The Gosh! Authority 18.04.18
Erica Henderson, Eisner Award-winning artist on Marvel's fan favourite series The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, is going to be here with us in store at Gosh! for a signing on Friday, April 20th from 6 till 7 pm! You'd be nuts (har har) not to join us but if you can't make it and don't want to miss out on signed goodies please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a reservation or mail order.
As Drink & Draw time with our friends at Broken Frontier rapidly approaches we are pleased to announce that this months guests artists are, Michael Lomon, Alexander Tucker, and DCWB. Hosted by Gosh’s own comics queen Nora Goldberg and Broken Frontier’s head honcho Andy Oliver, the Drink and Draw kicks off at Gosh! from 6.30pm on Wednesday, April 25th with an opportunity to buy work from the featured artists at a discounted price. Then we head to the evening’s local pub of choice, The Kings Arms, to begin our drinking and drawing! You can follow the event on Facebook. A huge thank you as always to our sponsor Cass Art for all of the art supplies.
PLEASE NOTE THE DATE OF OUR RICK AND MORTY SIGNING HAS CHANGED. Rick and Morty illustrator Marc Ellerby will be signing with us to celebrate the release of the collected Pocket Like you Stole it on Saturday the 28th of April! Please remember Marc will only be signing comics he's drawn. If you can't make it down on the day and would like to have Rick and Morty: Pocket Like You Stole It signed, you can pre-order a copy through our online shop.
Last Wednesday was our latest Reads evening, our regular monthly comics reading group. We had a packed house with lots of lovely new faces attending for the first time, thanks in no small part to the sheer quality of this month's book: Tillie Walden's autobiographical masterpiece Spinning. New and old faces alike had some great in-depth back and forth about the work and as is normal with these evenings everyone had a laugh. If you've never been to one of our regular events but fancy coming along, please do. Everyone is welcome, and it doesn't matter if it's your first comic or your millionth. The regular members are an incredibly friendly bunch and always welcoming to new people in attendance. You can keep up to date with Reads on its own Twitter page, or view our events page. Next month's book is Alecos Papadatos, Abraham Kawa and Annie Di Donna's Democracy, a graphic novel that wrestles with history & politics and explores the foundations of modern civilisation. Also we offer a 10% discount on the book to people looking to attend the event, just mention it's a Reads book at checkout.
David Quantick was in conversation with artist/writer Reinhard Kleist last Saturday to talk about his work, process, career and to celebrate the launch of his latest book - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: An Art Book. A huge thank you to the attentive crowd who join us on the hottest day of the year so far to listen to this fascinating and insightful conversation, and of course a massive thank you Reinhard and everyone at Selfmadehero for helping us put on such a wonderful event. After the talk, Reinhard did a mini signing and even left us with a huge stack of signed goodies. Some of which you can find on our Webstore.
HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK
ACTION COMICS #1000
Celebrate 1000 issues of Action Comics with an all-star lineup of top talent as they pay tribute to the comic that started it all, including the first look at Brian Michael Bendis' take on the Man of Steel! From today's explosive action to a previously unpublished tale illustrated by the legendary Curt Swan to the Man of Tomorrow's future-this very special, oversized issue presents the best of the best in Superman stories.
Try it if you like - Uhh....Superman?
HER INFERNAL DESCENT #1
Writer: Lonnie Nadler & Zac Thompson
Artist: Kyle Charles
Unable to cope with the burden of grief, a middle-aged mom descends the nine circles of hell to retrieve her forsaken family. Guided by the ghosts of William Blake and Agatha Christie, this no-nonsense mother journeys deep into a bizarre underworld filled with celebrity sinners, surreal landscapes, and absurd tasks. Her Infernal Descent is a retelling of Dante's Inferno that updates the themes for a modern audience. From the writers of the break-out hit The Dregs, and the artist of Roche Limit, this is hell like you've never seen before.
Try it if you like - Sandman / Lucifer / Unwritten
WASTED SPACE #1
Writer: Michael Moreci
Artist: Hayden Sherman
Billy Bane is a prophet who got it all wrong, and the galaxy has been burning ever since. All he wants is to waste away in the darkest corner of space with his best pal Dust, a supercharged Fuq bot. But when a new prophet comes calling, Billy is summoned to save the galaxy he's at least partially responsible for destroying. Too bad he couldn't care less.
