Black Dog Launch Party With Dave McKean

We’re having a launch party, including musical performances, with the legendary Dave McKean to celebrate the release of his latest book Black Dog: The Dreams of Paul Nash. It all happens 7-9pm on Friday the 21st October.


Paul Nash was a renowned painter of landscapes and surrealist art who took his traumatic experiences in World War 1 and channelled them into a series of “psychoscape” paintings that are some of the most celebrated of the time. McKean has created a comics biography of Nash that approaches a series of events from his life through a lens of dreams, taking his lead from the artist’s diaries where he talks of a black dog that recurs in his sleeping subconscious.


As ever, McKean brings all of his considerable, diverse artistic skills to the table to create a unique reading experience, from lush paintings to scratched, inky lines that work in collaboration with the reader. In the words of the man himself: “Comics are a vital form in their own right. This is a unique medium. I couldn’t have made Black Dog in any other medium. I want to hear Nash’s voice in my head. I want the images to quote from still imagery, and NOT to move. You, the reader, have to create that illusion when necessary. Scale of image changes, you are in charge of time. These are all important facets of what makes comics such a powerful and intimate medium”.


Not only that, but Dave has done us the above exclusive silkscreen print, which will be available on the night, or can be preordered through our online store for the ridiculously reasonable price of £30!


Dave will be here signing books, having a chat and, most excitingly, performing songs from the accompanying performance piece he has created for the book! Come join us on Friday the 21st October, 7-9pm for what’s sure to be a memorable evening. Can’t make it along to get a copy of the book on the night? Drop us an email to to arrange a reservation or a mail order and we’ll sort you out. Check our facebook event for more info.

Gosh! Comics and Broken Frontier present Drink and Draw October Edition!

It’s Drink & Draw time with our friends at Broken Frontier This coming month we have special guests Anja Uhren, Lizzy Stewart, and Rachael Stott! The event will be Tuesday, October 18th. 


Anja Uhren is originally from Germany she now lives and works in the UK as a freelance illustrator, after graduating from the Arts University Bournemouth in summer 2015. Some her comics include What is Home?, Fairies & Stores and Encounters. She is currently artist-in-residence at the SIX house & Bank Street Arts in Sheffield.


Lizzy Stewart is an illustrator and artist currently based in London. She has been featured multiple times on the influential It’s Nice That website, and was one of their It’s Nice That Graduates in 2009. She was nominated for a British Comic Award for Emerging Talent in 2013, and currently teaches on behalf of the National Portrait Gallery. She recently published the children’s book There’s a Tiger in My Garden. 

Rachael Stott is a comic book artist and illustrator based in London .Her first published work in comics was with IDW, pencilling and inking the Star Trek/Planet of the Apes crossover, written by Scott and David Tipton. In 2015 she won Best Newcomer at the British Comics Awards. Currently she collaborates with a variety of publishers whilst doing covers and interiors on Titan comics’ Twelfth Doctor ongoing series.


This event will be Tuesday, 18th October at The Crown pub.

Hosted by Gosh’s Nora Goldberg and Broken Frontier’s Andy Oliver, the evening will provide an opportunity for attendees to find their artistic muse in a relaxed and informal atmosphere in the company of a rotating list of guest creators from across all areas of comics publishing. With such a great group of creators you certainly won’t be in want of inspiration!
The Drink and Draw will begin at Gosh! at 6.30pm with an opportunity to buy work from the featured artists at a discounted price before heading to the evening’s location of choice. At 7pm we will be going to a local pub, The Crown to begin our drinking and drawing!

Benjamin Marra & Jon Chandler Signing


We’ve got two of comics’ most unique voices joining forces for a special signing event, as Benjamin Marra (American Blood) and Jon Chandler (John’s Worth) join us from 6-7pm, Tuesday the 11th October.


Benjamin will be signing copies of his new Fantagraphics collection American Blood, a compilation of his short comics from the last several years. His breakneck, no-holds barred comics are a carnival mirror of American culture in all its depraved glory, and a love letter to the glory days of DTV exploitation flicks. And don’t forget: we’ll have a Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate Edition of the book!


Jon, “Britain’s most isolated cartoonist”, will be diligently scribbling in his latest books from Breakdown Press: John’s Worth 1 & 2. Jon’s brilliant mix of pulp science fiction and fantasy influences with deeply personal psychosexual drama makes for compelling, sometimes uncomfortable reading. A true heir to the metaphorical body horror of Cronenberg and his peers, he’s a talent to be reckoned with.

