Laydeez do Comics 19th October 2015 at Gosh!

Laydeez do Comics are coming to Gosh! That’s right Gosh! is now the new venue for Laydeez do Comic’s unique graphic novel forum! They’ll be joining us for the first of many events on Monday 19th of October from 7.30-9pm 


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!


This month Laydeez will  kick-start a new season after the summer break with a Soaring Penguin Press Special! All the way from America, speakers include:

Ellen Lindner
The Black Feather Falls, Undertow
Estelle Bachelard (Bach)
It’s Hard to be a Girl
Laura Howell
The Bizarrre Adventures of Gilbert & Sullivan
John Maybury
The Erotic Adventures of Space Babe 113
If you’d like to attend please book a place through the link below:

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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Red Thorn Issue 1 Signing with David Baillie & Meghan Hetrick

It’s time to brush up on your Scottish Mythology because Red Thorn the new dark fantasy from Vertigo is coming to Gosh! We’ll be joined by creators David Baillie and Meghan Hetrick on the 21st of November from 2-3pm where they’ll be signing Issue 1.  


David Baillie is a writer & artist who you might know from the the UK small press scene. His comics work has also appeared in 2000AD, Judge Dredd Megazine and various Vertigo titles. He’s teamed up with Artist Meghan Hetrick to create Vertigo’s latest title Red Thorn, the first issue of which hits shelves in November.  Meghan Hetrick broke into comics with work on Fairest, Joker’s Daughter, and DC’s Lois Lane one-shot. We’re extremely excited to delve into this dark twisted fantasy set on the streets of modern day Glasgow and we can’t wait to be joined by both Meghan and David for a signing!


‘On the rain-soaked streets of Glasgow, a girl whose drawings somehow come to life has just stumbled across her one true love. And thousands of miles below those streets, an ancient demi-god plots his escape from the prison where he’s been held for nearly two thousand years. Evil forces are at play and no one is safe as the legends of Scottish mythology collide with the modern world. Fans of FABLES and THE SANDMAN won’t want to miss this riveting dark fantasy epic!’ 

The signing will get underway from 2-3pm on the 21st of November. If you can’t make it along to see Meghan and David  but you want a signed copy, then drop a line to 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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Giant Days Volume 1 Launch Party with John Allison

Get ready for freshers flu and falling asleep in lectures, because Giant Days Volume 1 is coming to Gosh! Not only will we have an exclusive Gosh! Bookplate by John Allison but he’ll also be here for a launch party on the 20th November from 7-9pm where we’ll be celebrating like we’re back in first year!


We’ve been big fans here at Gosh! of John Allison’s work since his hilarious webcomics Bad Machinery and Scary Go Round. John’s earned a large, loyal collection of readers that have followed his work daily for the past 12 years. John’s latest BOOM! Box series Giant Days takes his charming sense of humour combined with art work by Disney artist Lissa Treiman to create an entertaining, slice-of-life look at three friends who have just left home to go to university.

‘Susan, Esther, and Daisy started at university three weeks ago and became fast friends. Now, away from home for the first time, all three want to reinvent themselves. But in the face of hand-wringing boys, “personal experimentation,” influenza, mystery-mold, nu-chauvinism, and the willful, unwanted intrusion of “academia,” they may be lucky just to make it to spring alive. Going off to university is always a time of change and growth, but for Esther, Susan, and Daisy, things are about to get a little weird.’


We’ll be celebrating the launch of Giant days Volume 1 and John will be here to sign copies on Friday 20th November, from 7-9pm. If you can’t make it along but would like to get your hands on a signed copy then drop us an email via and we can sort that out for you. Postage across the UK is a flat rate of £5 while quotes for further afield are available on request.

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Halloween at Gosh!

Things are getting spooky here at Gosh! We’ve dusted off the skeletons in our closet, we’ve got garlic at the ready and we’ve sharpened our stakes because we’re just dying to celebrate Halloween! On Saturday the 31st of October we’ll be having a spooktacular mini Halloween festival with a Flying Eye Kid’s Activity Table, Mark Millar Signing & FREE Halloween mini comics and treaties to give away!


The Halloween season is our favourite time of the year here at Gosh! with its emphasis on costumes, the otherworldly, and supernatural tales we just can’t get enough! To help celebrate we’ll be taking part in HalloweenComicFest the celebration of Halloween and comics! FREE Halloween themed comics will be available for Halloween fans of all ages (while stocks last)! 

