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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.

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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!

 

 

October 16, 2014 | Posted in: Events | Comments Closed

Brandon Graham and Inkstuds: Signing and Live Podcast

 

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 info@goshlondon.com

 

October 15, 2014 | Posted in: Events | Comments Closed

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.

 

 

October 14, 2014 | Posted in: Events | Comments Closed

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.

October 9, 2014 | Posted in: Events | Comments Closed

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.

October 7, 2014 | Posted in: Events | Comments Closed

Nick Abadzis Signing

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.

Nick Abadzis Signing at Gosh! Comics London

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.

Nick Abadiz Cigar Fell in Love With Pipe signing at Gosh! Comics London

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 info@goshcomics.com and we’ll sort it out!

 

October 5, 2014 | Posted in: Events | Comments Closed

Tiny Pencil Fall Party and Issue Launch

Tiny Pencil, purveyors of all things graphite, are releasing their fourth anthology and it’s going to be a corker.

Tiny Pencil Launch Party at Gosh! Comics London

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.

Tiny Pencil Death and Resurrection preview - launch at Gosh! Comics London

 

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 info@goshlondon.com and we can make those arrangements. Mail order is available and postal quotes are on request.

October 3, 2014 | Posted in: Events | Comments Closed

Zenith Signing with Steve Yeowell

British comics heavyweight Steve Yeowell is coming to Gosh! to sign copies of the long awaited Zenith Phase 1.

ZENITH signing at Gosh! Comics London

After the complete Zenith, limited to 1000 copies, sold out, Rebellion listened to the appeals of fans and decided to release the book, originally serialised in 2000AD between ’87 and ’92, in it’s original Phases. To celebrate the release of Phase 1 Gosh! will be joined by artist Steve Yeowell for an afternoon signing.
You’ll have seen Steve’s work gracing the pages of titles including Judge Dredd, Sinister Dexter, and A Life Less Ordinary (a graphic novelization of the Danny Boyle film).

Steve will be joining us from 2pm ’til 3pm on Saturday the 18th of October.
If you’d love to get your mitts on a signed copy of Zenith Phase 1 but can’t join us in person then send an email to info@goshlondon.com and we’ll sort you out a copy.

 

September 23, 2014 | Posted in: Events | Comments Closed

Tempo Lush Launch Party

When is a launch party more than a launch party? When you’re launching four books in one night! Tempo Lush will be taking over Gosh! for the evening to celebrate the release of new titles: Lucy the Octopus: Any Less Than Freak, Bang! Crash! Whizz!, Rosie and Jacinda: Demon Cloud, and Tempo Lush Tales.

Tempo Lush launch party at Gosh! Comics London

Launched in 2007 Tempo Lush has published a whole heap of books including Delicate AxiomBunch, and the Tempo Lush Mini-Comics range that includes Lucy the Octopus  and Govinda the Meditating Rabbit.

The man behind Tempo Lush, Richy K. Chandler, has written for comic adaptations of Adventure TimeWallace & Gromit and Almost Naked Animals, contributed to Wu Wei and Score & Script and is the originator of WASP (Webcomic Artist Swap Project).
He’s excited to bring out new volumes of both fairytale manga Rosie and Jacinda (which he created with Zarina Liew and is now also joined by artists Chie Kutsuwada, Inko, Jade Sarson and Francesca Dare) and his webcomic collection Lucy the Octopus.
He’s also worked with illustrator Sally-Anne Hickman to create the pre-school children’s comic/picture book Bang! Crash! Whizz!
Finally, Richy has collaborated with a host of artists and creators for the Tempo Lush Tales anthology, including Matt Boyer, Francesca Cassavetti, Martin Eden, Tim Hassan, Steve Horry, Inko, Chie Kutsuwada, Mike Medaglia, Aaron Murphy, Van Nim, Karen Rubins, Paul Shinn, Keara Stewart and Steven Walsh.”

You’ll be able to get your hands on all four titles on the night, and Richy will be around signing copies and strumming away on his guitar.
You’ll also have a chance to meet  plenty of his collaborators who will also be happy to sign copies of their respective works.
The party starts at 7pm on Friday the 3rd of October.
If you can’t make it to the event but would like a signed copy then get in touch with us via info@goshlondon.com and we can make the arrangements.

September 17, 2014 | Posted in: Events | Comments Closed

Star Cat Launch Party with James Turner

James Turner will be celebrating the release of his new book Star Cat here at Gosh!

Star Cat poster launch party Gosh! Comics London

Join Captain Spaceington and the intrepid crew of the Star Cat as they boldly blunder into every possible comic misadventure on this side of the event horizon – and beyond!

Featuring: Science Officer Plixx (green, tentacled and easily confused), Robot1 (nowhere near as clever as he thinks he is), and the very mysterious ‘Pilot’ (quite possibly much cleverer than everyone thinks he is…) PLUS… Stupid aliens! Robo-chickens! Intergalactic ice-cream! And the devious cunning and villainy of the very evil and really quite badly-behaved Dark Rectangle!

James Turner Star Cat comic book launch Gosh! Comics London

Star Cat first appeared in the pages of our favourite kids comic,  The Phoenix, a weekly comics anthology; if you’re not already grabbing a copy for your children (and yourself!) then you’re missing out! James has also written for Mameshiba; if you’re unfamiliar with the tiny trivia telling bean dogs we’d recommend you go look now!

James will be hanging around the shop on night to sign copies and to raise a glass in honour of Star Cat Book 1. The party starts at 7pm sharp on Thursday the 9th of October. If you’d like us to arrange a signed on your behalf then drop a line to info@goshlondon.com and we’ll sort that out.

 

September 16, 2014 | Posted in: Events | Comments Closed

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