Silver Surfer re-surfaced as part of Marvel Now and we’ve been loving this monthly slice of intergalactic story telling. In fact we love it so much that to celebrate the release of first volume, A New Dawn, we have an exclusive bookplate created by the artist Mike Allred.
Mike’s artwork has also been appearing on our shelves this year via his covers for All-New Doop, Batman ’66, and a whole heap of DC varient covers but you’ll remember him of course from his earlier work Madman (which he created way back when in ’92).
The bookplate features both the Surfer and a particularly ominous Galactus looming behind him. The characters are rendered in Mike’s bold and instantly recognisable style and we couldn’t be happier with it! The bookplate is A6, has been printed on a high quality card, and we’ve got 200 of these beauties signed and numbered by Mike.
If you’re not local but still want to get your mitts on this exclusive bookplate then get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org. The book retails at £13.50 and is available for mail order. Postage within the UK is a flat rate of £5 while postage quotes for anywhere further afield are available on request.
Zenith Phase 1 is coming to Gosh!, and we have an exclusive bookplate by the amazing Steve Yeowell to celebrate the launch.
You’ll have seen Steve’s work gracing the pages of titles like Judge Dredd, Sinister Dexter, Red Seas and A Life Less Ordinary (a graphic novelization of the Danny Boyle film). And now, after the complete Zenith (limited to 1000 copies) sold out, Rebellion have listened to the appeals of fans and decided to release the book, originally serialised in 2000AD between ’87 and ’92, in it’s original Phases.
And the bookplate? Well, we’re absolutely crazy for the artwork Steve created; a striking portrait of Zenith’s lead Robert McDowell and the iconic ‘Z’. It’s larger than our standard bookplates (A5) but printed on the same high quality card and limited to the first 200 copies of the book.
The prints themselves are all signed by Steve and numbered up to 200.
The book retails at £20 and if you’d like us to pop a copy aside for you or arrange a mail order then drop a line to email@example.com. Postage within the UK is a flat rate of £5 and quotes for postage elsewhere are available on request.
Tim Minchin is a musician, composer, songwriter, actor, and comedian. He’s written stand-up, musicals, and now a brilliant book: Storm. And to celebrate? We’re releasing a Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate designed by DC Turner.
According to Tim’s website “Storm started its life as a jazz-backed beat-poem, written for Tim’s 2008 live show, Ready For This? In 2011, the poem was made into an animated short film by DC Turner and Tracy King. The film was a YouTube hit, and has been viewed over 3 million times. (A lot of views, even for a short video featuring a kitten. For a nine-and-a-half-minute-long beat poem about science and philosophy, it’s pretty much unheard of.)”
“A storm is brewing in the confines of a London dinner party. Small talk quickly descends into a verbal and intellectual battle between science and belief, as comedian Tim goes head to head with the mysterious fifth guest at the table – a hippy named Storm.”
As well as wickedly funny poetry the book boasts a forward by Neil Gaiman and an insight into the mind of Mr Minchin; from initial inspiration to perfecting the poem for performance, Tim details the whole working process. But what could make the whole package even more exciting? A Gosh Exclusive Bookplate Edition of course! DC Turner, the mastermind behind the animation and the illustrations of the book, has created a portrait of Tim looking storm-swept and unimpressed. The bookplate is A6, printed on high quality card, and limited to the first 200 copies of the book.
The book is out TODAY (Thursday the 16th of October) and retails at £12.99. If you’d like us to pop a copy aside for you or arrange a mail order then drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org. Postage within the UK is a flat rate of £5 and quotes for postage elsewhere are available on request.
It’s finally here, the first volume of Jamie McKelvie and Kieron Gillen’sThe Wicked + The Divine and boy are we ready!
Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as humans. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead. Welcome to THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, where gods are the ultimate pop stars. But remember: just because you’re immortal, doesn’t mean you’re going to live forever.
If you’re looking for a story that has sharply dressed gods, more pop-culture references than you can shake a stick at, and month after month of gorgeous cover art then The Wicked and the Divine should be the first book on your S/O. You’ll know Jamie and Kieron from past projects like Phonogram and Young Avengers. Then of course there’s the Marvel titles that Kieron has worked on over the years; from Thor to the X-Men (and managing to spend a little time with Iron Man along the way). If the faces peering at you from the covers of The Wicked and The Divine seem familiar it’s likely due to Jamie’s gorgeous cover art for Marvel titles Ms Marvel, Captain Marvel, and Nightcrawler (and that’s not even listing the titles that boast interior artwork by him).
The pair will be joining us for drinks and a knees up, signing copies and being their generally charming and affable selves. The party kicks off at 7pm on November 12th. If you’re unable to make it along to the event then drop an email to email@example.com and we can arrange a signed copy for you. Mail-outs are available and postal quotes can be arranged on request!
