Rick & Morty Signing with Marc Ellerby

We’re happy to announce that we will be hosting a signing for the latest issue and Volume 1 of Rick and Morty with Marc Ellerby! The signing will be from 1-2pm on Saturday 27th February.

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Marc Ellerby  has long been a Gosh favorite for his small press work, especially Chloe Noonan, a tongue-in-cheek story of a young Daria-esque college girl just trying to keep monsters at bay and Ellerbisms, a self-depreciating yet heartwarming diary comic following the highs and lows of a significant relationship. He is an important voice in the British comics community as one of the minds behind the former small press collective, Great Beast. Ellerby can currently be seen drawing for series like Doctor Who and The Regular Show.

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Rick and Morty, following the misadventures of Rick, a mad scientist, and his grandson Morty, has become a cult hit, and is definitely one of our favorite Adult Swim shows. The show was co-created by Dan Harmon (the meta-genius behind Community), so you know anything it’s going to be a source of delight, and to have it as a comic is the cherry on top. Zac Gorman is writing the comic series, and Marc on the art is a perfect match for a series of stories where anything can happen.

So come get Volume 1, featuring various short stories drawn by Ellerby, and #11, the first full issue drawn by him, with Rick taking Morty to a universe where he is able to simulate going through High School in a single day.

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If you can’t make it drop us a line to info@goshlondon.com and we’ll arrange for a copy to be popped aside for you. Postage in the UK is a flat rate of £5 and quotes for international shipping are available on request.

Beast Wagon #3 Launch and Signing

We will be hosting a signing for the latest issue of Beast Wagon with Owen Michael Johnson and John Pearson. The signing will be from 2-3pm on Saturday 27th February.
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Beast Wagon, coming off of a successful kickstarter campaign, is a black comedy series. The story takes place in Whipsnarl Zoo, a boiling pot of human and animal emotions, and in the first issue we got hints of the strangeness to come. A heatwave, human stupidity, and the animals exasperation with their gatekeepers all adds up to impending disaster…
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In issue 2 we’ve seen animal and human alike going nuts, losing control as the tension continues to grow between the two. We can only imagine the nightmare that will come in issue 3 as the conflict between man and animal comes to a head.
The Facebook event can be found here.
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Star Wars Day – Episode II at Gosh!

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We’re continuing our celebration of Star Wars VII:The Force Awakensbecause we just can’t get enough of it! On 25th February we’ll be hosting one of the concept artists – Glyn Dillon. Glyn is not only one of our favourite comic artists, but was the ‘Chief Concept Artist’ in The Force Awakens costume department. Come to the shop for an inside look at process that went into his design work and a signing of the Art of Star Wars The Force Awakens HC.

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London based artist Glyn Dillon may be previously best-known among our customers for his masterful graphic novel The Nao of Brown, but he has certainly ascended to pop culture royalty with his work on the new Star Wars film. His new designs for costume designer Michael Kaplan (of Bladerunner fame) include the sleeker stormtroopers, the character designs of Rey, Finn, Luke Skywalker and Han Solo, etc have gone down a treat with fans (and certainly influenced a new generation of cosplayers!)

We will have the The Art of Star Wars available to be signed. The collection offers a glimpse into the workings of the Lucasfilm art department, featuring many original designs by Glyn, alongside the other incredible concept artists & designers. Filled with hundreds of stunning pieces of artwork,  including production paintings, concept sketches, storyboards, and blueprints. This collection will delight Star Wars fans and film lovers

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Check out our Facebook event page here.

Official Site: http://www.starwars.com/theforceawakens

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Laydeez Do Comics – Broken Frontier Special

On Monday January 18th we will be hosting the first Laydeez Do Comics of the year. The event will be from 7.30-9pm, featuring Andy Oliver, Danny Noble and Rozi Hathaway.

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The event will have a special focus on the innovative comics review site Broken Frontier, with the Editor-in-Chief, Andy Oliver starting off our night! Andy is a champion of small press comics and self-published works by way of his ‘Small Press Spotlight’ and ‘Small Pressganged’ columns, and will be giving attendees a special preview of his new “Six Small Press Creators to Watch” list!

