UK – Small Gods Signing

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Ray Friesen will be signing Small Gods: The Discworld Graphic Novel at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 6th August from 4 – 5pm.

‘Just because you can’t explain it, doesn’t mean it’s a miracle.’

In the beginning was the Word. And the Word was: ‘Hey, you!’ This is the Discworld, after all, and religion is a controversial business. Everyone has their own opinion, and indeed their own gods, of every shape and size, and all elbowing for space at the top. In such a competitive environment, it’s certainly not helpful to be reduced to
appearing in the form of a tortoise, a manifestation far below god-like status in anyone’s book.

In such instances, you need an acolyte, and fast: for the Great God Om, Brutha the novice is the Chosen One – or at least the only One available. He wants peace and justice and brotherly love. He also wants the Inquisition to stop torturing him now, please…

The bestselling novel by Terry Pratchett now adapted into graphic novel form with new artwork by Ray Friesen.

Ray Friesen, like Sir Terry, has facial hair and a penchant for hats, although he claims that this is a coincidence. Ray was nominated for the Ignatz Award for Most Promising New Talent during his first year of cartooning professionally.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

UK – Dream Gang Release Party

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Gosh! Comics announces a signing and talk with Brendan McCarthy to launch his new graphic novel Dream Gang on Wednesday, August 17th! Brendan will be signing from 6-7pm and from 7.30 to 9pm he will be giving a talk on his comics and film career.

We will also be releasing a exclusive signed and numbered bookplate for Dream Gang.

The latest book from the legendary Brendan McCarthy, and it’s all a dream. Collecting from the pages of Dark Horse Presents, is the story of young man living a monotonous life. But in his dreams it’s a different story. His dreams connect him to a group of psychic voyagers called the Dream Gang. The Dream Gangs latest mission is to take down a corrupted voyager from rampaging through the Dreamworld.

Brendan McCarthy known for his work in 2000AD, his series Strange Days with Peter Milligan and Brett Ewins. His unique and surreal run of Spider Man: Fever. There is the amazing retrospective of his 20 years of work with Peter Milligan with the collection The Best Of Milligan and McCarthy. McCarthy’s technicolor style is like none other and his work is blanketed with metaphysical psychedelia, interdimensional travel, and some truly remarkable design. His work for TV and Film can not go unmentioned with Jim Henson’s The Storyteller, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and of course his co-writing and concept design for Mad Max 4: Fury Road.

The talk will get underway on the 17th August from 7.30-9pm! While the talk is entirely free, it’s first come first served so make sure you get down early to grab your seat and avoid disappointment.

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Gosh Comics
1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
United Kingdom

UK – They Didn’t Teach THIS in Worm School! Signing

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Celebrated Guardian & Observer cartoonist Simone Lia has a new kids illustrated prose novel – They Didn’t Teach THIS in Worm School! – coming from Walker Books, and Gosh! Comics is happy to announce that we’ll be holding the launch party on Friday 12th August from 7-9pm!

They Didn’t Teach THIS In Worm School! is the tale of a resourceful worm (Marcus) and a bird (Laurence) who looks like a chicken but thinks he’s a flamingo, and their unlikely friendship. After a slightly fraught initial meeting, where Marcus convinces Laurence of the good sense of NOT eating him, the two are soon on an adventure to Africa, where Laurence believes he can truly find happiness. It’s a recipe for all-ages hijinks in a beautifully produced, copiously illustrated hardcover gem.

Simone has long been an author we’ve followed right back to her small press days, and her graphic novels Fluffy and Please God Find Me A Husband are still perennial sellers for us. From the early self-published days of Cabanon Press (in conjunction with fellow cartoonist Tom Gauld) through to her current work, her charm and wit have always shone through in her expressive art and authorial voice. As well as this, her first novel, she is also working on a sequel to Fluffy (the titular bunny from which has his own Instagram account)

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Gosh Comics
1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
United Kingdom

UK – Yoga Hosers Screening

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Press Release:

Writer/Director KEVIN SMITH will be returning to The Prince Charles Cinema to present the London Premiere of his forthcoming film, YOGA HOSERS on Tuesday, June 28th!

