Geis by Alexis Deacon Launch Party

We will be hosting the launch party for the new Nobrow graphic novel, Geis, by Alexis Deacon. The launch will be Saturday. June 4th from 79pm.

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Deacon’s Geis is the first in a three-part fantasy saga. Book One takes reader to a gripping supernatural universe where souls must battle in contest to become the rulers of the strange islands they inhabit. The story begins with the death of current ruler, who having no heir, calls for a contest to find the next ruler. The island is in upheaval as everyone desperately puts themselves forward to compete for the ultimate prize, but only fifty of the souls will be chosen.

Screen Shot 2016-02-16 at 21.36.48Alexis Deacon is an London-based illustrator and children’s book author. Last year his children’s book, Slow Loris, was listed by Time Magazine as one of the hundred best children’s books ever. His other picture books include Beegu, the story of a friendly alien, Jitterbug Jam with Barbara Hicks, and While You Are Sleeping. His most recent titles include I Am Henry Finch, and A Place Called Home. He has twice been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and is a two time recipient of The New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books Award. In 2014 The River won the Observer/Jonathan Cape/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize.  In 2008 he was chosen by Booktrust as one of the ten best new illustrators of the preceding decade. He is also a contributor to UK comics and illustration anthology Tiny Pencil.

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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 signed and put aside for you. Postage in the UK is a flat rate of £5 and quotes for international shipping are available on request.

Stan and Nan by Sarah Lippett Launch Party!

We will be hosting the launch party for the new graphic novel ‘Stan and Nan’ with Sarah Lippett. The launch will be Thursday, June 23rd from 79pm.

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Based on her self-published work ‘Stan’, Sarah Lippett extends the story for this debut graphic novel, Stan and Nan, from Jonathan Cape. The story comes from the many letters Sarah’s grandmother wrote to her about the love of her life, her grandfather, Stanley, an artist himself. The graphic novel combines both her grandmother’s letters and ones that her grandfather wrote before he passed. It creates a beautiful portrait of a post-war British family life, and with great candor examines love and ageing.

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Sarah Lippett is an artist and author living in London. She is a graduate of both the University of Brighton and the Royal College of Art. She created crayonlegs.com with fellow illustrator Duncan Barrett after they both graduated. Since then Sarah has illustrated for clients including the New York Times, the Guardian,  Time Out, indie rock band, Los Campesinos!, The Guardian and Plan B magazine. When she’s not drawing or writing, she plays bass guitar in indie rock band Fever Dream.

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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 signed and put aside for you. Postage in the UK is a flat rate of £5 and quotes for international shipping are available on request.

Laydeez Do Comics May 2016

Laydeez do Comics are back at Gosh after a successful residency at the House of Illustration ! They’ll be joining us for the Monday 16th of May from 7.30-9pm with guests Elliot Elam, Rebecca Newell, Carol Adlam, and Helen Cross.

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. The LDC London is co-run by creators Wallis Eates and Rachael Ball.

 

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Elliot Elam has been published by Penguin books, Faber and Faber and had work used on television and film projects. Recently Elliot’s comics output has slowed somewhat but you can still find his work here. You can also find his writings on The Comics Journal.

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Rebecca Newell, curator at The National Army Museum, alongside artist Carol Adlam, and writer Helen Cross, have together produced a graphic novel that tells the stories of women in the army to be released later in the year. You can find out more about the project here.

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‘When I’m A Monster Like You, Dad!’ Launch Party

We will be hosting the launch party for the new picture book ‘When I’m A Monster Like You, Dad!’ with David O’Connell and Francesca Gambatesa. The launch will be Friday, May 27th from 79pm.

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Just in time for Father’s Day comes a heartwarming new picture book full of wacky monsters and lots of giggles: ‘When I’m A Monster Like You, Dad!’

Everyone loves monstrous fun with their Dad. Our little monster wants to be just like Daddy! Big and strong and scary like monsters should be. But our little monster learns that being small can be just as fun as being a big monster.

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David O’Connell is a writer and illustrator living in London, UK. His favorite things to draw are monsters, naughty children, batty old ladies and evil cats. He loves comics too, and has had work published in anthologies such as Birdsong, Solipsistic Pop, Paper Science and Accent UK, as well as his own webcomic, Tozo. David edited ink+PAPER, a biannual anthology combining comics and the graphic arts. He is the creator of the Monster & Chips series and illustrator on the Creature Teachers book series. His most recent picture book was Jampires with Sarah McIntyre.

