Wolf Signing with Matt Taylor & Tom Muller

The incredible Matt Taylor and Tom Muller are coming to Gosh! Wednesday the 22nd of July 6-7pm to sign copies of the first issue of their new Image Comics collaboration with writer Ales Kot and colourist Lee Loughridge, the paranormal crime saga Wolf.

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We had series designer Tom in recently to celebrate the release of Material #1, and we’re always happy to see him back, this time joined by artist Matt Taylor (whose self-published gem The Great Salt Lake recently graced our shelves). Matt creates beautiful illustrations with a nod to classic 50’s and 60’s comic books with a splash of Americana and we’re looking forward to having him and Tom here for a signing!

Image says ‘Bestselling new star writer ALES KOT teams up with white-hot artist MATT TAYLOR and DEADLY CLASS colorist extraordinaire LEE LOUGHRIDGE for an all-new ONGOING SERIES! The crime noir thrills and characters reminiscent of True Detective meet with mythical stakes worthy of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman in this original fantasy/horror/crime saga for mature readers. Antoine Wolfe, a hard-boiled paranormal detective with a death wish, has to cope with sudden responsibility for an orphaned teenage girl who might be the key to the impending apocalypse, California-style.’ 

 

Matt and Tom will be signing copies of Wolf on Wednesday the 22nd of July between 6-7pm. If you can’t make it along but would like to get your hands on a copy then drop us an email via info@goshlondon.com 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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Everything is Teeth Launch Party with Evie Wyld and Joe Sumner

We’re excited to announce that Evie Wyld and Joe Sumner are coming to Gosh! Friday August 7th from 7-9pm and we’ll be celebrating there new book which we think you can really sink your teeth into, Everything is Teeth!

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Evie Wyld is the author of ‘After the Fire, A Still Small Voice‘ and ‘All the Birds, Singing’ which were both shortlisted for numerous awards. She was even named as one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists, as well as being called one of the twelve best new British writers by the BBC. And as if that isn’t enough she also runs the Review Bookshop. Evie has teamed up with london based model-maker and illustrator Joseph Summer to create Everything is Teeth and we can’t wait to celebrate its release here at Gosh!

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water! Set in the brutal heat of New South Wales Everything is Teeth tells the story of Evie Wyld’s obsession with the great hunters of the deep blue:  sharks. Spending her summers by the Australian coast, Evie fell in love with everything about sharks. From their teeth to their skin, right down to their tiny, beady eyes, she became fascinated with these incredible hunters and their victims. She brings home to England her intimate and beautiful memoir that collects her memories that have lurked beneath the surface of the waves, ready to emerge.

‘An intimate and unique visual memoir from prize-winning young British novelist, Evie Wyld, collecting her memories of summers in the brutal heat of coastal New South Wales where she fell in love with sharks.’

The party will be kicking off at 7pm on Friday August 7th with Evie and Joe on hand to sign copies! If you have other plans on the night but still fancy a signed copy then drop us a line via info@goshlondon.com. If you’d like us to mail one to you the we have a flat rate of £5 for the UK and quotes for international shipping are available on request.

 

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Gosh! Comics and Broken Frontier present Drink and Draw

This summer Gosh! Comics and Broken Frontier are embracing the great tradition of comic book team-ups to bring you their debut collaborative Drink and Draw night! The first edition of this regular monthly event will be held on Thursday 25th June at The John Snow pub and will feature creators Tom Humberstone (In the Frame, Solipsistic Pop) and regular artist-in-residence Danny Noble (Was it Too… Much for You?, Monday Morning).

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Hosted by Gosh’s Tom Oldham and Broken Frontier’s Andy Oliver, each 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. Every month the Drink and Draw will begin at Gosh! at 6.30 with an opportunity to buy work from the featured artists at a discounted price before heading to the evening’s often changing location of choice.
Drinking is not compulsory! And don’t forget Gosh! also runs the ever popular monthly Process Group for those wanting to meet with fellow artists in a less Bacchanalian environment. But whether you’re a dabbling doodler or a seasoned sketcher all are welcome at this latest entry in the regular London comics calendar! The first edition of this regular monthly event will be held on Thursday 25th June we’ll meet at Gosh! Comics at 6.30pm then on to The John Snow pub at 7pm. 