Try it if you like - Void Trip / Fear Agent / Seven to Eternity
DAVE SHERIDAN LIFE W DEALER MCDOPE LEATHER NUN HC
Writer/Artist: Dave Sheridan
Dave Sheridan collects the best of the legendary underground cartoonist's tripped-out comic strip hilarity. It includes Sheridan's solo comics, many reprinted for the very first time, and his collaborations with Fred Schrier and Gilbert Shelton (who writes the foreword), along with his record covers, beer labels, and advertisements for more...cough, cough...organic products. The book includes a biography and reminiscences from fellow artists, friends, and family members.
Try it if you like - Freak Brothers / R Crumb / Checkered Demon
Writer: Joe Henderson
Artist: Lee Garbett
One day, gravity on earth suddenly became a fraction of what it is now. Twenty years later, humanity has adapted to its new low-gravity reality. And to Willa Fowler, a woman born just after G-day, it's...well, it's pretty awesome, actually. You can fly through the air! I mean, sure, you can also die if you jump too high. So you just don't jump too high. And maybe don't stumble into a dangerous plan to bring gravity back that could get you killed....
Try it if you like - Wayward / Prism Stalker / Shutter
SURVIVAL FETISH #1
Writer: Patrick Kindlon
Artist: Antonio Fuso
Publisher: Black Mask
Downtown Honolulu is a sniper alley, and Saheer runs it better than anyone. He's a local celebrity for transporting medicine and information across a no-man's land occupied by militias and street gangs. But what people say about you is never the full story, and when the cheers die out Saheer is left with just his anxieties... and his secrets. The first of a five-issue series that keeps its foot pressed on your adrenal gland. Survival Fetish is a pulse-pounding thrill-ride that mixes political intrigue with deep characters and high octane action.
Try it if you like - DMZ / Wasteland / Warlords of Appalachia
ALSO OF NOTE THIS WEEK
- AMERICAN WAY THOSE ABOVE AND BELOW TP - A new printing of John Ridley's politically charged revisionist superhero story, just in time for it's announced development as a film by Blumhouse.
- BLACK MONDAY MURDERS TP VOL 02 - The second volume of one of our favourite ongoing titles, going deeper down the demonic rabbithole of occult financial manipulation.
- BLACK HAMMER AGE OF DOOM #1 - Black Hammer returns, with an all-new story arc that picks up right where the last volume left us.
- DARK ARK TP VOL 01 - Collecting the first 5 issues of Cullen Bunn & Juan Doe's biblical tale of the other ark, where the monsters went in two-by-two, hurrah.
- FENCE TP VOL 01 - Fans of Yuri on Ice should be all over this one, a teen drama set in the competitive fencing world.
- FIGHT CLUB 2 TP - Chuck Palahniuk & Cameron Stewart's official sequel to the cult favourite novel/film gets a softcover edition at last.
- HALF PAST DANGER HC DEAD TO REICHS - A new volume of Stephen Mooney's popular pulp adventure series.
- KAMANDI CHALLENGE HC - Collecting the recent narrative corpse mini-series starring Jack Kirby's last boy on earth.
- MARVEL SUPERHERO ADVENTURES #1 - A new all-ages Marvel series akin to DC's Super Friends.
- PHOENIX RESURRECTION RETURN JEAN GREY TP - One of the hottest emerging writers in comics right now, Matthew Rosenberg, takes on one of the biggest characters to come out of the X-Men, The Phoenix. This collects the full run of his acclaimed mini-series.
- PUNISHER PLATOON TP - Collecting the recent Garth Ennis / Goran Parlov mini-series, chronicling Frank Castle's first tour in Vietnam.
- SCARLETT HART MONSTER HUNTER SC - In his first all-ages adventure acclaimed YA author Marcus Sedgwick teams up with renowned illustrator Thomas Taylor to create a rip-roaring romp full of hairy horrors, villainous villains, and introducing the world's toughest monster hunter--Scarlett Hart!
- THE WAY OF TANK GIRL HC - A collection of comic panels, poems, covers and extracts from Tank Girl's 30-year career and showcasing work from Alan Martin Jamie Hewlett, Ashley Wood and Brett Parson.
See you next time!
Andrew, Shaun, and the good copy-writing folks at the publishers who we've cribbed in a time-pressured moment of need!