Becky Cloonan Signing!

We are excited to announce that we will have Becky Cloonan signing in the shop on Monday, April 25th from 6-7pm.

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Becky Cloonan has a prolific career as a writer and artist, including her self-published short stories The MireDemeter, and Wolves, collected (now o/p but soon to be re-collected) as By Chance or Providence. She earned the distinction of becoming the first woman to draw Batman on the main title since the series debuted in 1939, and has also worked as artist on series such as Conan, Harley Quinn, Northlanders, Buffy, American Virgin, The Fabulous Lives of the Killjoys, American Virgin, and Demo (nominated for 2 Eisners).

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She’s also a cracking writer, working on the brilliant YA series Gotham Academy for DC, and Southern Cross with Image Comics. Her most recently announced project is as lead writer on the new Punisher series for Marvel Comics with artist Steve Dillion, to be released in May.

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The signing will get underway on the 25th of April from 6-7pm. If you can’t make it along to see Becky but you want a signed copy, then drop a line to info@goshlondon.com and we’ll arrange for a copy to be popped aside for you. Mail order is also available: postage in the UK is a flat rate of £5 and quotes for international shipping are available on request.

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Free Comic Book Day 2016: IMAGE COMICS SIGNING

UPDATE: UPDATE: Sadly, due to circumstances beyond anyone’s control, Tula Lotay will be unable to attend. Sorry folks, but life happens!

Our 3rd event of Free Comic Book Day is a group signing with some of the amazing creators currently working on series with Image Comics – Kieron Gillen, Christian Ward, Caspar Wijngaard, and Dan Watters. The signing will be from 5-6pm on Saturday, May 7th.

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Kieron Gillen is best known about these parts as the writer of – in collaboration with artist Jamie McKelvie – Phonogram, a series following phonomancers (individuals with music magic!) in the British club scene, and The Wicked + The Divine, following a group of reincarnated deities, and the affect of contemporary celebrity culture on them. Kieron’s other books for Image include the Spartan drama Three and the forthcoming The Ludocrats. 

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Christian Ward is a London-based artist. His first comic series with Image was Olympus, with writer Nate Edmondson, followed by breakout hit Infinite Vacation with Nick Spencer, about a man who uses an app that allows him to visit versions of his life across the multiverse. His current series with Image is ODY-C,  a gender-swapped retelling of Homer’s Odyssey set in space written by Matt Fraction.

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Dan Watters and Capar Wijngaard are new to Image with their series Limbo, a neo-noir series set in a city where reality is never quite what it seems. The cast of characters includes a detective, a femme fatale, a voodoo queen, and a goat-eating TV. Yes, you read that right.

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If you’d like something signed by one of the attending creators but 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

Free Comic Book Day 2016: GUARDIAN CARTOONIST SIGNING

Our second event is a signing with cartoonists who have worked on strips for The Guardian. We’ll have Krent Able, Simone Lia, Stephen Collins and Tom Gauld. The signing will be from 3-4pm on Saturday, May 7th.

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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 Books. 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 recently featured in the Guardian ‘Strip Club’ section

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Simone Lia is a graphic novelist and comic artist. She has a weekly strip in the Observer ‘Things That I’ve Learned’ and has also had a strip in The Independent on Sunday. Lia has authored several graphic novels, Fluffy, the story of a bunny in denial, and Please God, Find Me A Husband!. She also regularly works and exhibits with the Jealous Gallery. She has her first children’s book coming out with Walker Books this year.

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Stephen Collins has had a weekly comic in The Guardian Weekend magazine since 2011, described as a ‘weekly dose of stupid stuff and hopefully lots of animals’. A ‘best of’ the strips has been collected in Some Comics By Stephen Collins. In 2013 he published his début graphic novel, The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil, which was short-listed for the Waterstones Book Of The Year award and an Eisner Award.

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Tom Guald draws a weekly strip in the Guardian newspaper called ‘Cultural Cartoons’ that takes a sideways look at cultural life. He also has done a weekly strip for the New Scientist magazine. He does work with  The New Yorker, The Believer, The New York Times, and Granta. He is the author of graphic novels Goliath, You’re All Just Jealous of my Jetpack and the forthcoming Mooncop. 

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Check out the facebook event page for more information.