Jessica Martin Talk at Gosh!

Good news everyone! The sensational Jessica Martin is coming to Gosh! to give a talk on Saturday the 19th of September.

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Jessica Martin made her comics début in the 2013 Thought Bubble anthology, writing the wonderful script to a full page strip illustrated by industry legend Mark Buckingham, who Jessica describes as her ‘comics mentor’. We’re extremely excited here at Gosh! to have Jessica here for a talk!

Jessica Martin is a multi-talented performer whose career has taken her down many different paths, from comedy impressionist to musical theatre leading lady and scriptwriter. Her self published graphic biographies marry up her obvious love of classic cinema with her beautiful illustrative style. Her first story It Girl follows the silent movie star Clara Bow where as Vivacity follows the life of Vivien Leigh. In many ways both actress stories contrast each other and yet both actresses created careers that broke Hollywood conventions on their journeys to stardom.

Jessica describes herself as a ‘recovering actress’ and has a deep fascination with the Golden Age of Hollywood. Her current project Elsie Harris Picture Palacecontinues to explore this time period and will be her first graphic novel as both writer and illustrator. Elsie Harris Picture Palace tells the story of a Lyon’s Corner House ‘nippy’ who ends up in Hollywood.

The event kicks off at 7:30pm on Saturday the 19th of September and, while it’s entirely free, it’s first come first served so make sure you get down early to get your seat. We’ll also have a selection of Jessica’s work available on the night so you can take home a signed memento. If you can’t make it along on the night but fancy a signed copy then drop us a line via info@goshlondon.com. Shipping in the UK is a flat rate of £5 while quotes for the rest of the world are available on request.

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The Golden Campaign Volume 3 Signing with Cristian Ortiz

Fresh from painting our windows at Gosh! for Free Comic Book Day Cristian Ortiz is back to launch the third instalment his fantasy adventure The Golden Campaign!

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The Golden Campaign is a must read sci fi/fantasy tale filled with weird humor, violence and an excellent combination of visual styles and merging of genres. If you love world’s filled with war, danger and carrot gin then this is a story for you!

Cristian says ‘The Golden Campaign is about a young boy who aspires to be a tattoo master, and like many of us at some point has to choose the paths in his life into adulthood. All of this (happens) while travelling in a dystopian world where semi-modern technology and medieval brutality mixes up among countries and empires who fight and conspire against each other to rule the land and hold all existing technologies. You’ll find mechs, bastard swords, machine guns and tattoo monks among other things.’ 

We’re extremely excited about the third issue of The Golden Campaign so much so we’ll be celebrating here at Gosh! with drinks and Cristian will be here signing copies of his work. New to Cristians storytelling and want to start this epic tale from the beginning? Never fear! We’ll have more copies of previous issues of The Golden Campaign in stock!

The signing will get underway from 1pm on Saturday the 4th of July. If you can’t make it along on the night but you want a signed copy in your life then drop a line to info@goshlondon.com and we’ll arrange for a copy to 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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Justice League Signing with Bryan Hitch

We’re excited to announce that comics legend Bryan Hitch will be coming to Gosh! to sign copies of Justice League issue 1!

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The relaunch of everyone’s favorite superhero team the Justice League is finally here! This first oversize issue serves as a perfect jump on point for new readers As you probably know Bryan Hitch has drawn the Justice League before back in 2000, but this time around Bryan will not only be drawing all the action but but will also be the writer for the series.

DC says ‘It’s massive widescreen Justice League of America action and adventure from legendary writer/artist Bry
an Hitch! In the extra-sized debut issue, the League comes up against an armada of aliens heading for Earth that claims to be a peaceful religious tribe. But something sinister is lurking under the surface… Something with ties to ancient Krypton!’ 

Bryan will be defying expectations and bringing something new to his work and to the JLA. Bryan says “I want to pit them against stuff you’ve never seen before,” Hitch says. “If it’s the same villain they’ve fought before, you know he’s the bad guy, you know how he operates and you know the league’s going to win. There is some massive scale stuff here I’ve never tried to draw before. Given what I’ve done in my career, that’s saying something.” 