Not only will Kevin be taking to the stage for an hour long intro / Q&A before the film, he’ll also be returning to it after for another hour of fun-filled chit-chat!

So what are you waiting for? Get your tickets now for what is sure to be another great night with Kevin Smith in the house!

SCHEDULE – 2nd Screening:
23:59 – Kevin Smith intro
00:30 – YOGA HOSERS [London Premiere]
02:00 – Kevin Smith Q&A

Tickets available at the link…

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The Prince Charles Cinema
7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7 London, United Kingdom
+44 20 7494 3654

UK – Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth Uncensored Signing

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Press Release:

In association with the good folks at 2000AD, we’ll be hosting a signing for the release of Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth Uncensored with artists Brian Bolland and Mike McMahon! The signing will be from 1-2pm on Saturday, July 16th.

When first serialised back in 1978, the Judge Dredd epic ‘The Cursed Earth’ originally included the now-infamous episodes ‘Burger Wars’ and ‘Soul Food’. These two chapters featured parodies of famous corporate characters such as Ronald McDonald and the Jolly Green Giant, and were quickly buried thanks to a litigious backlash, the settlement including an agreement that they would never be reprinted.

However, thanks to some landmark changes in UK laws in 2014 regarding copyright and parody, The Cursed Earth is now able to be printed in it’s entirety. For the first time ever, the entire storyline by Pat Mills, John Wagner, Brian Bolland and Mike McMahon is to be collected together in a single hardcover volume, including all of it’s beautiful full-colour spreads. At long last, it’s Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth Uncensored!

Come along on Saturday the 16th July from 1-2pm to celebrate this long-awaited release aslegendary artists Brian Bolland and Mike McMahon will be joining us for a very special UK exclusive signing!

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Gosh Comics
1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
United Kingdom

UK – Beast Wagon #4 Signing

000000000000-beastwagon4Owen Michael Johnson signs Beast Wagon #4 at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 16th July 1:00 – 2:00 PM.

Beast Wagon is a jet black comedy set in a fictional zoo called Whipsnarl over the course of one business day during a summer heatwave. In this penultimate issue, Capacities are reached, and captivities are breached.

Owen Michael Johnson is a two-time British Comic Award-nominated writer and artist native to The Lake District. RAYGUN ROADS, his 2013 collaboration with artist INDIO, is a multimedia project fusing comics, theatre, and live music. BEAST WAGON, his collaboration with illustrator John Pearson, was successfully Kickstarted in 24 hours, going on to double its initial goal, garner wide-spread critical acclaim, and becoming a cult hit. He also writes and draws REEL LOVE, a semi-autobiographical series about a boy who forms a relationship with his local cinema.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

UK – Doctor Who Day 2016

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Press Release:

Celebrate Doctor Who Day on Saturday July 9, 2016 at Forbidden Planet with FOUR amazing events!

In London, join CAVAN SCOTT, GEORGE MANN and RACHAEL STOTT signing our exclusive variant of DOCTOR WHO: SUPREMACY OF THE CYBERMAN #1 and other titles from 1- 2pm!

In BIRMINGHAM, join artist SIMON MYERS signing selected covers of DOCTOR WHO 11th and DOCTOR WHO 12th from 1- 2pm.

In BRISTOL, join ROB WILLIAMS signing DOCTOR WHO 11th DOCTOR VOL. 1 and other titles from 1 – 2pm.

In LIVERPOOL, join NEIL EDWARDS signing our exclusive variant of THE FOUR DOCTORS from 1- 2pm.

We’ll also have our UK exclusive ‘ARMY OF GHOSTS’ Cyberman TITANS figure available for sale in these four stores only – or you can secure yours on the web HERE.

