcher all are welcome at this latest entry in the regular London comics calendar! The first edition of this regular monthly event will be held on Thursday 25th June we’ll meet at Gosh! Comics at 6.30pm then on to The John Snow pub at 7pm. 

Jessica Martin Talk at Gosh!

Good news everyone! The sensational Jessica Martin is coming to Gosh! to give a talk on Saturday the 19th of September.

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Jessica Martin made her comics début in the 2013 Thought Bubble anthology, writing the wonderful script to a full page strip illustrated by industry legend Mark Buckingham, who Jessica describes as her ‘comics mentor’. We’re extremely excited here at Gosh! to have Jessica here for a talk!

Jessica Martin is a multi-talented performer whose career has taken her down many different paths, from comedy impressionist to musical theatre leading lady and scriptwriter. Her self published graphic biographies marry up her obvious love of classic cinema with her beautiful illustrative style. Her first story It Girl follows the silent movie star Clara Bow where as Vivacity follows the life of Vivien Leigh. In many ways both actress stories contrast each other and yet both actresses created careers that broke Hollywood conventions on their journeys to stardom.

Jessica describes herself as a ‘recovering actress’ and has a deep fascination with the Golden Age of Hollywood. Her current project Elsie Harris Picture Palacecontinues to explore this time period and will be her first graphic novel as both writer and illustrator. Elsie Harris Picture Palace tells the story of a Lyon’s Corner House ‘nippy’ who ends up in Hollywood.

The event kicks off at 7:30pm on Saturday the 19th of September and, while it’s entirely free, it’s first come first served so make sure you get down early to get your seat. We’ll also have a selection of Jessica’s work available on the night so you can take home a signed memento. If you can’t make it along on the night but fancy a signed copy then drop us a line via info@goshlondon.com. Shipping in the UK is a flat rate of £5 while quotes for the rest of the world are available on request.

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