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The Good Inn Signing with Steven Appleby

The Good Inn Book Launch | Gosh! Comics


Steven Appleby is a regular face at Gosh! Comics, having hosted a Comica Conversation with Richard McGuire and launching his book Steven Appleby’s Guide To Life all within these very walls. Needless to say we’re big fans.

This time round we’re hosting a signing and drinks to help celebrate the release of Appleby’s latest project with Pixies frontman Black Francis and jack-of-all-trades writer/director/cinema-owner Josh Frank.

Image courtesy of The British Library

The novel is the origin story of history’s earliest known pornographic film, La Bonne Auberge (coincidentally also the name of a swanky Glaswegian restaurant), and tells the story of a shipwrecked soldier and his journey across the French countryside of 1907.  The story that follows is part fact, part fiction, creatively told through the words of Francis and Frank and the illustrations of Appleby. The book, published by Selfmadehero,  is described by Barnes and Noble as being “transgressive historical fiction, with shades of Thomas Pynchon- explosive, cinematic, set in a hallucinatory Edwardian Europe.”

The event will be held on June 17th, between 7pm and 9pm, and is the perfect opportunity to pick up a copy of the book and pretend we haven’t all Googled La Bonne Auberge in hopes of watching. For research purposes, of course.

June 3, 2014 | Posted in: Events | Comments Closed

The Art of Neil Gaiman Launch Party with Hayley Campbell

The Art of Neil Gaiman | Hayley Campbell We’re super excited to announce the launch party for Hayley Campbell’s newest book The Art of Neil Gaiman, here at Gosh! Comics. As you may well know, Hayley is an ex-Gosh staff member, and though she’s moved on to pastures new she’ll always have a place in our hearts, and – more importantly – our events calender. As well as her five year stint as the blog writer for Gosh! Hayley has an impressive list of publications under her belt including: New StatesmanMcSweeney’s, the Guardian, The Comics JournalThe RumpusChannel 4 NewsFront,  Planet Notion,  and is the editor of Lifetime UK. American Gods | The Art of Neil Gaiman

Image courtesy of Ilex Press

In Hayley’s own words the book is “about Neil Gaiman and all the stuff he’s done. I interviewed him for a week in Scotland. I lived in his attic for a week in Wisconsin. It’s taken four years to turn into a book with pages but it’s here.” and the publishers, Ilex Press, describe the book as ” Utterly comprehensive, lavishly illustrated, The Art of Neil Gaiman is the fully authorised account of the life and work of one of the greatest storytellers of all time.” We’ve had a sneak peek, and we can confirm that the book is a must have for any Gaiman fan. Hayley’s unparalleled access has turned up some archival gems, and some great stories straight from the man himself.

The launch will take place on Friday, the 11th of July, between 7pm-9pm. We’ll be celebrating with the usual beers and bubbly and can’t think of a better way to kick off the weekend. Hayley will be on hand sign copies of the book and to answer any questions you might have about  eyebrow pencils, cycling, and possibly even Neil Gaiman. As always if you’d like us to have a copy signed for you send us an email at info@goshlondon.com.

May 31, 2014 | Posted in: Events | Comments Closed

Shaky Kane and David Quantick Signing at Gosh!

We’re chuffed to announce that the legendary Shaky Kane (Deadline, Bulletproof Coffin) and David Quantick (Veep) are going to be here at Gosh! to sign copies of their new Image One-Shot, That’s Because You’re A Robot.


Here’s some info from the Image website:

Two cops patrol a near-future Los Angeles together in an oversized patrol car, and one of them is a robot—but we don’t know which! “Welcome to a world where identity is uncertain, the definition of humanity is open to question and there is an evil giant leprechaun who can fly,” said Quantick. “Welcome to That’s Because You’re a Robot.”

Kane further described the mix of styles in THAT’S BECAUSE YOU’RE A ROBOT. “Imagine ‘Car 54 Where Are You?’ channeled through Philip K Dick’s cryogenically preserved brain, broadcast via the first Pye color television set with the color turned up to full retina burn,” said Kane. “If you did, you’d get something close to That’s Because You’re a Robot… but not that close.”

The signing will take place on Saturday, the 21st of June, from 2pm to 3pm. “That’s Because You’re A Robot” is due out on the 11th of June and will retail at £2.85. If you can’t make it to the signing, shoot us an email at info@goshlondon.com and we can get a signed copy reserved for you!

Shaky Kane & David Quantick Signing “That’s Because You’re A Robot”
Saturday June 21 from 2pm to 3pm
Gosh! Comics, 1 Berwick Street, London, W1F 0DR

April 29, 2014 | Posted in: Events | Comments Closed

Free Comic Book Day 2014

Hello all,

It’s that time of the year again – time for Free Comic Book Day festivities here at Gosh! On Saturday, May 3rd, to be precise.