We’ve got no tricks for you guys, only treats as we’ll also be joined by Flying Eye Books (Nobrows all ages range) who’ll be running a kids activity table! Joining us for some spooky sketching we’ve got the gruesome José Domingo creator of ‘Pablo & Jane and The Hot Air Contraption’ and the equally terrifying Briony May Smith creator of ‘Imelda and the Goblin King’. Between the hours of 3-6pm they’ll be hard at work  doodling away at the drawing table, where YOU (so long as YOU is a kid) can get involved. There’ll be loads of art supplies provided so all you need to do is get yourself there on the day.

And as if all these hair raising activities weren’t enough, we’ll also be having a signing with the incredible Mark Millar! Mark is on a tour to celebrate the release of the Chrononauts & Jupiter’s Circle paperbacks, and he’s coming to Gosh! for a signing  from 1-2pm! For more information check out our event page on Facebook here!


The wonderful Sarah McIntyre & David O’Connell creators of ‘Jampires‘ will also be coming down on Halloween to create a spooky window painting just for us!


Of course it wouldn’t be Halloween with out dressing up! So we highly encourage you to create some creepy costumes! Maybe cut some eye holes into your favourite bed sheet and come as a (gentleman) ghost, turn the curtains into a cape (the tomb of) Dracula would envy or wrap your self in enough fake fur to be mistaken for a Werewolf (by night)!

All activities happening on the day are totally free and you don’t need to book tickets or anything! See you then!

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Step Aside, Pops Launch Party with Kate Beaton

Strike up the marching band & stop the presses, because the amazing Kate Beaton creator of the comic strip Hark! A Vagrant will be joining us at Gosh! on the 20th October from 7-9pm to launch her new book Step Aside, Pops!


Here at Gosh! we’ve been big fans of Kate’s work for years. Her incredibly hilarious web-comic Hark! A Vagrant that she started in 2007 covers everything from the history of Canada, classic 19th century novels, “strong female heroes”, teen detectives and sexy Tudors. When Hark! A Vagrant came out in paperback form it dominated the New York Times Best Seller list and this fall Kate is releasing her follow-up collection,  Step Aside, Pops. We can already tell from the incredible cover with a badass velocipedestrienne that this book is going to be pretty great!

‘Ida B. Wells, the Black Prince, and Benito Juárez burst off the pages of Step Aside, Pops: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection, armed with modern-sounding quips and amusingly on-point repartee. Kate Beaton’s second D+Q book brings her hysterically funny gaze to bear on these and even more historical, literary, and contemporary figures. Irreverently funny and carefully researched, no target is safe from Beaton’s incisive wit in these satirical strips. Beaton returns with a refined pen, ready to make jokes at the expense of hunks, army generals, scientists, and Canadians in equal measure. With a few carefully placed lines, she captures the over-the-top evil of the straw feminists in the closet, the disgruntled dismay of Heathcliff, and Wonder Woman’s all-conquering ennui. Step Aside, Pops is sure to be the comedic hit of the year: sharp, insightful, and very funny.’ - Drawn & Quarterly

Kate has also recently released her first children’s book The Princess and the Pony about Princess Pinecone a small warrior princess who asks her parents for a fierce and mighty stallion for her birthday. Instead she receives a tiny round pony with a vacant expression. It’s the perfect combination of heart-warming and hilarious. We’d  highly recommend, this charmingly illustrated tale of teamwork and tenderness to audiences of all ages.


Kate will be joining us to raise a glass to Steps Aside, Pops and to sign copies of her books at 7-9pm on October 20th. If you’re unable to make it along to the event then drop an email to and we can arrange a signed copy for you. If you need it sent, postage across the UK is a flat rate of £5 while quotes for further afield are available on request.

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Double D Launch Party with Eddie Argos & Steven Horry

Eddie Argos is the singer in the band Art Brut but he’s also gone and written a comic drawn by the talented  Steven Horry, and there both coming to Gosh! to launch there new Image comics original graphic novel, Double D, on the 12th of November from 7-9pm!


Double D is written by artist, writer and  Art Brut singer Eddie Argos. He’s released four albums, with the two most recent being produced by Black Francis of The Pixies. He’s also written for The Guardian, NME, This Is Fake DIY, Geekweek and Blackbooks We’ll also be joined by Double D artist Steven Horry. Steve’s not only an excellent artist but also a musician and DJ. He’s the creator of the Britpop club night Nuis@nce and has worked with small press publishers like Nasty Little Press and Avery Hill Publishing.unnamed

We’ll be raising a glass to Double D and both Eddie and Steven will be signing and giving a Q&A on the night. But that’s not all that we’ve got lined up! To coincide with the release of the graphic novel, Eddie and Steven have (alongside musicians Mark Heffernan and Grant Purser) recorded a soundtrack album. And on the night they will both be performing songs from the Double D Soundtrack (due to be released on Post/Pop Records in November) as well as treating us to a curated playlist for the party.