Francesca Gambatesa is an Italian illustrator and animator based in London. She was born in Lebanon, grew up in Rome and got her animation degree at the Italian National film school C.S.C. She’s worked as an animator and art director for children TV series, internet productions and feature films between Italy and the UK. Animation and design work include BBC series Wee Wise Words, Jiles Andreae’s The World of Happy and end credit sequence of feature film Nanny Mcphee and the Big Bang. Her recent illustration work is for Penguin Young Readers, Usborne Books and Zanichelli Editore. She illustrated the kids book series Recipe For Adventure by Giada de Laurentiis.  pond-FGambatesa

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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 signed and put aside for you. Postage in the UK is a flat rate of £5 and quotes for international shipping are available on request.

Unfollow Vol 1 TP Signing

We are excited to announce that we will have Rob Williams, Quinton Winter, Matt Taylor,  Michael Dowling, and Tom Muller here in store signing copies of the first trade of Unfollow on Thursday, May 19th from 6-7pm.

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Hopefully you’ve been following the social media-fueled series: a dying billionaire founder of a fictional social network has selected at random 140 users to share his fortune. 140 representing the 140 characters that can be used on the network.

The story is interwoven between the 140 users, from a Iranian reporter to a Japanese best-selling author, as the realise the catch of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The fact that every time one of them dies, that individuals fortune will get redistributed to the remaining users. And so the numbers start ticking down…

6Rob Williams is a British comics writer who has produced work for 2000AD, DC, Titan and more. His previous series was with Vertigo was The Royals: Masters of War and it has been recently announced that he will be writing Suicide Squad with Jim Lee in the upcoming DC Rebirth. In 2000AD he has a series currently running, To Kill a Mocking Klegg, and he is also co-writing Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor with Si Spurrier.
Michael Dowling is the artist and co-creator of Unfollow. He has drawn for The Grievous Journey of Ichabod Azrael  at 2000AD, and is artist on Death Sentence, the story of three ordinary individuals whom have contracted a fatal virus which gives them extraordinary abilities. Outside comics he is an illustrator and concept artist for film and media.
Quintin Winter is a painter and illustrator. He is the colorist of Unfollow and Clean Room with Vertigo Comics. He also does illustration work on Gogglebox and BBC Wildlife, and some of his previous clients have been The Guardian, Walker Books, Mojo and Esquire.
Matt Taylor, the cover artist for the series. He also has worked on the Image Comics series Wolf. He is well-known for he comic, The Great Salt Lake. With illustrations have appeared in publications like The New Yorker, Complex, and Wired. Taylor’s work includes Adventure Time’s Lemongrab to Daft Punk.
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Bad Company: First Casualties Signing

We will be hosting a signing with the stellar line-up of Peter Milligan, Rufus Dayglo, and Jim McCarthy for the latest installment in the Bad Company series. The signing will be from 1-2pm on Saturday, June 4th.

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Bad Company was originally created by Peter Milligan, Brett Ewins, and Jim McCarthy, debuting in 2000AD in 1986. The story follows a young solider fighting in a war to defend his home planet. He is the only survivor of his platoon and  he ends up recruited into ‘Bad Company’, a group of misfit renegades.

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Writer Peter Milligan returns to the series after a 13 year absence from the pages of 2000AD, joined by Rufus Dayglo on pencils, whose work on the title acts as a loving tribute to Brett Ewins (who sadly passed away in 2015) and Jim McCarthy, the original inker.

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Bad Company: First Casualties collects the 12 part run from 2000AD. Rufus has also provided us with an exclusive signed bookplate for the collection.

The signing will get underway on Saturday the 4th of June from 1-2pm. If you can’t make it along 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. Mail order is also available: postage in the UK is a flat rate of £5 and quotes for international shipping are available on request.

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Broken Frontier Anthology and 2016 Small Press Yearbook Launch Party!

We’ll be hosting the launch party for Broken Frontiers‘ kickstarted Anthology and their 2015 Small Press Yearbook! The launch party will be from 7-9pm on Friday, April 29th.

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The Broken Frontier Anthology is a fully creator-owned book featuring stories about breaking frontiers and exploring the great unknown by over 40 creators from around the world, ranging from multiple award-winning creators to bright, up-and-coming talent. Creators from the anthology that will be signing at the event are Alison Sampson, David Hine, Edie OP, I.N.J Culbard, Jamie Coe, and Mark Stafford.

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Broken Frontier Small Press Yearbook 2016 features the work of the first group of creators from their ‘Six UK Small Press Creators to Watch’ initiative– Danny Noble, Rozi Hathaway, Jess Milton, Emma Raby, Alice Urbino and Adam Vian. The  Yearbook continues Broken Frontier’s championing of emerging talent.  Appearing at the event from the yearbook is Adam Vian, Alice Urbino, Danny Noble, Emma Raby, Jess Milton, and Rozi Hathaway.