Bryan will be with us on Saturday the 20th of June signing between 1-3pm. 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 info@goshlondon.com 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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Love Sick Launch Party with Jessie Cave

We’re very happy to announce that Jessie Cave will be joining us here at Gosh! for a launch party to celebrate the release of her latest book Love Sick.

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Actress, comedian, writer and artist Jessie Cave is truly a jack (and master) of all trades. She’s best known for her roles in the Harry Potter films as Lavender Brown and most recently in E4’s brilliant series Glue. Inspired by suffering from self-doubt, jealousy, a fear of failure and constant worry Jessie made it her mission to post a doodle a day onto her Twitter. No matter how personal the subject matter Jessie kept to her word, and soon found the experience became a cathartic compulsion that created hilarious sketches and won her 73,000 followers. Her brand new book Love Sick has been complied from these doodles and explores the process of liking someone, dating, falling in love, friendship, breaking-up and just becoming entirely Love Sick.

Publishers David Shrigley say: ‘Confessional, funny and brutally honest, the doodles in this book cover all the aspects of liking someone, dating, falling in love, friendship and breaking-up. They are born from the confusing and often embarrassing moments, feelings and situations that every woman faces in her day-to-day dating life.’

Jessie Cave said: “I am extremely excited to have a book coming out after doing a doodle a day online for almost 4 years now. It’s basically my diary. I feel very lucky to have Jake Lingwood and all of Ebury behind me and plan to keep on doodling!”

Jessie Cave will be with us on Thursday the 2nd of July from 7-9pm where we’ll be raising a glass to the release of Love Sick. If you can’t make it along to the launch party but would like us to have a book put aside for you then get in touch via info@goshlondon.com and we can arrange that for you.

As 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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The Avery Hill Night Before ELCAF Party, featuring the launch of ‘The End of Summer’ by Tillie Walden

We’re over the moon to announce that South London based Avery Hill Publishing are coming back to Gosh! Before it all kicks off at ELCAF we’ve got Avery Hill joining us for an evening of celebration and we’ll be raising a glass to toast the launch of Tillie Walden’s  new graphic novel ‘The End of Summer‘.

 

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Avery Hill publish some of the very best creators in the UK indie scene and we can’t wait to welcome them back to Gosh! Not only will they be joining us to celebrate the launch of ‘The End of Summer’ but this will also be your first chance to get your hands on the latest issue of Reads (a comics anthology featuring some of the best talent from the UK small press comics scene) featuring artist’s such as Tim Bird, Luke Halsall and Ricky Miller.

Small press comics fans will already know the names of Rachael Smith (The Rabbit) and Donya Todd (Buttertubs) on Avery Hills 2015 books list, however they might not be as familiar with their third creator, Tillie Walden. After numerous beautifully crafted short stories ‘The End of Summer’ will be Tille’s first graphic novel and we can’t wait for you to read this tragic tale of two twins. A long winter is drawing in and behind the walls of a secluded and hauntingly beautiful castle tensions are running high. Tillie tells the story of Lars and his twin sister as they fight through the boredom and pressures of family life as they spend the winter locked indoors. We’re also extremely excited to announce Tillie has produced an exclusive bookplate and print for Gosh!, both available in store and through our webshop!

 Tillie says ‘The End of Summer is my longest comic to date and the story is a collection of what I’ve learned drawing comics over the past year. I spent a long time drawing short stories and putting in small elements of myself, but with this book I wanted to finally go all the way and tell a story that was entirely out of my head. The idea came from my obsessive need for detail and my twin brother. We’re extremely close, and our relationship is where my main characters came from. And I wanted to make a place that was everything I wanted. Huge rooms, oversized cats, indoor pools and playgrounds, and intricate patterns over everything. Basically, my ideal home.’

