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Ricky Rouse Has A Gun is coming to paperback so we thought we’d throw a little party in honour of our favourite cartoon counterfeit.
Richard Bruton described the book as “absolutely fantastic. Action, parody and great characters from Jörg Tittel, superb art from John Aggs… Well worth the price of admission.” and we completely agree. Set in a faux Disney amusement park, filled with loveable characters like the communist Ronald Ruck, Ricky Rouse Has A Gun is the story of a US army deserter who finds himself protecting the park from American terrorists. With the help of his friends, including Rambi, Bumbo, and Ratman (ten points if you guess who they’re meant to be) Ricky Rouse attempts to save the day.
Self Made Hero, an award winning British publisher, are known internationally for their re-workings of classic literature and a project that takes such a familiar character and totally repackages them feels like the perfect fit.
And here’s a video of a ‘real but still fake’ Disneyland in China to tickle your fancy.
The party starts at 7pm on Friday the 5th of September. Both John and Jörg will be signing copies of the book and if you’re unable to make it drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a copy to be put aside for you.
With the dust barely settled from San Diego you’re probably still digesting some of the announcements from the last few days(!!!Mark Waid on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D!!!Jason Aaron and Kieron Gillen on Star Wars!!!Rage of Ultron!!!Multiversity!!!Tokyo Ghost!!!Descender!!!A MISTER MIRACLE ARTISTS EDITION!!!)but the flow of new books and comics is relentless.
Let’s see what’s hitting the shelves this week…
2014 marks the centenary of the the First World War; one hundred years have passed but only a handful of comics have recorded the stories and atrocities felt by all nations involved in the world changing conflict. From the trenches to POW camps, from one ‘side’ to another, To End All Wars “aspires to free WWI from the censorship imposed by London and Berlin before the first man fell, blinkers that still cramp our reading of this holocaust. Offered up by creators working in a medium that was barely a foetus in 1914, it is our humble tribute to the ten million combatants sacrificed… for what?”
Join the creators from this anthology for a launch party to celebrate the release of this historic work. The party kicks off on the 20th of August, between 7-9pm, and as always if you’d like to reserve a signed copy of the book send an email to email@example.com
To bridge the gap between the releases of Nemo: Roses of Berlin and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol. 3: Century (hitting shelves July 21st) we’re releasing a Gosh! exclusive screen print into the wild, signed by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill.
Spanning, well you guessed it, almost a century the newest LOEG volume introduces Janni Nemo, the headstrong and independent daughter of Captain Nemo, along with new additions to the League: trans-gendered immortal Orlando, ghost-finder Thomas Carnacki, and gentlemen thief A.J. Raffles. It’s a real treat watching familiar (and future) favourites grappling with the rapidly changing morals and technologies of a new century. The book also includes gorgeous end papers, the iconic Century’s cover art, and development art by Kevin O’Neill. It’s a must have item for LOEG fans and a snip at £19.99.
The print, a stunning four colour screen print featuring Janni Nemo and a number of chief baddies from the second volume of the Nemo trilogy, is A3 (297mm x 420mm) in size and boasts original artwork commissioned for this exclusive print limited of 250 editions. The print is available here or in store and mailed prints will be rolled in a tough protective tube while instore purchases are packed flat. Copies of our earlier screen print featuring Janni from Nemo: Heart of Ice, also signed by both Moore and O’Neill, can be purchased here. If you’re looking to buy both prints then do get in touch and we’ll give you a more accurate qoute for postage.
We’ll also be travelling out to the San Deigo Comicon this year with a small number of both prints available for sale on the Top Shelf table where Kevin will be signing copies of his books.
Welcome to another exciting installment of the Gosh! Authority. Regular host Steve is away this week so that leaves you with me, Shaun, to give you the rundown on this weeks hot new releases. Before we get to the comic goodness however, lets talk news and events.