If you’d like something signed by one of the attending creators but 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

Free Comic Book Day 2016: KIDS WORKSHOP

The biggest celebration in comics – Free Comic Book Day! To kick it off we’ll be hosting a kids workshop and window painting with a slew of comic creators. The workshop will be from 11am-2pm on Saturday, May 7th.

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For the workshop we have some of the best local talent to help inspire the next generation of comic creators! A range of creators representing all aspects of comics and illustration will be available to draw with the kids, taking turns to provide inspiration and give tips for the young artists. We’ll provide all the necessary art supplies, so just enthusiasm required. Not only that, but some of our artists will be doing live window painting throughout!

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John Allison is well known for his funny and intelligent webcomics Bad Machinery and Scary Go Round. He currently is writing Giant Days, a slice-of-college-life comic. Edie OP is an illustrator and creator of comics, her recent publications include Maleficium with Avery Hill. JAKe is an illustrator, graphic designer, comic artist, writer and animation director based in London. He published the graphic novel Hellraisers and illustrated the kids books, How to Speak Wookiee and How to Speak DroidGary Northfield is a well-known kids book author and illustrator. He had comic strips in The Beano, National Geographic Kids magazine, The Phoenix, The Dandy, The DFCHorrible Histories magazine, and Horrible Science. He is author of The Terrible Tales of the Teenytinysaurs and the new kids series Julius Zebra.

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Jason Ford  is a freelance illustrator working with the Royal Mail, the New York Times, Penguin Books and the Guardian. He created two kids activity books The Superhero Comic Kit and The Super Book for Superheroes. Kristyna Bazynski is an illustrator, comic book artist and designer in Leeds. Self-publishing several mini-comics, she won a Northern Design Award and her comics have been nominated twice for British Comic Awards. Dilraj Mann  is an illustration heavily influenced by north-east London night life. His first graphic novel, Dalston Monstaz will be out with Nobrow in September. Rachael Smith is author of graphic novels House Party, The Rabbit, and Artificial Flowers. She is currently working on the webcomic Bess, and for Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor. 

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Babak Ganjei is a musician and cartoonist, he works on Hilarious Consequences, a autobiographical webcomic. He performs in Wet Paint, Old Men and with his son as Dinosaur and Junior. Emma Vieceli is the artist for the manga adaptation Hamlet and Much Ado About Nothing. She’s worked on the series Vampire Academy, Alex Rider, Jem & The Holograms, and is currently working on the Supergirl series. Joe & Sam Decie A Father and Son comics duo! Joe Decie is the author of The Accidental Salad and The Listening Agent with Blank Slate. His son Sam Decie made his début selling some very creative monster drawings at last years Thought Bubble. Paul Shinn is a freelance illustrator and comic artist. He has self-published three comics, March Of The Penguin, Look What I Drawed and I Am Not A Dog! and contributed to the Tempo Lush Tales comics anthology.

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Ramsey Hassan/RAMZEE is a regular contributor at our events, and recently self-published Zorse, a story of emigration, and the collection of three 5-page stories, TriangleMarc Ellerby  is well-known at Gosh for his self-published series, Chloe Noonan and Ellerbisms, and can currently be seen drawing for Doctor WhoThe Regular Show, and Rick & Morty. 

 

Free Comic Book Day 2016: AVERY HILL LAUNCH PARTY

We will be hosting a launch party for FOUR! new titles from Avery Hill Publishing. Artificial Flowers by Rachael Smith, Parsley Girl by Matt Swan, A City Inside by Tillie Walden, and Issue Four of Reads. At the event, creators, Rachael Smith, Matt Swan, Edie OP, and Owen D. Pomery will be available for signings. The event will be Saturday, May 7th from 7-9pm.

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We had to end our very busy Free Comic Book Day with a party! And who better to have one with than our old pals at Avery Hill Publishing, who continue to discover exciting new talent with each wave of titles.

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Matthew Daniel Swan
  studied at Edinburgh College of Art and co-ran a gallery space in Edinburgh. He now lives in London, and does freelance illustration for clients such as Disaronno, Esquire Russia and Edinburgh Sparkles.