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One of Broken Frontiers frequently featured authors is Danny Noble, the creator of the very naughty and very hilarious Ollie & Alans’ (aka Oliver Reed and Alan Bates) adventures. Make sure to check our her Instagram – @mundy_morn – for regular updates.

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The second creator, Rozi Hathaway, first came to the scene with her contribution to HOAX Psychosis Blues. Her first solo piece was the self-published work, The Red Road, a beautiful journey of a young Native American girl.

For more information on the event, check out the Laydeez Do Comics website or eventbrite for ticketing information.

Singing Dragon Comics Launch Party!

On February 5th,  from 7-9pm, we will be hosting the launch of the new comic line from publisher Singing Dragon, an imprint of Jessica Kingsley. Alex Demetris, Steve Haines, Mike Medaglia, Sophie Standing and Maria Stoian will be available at the event to sign copies of their books.

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Singing Dragon has a reputation for publishing some of the best comics covering subjects like health, well-being, and personal development. This exciting new venture uses the medium of comics to help make more accessible literature on subjects like sexual health, trauma, pain and and mental or physical disorders.

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We’ll be joined by creators Steve Haines and illustrator Sophie StandingPain is Really Strange, an original research-based graphic book explaining the nature of pain and how you can effectively relieve pain by changing your mind’s habits, and Trauma is Really Strange, a comic revealing the strange nature of trauma and exploring how trauma resolution involves changing the body’s physiology. Also in attendance will be Maria Stoian author of Take It As A Compliment– Having interviewed and received anonymous messages from women and men across the globe about their experiences of sexual abuse and harassment. She illustrated their experiences in this powerful collective graphic memoir. Finally, Alex Demetris of Dad’s Not All There Anymore will be in the shop – Alex draws on his father’s experience of Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) to shed light on the condition. He explores both the physical and mental changes, this comic shows how LBD symptoms affect people with the condition and their loved ones.

We are very proud that Mike Medaglia, a former Gosh employee, now the Art Editor at for this new line, will be introducing the event.

If you can’t make it along for all the fun but you want a copy of one or all of the books signed, then  drop us a line to info@goshlondon.com and we’ll arrange for a copy to be popped aside for you. If you’d like some posted out UK postage is a flat rate of £5 and quotes for international shipping are available on request.

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Benjamin Marra Signing & Talk

It gives us great pleasure to announce that Benjamin Marra will be coming to Gosh! for a signing and talk Tuesday 8th December!

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Benjamin Marra is the controversial, influential creator of the comic books Night Business, Gangsta Rap Posse, Terror Assaulter O.M.W.O.T and Blades & Lazers. He’s also the founder and publisher of Traditional Comics and co-founder of the underground illustration and design journal Mammal. Broken Frontier defines his aesthetic as ‘an affectionate emulation of the sort of thing a 15-year-old headbanger might have lovingly rendered in the back of an exercise book in the 1980s, after watching one too many straight-to-video action flicks.’ But he’s also drawn comparisons to comics masters such as Paul Gulacy, Jim Steranko, R. Crumb and Spain Rodriguez. Vice describe his style to be  ‘like those hand painted movie posters and air brushed flea market T-shirts. Awkward action figure anatomy combined with screaming mouths and shiny, shiny muscles. Everything looks dirty and dark and like art that was airbrushed on the side of a carnival ride.’

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The signing & talk will get underway on the 8th of December from 7.30-9pm! While the talk is entirely free, it’s first come first served so make sure you get down early to grab your seat and avoid disappointment.  If you can’t make it along to see Benjamin but you want a signed copy, then drop a line to info@goshlondon.com and we’ll arrange for a copy to be 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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Gosh! Comics and Broken Frontier present Drink and Draw 16th November

Gosh! Comics and Broken Frontier Drink & Draw is back! We’ve teamed up with Broken Frontier to bring you a monthly collaborative Drink and Draw night, sponsored by our friends at Cass Art. This month’s meet-up will take place on the 16th November, starting with a casual assembly of folks at Gosh! from around 7pm before heading on to The Crown for 7.30pm. This month we’ll be joined by creators Emma Rios & Isabel Greenberg!

