Rick & Morty Signing with Sarah Graley & Marc Ellerby

We will be hosting a signing for the launch of the new Rick and Morty mini-series – Lil’ Poopy Superstar with writer and artist Sarah Graley and artist Marc Ellerby. The signing will be from 6-7pm on Wednesday, July 13th.

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Rick and Morty: Lil’ Poopy Superstar takes the scatologically named little guy on an epic adventure alongside Morty’s older sister Summer Smith. The Oni comic is written and drawn by Sarah GraleySummer and Mr. Poopybutthole embark on their very own fantastic adventure across space, complete with jailbreaks, hijackings, and high school prom. With backup comics featuring good ol’ Rick and Morty, illustrated by Marc Ellerby!

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Sarah Graley is a comic artist in Birmingham. She is the writer and artist on Lil’ Poopy Superstar. She was nominated for best Emerging Talent at the 2015 British Comic Awards for her comics Our Super Adventure, Pizza Witch and RentQuest. She ran a successful kickstarter campaign for a collection of her Super Adventure comic. Her work also has appeared in the anthologies As You Were, Ink + Paper, and Double Dare Ya.

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Marc Ellerby is well-known for his small press work, especially Chloe Noonan, a tongue-in-cheek story of a young Daria-esque college girl just trying to keep monsters at bay and Ellerbisms, a self-depreciating yet heart-warming diary comic following the highs and lows of a significant relationship. He has been working on the main Rick & Morty series since the issue 3. Ellerby can also currently be seen drawing for Doctor Who and The Regular Show comics.

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

Gosh! and Broken Frontier presents Drink & Draw June

It’s time for Drink & Draw with our friends at Broken FrontierThis coming month we have special guests Amber Hsu and Cristian Ortiz. We will have ‘Broken Frontier Small Press Creator to Watch For’ Rozi Hathaway. 

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Amber Hsu is a Chinese-born, US-raised, UK-based writer and artist. In 2012 she won a place in the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators Undiscovered Voices Anthology and 3×3 Magazine’s Illustration Show Annual. She has exhibited photography, drawings, and sculpture in the US, UK and abroad. She is also a writer and has been on writing attachment at the National Theatre Studios and was recently commissioned by the Royal Court Theatre. She is the Editor and Creative Director of Tiny Pencil, an independent anthology artzine and press.

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Cristian Ortiz, award winning freelance illustrator and animator based in London. He is a published illustrator, including the AOI annual , sticker bomb 2, and the British comic awards nominated comic book Golden Campaign. He works as 2D artist going 2D animation and illustration for agencies, games developers and advertisers. His clients include Fox, Warner Brothers, Warner Brothers interactive and some collaborative games available on ios and android.

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Rozi Hathaway has had her comics published in Ravi Thorton’s HOAX Psychosis Blues and recently a short story in the Broken Frontier Small Press Yearbook.  She has published two short comics, Red Road and Njálla. Njálla was kickstarter comic, reaching it’s target goal in only a few hours . Rozi’s comics can also be seen in anthologies Home, A Bit Of Undigested Potato, Dirty Rotten Comics and her own project Sneaky Business.

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This event will be Tuesday, June 28th at Brewdog 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, Brewdog to begin our drinking and drawing!

I.D. by Emma Rios Signing!

We are excited to welcome Emma Rios to the shop for a signing on Friday, June 24th, 6-7pm, and will be launching the trade of her latest series I.D.

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Emma Rios will be debuting her newest book, I.D., published by Image Comics. originally serialised in the pages of comic anthology Island Magazine, co-editied by Brandon Graham and Emma Rios. I.D is a dystopian mini series, set in the near future and follows three people dealing with unhappiness over their physical appearance. They all decide undergo a “body transplant” as a solution to their discontent and have to deal with the unexpected repercussions. The series is a beautiful narration of identity and self-perception, from gender dysphoria to needing to escape from ones past.

We’ll also have copies of the single issues of Emma’s current image series, Mirror, a collaboration with Malaysian cartoonist Hwei Lim. Mirror is a science fiction story set under the Image Comics based 8House shared universe. It focuses on a group of  human-animal hybrid characters, in a world full of Machiavellian politics, wizards and twisted science.

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Emma, a Spanish artist, originally worked in architecture and produced self published comics work. She made her debut on the American comics scene with the series Hexed, about a thief working in the occult underground, and at Marvel comics working on Doctor Strange and Amazing-Spiderman. Her most critically acclaimed series has been Pretty Deadly, from Image Comics, a collaboration with writer, Kelly Sue DeConnick.

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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.

Gosh! and Broken Frontier presents Drink & Draw May

It’s time for Drink & Draw with our friends at Broken Frontier This coming month we have special guests Krent Able and S.J. Harris leading things off. And of course we have our amazing artist-in-residence, Danny Noble.

This event will be Tuesday, 24th May at BrewDog  pub.

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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 Comics. 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 was recently featured in the Guardian ‘Strip Club’ section.

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S.J. Harris  is a London-based cartoonist. He has illustrated a range of books for the Nightingale Press’s Modern Anthropology range of humorous Modern Guides, including Hats (which he also authored), Drink, and Spectacles. He is also the author of the long-running web comics Paper Cuts and Eustace, both published on H2G2 under the pseudonym spimcoot. His graphic novel Eustace was published by Jonathan Cape in 2013. He is currently working on the second book in the quartet.

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We will also continue to have our fabulous artist-in-resident, Danny Noble (Was it Too… Much for You?,Monday Morning).

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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, BrewDog to begin our drinking and drawing! We are very excited for the event to have been given space in the downstairs of BrewDog.

World in the Forcefield by Alexander Tucker Launch Party!

We will be hosting the launch party for the new Breakdown Press graphic novel ‘World in the Forcefield ‘ with Alexander Tucker. The launch will be Friday, June 3rd from 79pm. Alexander will be performing music live in the shop on the night as well as signing copies of the book.

witf-poster-2World in the Forcefield sees Tucker return to comics with a tale of existential boredom set in a fantastical universe. The book explores perception and inter-dimensional reality in a tale of two estranged brothers sharing a world populated by giant godheads who seek a era of perfect boredom, and strike out with random acts of cruelty to create chance events that spark their fellow inhabitants’ destinies. The book is 46 pages long, perfect bound and risograph printed.

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Known in the comics world as co-founder of the arresting comics anthology Sturgeon White Moss alongside Sylvia Farago (the name of the collection came to Tucker in a dream), Alexander Tucker has also released six critically acclaimed solo albums with Thrill Jockey Records and ATP Recordings, is co-founder of experimental pop duo Grumbling Fur and one-half of radiophonic tape loop project IMBOGODOM. He has collaborated with musicians Charlemagne Palestine, Stephen O Malley of SUNNO), and fine artists Mark Titchner and Marvin Gaye Chetwyn.

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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.

 

 

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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Reserve your spot on the eventbrite page or contact info@laydeezdocomics.com.

‘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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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.