 

The party starts at 7pm on Friday the 19th of June and we’ll be celebrating with beer and bubbly by the bucketful. The Avery Hill team will be joining us here for the launch party as well as Tillie Walden herself who will be signing copies of ‘The End of Summer’. If you can’t make it on the night and fancy a signed copy then drop us a line at info@goshlondon.com and we can make sure they’re put aside for you. As ever mail order is also available; postage in the UK is a flat rate of £5 while quotes for further afield are on request.

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Jolly Lad: John Doran, Simon Fowler and Krent Able in conversation with Matt Colegate

The wonderful John Doran, Simon Fowler and Krent Able are coming to Gosh! They’ll be talking about John’s new memoir Jolly Lad in conversation with Matt Colegate, so make sure this is on your radar!

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John Doran is best known as the Features Editor and co-founder of The Quietus and Jolly Lad collects his long-running column for Vice which showcases his life stories as a music journalist as well as providing an insight into his personal life.
Anyone who knows the work of Krent Able will know that he doesn’t shy away from the grotesque and obscene, particularly in his Big Book of Mischief  which probably features all your favourite musicians up to some terrible things, and he produces the interior illustrations while the cover art has been provided by Simon Fowler and these three creators combine to produce a book all serious music fans will relate to.
From the healing power of music to the way in which the memory of a particular song defines us, Jolly Lad takes a look at John Doran and his various obsessions, and it doesn’t beat about the bush in digging deep and discussing serious issues such as recovery from alcoholism, habitual drug use and mental illness.
But it’s not all doom and gloom, Jolly Lad is also a refreshingly cheerful and uplifting memoir and provides plenty of material for this to have the scope to be a particularly compelling conversation.

 

 

 

Writer John Doran says “This is not a ‘my drink and drug hell’ kind of book for several reasons – the main one being that I had, for the most part, had a really good time drinking. True, a handful of pretty appalling things have happened to me and some people that I know or used to know over the years. But I have, for the most part, left them out of this book as they are not illuminating, not edifying and in some cases concern other people who aren’t here to consent to their appearance. Instead this book concentrates on what you face after the drink and the drugs have gone.”

 

John Doran, Simon Fowler and Krent Able will be with us on Saturday the 27th of June  in conversation with Matt Colegate  7-9pm. 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 info@goshlondon.com and we can arrange that for you.
As 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.

Wytches Volume 1 Launch Party and Exhibition

Do we have some news for you! Jock, the co-creator of Image’s haunting hit series Wytches, is coming to Gosh! Not only will we be having a launch party to celebrate the release of the Gosh! bookplate edition of Wytches Volume 1 (keep an eye out for more details soon) but we’ll also be having an exclusive selling exhibition!

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Jock is best known for his work on 2000 AD, Vertigo’s The Losers, and of course the excellent Batman Black Mirror (with Wytches collaborator Scott Snyder). Wytches is about … well you might have guessed, witches, but not the witches you’re accustomed to. Something evil is lurking in the woods and it’s ancient, hungry and watching. The hopeful Rooks family have moved to the remote town of Litchfield to escape their traumatic past, only to find the chances of making a fresh start grow slimmer and slimmer.

Writer Snyder says ‘Forget everything you know about witches. Because the truth is, witches, real witches, are something much, much scarier. Something you’ve never seen before. I don’t want to spoil anything, but let’s leave it at this—you’ll never think of witches the same way once you see Jock’s designs. As for what you thought were witches? A wytch? A real wytch? Imagine, if you will, a bestial, primal creature that lives deep in the woods, waiting. We know nothing about them—they’re rarely seen. They are bigger than we are, stronger and smarter than we are, and they are gruesome and predatory. So, forget what you think you know. Leave the broomsticks for the kids. No magic, just horror.

Wytches Volume 1 collects Wytches issues #1-6 and is released June 24th. And not only has Jock created an exclusive Gosh! bookplate for us but he will also be exhibiting original design sketches and artwork from Wytches on the 26th of June! This will be the only opportunity for the forseeable future to buy any original pieces from Wytches, so fans of Jock and the series need to get themselves down here!

Jock will be with us on Friday the 26th of June and he’ll be signing at the party between 7-9pm. If you can’t make it along to the launch party but would like us to have a book put aside for you then get in touch via info@goshlondon.com 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.