‘After the official Worst Day Ever, overweight bully magnet Danny Carter discovers he can use his excess body mass to fuel superpowers. Obviously he’s going to be a superhero and fight crime, but when you’re fifteen years old and you live in the suburbs it’s not quite as easy as expected…’

Eddie and Steven will be here signing Double D on the 12th of November from 7-9pm. If you can’t make it along but would like to get your hands on a copy then drop us an email via and we can sort that out for you. Postage across the UK is a flat rate of £5 while quotes for further afield are available on request.

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Wild’s End Volume 1 Launch Party with Dan Abnett & I.N.J Culbard

*****We’re afraid the Wild’s End Launch Party on Friday 2nd October has been postponed to a later date. Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter page where we will announce the new date.*******

It’s the end of the world as we know it! Or should we say… ‘End of the Wild’?


No. No we probably shouldn’t. But before impending doom strikes we definitely WILL be hosting a Launch Party for Wild’s End Volume 1 with Dan Abnett and I.N.J Culbard, on October 2nd from 7-9pm!


Here at Gosh! we love new takes on classic science-fiction and who better to transform H.G. Well’s  War of the Worlds than Dan Abnett, one of creators responsible for the groundbreaking run on Guardians of the Galaxy, and  I.N.J. Culbard, whose HP Lovecraft adaptations have brought those classics to new audiences worldwide.  A glorious mash-up of the aesthetics of War of the Worlds and Wind in the Willows, Wild’s End introduces us to a lively cast of anthropomorphic characters doing their best to survive an alien invasion in pleasant, pastoral England.

‘When a rural English community of the 1930s is the victim of an alien invasion, the residents’ lives are upended by the harsh realities of life-and-death violence. Led by the town’s outsider and retired war veteran, they will have to rally together to uncover the secret of their invaders and ultimately fight back.’ 

Dan Abnett & I.N.J Culbard will be here on the night to sign books and raise a glass to Wild’s End Volume 1. The party starts at 7pm on Friday the 2nd of October. If you’d like us to arrange a signed copy on your behalf then drop a line to and we’ll sort that out. Postage in the UK is a flat rate of £5 and quotes for international shipping are available on request.

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James Harvey & Ramsey Hassan Signing

The dynamic duo of James Harvey (We Are Robin & Masterplasty) and Ramsey Hassan (Triangle) are coming to Gosh! for a signing! They’ll be here signing copies of their work on the 26th of September from 1-2pm.


James Harvey is an English artist who you might remember as the editor behind the global collaborative project Bartkira, the Simpsons/Akira mash-up. You might also know him from MASTERPLASTY,  the incredible one man anthology comic about an operation on a piece of cartilage in the brain that changes how you look.  James’s work has been featured in VICE Magazine and at Madefire and he’s currently spinning out some incredible variant covers for the DC hit We Are Robin in which hundreds of Robins have taken to the streets of Gotham City. James has drawn issue #4 of We Are Robin as his first full comic for DC and we’re very happy to have him here again to sign for you all!

 ‘We Are… Robin centers around several aspiring teenaged vigilantes in Gotham City who take on the identity of Robin. Specifically, the series focuses on Duke Thomas, an African-American teenager previously introduced in Batman: Zero Year who becomes part of the movement to fight crime in Gotham.’

Ramsey Hassan/RAMZEE is a regular contributor at our Process and Goship events, and recently self-published his debut collection of three 5-page stories, Triangle.  Triangle tells three tales of horror, science fiction and slapstick, each of which are written by Ramzee and illustrated in turn by three fantastic artists: Josceline Fenton, Tom Crowley & Liz Greenfield. All this topped by a stunning cover by Mr James Harvey!

The signing will get underway from 1-2pm on the 26th of September. If you can’t make it along to see James & Ramsey but you want a signed copy, then drop a line to 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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Emma Rios & Isabel Greenberg Signing and Drink & Draw

It gives us great pleasure to announce that Emma Rios & Isabel Greenberg will be coming to Gosh! for a signing Monday 16th November! They will also be joining us for our Drink and Draw, co-hosted by Broken Frontier.