His début graphic novel is Parsley Girl, taken from various self-published comics. Parsley Girl has to deal with the mundane just like all us, like getting her tooth pulled by a wierdo dentist. But her life is definitely not dull! Her BFF Margiotta Moonshine is stuck in mind-numbing job as a decorator and her robot is feeling obsolete. And I bet you don’t have villainous vegetables coming through a magical portal in your kitchen?

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Rachael Smith consistently impresses, with titles The Way We Write,  I Am Fire, the super-cute kitten FlimsyOne Good Thing, her début graphic novel House Party, The Blue Bottle Mystery and her previous Avery Hill title The Rabbit. You can also see her work on Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor. She won the Emerging Talent category at The British Comics Awards 2013/2014.

Her second graphic novel with Avery Hill,  Artificial Flowers is a story of a young woman in London trying to make it as an artist. Not the easiest path, but luckily she has her family’s financial support. A hitch occurs when her little brothers antisocial tendencies resurface, and her parents send him to stay with her to help deal with his issues.

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From the prolific Tillie Walden comes her third book with Avery Hill in less than two years. Her previous titles, The End of Summer and I Love This Part, have been lauded by critics. From Austin, Texas, she is currently studying at the Center for Cartoon Studies. She was named Broken Frontier’s Breakout Talent of 2015.

Featured on The Guardian’s list ‘Comics and Graphic Novels to look forward to in 2016’, The City Inside is an exploration of ageing. The story follows a woman from childhood to adulthood, with Walden’s taste for the surreal creating a stunning tale of self-discovery.  At the event we will be debuting an exclusive bookplate and print to go with the book!

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At the event we will have Owen D. Pomery author of Between The Billboards & The Authority of Architecture and The Megatherium Club, Rachael Smith author of The Rabbit, and Artificial Flowers, Matt Swan of Parsley Girl and Edie OP author of Maleficium.

Check out the facebook event page for more information.

If you can’t make it but would like a book signed by any of the attending creators, 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

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2016!

UPDATE: Sadly, due to circumstances beyond anyone’s control, Emma Vieceli and Tula Lotay will be unable to attend their respective events on the day. Sorry folks, but life happens! We’re sure we’ll see both these talented creators again some time soon!

Time to bring your festive cheer! It’s that time of year, the comickers favourite celebration – Free Comic Book Day. On Saturday, May 7th, we will be open from 10.00-9pm (yes, that’s 30 minutes earlier than normal opening hours). We will be hosting various events and signings throughout the day.
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How it works!

  1. Free comics will be available behind the counter downstairs
  2. First come, first served
  3. Please respect your fellow comic fans on the day

The first event of the day will be our Annual Kids Workshop. From 11am-2pm, creators will be drawing at our main table and invite kids to join them! There will be live window painting, and the creators will have their comics and books available to sign. FCBD Kids

From 3-4pm we will be hosting a signing of recent Guardian cartoonist contributors. It will include Krent Able, Simone Lia, Stephen Collins and Tom Gauld.

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From 5-6pm, we’ll be hosting a signing with Image Comics creators, Kieron Gillen, Christian Ward, Caspar Wijngaard and Dan Watters.

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But it’s not over yet! In the evening we will be hosting a launch party for the latest Avery Hill Publishing titles – A City Inside by Tillie Walden (featuring an exclusive print and bookplate), Artificial Flowers by Rachael Smith, Parsley Girl by Matt Swan, and issue 4 of Reads. We will have creators Rachael Smith, Matt Swan, Edie OP, and Owen D. Pomery on hand for signings. The event will be from 7-9pm.

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Phew! Can’t wait to see you there!

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‘Alphonse, That Is Not OK to Do!’ Launch Party

We will be hosting a launch party and signing for the picture book Alphonse, That is Not OK To Do! with Daisy Hirst.  The launch will be from 7-9pm on Wednesday, April 20th.

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Daisy Hirst is a children’s book author, illustrator and poet, whose previous work The Girl With The Parrot on her Head, a beautiful story about a young girl dealing with moving and having to make new friends, is a favourite of ours. So we’re very pleased to be hosting the launch of her newest title Alphonse, That Is Not Okay To Do!

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Natalie mostly loves her little brother Alphonse being there – they name the pigeons, bounce things off the bunk beds, have stories in the chair and make lots of fun stuff together. But, when Natalie catches Alphonse eating her most favourite book, well …that is not OK!

