Tim Fish Signing

Boy do we have some great news to share with you: the fantastic Tim Fish will be joining us at Gosh! for a signing 12th November from 5-6pm!

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Tim got himself a cult following with his gay romance comic book Cavalcade of Boys which is set in a Southern California where bored 20-somethings  look for love. Tim’s other works include Strugglers, a coming-of-age tale set in St. Louis, and Love is the Reason which is a more mature spinoff of Cavalcade of Boys.

Tim’s modern love stories take readers on a journey into the day-to-day lives and loves of a host of characters from all walks of life.  You might also know his work from the recent full length graphic novel of everyone’s favourite 90’s show Saved by The Bell. He’s worked in a number of different formats, from web comics and anthologies to print comics and newspapers.  He’s also worked on Marvel’s Nation X, Iron Man: Titanium, I ♥ Marvel and Oni’s Hopeless Savages Greatest Hits. 

The signing will get underway on the 12th of November from 5-6pm! . If you can’t make it along to see Tim 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. Postage in the UK is a flat rate of £5 and quotes for international shipping are available on request.

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Filmish Launch Party with Edward Ross

Lights! Camera! Action! Comics! We’re delighted to announce that Filmish: A Graphic Journey Through Film is coming to Gosh! To celebrate we’ve got Edward Ross here for a Launch Party! Edward Ross will be here on the 7th of November from 7 -9pm.

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Edward Ross is an Edinburgh based comic book artist, writer and illustrator and the creator of Filmish: A Graphic Journey Through Film, 100 Tiny Moments From My Past, Present and Future, Present and Future and Grow. He’s also drawn a number of science themed comics for universities, museums, charities and research bodies with collaborator Dr. James Hall. We we’re extremely happy when we heard he was expanding on his self-published Filmish series and releasing Filmish: A Graphic Journey Through Film through SelfMadeHero! Edward uses comics to illuminate the ideas behind all your favourite films. Edward  guides readers through  cinematic history, showing some of the weird and wonderful concepts within movies.

‘In Filmish, cartoonist Edward Ross takes us on an exhilarating ride through the history of cinema, using comics to uncover the magic and mechanics behind our favourite movies. Exploring everything from censorship to set design, Ross spotlights the films and film-makers that embody this provocative and inventive medium, from the pioneers of early cinema to the innovators shaping the movies of today, from A Trip to the Moon to Inception and beyond. A witty and insightful reflection on the enduring power of the cinema, Filmish is a lucid and lively guide to the stars and stories that have shaped our lives for more than a century.’

The event kicks off at 7pm on Saturday the 7th of November where we’ll be celebrating the release of Filmish: A Graphic Journey Through Film. 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 Red Shoes & Other Tales Metaphrog Kid’s Workshop

Dust off your dancing shoes Metaphrog’s latest graphic novel The Red Shoes & Other Tales is out October 13th and to celebrate Metaphrog’s Sandra Marrs and John Chalmers will be joining us on the 21st of November from 11am-1pm for a special kids activity table!

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Metaphrog are John Chalmers and Sandra Marrs, creators of the critically acclaimed Louis graphic novels. Their Louis series has received several prestigious award nominations, including three Eisner Awards, and Louis – Night Salad was Highly Commended for the Scottish Children’s Book Awards in 2011. To celebrate the release of the The Red Shoes & Other Tales, Sandra and John will be hosting a variety of drawing games and comic making activities for kids. Spaces are limited but there’ll be plenty of chances to get involved over the course of the workshop which will run between 11am-1pm. There’ll be loads of art supplies provided so all you need to do is get yourself there on the day.

‘There once was a young girl, who was pretty but poor, so poor she had to go barefoot. Her name was Karen. She loved to dance. When Karen becomes an orphan, her great aunt takes her in. One day on a shopping trip, she is bought a beautiful pair of red shoes. The shoes magically come to life and steer Karen down a path she would never have imagined in her wildest dreams, or nightmares. This fresh take on the Hans Christian Andersen classic “The Red Shoes” is a tale of hope, obsession and guilt, retold and lavishly illustrated by Eisner-award-nominated Metaphrog. This volume also includes Metaphrog’s adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen classic, “The Little Match Girl” and an original story, “The Glass Case”.’