To celebrate, we’ll have all the usual goodies for you: the official Free Comic Book Day comics, which will be out at 10.30am sharp – with some of the all ages ones held back for the event so that kids have a chance to pick ‘em up – plus a selection of kindly donated free small press comics, too. Then, from 12pm, we’ll have a rotation of indie and mainstream comics artists at our kid’s art table, drawing, helping, and giving advice, so: parents, bring your little future cartoonists down!

We already have a great roster of artists confirmed for the day, with many more to be announced in the coming week! Here’s some links for the ones so far:

Steven Appleby

Marc Ellerby

Mike Medaglia

John Riordan

Alison Sampson

Claude TC (some NSFW)

Emma Vieceli

FCBD will be running from 12pm to 4pm on May 3rd at Gosh! – come on down!

UPDATE! We have now added two more artists to the line-up! They are:

Eleni Kalorkoti

Rachael Smith

Emma Raby

Free Comic Book Day at Gosh! Comics
Saturday May 3rd from 12pm to 4pm
1 Berwick Street, London, W1F 0DR


April 18, 2014 | Posted in: Events | Comments Closed

Becky Cloonan’s By Chance Or Providence Launch Party

You may have bought Becky Cloonan’s self-published comics from us before: Wolves, The Mire, or the latest installment in the trilogy, Demeter.

Now Becky is collecting her Wolves Trilogy into one superb hard cover graphic novel, By Chance Or Providence, out through Lounak Studios (who have plenty of lovely stuff on their website). We’ll be launching it here, in London, at Gosh!, with a good ol’ knees-up and many bottles of wine.


You should be well aware of Becky’s stellar comics work by now – her bibliography includes things like American Virgin, Demo and Demo II (written by Brian Wood), a stint on Batman and Conan, and The Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys, the new comic by Gerard Way (of Umbrella Academy and of course My Chemical Romance fame).

We’ll also be imminently announcing Becky’s Gosh! exclusive bookplates, one for By Chance or Providence and one for the Fabulous Killjoys collection, so keep your eyes peeled!

The By Chance Or Providence launch party will take place here at Gosh!, on Friday May 23rd, from 7pm to 9pm. Come and get your copy scribbled in by Becky herself! However, if you can’t make it, you can email us at info@goshlondon.com or just give us a bell to reserve a copy.



Becky Cloonan’s By Chance Or Providence Launch Party
Friday May 23rd from 7pm to 9pm
Gosh!, 1 Berwick Street, London, W1F 0DR

April 16, 2014 | Posted in: Events | Comments Closed

Sci-Fi London Festival and Gosh Present!

In conjunction with the Sci-Fi London Festival, we are happy to announce two Q&A sessions hosted by Alex Fitch of Panel Borders fame, one with Dave McKean and one with Emma Vieceli.


Dave McKean doesn’t really need an introduction here – from his Sandman covers to Arkham Asylum to his books with Neil Gaiman, through to his own books and illustration and graphic work, he has shaped and changed the look of comics for decades. Apart from his well-known photo collage work, he is also extremely adapt at the good ol’ ink and brushwork.

Alex will be interviewing Dave McKean at Gosh! on Saturday, the 26th of April, from 7.30pm onwards.

The second Q&A session is with British manga artist Emma Vieceli, who you may know from SelfMadeHero’s Manga Shakespeare adaptations, Young Avengers, and most recently the graphic novel adaptations of the ever-popular Vampire Academy series.

The Q&A session with Emma and Alex will take place on Sunday, the 27th of April, from 7.30pm.

See you there!

Gosh! and Sci-Fi London Present:
Dave McKean Q&A with Alex Fitch, Saturday 26th of April from 7.30pm
Emma Vieceli Q&A with Alex Fitch, Sunday 27th of April from 7.30pm
Gosh! Comics, 1 Berwick Street, London, W1F 0DR

April 11, 2014 | Posted in: Events | Comments Closed

Sally Heathcote, Suffragette Signing

Gosh! is proud to announce yet another top-notch comics event, coming up in May. It’ll be a signing for Jonathan Cape’s Sally Heathcote, Suffragette – written by Mary Talbot and illustrated by Kate Charlesworth.



Mary and Kate will be joined by Bryan Talbot, who has done the layouts for this book. Here’s the official blurb:

Sally Heathcote: Suffragette is a gripping inside story of the campaign for the vote. A tale of loyalty, love and courage, set against a vividly realized backdrop of Edwardian Britain, it follows the fortunes of a maid-of-all-work swept up in the feminist militancy of the era.