Daisy will be here to launch her book on Wednesday the 20th April, from 7-9pm, so pop along and get a copy signed, and maybe treat yourself to a beer or two while you’re at it!

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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

Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth Uncensored Signing

In association with the good folks at 2000AD, we’ll be hosting a signing for the release of Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth Uncensored with artists Brian Bolland and Mike McMahon!  The signing will be from 1-2pm on Saturday, July 16th. 

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When first serialised back in 1978, the Judge Dredd epic ‘The Cursed Earth’  originally included the now-infamous episodes ‘Burger Wars’ and ‘Soul Food’. These two chapters featured parodies of famous corporate characters such as Ronald McDonald and the Jolly Green Giant, and were quickly buried thanks to a litigious backlash, the settlement including an agreement that they would never be reprinted.

However, thanks to some landmark changes in UK laws in 2014 regarding copyright and parody, The Cursed Earth is now able to be printed in it’s entirety. For the first time ever, the entire storyline by Pat Mills, John Wagner, Brian Bolland and Mike McMahon is to be collected together in a single hardcover volume, including all of it’s beautiful full-colour spreads. At long last, it’s Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth Uncensored!

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Come along on Saturday the 16th July from 1-2pm to celebrate this long-awaited release aslegendary artists Brian Bolland and Mike McMahon will be joining us for a very special UK exclusive signing.

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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 April!

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It’s the second Drink & Draw with our friends at Broken Frontier This coming month we have special guests Robert Ball and Warwick Johnson Cadwell leading things off. This month’s featured guest from the Broken Frontier ‘Six Small Press Creators to Watch’ is Alice Urbino. And of course we have our amazing artist-in-residence, Danny Noble.

 

Warwick Johnson Cadwell is an editorial illustrator, concept designer, and works in storyboarding and narrative art. He has worked as an illustrator for Walker Books, New Republic, and The Guardian. Due to encouragement over his blog postings he began working in comics with pieces in anthologies – Birdsong, Solipsistic Pop, Off Life, Boo! and Westcomic. Recently he worked on Tank Girl with Alan Martin for Titan Comics. Upcoming from Blank Slate is the much-anticipated Gungle. He and Robert Ball have also collaborated on self-published super-spy spoof Dangeritis: The Misadventures of Derek Danger.

Robert Ball a London-based designer and illustrator, working with clients Sky, ESPN, Condé Nast, Sony and V&A. He recently was commissioned for a series of ongoing illustrations from HBO for The Game of Thrones, ‘Beautiful Death‘ capturing the a key death scene from each new episode the show. The images from this series were recently exhibited at the SXSW festival. His comic work includes the self-published title Winter’s Knight Day One, and Dangeritis with Warwick Johnson Cadwell, and appearances in anthologies Off Life and Die! Boo Die! He is currently collaborating with Rock Paper Books on a series of modern editions of Shakespeare.

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Alice Urbino is a comic artist, illustrator and painter. She was selected for Broken Frontier’s 2015 Six Small Press Creators to Watch’. She has been published in the Comic Book Slumber Party: Fairytales for Bad Bitches anthology. As well, her ongoing self-published series, Dimension, a graphic medicine title looking at depression and isolation. She will be featured in the upcoming Broken Frontier 2016 Yearbook.

We will also continue to have our fabulous artist-in-resident, Danny Noble (Was it Too… Much for You?, Monday Morning).Untitled-1

This event will be Monday, April 4th at The Royal George 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 Royal George to begin our drinking and drawing! We are very excited for the event to have been given space in the downstairs of The Royal George, down the alley next to Starbucks by Foyles.

There’s a Tiger in the Garden Launch Party

We will be hosting the launch party for the new picture book ‘There’s a Tiger in the Garden’ with author Lizzy Stewart. The launch will be Friday, April 15th from  79pm.

Lizzie StewartNora’s Grandma says that there is a tiger in the garden, which of course Nora knows is too silly to be true! Because tigers don’t live in gardens, they are far away in jungles. But Grandmas garden is not an ordinary garden, with butterflies half her size, carnivorous plants, and polar bears! Could this actually be a garden where a tiger would live? Find out for yourself in this beautifully illustrated, lushly produced new picture book published by Frances Lincoln.

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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 also paints a damn fine dragonfly.

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Check out the facebook event page for more information.

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.