Things will be kicking off 6-7pm, Tuesday the 11th October. Can’t make it on the night? Drop us a line to to arrange a reservation or mail order, and we’ll sort you out. Keep up with any updates via the Facebook event here.

Cowboys & Insects Signing with David Hine & Shaky Kane

David Hine and Shaky Kane are at it again with new one-shot Cowboys and Insects, and we’ve got a signing to mark the occasion! Come on down, Wednesday the 19th October, 6-7pm!


The team that brought you the feverish surreality of Bulletproof Coffin have got a new six-legged trick up their collective sleeve.  A  tale of troubled romance in an alternative 1950s, where the Bikini Atoll nuclear tests have had an unexpected effect on North America’s insects. This one-shot is an epic story of Big Bugs and the men who wrangle them.


Originally published in David Lloyd‘s excellent Aces Weekly digital comics anthology starting back in 2013, the series has been brought to print by the fine folks at Floating World Comics.


David and Shaky will be here on Wednesday the 19th October, from 6-7pm. Come down and get yourself a copy to be scribbled on by these fine gents!


Can’t make it on the night? Drop us an email to to arrange a reservation or a mail order and we’ll sort it out for you. And keep track of any updates via our Facebook event here.

The Artist Launch Party with Anna Haifisch


We’re having a party with Anna Haifisch to celebrate the release of The Artist, from Breakdown Press. It all happens here, Friday the 11th November, 7-9pm!


Originally serialised at, the first year of German cartoonist Haifisch’s touching, hilarious strip has been collected into a handsome hardcover edition, produced to Breakdown’s usual high standards. We like it so much we’ve done a Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate Edition!


Haifisch’s idiosyncratic, episodic comic chronicles the experiences of a young artist in his formative years, satirising the exclusive, ephemeral and frequently absurd world of  fine art. Plagued by doubts and anxiety, the artist is confronted with constant setbacks punctuated by occasional, surprising glimpses of recognition.


We’ll be cracking open the beers and bubbly 7-9pm, Friday the 11th November. Can’t make it on the night? Drop us a line to to arrange a reservation or mail order, and we’ll sort you out. Keep up with any updates via the Facebook event here.


BBC Radio 4 Four Thought Recording

We’re very excited to be hosting a recording of the BBC Radio 4 programme Four Thought, on Monday the 3rd October, from 7pm.


Four Thought is a series of recorded 15 minute talks where invited speakers share their thinking on the trends, ideas, interests and passions that affect culture and society. It’s an eclectic, edifying mix, from the comforting to the controversial and everything in between. To keep things interesting the show likes to record in stimulating settings, and this time around they’ve chosen us!

The evening will be hosted by Kamin Mohammadi, featuring the following line-up:

1.       Dave Pickering on why we need a men’s liberation movement

2.       Anna Derrig asks whether we have the right to tell someone else’s story

3.       Kerry Littleford says we need to pay more attention to mums when their children are taken into care

4.       James Wheale and Annie Zimmerman on using food to tell stories.

Entry is free, but seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, so be sure to get here in plenty of time to avoid disappointment. Kick-off will be 7pm on Monday the 3rd October. Our Facebook event is here.


Small Press Live Show Featuring Amber Hsu, Francesca Dare & Richy K Chandler

We’re having a Small Press Live Show on Thursday the 6th October, 7-9pm. Amber Hsu, Francesca Dare and Richy K Chandler will be in attendance, and you’re all invited!


It’ll be an evening of music, poetry, cake, drinks, comics and did we mention CAKE?? It’ll also mark the launch of new books from each of these talented local creators!

forestdressFrancesca Dare, creator of the wonderful Penny Blackfeather series, brings us Penny Blackfeather In High Spirits: A Midwinter Fight Scene “In the third part of Penny Blackfeather’s new adventure, Penny is in over her head. With snow spirits, bandits and a monstrous parrot to deal with, Penny has a big fight on her hands.”


Amber Hsu, the mastermind behind Tiny Pencil among numerous other projects, has The Moon & The Eye: Poems of Autumn, Destiny, the Moon & the Eye: “From the wonderful One Pound Poems comes a mini selection of illustrated verse, bound to be quirky, clever and beautiful.”