We’ll have copies of The Red Shoes & Other Tales on the day. If you can’t make it along on the but still want to get your hands on a signed copy simply email us via info@goshlondon.com and we can arrange it for you. Alternatively we’re able to post copies straight to you! Postage throughout the UK is a flat rate of £5 while international quotes are available on request.
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Star Wars Day at Gosh! (Episode I)

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… we decided to celebrate the release of Star Wars VII:The Force Awakens!  On the 12th December we’ll be hosting a Star Wars Day at Gosh!  We’ll be joined by Jedi knight JAKe (How to Speak Droid / Wookie) for a kids workshop from 11am- 1pm. Dark lord Kieron Gillen (Phonogram / Wicked and Divine) will also be here for a Darth Vader Volume 1 signing from 2-3pm.

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London based artist JAKe speaks the Wookiee language fluently, but with a strong northern accent. He’s the artist of  the intergalactic communication manual How to Speak Wookiee and How to Speak Droid with R2D2. He’ll be here at Gosh! running a Star Wars themed kids activity workshop from 11am -1pm! JAKe will be using the force by which we mean hard at work  doodling away at the drawing table, where YOU (so long as YOU is a kid) can get involved. There’ll be loads of art supplies provided so all you need to do is get yourself there on the day.

That’s not all we’ve got planned! And we promise that this isn’t a Jedi mind trick! The incredible Kieron Gillen writer for Darth Vader Marvels ongoing Star wars comic series with art by Salvador Larroca. He’ll be here signing copies of Darth vader Volume 1 from  2-3pm

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is Episode VII in the Star Wars Saga and opens in theaters December 18, 2015.

Official Site: http://www.starwars.com/theforceawakens

The Kids workshop will take place from 11am- 1pm and the signing will get underway from 2-3pm on the 12th of December. If you can’t make it along 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. Postage in the UK is a flat rate of £5 and quotes for international shipping are available on request.

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Wolf & Material Volume 1 Launch Party with Ales Kot, Tom Muller & Will Tempest

Image Comics hit series Wolf & Material are coming to trade paperback! And the good news doesn’t stop there, if you missed the incredible Will Tempest and Tom Muller here at Gosh! earlier on in the year then this is your lucky day because they will all be here and joined by writer extraordinaire Ales Kot. On the 17th of November from 7-9pm we’ll be hosting a launch party for both Wolf Volume 1 & Material Volume 1!

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The paranormal crime saga Wolf hit the shelves in July and we were lucky enough to have series designer Tom Muller and artist Matt Taylor here at Gosh! for it’s release. We’re big fans of Matt’s beautiful illustrations, so much so Matt’s second printing of The Great Salt Lake is the latest in our range of Gosh published books! Matt has also designed an excellent Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate for Wolf Volume 1!

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Tom will also be joined by Ales Kot writer of Wolf  the crime noir-horror-fantasy set in present day Los Angeles. Ales describes it as ‘It’s about vampires, werewolves, concrete, desert, blood and magic. It’s also about Los Angeles, about California, and the ways we define ourselves. And about myths, racism, the prison-industrial complex, and menstruation’. Ales will be over in the UK for Thought Bubble Festival  and he’ll be joining us here at Gosh! with a playlist he’s personally selected before it all kicks off in Leeds. Ales is also the writer of Image comics Zero Volumes 1-4 and upcoming Surface Volume 1 that we’d highly recommend.

‘Ales Kot is at the forefront of a new generation of writers injecting fresh psychedelic and philosophical blood into American comics. His reality-bending, mind-expanding work, combining contemporary issues with pop cultural references, is a breath of fresh air rattling the windows of the comics establishment.’ – The Guardian 

Ales Kot is also the mastermind behind the thought-provoking suspense series Material which looked into the fleeting state of humanity with fascinating stories about everyday people. The series set out to show readers that your everyday average Joe’s ability to cope with the pain, confusion and life is just as intriguing as a hero’s quest to save the world. The series designer Tom Muller and artist Will Tempest we’re also here at Gosh! for issue #1’s release and as if our line up of creators wasn’t already great enough Will Tempest will also be joining us to celebrate Material Volume 1‘s release.unnamed (1)

 

 

Ales Kot says “It’s a story that begins in America and spreads everywhere. It defies easy categorization. Our chief aim is to be truthful about LIFE as it is NOW through a vast VARIETY of explored HUMAN EXPERIENCE. Material also marks the return of 9-panel grid as a standard tool in a comic series. Expect backmatter files by excellent artists, writers, journalists and other beings. Expect new readers coming to comic book stores asking for it. Ideally, Material will be our ‘Cerebus’—in that we intend to keep this one going for a long, long time.