Brandon Graham and Inkstuds: Signing and Live Podcast. If that’s not the longest event title we’ve had to date I don’t know what is! Regardless, we’re over the moon to announce that we’ll be joined by Brandon and the clever chap behind Inkstuds, Robin McConnell, for (you guessed it) a signing and live podcast.
Gosh! regulars will be very familiar with the work of Brandon Graham,, which includes the likes of Multiple Warheads, Walrus and King City.
Most recently he’s been the guiding hand on the Image comics Prophet re-boot; working closely with Simon Roy and an array of incredibly talented artists.
Inkstuds is “Citr’s aural answer to the wonderful world of comics. Hosted by Robin McConnell, and a rotating cast of sidekicks, Inkstuds explores the underbelly of the comics world, interviewing some of today’s top creators. Inkstuds focuses on underground and indy comics from publishers like Fantagraphics, Top Shelf, Drawn and Quarterly and more. The talent interviewed ranges from the legends of alternative comics to some kid who has only put out a couple of mini’s, all with something new and interesting to share with the reading public.”
The event will be on Friday the 21st of November, kicking off with the signing between 5pm – 7pm followed by the live podcast from 7.30pm-9pm. We’re expecting both events to be busy so we’ll be limiting the signing to three items per customer. If you can’t make it along to the event but would like us to get something signed for you then let us know! Postage in the UK is a flat rate of £5 and all other quotes are on request; get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re delighted to announce that Rian Hughes will be joining us in the shop for an evening presentation and discussion of his work. The event has been organised by City Lit, the centre for adult learning.
Rian Hughes ‘s comic art work reached fame with his work on 2000AD, where he illustrated Robo-Hunter, Tales from Beyond Science, Really and Truly and Dan Dare, among others. His work is highly distinctive using large expanses of flat, bold colours. Unusually, Hughes prefers to be his own letterer, and has designed several unusual fonts for this purpose. Since leaving comics illustration, Hughes has become a successful advertising artist, graphic designer and font designer. He runs his own company, Device, with clients including Virgin Airways, Penguin Books, DC Comics, Eurostar the BBC and a range of magazines and newspapers
The event kicks off at 7:30pm on Thursday the 23rd of October and, while it’s entirely free, it is ticketed so you’ll need to make sure you register before coming along on the night. We’ll also have a selection of Rian’s books available on the night so you can take home a signed memento of the evening.
Let’s talk about The Walking Dead for a minute. You know it? Hugely popular comic/television show/video game! The newest volume, A New Beginning, is aptly named. Like most stories with a large cast and ma-hoo-ssive story, it can be a little daunting for new comers to jump on the series and so powers-that-be have decided to make a nice little entry point for newcomers by jumping ahead in the story (2 years to be precise) and taking us into the near future. The first thing on your mind is obviously going to be teenage Carl, right? No?
So now we’re all on the same page in terms of story let’s look at the bookplate. Yes, that’s right, Charlie Adlard has created a Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate featuring an All American family portrait: Andrea, Carl, Rick, and…Rick’s fancy new robot arm? It’s super sized (A5 rather than our usual A6) and full colour.
As ever we’re more than happy to ship the book out to you. Postage within the UK is a flat rate of £5 (if you’ve had your eye on a couple of books now is the perfect excuse for a splurge) and postal quotes outside of the UK are on request.
The book is out in November, and if you’d like us to reserve a copy or arrange a mail order you can get a hold of us as ever on email@example.com
So here’s the thing we’re excited about all our signings and events; the shop never looks as good as when it’s full of you ‘orrible lot and we especially like an excuse for a party but every now and then something comes along and we get a little wobbly at the knees. And so, with all waffling aside, it’s our great pleasure to announce a Thought Bubble and Gosh! signing with Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire.
Since bursting onto the comic scene in 2009 Eisner and Harvey award winning Scott Snyder has written for both Marvel and DC; working on well-loved titles including Iron Man, and The Human Torch. Scott’s current work on Batman Eternal is particularly good but it’s his creator-owned work with Vertigo (American Vampire and The Wake) comics that’s really caught our attention.
Eisner and Harvey award nominations have also made their way over to the second creator of the evening, Jeff Lemire. If the name seems familiar it shouldn’t be a surprise. He wrote that comic. You know the one? Children born with horns and snouts and hooves and stuff. Not content with creating his own immersive and believable worlds (Essex County, Sweet Tooth, Trillium) Lemire has also written for DC comics with impressive runs on Animal Man, Justice Leaugue Dark, and Green Arrow to name a few.
Both creators will be with us signing copies of their books between 5-7pm on Friday the 14th of November. There’s going to be a 3 item limit on the night so choose carefully! If you don’t already have the book you’re after don’t worry; we’ll have a selection of their work available on the day. If you’re unable to make it to the event and there’s a specific book you’d like us to have signed for you then get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org and we can make those arrangements.