Sally Heathcote: Suffragette is another stunning collaboration from Costa-award winners, Mary and Bryan Talbot. Teamed up with acclaimed illustrator, Kate Charlesworth, Sally Heathcote’s lavish pages bring history to life.

Also, Joe Gordon has written a comprehensive and enthusiastic review of the book over here.

The signing will be taking place on Saturday, May 17th, and will run from 2 pm to 3pm. If you can’t make it but want a copy, email us at info@goshlondon.com for reserves. Otherwise – see you there!


Sally Heathcote, Suffragette Signing with Mary & Bryan Talbot and Kate Charlesworth
Friday, May 17 from 2pm to 3pm
Gosh! Comics, 1 Berwick Street, Soho, London, W1F 0DR

April 10, 2014 | Posted in: Events | Comments Closed

I.N.J. Culbard’s Celeste – Launch Party


We are proud to announce a launch party for the much-awaited new SelfMadeHero offering by one of their regular star talents, I.N.J. Culbard.



Here’s the blurb from Ian’s Tumblr:

In London, the moment two commuters, Aaron and Lilly, lay eyes on each other on a packed Monday morning tube train, everyone else around them vanishes. In Los Angeles, Ray is sitting in gridlock on the 405 Freeway when he receives a call from an LAPD officer with news about his wife. Ray fears the worst. But just as the officer is about to give Ray the news, he is cut off. The caller has disappeared, and so has everyone else around him. Everyone except for a badly beaten man tied up in the trunk of another car. 

In Japan, comic artist Yoshi has come to the demon-haunted Aokigahara Forest to die, but the spirits of the forest have other ideas. Taking us through the deserted streets of London, the empty freeways of Los Angeles, and the dream world of the Aokigahara Forest, Celeste is a compelling and profound graphic novel about the choices we make and the courage it takes to make them.

Sounds great, no? It will be Culbard’s first original story, where he takes over both drawing and writing duties. Of course, you know his work from SelfMade’s great Sherlock Holmes and Lovecraft adaptations, and from 2000AD, where he collaborated with Ian Edgington on Brass Sun.

Here’s some more images from the book:





The launch party will be taking place right here, right on Friday, April the 25th, and run from 7pm to 9pm as usual. Also as usual, there will be beer and that bubbly wine that makes everyone tipsy in under ten seconds. Sound good? See you there, then! If you can’t make it, though, that’s okay, too: you can reserve a signed copy for your good self by emailing info@goshlondon.com or giving us a call, or dropping in and asking for it face to face. Whichever floats YOUR boat.

logo5I.N.J Culbard’s Celeste Launch Party
Friday April 25 from 7pm to 9pm
Gosh! Comics! 1 Berwick Street, London, W1F 0DR


April 3, 2014 | Posted in: Events | Comments Closed

Lord Hurk’s Bazoik Launch Party!

You’d think we take a break after British Comics Month, but guess what? Instead we’re bringing you more of the finest comics events in London, and on Friday, April the 4th, it’ll be the launch party for Gosh! favourite Lord Hurk’s new book, Bazoik.



Bazoik is out through Fancy Butcher Press, who Hurk is one half of and who you may know through their lovely anthologies, Static Revolter. Bazoik is 44 pages of “fantastic action-soaked tales of surreal crime and absurd two-bit hoodlums” at £5, and it’ll be silly of you to miss out on it. Especially as we’re giving it the full Gosh! launch party treatment, with nice music, free booze, and great company.



If you want to see more of the book, Hurk’s been uploading bits to his Tumblr, which you can have a gander at here.

If you can’t make it and want to pre-order one to get signed by the man himself, email us at info@goshlondon.com. Otherwise, see you there!

logo5Lord Hurk’s Bazoik Launch Party
Friday April 4th from 7pm to 9pm
Gosh!, 1 Berwick Street, Soho, London, W1F 0DR

March 25, 2014 | Posted in: Events | Comments Closed

The Gosh! Authority 26/02/14


Plenty of excitement around the shop this week as we brace ourselves for British Comics Month, our upcoming series of events celebrating homegrown talent and publishers. Unfortunately, the I.N.J. Culbard launch party for Celeste had to be delayed until April (announcement soon), but there’s a silver lining: it’s been replaced (same day, same times), with the launch party for a new Myriad book – Bump by Kate Evans.
Have a look at the full line up and details here.

One of the publisher’s we’ll be spotlighting is SelfMadeHero, who supply a constant stream of wonderful books for us to enjoy.
This week sees the arrival of Vincent, Barbara Stok’s tale of Van Gogh’s attempts to establish an artist’s retreat in Arles.
It’s the latest in SelfMadeHero’s Art Masters imprint following Typex’s Rembrandt and looks to be another winner.
There’s a preview here.

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