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!

 

Tiny Pencil Fall Party and Issue Launch

Tiny Pencil Launch Party at Gosh! Comics London

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

 

Capers! #1: The World of the X-Men

Capers! is a new regular meet-up at Gosh! that will explore and celebrate the world of super-heroes.


Each month we’ll spotlight a different character or team and, with the help of our audience and guest speakers, break down their history and share our favourite moments.

Our very own Hannah and Steve will lead things off with what they’ve read and enjoyed then throw it open to the group to pick out their favourite characters and storylines .

We’ll share the best websites, podcasts, and books about the characters in question and talk about their appearances on TV and in film.

At the end of the evening we’ll close things out with a little pop quiz, with the winner being given the responsibility of picking out a random envelope that will contain the subject of the next month’s meet up!

To kick things off we’ll be looking at Marvel’s merry mutants and exploring every corner of the X-Universe, from Muir Island to Madripoor and talking Morlocks, Magistrates, and Mutates as we go.

Join us on the third Wednesday of every month at our not so secret headquarters from 7 till 9 and share your favourite superpowers, secret identities, and sidekicks.

See you there!

Process Presents: Inside Out New York Launch Party & Talk

We’re BIG fans of Big Picture Press here at Gosh! Their beautiful books have been brightening our children’s section for a while now, so we couldn’t be more excited to launch Inside Out: New York, the first in a new collection of concertina books, by Josh Cochran.

Inside Out New York launch party poster | Gosh Comics London

Inside Out: New York is packed to bursting with iconic New York landmarks, pigeons, and taxi cabs. At 2 metres it’s in an impressive insight to ‘the city that never sleeps’ and is Josh’s first children’s book. When he’s not sketching the Brooklyn Bridge you can find Josh teaching at the School of Visual Arts, filling in as Art Director for the New York Times, being nominated for Grammy’s, or hanging out with his dog Porkchop.

Josh will be in conversation with Gosh!’s own Steve Walsh, discussing all aspects of his concertina book and sharing a few of his favourite spots in New York. Afterwards he’ll be hanging around, signing copies of the book, and enjoying a beer or five.

Festivities start at 7pm on Friday the 19th of September. If you can’t make it along on the night and would like Josh to sign a copy for you then drop us a line via info@goshlondon.com and we can make those arrangements. We’ll see you there, and in the meantime, hot dogs on Steve anybody?

Some Comics by Stephen Collins Launch Party

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Stephen Collins, the creator of the The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil, is back again only this time he’s offering us Some Comics, a collection of 100 smaller strips asking important questions like ‘what the hell do plastic bags think about all day?’.

Stephen has gone from strength to strength over the last few years, winning the Jonathan Cape Graphic Short Story Prize, being shortlisted for the Waterstone’s Book of the Year and winning the Edinburgh Literary Festival’s 9th Art Award, while you can also regularly enjoy his work in the Guardian’s Weekend magazine.

We’ll have Stephen on hand to sign copies of the book and there will be plenty of drink flowing, the only thing left to make the night complete is YOU.

See you there!

Jamie Coe Art Schooled Signing

We’ll be celebrating the launch of Nobrow’s newest offering Art Schooled with an old fashioned launch party.

Art Schooled book launch | Gosh Comics London

Created by recent Central St Martins graduate Jamie Coe, Art Schooled offers insight to the highs and lows of a struggling art student; never quite ‘getting’ the work of his peers and desperately trying to win the girl of his dreams. The protagonist, Daniel Stope, is a self-proclaimed  misfit whose dreams of being a painter seem all but crushed. With a move to the big city behind him and four years of studying ahead, Daniel must navigate the obstacle course of design briefs and life drawing classes and maybe, if he can survive it, he’ll get to be an intern when it’s over…

Jamie Coe Art Schooled available at Gosh! Comics London

As we’ve come to expect from UK publishers Nobrow the book smells good enough to eat, is printed on gorgeous paper stock, and has the prettiest (and most atmospheric) palette we’ve seen in a while. Jamie’s artwork is expressive and his vignettes hilarious, so if you’ve not already bagged a copy now is the time to do it!

Jamie will be about on the night, signing copies of the book and regaling us all with his own tales of student life. The party starts at 7pm, September 27th and there will be drinks a plenty. And just in case you don’t know what he looks like, we’ve found this archive image of Jamie.

Jamie Coe

Bartkira Volume 2 Launch Party and Exhibition

Bartkira is coming to Gosh! to celebrate the online launch of Volume 2.

Bartkira Vol.2 Launch at Gosh Comics London

For the uninitiated, Barkira is the mash-up of cultural icons Akira and The Simpsons with the end goal to have each page of Katsuhiro Otomo’s apocalyptic masterpiece redrawn, swapping out the existing characters with those from Matt Groening’s The Simpsons.  But where does an idea like this burst from? The editor and driving force behind the project, James Harvey, said in an interview with Vice, “The first guy to do a Bartkira drawing was Ryan Humphrey, a UK artist. He redrew these pages that showed the moment Akira destroys Neo-Tokyo, but redrawing Akira as Bart and the Colonel as Homer.” He describes the project as a gateway for newcomers and creators alike to produce a large scale work of art.

Matthew Houston for Bartkira Volume 2 | Gosh Comics London

 

As well as celebrating the online launch of the completed second volume, Gosh! will be hosting a Bartkira Volume 2 Exhibition.  The first volume is already available to read online for free at bartkira.com and while there are currently no plans to print the work (it infringes on TWO  major copyrights after all) the project will be followed through to completion – all six volumes re-drawn by artists from around the world.

James is joining us between 2-3pm on the day to sign copies of his new book with Image, Masterplasty. The party and exhibition start at 7pm on October 4th. The beer and donuts will be bountiful so come be merry and help us celebrate.