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 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.
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.
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 email@example.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.
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.
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?
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Postage within the UK is a flat rate of £5 and qoutes for other countries are on request.
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?
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.
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.
It’s finally here, the first volume of Jamie McKelvie and Kieron Gillen’sThe 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.
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 email@example.com and we can arrange a signed copy for you. Mail-outs are available and postal quotes can be arranged on request!
Brandon Graham and Inkstuds: Signing and Live Podcast. If that’s not the longest event title we’ve had to date I don’t know what is! Regardless, we’re over the moon to announce that we’ll be joined by Brandon and the clever chap behind Inkstuds, Robin McConnell, for (you guessed it) a signing and live podcast.
Gosh! regulars will be very familiar with the work of Brandon Graham,, which includes the likes of Multiple Warheads, Walrus and King City.
Most recently he’s been the guiding hand on the Image comics Prophet re-boot; working closely with Simon Roy and an array of incredibly talented artists.
Inkstuds is “Citr’s aural answer to the wonderful world of comics. Hosted by Robin McConnell, and a rotating cast of sidekicks, Inkstuds explores the underbelly of the comics world, interviewing some of today’s top creators. Inkstuds focuses on underground and indy comics from publishers like Fantagraphics, Top Shelf, Drawn and Quarterly and more. The talent interviewed ranges from the legends of alternative comics to some kid who has only put out a couple of mini’s, all with something new and interesting to share with the reading public.”
The event will be on Friday the 21st of November, kicking off with the signing between 5pm – 7pm followed by the live podcast from 7.30pm-9pm. We’re expecting both events to be busy so we’ll be limiting the signing to three items per customer. If you can’t make it along to the event but would like us to get something signed for you then let us know! Postage in the UK is a flat rate of £5 and all other quotes are on request; get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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 email@example.com and we can make those arrangements.
We’ll be joined by Ordinary creators Rob Williams and D’Israeli for a Saturday Signing
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.We’ll see you there, only, do us a favour? Let’s leave the grizzly bears at home, ta.
Nick Abadzis, creator of Hugo Tate and Laika, will be joining us for an evening signing. As well as signing copies of those books we’ll be celebrating the newest addition that fine list, The Cigar That Fell In Love With A Pipe.
You might think that it’s the doomed relationship of Rita Hayworth and Orson Welles that’s at the heart of this humorous (and dare we say a little educational) story about love and smoking. But guess what kid! It ‘aint! The real stars of the piece are Conchita Marquez and the sailor she fell in love with; their spirits trapped in smoking paraphernalia. If you want to know any more than that you’ll need to read the book – it’s a good ‘un we promise.
The signing will be running between 6-7pm on October 24th. The book costs £14.99 and will be available for mail order if you’re unable to make it along to the event. Mail order quotes are available on request; just send an email to email@example.com and we’ll sort it out!
Tiny Pencil, purveyors of all things graphite, are releasing their fourth anthology and it’s going to be a corker.
Tiny Pencil, founded by Amber Hsu, is a love letter to all things graphite, eschewing other art forms in favour of wonderfully versatile carbon and everything it offers. There’s even a potted history of the mighty pencil over on their website!
The newest anthology, Tiny Pencil No. 4: Death & Resurrection, promises to be just as gorgeous as all that have come before it: page upon page of gorgeously rendered illustration? Hells yes. A host of talented creators? You betcha. The line-up includes (but is by no means limited to): Joe Fenton, Joanna Concejo, Yoko Tanaka, Ho Sin Tung, Alexis Deacon, Gareth Brookes, S.J. Harris (Eustace), Andy Van Dinh and Rachel M. Bray.
There’s going to be heaps happening on the night including drinks, live drawing, prizes, and of course the chance to nab a copy of the book. The event starts at 7pm on Friday the 10th of October. If you’d like us to save a copy for you then drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can make those arrangements. Mail order is available and postal quotes are on request.