PLUS – Snap a selfie of the Doctor Who goodies in the window in our London store and you could win them all! Starts 1st July.

So start the TARDIS and made time to come and see us on Doctor Who Day!

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

Birmingham Megastore,
74 Bull Street, Birmingham, B4 6AD

Bristol Megastore,
Units 4&5 Clifton Heights, Bristol, BS8 1EJ

Liverpool Store,
92 Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4HY

UK – Rick & Morty: Lil’ Poopy Superstar Signing

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Gosh Comics hosts a signing for the launch of the new Rick and Morty mini-series – Lil’ Poopy Superstar with writer and artist Sarah Graley and artist Marc Ellerby. The signing will be from 6:00 – 7:00 PM on Wednesday, July 13th.

Rick and Morty: Lil’ Poopy Superstar takes the scatologically named little guy on an epic adventure alongside Morty’s older sister Summer Smith. The Oni comic is written and drawn by Sarah Graley, of Our Super Adventure. Summer and Mr. Poopybutthole embark on their very own fantastic adventure across space, complete with jailbreaks, hijackings, and high school prom. Plus! Backup comics featuring good ol’ Rick and Morty, illustrated by Marc Ellerby!

Sarah Graley is a comic artist in Birmingham. She is the writer and artist on Lil’ Poopy Superstar. She was nominated for Emerging Talent at the 2015 British Comic Awards for her comics Our Super Adventure, Pizza Witch and RentQuest. She ran a successful kickstarter campaign for a collection of her Super Adventure comic. Her work also has appeared in the anthologies As You Were, Ink + Paper, and Double Dare Ya.

Marc Ellerby is well-known for his small press work, especially Chloe Noonan, a tongue-in-cheek story of a young Daria-esque college girl just trying to keep monsters at bay and Ellerbisms, a self-deprecating yet heart-warming diary comic following the highs and lows of a significant relationship. He has been working on the main Rick & Morty series since the issue 3. Ellerby can also currently be seen drawing for series like Doctor Who and The Regular Show.

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Gosh Comics
1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
United Kingdom

UK – Dr. Who Comics Day 2016

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Press Release:

Gosh Comics is excited to be taking part in the annual Doctor Who Day with legendary whovian writer Paul Cornell. He will be signing from 11-12pm on Saturday, July 9th.

Doctor Who Comics Day is a global event inspired by Titan Comics’ Doctor Who comic books. In its third year, the event is set to be even bigger with new comics and collections, signings and events across the globe.

2015’s event tied-in with a special, brand-new, five-part weekly Doctor Who comics cross-over series by Paul Cornell and Neil Edwards, and saw comic readers get the chance to celebrate Doctor Who Comics Day at over 2900 locations including comic shops, bookstores, retail chains and libraries.

Paul Cornell is best known to Doctor Who fans as the writer of TV episodes like “Fathers Day” and “Human Nature/The Family of Blood” for the series, as well as his contributions to the the Virgin New Adventures series and BBC novels. Last year he wrote the event comic, Doctor Who: Four Doctors.

He’s been Hugo Award-nominated for all three media, and has won the BSFA Award for his short fiction, and the Eagle Award for his comics. He’s the writer of Saucer Country for Vertigo, Demon Knights for DC, and That Damned Band for Dark Horse. He’s written acclaimed runs on Wolverine, Action Comics and Captain Britain. His new urban fantasy novel is London Falling.

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Gosh Comics
1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
United Kingdom

UK – Ghostbusters Signing

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Meet Paul Feig – the director of the new GHOSTBUSTERS movie – at Forbidden Planet’s London Megastore on Friday 17th June at 6:00 PM. Paul Feig will be signing FREE posters, while stocks last. Please note: Due to time restraints, Paul will only be signing posters at this appearance.

GHOSTBUSTERS makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of hilarious new characters. Thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm, director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today – Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. This summer, they’re here to save the world!

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Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

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