Richy K. Chandler, a mainstay of the London comics scene and talented artist, musician and teacher, brings us Lucy the Octopus: Just the Dregs:In the final leg of the troubled teenager’s tale, Lucy has to prove she’s cool enough to be allowed into the school dance by forming a gang of five frends. All this, while preparing to play some killer guitar at her band’s most important gig yet!”

There will be poetry readings by Amber, and the world premiere of Lucy The Octopus: The Musical, a live performance by Richy and special guests. And CAKE!

Come on down for what’s sure to be a fun, inspirational night. Amber, Francesca & Richy will be here on Thursday the 6th October, 7-9pm, and we hope to see you here too! Keep track of updates on our Facebook event page.




Sound and Vision Launch Party

Come join John Riordan for the launch of his new book Sound and Vision on Thursday, 13th October, from 7-9pm!

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We’ve always loved John’s work at Gosh, and are big fans of Hitsville UK, his psychedelic pop-music soap opera collaboration with Dan Cox. So it’s exciting to see John be able to indulge his passion for music in his new book from Dog’n’Bone Books, Sound and Vision!


A perfect gift book for Christmas, Sound and Vision is a run-through of the key figures of the past five decades of music. Beautifully illustrated by John, each profile includes a history of the subject’s influence, key tracks, occasional comic strips and pieces of trivia. It’s a fascinating read, shot through with John’s signature humour.


John will be here to sign books and chat music from 7-9pm on Thursday 13th October. We might even press him to put together a playlist for the occasion! The Facebook event is here, so share with your friends!


Can’t make it on the night? Drop us a line to to arrange a reservation or mail order, and we’ll sort you out.

Obsidian Zine Launch Party

The countdown to Halloween starts here! Come join us for the launch of Obsidian, by MAiS2, on Saturday, 1st October from 7-9pm.


We’re big fans of Italian illustrator MAiS2, so much so that we commissioned her to do our first 30th Anniversary Print, “Amor de Soi“. So we jumped at the chance to host the launch for her new zine, Obsidian, a collection of weird and creepy illustrations that acts as the perfect apéritif for a ghoulish October.


As well as the A5, 36-page zine, MAiS2 will be displaying and selling prints on the evening. So come on down and grab yourself a ghastly treat for October, and grab a drink or two while you’re here, on Saturday 1st October, from 7-9pm. Let your friends know via our Facebook event page here.


Can’t make it but would like a copy? Email us at to arrange a reservation or a mail order.

Mezolith Book Two Launch Party

We’re having a launch party for the long awaited Mezolith Book Two with creators Ben Haggarty and Adam Brockbank, and you’re all invited on Friday 23rd September, 6.30 – 9pm!


Stone Age Britain coming-of-age saga Mezolith was one of our favourite things to come out of the late, lamented DFC. It told the tale of Poika, a boy whose journey to manhood is intertwined with the stories and traditions of his tribe. A wonderful blend of adventure and fantasy, it was recently brought back into print by Boom Studios.


A second book was long in the offing, but the vagaries of day jobs (Ben and Adam are busy fellows) and publishing meant that it drifted back over the years, but thankfully Boom have picked up the baton and are bringing us an all-new collection of tales featuring Poika and his tribe.


Step by step, Poika’s journey into manhood continues – caught in a mesh of tribal hunts, gatherings, and feasts determined by the waxing and waning of thirteen moons. But he’s not alone. Greed, appetite, and desire dance under watchful eyes in the shadows. The boundary between the real and imagined worlds blur as more and more of the Kansa cosmology is revealed in the dreams, nightmares, and ancestral beauty of Mezolith.


Ben Haggarty is an internationally renowned professional storyteller. He has worked with all manner of institutions as a teacher and performer, and is Honorary Professor of Storytelling at Berlin’s University of the Arts, as well as leader of performance art group The Crick Crack Club.

Adam Brockbank is a much-sought after concept and storyboard artist for films such as the Harry Potter series, Maleficent, Paddington, the recent live-action Cinderella and many more. His passion for comics shines through in his natural ability with the medium.


The night kicks off on Friday 23rd September at 6.30pm when Ben and Adam will be signing copies of the books, and then we’ll be breaking out the beers and bubbly (or juice and water, if you prefer) to toast the release of what is sure to be one of our books of the year!

The Facebook event page can be found here. Can’t make it down? No problem. Drop us an email to and we can arrange a reserve or mail order for you.