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The signing will get underway on the 29th of April from 7-9pm. If you can’t make it along to see the creators 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. Mail order is also available: postage in the UK is a flat rate of £5 and quotes for international shipping are available on request.

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Becky Cloonan Signing!

We are excited to announce that we will have Becky Cloonan signing in the shop on Monday, April 25th from 6-7pm.

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Becky Cloonan has a prolific career as a writer and artist, including her self-published short stories The MireDemeter, and Wolves, collected (now o/p but soon to be re-collected) as By Chance or Providence. She earned the distinction of becoming the first woman to draw Batman on the main title since the series debuted in 1939, and has also worked as artist on series such as Conan, Harley Quinn, Northlanders, Buffy, American Virgin, The Fabulous Lives of the Killjoys, American Virgin, and Demo (nominated for 2 Eisners).

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She’s also a cracking writer, working on the brilliant YA series Gotham Academy for DC, and Southern Cross with Image Comics. Her most recently announced project is as lead writer on the new Punisher series for Marvel Comics with artist Steve Dillion, to be released in May.

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The signing will get underway on the 25th of April from 6-7pm. If you can’t make it along to see Becky 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. Mail order is also available: postage in the UK is a flat rate of £5 and quotes for international shipping are available on request.

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Free Comic Book Day 2016: IMAGE COMICS SIGNING

UPDATE: UPDATE: Sadly, due to circumstances beyond anyone’s control, Tula Lotay will be unable to attend. Sorry folks, but life happens!

Our 3rd event of Free Comic Book Day is a group signing with some of the amazing creators currently working on series with Image Comics – Kieron Gillen, Christian Ward, Caspar Wijngaard, and Dan Watters. The signing will be from 5-6pm on Saturday, May 7th.

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Kieron Gillen is best known about these parts as the writer of – in collaboration with artist Jamie McKelvie – Phonogram, a series following phonomancers (individuals with music magic!) in the British club scene, and The Wicked + The Divine, following a group of reincarnated deities, and the affect of contemporary celebrity culture on them. Kieron’s other books for Image include the Spartan drama Three and the forthcoming The Ludocrats. 

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Christian Ward is a London-based artist. His first comic series with Image was Olympus, with writer Nate Edmondson, followed by breakout hit Infinite Vacation with Nick Spencer, about a man who uses an app that allows him to visit versions of his life across the multiverse. His current series with Image is ODY-C,  a gender-swapped retelling of Homer’s Odyssey set in space written by Matt Fraction.

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Dan Watters and Capar Wijngaard are new to Image with their series Limbo, a neo-noir series set in a city where reality is never quite what it seems. The cast of characters includes a detective, a femme fatale, a voodoo queen, and a goat-eating TV. Yes, you read that right.

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If you’d like something signed by one of the attending creators but 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

Free Comic Book Day 2016: GUARDIAN CARTOONIST SIGNING

Our second event is a signing with cartoonists who have worked on strips for The Guardian. We’ll have Krent Able, Simone Lia, Stephen Collins and Tom Gauld. The signing will be from 3-4pm on Saturday, May 7th.

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Krent Able is a comic artist and illustrator based in London. He first started making comics  for The Stool Pigeon music magazine, and the work was collected in the Big Book Of Mischief from Knockabout Books. He has exhibited in The Vice Illustration Show and at the Comics Unmasked exhibition. Krent’s ever-unflinching comics and illustrations have also appeared in the NME, and VICE. He recently featured in the Guardian ‘Strip Club’ section

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Simone Lia is a graphic novelist and comic artist. She has a weekly strip in the Observer ‘Things That I’ve Learned’ and has also had a strip in The Independent on Sunday. Lia has authored several graphic novels, Fluffy, the story of a bunny in denial, and Please God, Find Me A Husband!. She also regularly works and exhibits with the Jealous Gallery. She has her first children’s book coming out with Walker Books this year.

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Stephen Collins has had a weekly comic in The Guardian Weekend magazine since 2011, described as a ‘weekly dose of stupid stuff and hopefully lots of animals’. A ‘best of’ the strips has been collected in Some Comics By Stephen Collins. In 2013 he published his début graphic novel, The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil, which was short-listed for the Waterstones Book Of The Year award and an Eisner Award.

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Tom Guald draws a weekly strip in the Guardian newspaper called ‘Cultural Cartoons’ that takes a sideways look at cultural life. He also has done a weekly strip for the New Scientist magazine. He does work with  The New Yorker, The Believer, The New York Times, and Granta. He is the author of graphic novels Goliath, You’re All Just Jealous of my Jetpack and the forthcoming Mooncop. 

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If you’d like something signed by one of the attending creators but 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