All these fantastic creators will be with us 7- 9pm on Tuesday 17th of November where we’ll be celebrating the release of  Wolf Volume 1 & Material Volume 1. 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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Laydeez do Comics 19th October 2015 at Gosh!

Laydeez do Comics are coming to Gosh! That’s right Gosh! is now the new venue for Laydeez do Comic’s unique graphic novel forum! They’ll be joining us for the first of many events on Monday 19th of October from 7.30-9pm 

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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. And it gives us great pleasure to be part of Laydeez do Comics London!

 

This month Laydeez will  kick-start a new season after the summer break with a Soaring Penguin Press Special! All the way from America, speakers include:

Ellen Lindner
The Black Feather Falls, Undertow
 
Estelle Bachelard (Bach)
It’s Hard to be a Girl
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Laura Howell
The Bizarrre Adventures of Gilbert & Sullivan
John Maybury
The Erotic Adventures of Space Babe 113
If you’d like to attend please book a place through the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/laydeez-do-comics-london-19th-october-2015-at-gosh-tickets-18707260921

To find out more about LDC and to hear podcasts and read the blogs of previous meetings check out their website here

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Red Thorn Issue 1 Signing with David Baillie & Meghan Hetrick

It’s time to brush up on your Scottish Mythology because Red Thorn the new dark fantasy from Vertigo is coming to Gosh! We’ll be joined by creators David Baillie and Meghan Hetrick on the 21st of November from 2-3pm where they’ll be signing Issue 1.  

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David Baillie is a writer & artist who you might know from the the UK small press scene. His comics work has also appeared in 2000AD, Judge Dredd Megazine and various Vertigo titles. He’s teamed up with Artist Meghan Hetrick to create Vertigo’s latest title Red Thorn, the first issue of which hits shelves in November.  Meghan Hetrick broke into comics with work on Fairest, Joker’s Daughter, and DC’s Lois Lane one-shot. We’re extremely excited to delve into this dark twisted fantasy set on the streets of modern day Glasgow and we can’t wait to be joined by both Meghan and David for a signing!

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‘On the rain-soaked streets of Glasgow, a girl whose drawings somehow come to life has just stumbled across her one true love. And thousands of miles below those streets, an ancient demi-god plots his escape from the prison where he’s been held for nearly two thousand years. Evil forces are at play and no one is safe as the legends of Scottish mythology collide with the modern world. Fans of FABLES and THE SANDMAN won’t want to miss this riveting dark fantasy epic!’ 

The signing will get underway from 2-3pm on the 21st of November. If you can’t make it along to see Meghan and David  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. Postage in the UK is a flat rate of £5 and quotes for international shipping are available on request.

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Giant Days Volume 1 Launch Party with John Allison

Get ready for freshers flu and falling asleep in lectures, because Giant Days Volume 1 is coming to Gosh! Not only will we have an exclusive Gosh! Bookplate by John Allison but he’ll also be here for a launch party on the 20th November from 7-9pm where we’ll be celebrating like we’re back in first year!

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We’ve been big fans here at Gosh! of John Allison’s work since his hilarious webcomics Bad Machinery and Scary Go Round. John’s earned a large, loyal collection of readers that have followed his work daily for the past 12 years. John’s latest BOOM! Box series Giant Days takes his charming sense of humour combined with art work by Disney artist Lissa Treiman to create an entertaining, slice-of-life look at three friends who have just left home to go to university.

‘Susan, Esther, and Daisy started at university three weeks ago and became fast friends. Now, away from home for the first time, all three want to reinvent themselves. But in the face of hand-wringing boys, “personal experimentation,” influenza, mystery-mold, nu-chauvinism, and the willful, unwanted intrusion of “academia,” they may be lucky just to make it to spring alive. Going off to university is always a time of change and growth, but for Esther, Susan, and Daisy, things are about to get a little weird.’

 

We’ll be celebrating the launch of Giant days Volume 1 and John will be here to sign copies on Friday 20th November, from 7-9pm. If you can’t make it along but would like to get your hands on a signed 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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Halloween at Gosh!