Emma Rios is a Spanish comics artist who has worked in both the European and American comic markets. Her artwork has appeared in such titles as Runaways, Amazing Spider-Man, and most recently the Image anthology series Island. She also drew Osborn, by comics writer extraordinaire Kelly Sue DeConnick, with whom she teamed up again to create Pretty Deadly, a mythic revenge fantasy inspired by western films  and contemporary fashion design. The series centres around a heroine whose story is narrated by a deceased rabbit and whose scarred face resembles a dia de los muertos mask. The second story arc is set to launch with issue #6 from Image Comics in September 2015 and we can’t wait!

‘In this second story arc of PRETTY DEADLY, the mantle of Death has fallen to a little girl, Sissy, who, along with her tattered band of reapers, is tasked with gathering souls whose time has come, or come and passed. An old woman has a dying request. Her son has been missing for more than a year, gone east, and from there to fight in the trenches overseas. She wants to see the boy one last time before she passes. And so Deathface Ginny is dispatched through clouds of mustard gas to find the young man, but between her and her quarry, atop bitter black mount of twenty hands, sits the Reaper of War himself.’

After bursting into the UK comics scene in 2011  Isabel Greenberg has become a firm favourite here at Gosh! Her first graphic novel The Encyclopedia of Early Earth is a series of interlinking stories set in a fictional Early Earth, and her short story Love in a Very Cold Climate won her the Observer Jonathan Cape Graphic short story prize. Isabel also released Dreadful Wind and Rain which we loved so much we published it! Isabel’s work has appeared in Nobrow, Wrap, The Guardian, the V&A, and of course the Gosh! windows themselves.

We can’t wait to have her back here at Gosh! with Emma. And it gets even better because they will both be making an appearance at the November Gosh! & Broken Frontier Drink & Draw as special guests!

Emma and Isabel will be with us on Monday the 16th of November signing between 6-7pm. If you can’t make it along to the signing but would like us to have a book put aside for you then get in touch via and we can arrange that for you. As per usual we’ll also be offering a mail order service and can post signed books to you anywhere in the UK for a flat rate of £5 with international quotes available on request.

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Let’s Talk Intersectionality: Feminism and Comics (Part 2!)

Due to popular demand, we are hosting a second edition of Let’s Talk Intersectionality ‘Feminism and Comics’! We hope that anyone who couldn’t make it to the first one is able to come on September 15th. There is clearly a need for spaces to have these conversations. The sign up list for this free event will open on Friday, Aug. 28th via Eventbrite and posted on the Facebook event page here.


At one time, the pairing of feminism and comics may have seemed antithetical in mainstream comics. The assumption of the default male reader (who was also assumed to be heterosexual, cisgender and probably white) dictated much of the portrayal of women (as fantasy or plot devices) and feminism in comics. Female superheroes were derived as an afterthought to their male counterparts (She-Hulk, Superwoman, Batgirl, Spider-woman…) or women featured as victims, regularly tortured and raped to propel the action for the male lead. Recently, a sea change has emerged: feminist portrayals of heroes have infiltrated the mainstream. Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Captain Marvel, Ms Marvel, A-Force, Black Canary in the superhero genre as well as ODY-C, Bitch Planet, Saga and lots more great graphic novels.

Feminist zines, small press and underground comics have long been a subversive form for challenging sexism. The Bechdel Test was born from the groundbreaking comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For and small press (and web comics) continues to be fruitful and vibrant territory for feminism and comics (also see zines published by the Feminist Library, One Beat zines, Global Grrrl Zine Network).

Let’s Talk Intersectionality is a monthly reading group at the Feminist Library that explores feminist texts and issues from an intersectional perspective. For a special edition of Let’s Talk Intersectionality, we will be hosting a salon-style discussion about the state of feminism in comics. Co-hosted by Lauren Murphy and Lisa Woynarski.

No prior knowledge of comics necessary. All welcome.

There is no required reading for this session as we will be having a broad conversation about feminism and comics. If you would like to do some reading, here are some suggestions:

The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel
Sally Heathcote: Suffragette By Mary Talbot, Kate Charlesworth, and Bryan Talbot
Henni by Miss Lasko-Gross
Lily Renee, Escape Artist by Trina Robbins
Kiki De Montparnasse by Catel Muller and Jose-Luis Bocquet
Tina’s Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary by Keshni Kashyap and Mari Araki
This One Summer Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki

Zines and Anthologies:
The Strumpet
Feminist Library Zines
One Beat Zines
Comic Book Slumber Party
Global Grrrl Zine Network

Ms Marvel
Bitch Planet
Rat Queens
Sex Criminals
Young Avengers
Love & Rockets
The Wicked + The Divine


And many, many more amazing things! We’d love to hear your recommendations over on the Facebook event page here