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Hosted by Gosh’s Tom Oldham and Broken Frontier’s Andy Oliver, the 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 7pm with an opportunity to buy work from the featured artists at a discounted price before heading to the The Crown for 7.30pm.

Drinking is not compulsory! And don’t forget Gosh! also hosts 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!

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Laydeez do Comics London, 23rd November 2015

This month is the second Laydeez do Comic’s at Gosh! They’ll be joining us on Monday 23rd of November from 7.30-9pm so come along for some great talks and cake!
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Laydeez Do Comics is the first UK graphic novel forum and discussion group led by women and open to all. Its focus is on comics work based on life narrative and the drama of the everyday. LDC was launched in July 2009 by  Nicola Streeten and Sarah Lightman. There are LDC’s in Bristol, Leeds, Dublin, San Francisco and Chicago, as well as pop events in Brighton, Glasgow, NYC and Toronto. And it gives us great pleasure to be part of Laydeez do Comics London!


We are delighted to be hosting two long term supporters of Laydeez do Comics, Una and Richy K Chandler!

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Places are free, but space is very limited. You must book a place by following this ticket event link here.

To find out more about LDC and to hear podcasts and read the blogs of previous meetings check out their website here

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Gosh! Comics & Broken Frontier present Drink & Draw 29th October

Gosh! Comics and Broken Frontier Drink & Draw is back! We’ve teamed up with those talented wordslingers at Broken Frontier to bring you a monthly collaborative Drink and Draw night, sponsored by our friends at Cass Art. This month’s meet-up will take place on the 29th October, starting with a casual assembly of folks at Gosh! from around 6.30pm before heading on to The Phoenix Artist Club for 7pm. This month we’ll be joined by creators Karrie Fransmen (Death of The Artist & The House That Groaned) & Mike Medaglia (One Year Wiser). This month you can also win Avery Hill books in ‘The Rabbit’ Drawing Competition!

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Hosted by Gosh’s Tom Oldham and Broken Frontier’s Andy Oliver, the 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 The Phoenix Artist Club for 7pm.

Drinking is not compulsory! And don’t forget Gosh! also hosts 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!

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Farel Dalrymple, Jerome Opeña & Rick Remender Thought Bubble Triple Signing

It’s finally that wonderful  time of year where one of our favourite conventions takes place! That con is, of course, the Thought Bubble Festival (one of the best and most diverse comics and arts festivals in the UK) – and this year, just like the last, we’re working in conjunction with them to bring you 3 incredible comics creators!

This year on the 13th of November from 6-7pm we’ll be joined by Farel Dalrymple (The Wrenchies), Jerome Opeñ(Uncanny X-Force & Avengers) & Rick Remender (Deadly Class & Black Science)  for a Thought Bubble Triple Signing!

 

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Farel Dalrymple is a cartoonist and creator of The Wrenchies from First Second Books, and the award-winning comics series Pop Gun War. He is currently working on the second volume of Pop Gun War to be published by Dark Horse Comics. As an artist he’s worked on projects for various publishers, notably Omega the Unknown with Jonathan Lethem, and Prophet with Brandon Graham.

Jerome Opeña is a Filipino comic book artist best known for his work on Uncanny X- Force, Wolverine, Punisher and Deadpool. He’s also done cover work for the Incal, Avengers Vs X-Men & Captain America.  Jerome has collaborated numerous times with our third special guest Rick Remender, notably on the excellent Fear Agent!

Rick Remender you may well know from his groundbreaking work with Marvel. He’s written Uncanny  X-Force, Uncanny Avengers, Captain America, Punisher and Venom, among others. He’s also written/ co-created Fear Agent, Strange Girl and Last Days of American Crime, and has a swathe of excellent creator-owned titles currently running at Image, such as Deadly Class, Black Science, Low and Tokyo Ghost.

Thought Bubble runs from the 9th to the 15th of November in Leeds. Take a look at their full programme here and you can grab tickets to the festival here.

The signing on the 13th of November runs from 6 to 7pm. If you can’t make it along on the but still want to get your hands on a signed copy simply email us via info@goshlondon.com and we can arrange it for you. Alternatively we’re able to post copies straight to you! Postage throughout the UK is a flat rate of £5 while international quotes are available on request.

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