Things are getting spooky here at Gosh! We’ve dusted off the skeletons in our closet, we’ve got garlic at the ready and we’ve sharpened our stakes because we’re just dying to celebrate Halloween! On Saturday the 31st of October we’ll be having a spooktacular mini Halloween festival with a Flying Eye Kid’s Activity Table, Mark Millar Signing & FREE Halloween mini comics and treaties to give away!

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The Halloween season is our favourite time of the year here at Gosh! with its emphasis on costumes, the otherworldly, and supernatural tales we just can’t get enough! To help celebrate we’ll be taking part in HalloweenComicFest the celebration of Halloween and comics! FREE Halloween themed comics will be available for Halloween fans of all ages (while stocks last)! 


We’ve got no tricks for you guys, only treats as we’ll also be joined by Flying Eye Books (Nobrows all ages range) who’ll be running a kids activity table! Joining us for some spooky sketching we’ve got the gruesome José Domingo creator of ‘Pablo & Jane and The Hot Air Contraption’ and the equally terrifying Briony May Smith creator of ‘Imelda and the Goblin King’. Between the hours of 3-6pm they’ll be hard at work  doodling away at the drawing table, where YOU (so long as YOU is a kid) can get involved. There’ll be loads of art supplies provided so all you need to do is get yourself there on the day.

And as if all these hair raising activities weren’t enough, we’ll also be having a signing with the incredible Mark Millar! Mark is on a tour to celebrate the release of the Chrononauts & Jupiter’s Circle paperbacks, and he’s coming to Gosh! for a signing  from 1-2pm! For more information check out our event page on Facebook here!

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The wonderful Sarah McIntyre & David O’Connell creators of ‘Jampires‘ will also be coming down on Halloween to create a spooky window painting just for us!

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Of course it wouldn’t be Halloween with out dressing up! So we highly encourage you to create some creepy costumes! Maybe cut some eye holes into your favourite bed sheet and come as a (gentleman) ghost, turn the curtains into a cape (the tomb of) Dracula would envy or wrap your self in enough fake fur to be mistaken for a Werewolf (by night)!

All activities happening on the day are totally free and you don’t need to book tickets or anything! See you then!

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Step Aside, Pops Launch Party with Kate Beaton

Strike up the marching band & stop the presses, because the amazing Kate Beaton creator of the comic strip Hark! A Vagrant will be joining us at Gosh! on the 20th October from 7-9pm to launch her new book Step Aside, Pops!

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Here at Gosh! we’ve been big fans of Kate’s work for years. Her incredibly hilarious web-comic Hark! A Vagrant that she started in 2007 covers everything from the history of Canada, classic 19th century novels, “strong female heroes”, teen detectives and sexy Tudors. When Hark! A Vagrant came out in paperback form it dominated the New York Times Best Seller list and this fall Kate is releasing her follow-up collection,  Step Aside, Pops. We can already tell from the incredible cover with a badass velocipedestrienne that this book is going to be pretty great!

‘Ida B. Wells, the Black Prince, and Benito Juárez burst off the pages of Step Aside, Pops: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection, armed with modern-sounding quips and amusingly on-point repartee. Kate Beaton’s second D+Q book brings her hysterically funny gaze to bear on these and even more historical, literary, and contemporary figures. Irreverently funny and carefully researched, no target is safe from Beaton’s incisive wit in these satirical strips. Beaton returns with a refined pen, ready to make jokes at the expense of hunks, army generals, scientists, and Canadians in equal measure. With a few carefully placed lines, she captures the over-the-top evil of the straw feminists in the closet, the disgruntled dismay of Heathcliff, and Wonder Woman’s all-conquering ennui. Step Aside, Pops is sure to be the comedic hit of the year: sharp, insightful, and very funny.’ – Drawn & Quarterly

Kate has also recently released her first children’s book The Princess and the Pony about Princess Pinecone a small warrior princess who asks her parents for a fierce and mighty stallion for her birthday. Instead she receives a tiny round pony with a vacant expression. It’s the perfect combination of heart-warming and hilarious. We’d  highly recommend, this charmingly illustrated tale of teamwork and tenderness to audiences of all ages.

 

Kate will be joining us to raise a glass to Steps Aside, Pops and to sign copies of her books at 7-9pm on October 20th. If you’re unable to make it along to the event then drop an email to info@goshlondon.com and we can arrange a signed copy for you. If you need it sent, postage across the UK is a flat rate of £5 while quotes for further afield are available on request.

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