Josh Palmano…is the man upstairs.
Andrew Salmond…used to look like Captain Haddock but doesn’t anymore. (NB: Andrew Salmond now looks like Captain Haddock again.)
Hayley Campbell was born into a house where they manufactured comics as a cottage industry. At the age of eight she produced her own illustrated book titled The Ripper Files, being a compendium of all the known ways in which you can die (psychiatrists will be analysing it for many years to come). She writes for The Comics Journal, the Gosh! Comics Blog, and is currently working on a book about Neil Gaiman. Almost everything else she writes you can find at her website. Consider it a personal McSweeney’s: a compendium of rejections, failures, misc and other.
Julia Scheele is a comic book artist and illustrator. She has produced work in and around the UK small press scene under her own name and with the collective We Are Words And Pictures, which she co-founded. She’s also the editor of the popular and almost, almost finished 69 Love Songs, Illustrated project. Her work has been featured in Digital Arts and the Guardian Guide, and she has also worked as an art assistant on the excellent Phonogram: The Singles Club. She’s currently selling prints and self-published bits and bobs through Gosh! and her online shop.
Steven Walsh – although prepared to read anything that combines words and pictures in an exciting manner Steven has a huge place in his heart for DC and Marvel superheroes and is still absurdly pleased with the ‘Hawk and Dove’ birthday cake his Mum organised for his 11th birthday. Before working at Gosh! he spent the best part of a decade trying to convince the managers at the behemoth of a bookshop he worked for that it might be good to stock ALL the ‘Preacher’ trades rather than just volumes 2, 6 and 7 and taking any opportunity to smuggle Will Eisner books onto displays. Away from work he can usually be found scribbling about incomplete creations, eccentric life choices and mangled Nursery Rhymes, as well as having recently started a regular podcast about South London. He also knows more about football than anyone working in a comic shop has any right to.
(Also around the shop but as of yet sans picture or bio: Nat, Tom, and Mike.)
Tom Crowley was found in a bassinet, washed up on the shores of Bloomsbury on a chilly August morning. He was 18 years old. After being checked for lice, the staff of Gosh! Comics put him to work, and he added orders to Comtrac and bagging comics ever since – until running away to become the writer for an animated TV show. Inamidst other hobbies such as reading, walks by the pier and attending University for three years, Tom keeps himself busy as a comedian with the group Four Sad Faces and as an artist on his lonely ownsome.
Barnaby Richards is an illustrator and a comic book artist who blessed us with his presence until November 2011. He has done pictures for The Observer, Walker Books, The Independent on Sunday, The Guardian, Fortean Times, Reader’s Digest Magazine, and The Big Tomato Company, among others. His first comic was published by Atlantic Press and some of his self-published things are available at Gosh!