Tom Muller City Lit Talk

Tom Muller for City Lit and Gosh! Comics London

We’re teaming up with City Lit, the centre for adult learning, once again to delivery an evening of inspiration with Tom Muller.

The internationally acclaimed Graphic Designer and Comic Artist will be coming to the Gosh! to present his work as part of the City Lit Fast Forward Talks Events.

His clients and brands include DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Paramount Pictures, WIRED, StudioCanal, MTV, Samsung, Vertu, Muse Productions, Hearst Magazines, Warner Bros., and Sony Electronics amongst many others.

This is a great opportunity for all you designers and illustrators to learn about the techniques, processes and experiences of a world famous designer.

The event kicks off at 7:30pm on Thursday the 5th of March 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 Tom’s books available on the night so you can take home a signed memento.

Signing with Richard McGuire

Richard McGuire‘s cult comic Here has returned, this time in full colour and three hundred pages long. This book really is something special.

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Here is the story of a corner of a room and of the events that have occurred in that space over the course of hundreds of thousands of years. Originally published in black and white and just six pages long, the comic first appeared in Raw Volume 2 #1. This new edition has been eagerly awaited since Richard announced he’d be returning to the project in 2010.

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Richard will be signing copies of the book in store between 1-2pm on Monday the 9th of February.

We will also be launching a facsimile reproduction of Richard’s original 1989 comic, published by London arts publisher Loose Joints. This edition is limited to just 500 copies and is the perfect accompaniment to the new book.

If you’d like us to reserve a signed copy of either or both books for you then drop us a line via info@goshlondon.com – books can either be collected in store or mailed out. There’s a flate rate of £5 for all shipping in the UK and quotes for other countries are available on request.

 

Process #22: Marguerite Van Cook and James Romberger

For this months Process we’re going to be joined by Marguerite Van Cook and James Romberger, the creative team behind The Late Child and Other Animals and the artistic collaborators who illustrated 7 Miles a Second, the autobiographical comic that told the story of the late artist and activist David Wojnarowicz.

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We’ll be talking about the nature of collaboration, the contrast between producing biography and autobiography and James and Marguerite’s comics careers generally.

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Hetty survives the bombing of Portsmouth by the Nazis in World War II, only to learn that her soldier husband — with whom she was in the process of adopting a young daughter — has been killed on the way back home from North Africa. She must then complete the adoption alone. A decade later, she gives birth to a bastard daughter, Marguerite. Now Hetty must go before a tribunal to prove that she is a fit mother — or possibly lose both her children. From there,The Late Child and Other Animals tells the story of little Marguerite’s childhood in the recovering British naval port and the rural beauty of the Isle of Wight and in Normandy, France. The journeys and struggles over decades of this mother and daughter are linked in five episodes that veer between lyricism, wry wit, and harrowing suspense.

There’s an excerpt of the book available to read over at the Fantagraphics site and it shows off James’s strikingly beautiful, haunting artwork; well worth a look before the event which will start at 7pm on Wednesday the 14th of January.  If you can’t make it along on the night but fancy a signed copy of this remarkable book 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.

 

F*** You Kitty Jenkins Launch Party

It’s time to launch another anthology and this time the spotlight is on Kitty Jenkins and the first ever graphic novel by Backwards Burd.

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Kitty Jenkins is a cosmic cat who pops into peoples lives, and sends them on mystical journeys they don’t want to go on. Where does he come from? Why does he do it? No one knows. He’s just a cat! 

He is based on Dan’s fat stupid cat Sam, who would always meow at him for attention when watching TV and then when he’d pet him, his cat would start purring too loudly for him to hear anything else.

He also appeared to Dan in a dream, and sent him on his own pointless dream journey. Because the character can do absolutely anything, drawing Jenkins helps him think creatively. The character is a vehicle for other artists to express the irreverent side of themselves that many wouldn’t ordinarily explore.

To read our finished Kitty Jenkins stories and see what he’s all about, visit our website backwardsburd.thecomicseries.com

The party at Gosh! will start at promptly 7pm on Friday 23rd January. There’ll be the customary drinks and music, as well as the chance to meet the Backards Burd gang. If you can’t make it along on the night but fancy a signed copy then drop an email info@goshlondon.com and we’ll put one aside. Mail orders can be arranged with a flat rate of £5 for shipping in the UK. Quotes for the rest of the world are available on request.

 

 

Soppy Launch Party with Philippa Rice

Small press sensation Soppy is back – bigger, better, and more hardcover-y than ever – and we’re thrilled to announce a launch party with creator Phillipa Rice on the 16th January, 7-9pm!

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What started out as a self published collection of comics detailing the frankly adorable relationship of Philippa Rice and Luke Pearson has become somewhat of a ‘must-read’ book. Whether it’s the pair playing board-games by candlelight, bartering over household chores, or getting soppy about a gas bill, each vignette is handled with her trademark sense of humour and super sweet artwork. Philippa has teamed up with publisher Square Peg, an imprint of Random House and part of Vintage Publishing, to release the 112-page hardcover edition of the book and believe us when we say we couldn’t be more excited.

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If you’ve not checked out any of Philippa’s other work then you’re missing out. Titles include: Sister BFF’s, Recyclost, My Cardboard Life, We’re Out, and St Colin and the Dragon. We’d heartily recommend all of them and they’re a regular fixture on the Gosh! Small Press shelves.

Philippa has also created a Gosh! Exclusive Valentines Card with some especially soppy original artwork.

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We’ll be celebrating the release with beer and bubbly and, of course, Philippa will be on hand signing copies of the book between 7-9pm on Friday the 16th of January. If you’d like a copy put aside or signed on your behalf then send an email to info@goshlondon.com or, if you can’t make it into the store to pick up a copy then we’ve created a pre-order on the webstore (books will be shipped after the event).

It’s the perfect gift for Valentines day, or really, any day of the year!

Abigail and the Snowman signing with Roger Langridge

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Roger Langridge and Boom! are teaming up for a seasonal mini series: Abigail and the Snowman and we’re going to end 2014 with a seasonal signing!

Abigail, a nine year old girl with a huge imagination, moves to a small town where she’s the new kid at school, struggling to make friends. All that changes when she meets a Yeti named Claude who has escaped from a top secret government facility. Abigail and Claude become the best of friends, but to make sure he can truly be free from the “Shadow Men” chasing him, they must go on an adventure to find Claude’s real home!

Over the years, Roger has given his own spin to household names such as The Muppets, Thor, and Doctor Who, as well as working on original books like Fred the Clown & the Eisner Award winning Snarked!

 

Roger will be joining us between 12pm and 1pm on the 31st of December, the perfect excuse to get out of the house/office on New Years Eve and come collect the new releases! Issue #1 of Abigail and the Snowman retails at £2.85.  If you’d like a copy put aside or signed on your behalf then send an email to info@goshlondon.com, otherwise see you there!

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.