UK – The Nameless City Signing

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Canadian writer/artist Faith Erin Hicks (The Adventures of Superhero Girl, Friends with Boys) signs at Gosh! Comics in association with the Thought Bubble festival on Monday the 7th November, from 6-7pm!

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1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
United Kingdom

UK – Black Hammer Signing

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Writer/Artist Jeff Lemire (Descender, Essex County) is in town for the Thought Bubble festival, and will appear at Gosh Comics for a signing from 6-7pm on Thursday the 3rd November!

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1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
United Kingdom

UK – The Yellow Monkey Emperor Launch Party

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Artist Spencer Hill appears at Gosh Comics from 7-9pm on Monday the 31st October to celebrate the release of Singing Dragon’s new graphic novel The Yellow Monkey Emperor’s Classic of Chinese Medicine!

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1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
United Kingdom

UK – Black Dog Launch Party

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Dave McKean (Sandman, Mirrormask) appears at Gosh Comics to celebrate the release of his latest book Black Dog: The Dreams of Paul Nash from 7:00 – 9:00 PM on Friday the 21st October.

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1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
United Kingdom

UK – Cowboys & Insects Signing

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David Hine and Shaky Kane appear at Gosh Comics to sign new one-shot Cowboys and Insects on Wednesday the 19th October from 6-7pm!

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1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
United Kingdom

UK – Let’s Talk Intersectionality: Feminism and Comics

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Gosh! Comics is excited to announce our next Let’s Talk Intersectionality: Feminism and Comics with a focus on androcentrism and the male gaze. It will be Monday, September 26th from 7-9pm. We have two great guests to help us get our heads around this subject: comic creators Amber Hsu and Ramsey Hassan.

Androcentrism is the idea that history and culture are filtered through a man’s point of view, in a way that seems universal and ‘normalised’. This is still too often the case in comics and culture, although things are changing! How can we obscure the male gaze? How can we fight the idea that comics and culture is often defaulted to a male perspective, with the assumption of a universal character and reader being a straight, white cisgender man? How can we insist on room for other identities and genders in ways that does ‘other’ them but actually reflects the diverse audience and creators in comics and culture? Join in us lamenting the still present male gaze in comics and celebrating all the work that counters it, subverts it and smashes the patriarchy.

Let’s Talk Intersectionality is a reading and discussion group that explores feminist texts and issues from an intersectional perspective. Gosh! hosts a regular edition of Let’s Talk Intersectionality every few months. This month, we’ll have some brief presentations and provocations about intersectional issues in comics, discussing androcentrism and the male gaze and then we’ll break up in small groups to chat. Co-hosted by Lauren Murphy, Lisa Woynarski and Nora Goldberg, with two brilliant guests to give us some provocations and hear some of their insights on these topics.

Amber Hsu is a Chinese-born, US-raised, UK-based writer and artist. In 2012 she won a place in the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators Undiscovered Voices Anthology and 3×3 Magazine’s Illustration Show Annual. She has exhibited photography, drawings, and sculpture in the US, UK and abroad. She is also a writer and has been on writing attachment at the National Theatre Studios and was recently commissioned by the Royal Court Theatre. She is the Editor and Creative Director of Tiny Pencil, an independent anthology artzine and press.

Ramsey Hassan/RAMZEE is a regular contributor at our Process and Goship events, and recently self-published his debut collection of three 5-page stories, Triangle. He recently released Zorse, a story about refugees and asylum seekers told from the point of view of a curious kid who becomes fascinated by Kamal, a new member of his class that is newly arrived in the U.K. from Somalia. Ramsey will be speaking about the cisgender, white, heteronormative patriarchal influence on comics and culture and the way that influence allows only certain stories to be told in the mainstream.

No prior knowledge of comics necessary. All welcome.

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1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
United Kingdom

UK – The Marionette Unit Launch Party

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Gosh! Comics hosts the launch for the new graphic novel, The Marionette Unit with creators Azhur Saleem, James Boyle, and Warwick Johnson-Cadwell on Thursday September 15th from 7-9pm.

A new graphic novel from filmmakers Azhur Saleem and James Boyle, and illustrated by comic artist Warwick Johnson-Cadwell.

Enter the world of The Marionette Unit; a time of control, obsession and monstrous machines.
Beatrice Shaw is searching for her missing sister, Melodie, last seen employed at a workhouse run by shadowy industrialist, Henri Dubré inventor of The Marionette Units. It is a thrilling and terrifying Victorian mystery.

Azhur Saleem is a writer and director, a graduate of London Film School. He recently worked as a director for video games. Some of his other projects have been for BBC Films, Wateraid, Ford Motors, and General Motors. James Boyle is also a London Film School graduate, his focus is on producing independent films. He has produced four short films and an online series through his company Park Road Pictures. Warwick Johnson-Cadwell is an editorial illustrator, concept designer, and works in storyboarding and narrative art. Recently he worked on Tank Girl with Alan Martin for Titan Comics.

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1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
United Kingdom

UK – Queer: A Graphic History Launch Party

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Dr. Meg-John Barker and Julia Scheele appear at Gosh! Comics on Thursday, September 1st from 7-9pm to launch Queer: A Graphic History.

A groundbreaking new book tackling the challenging questions of gender, identity and our understanding of binaries such as gay/straight. The book brings together pop-culture and academic theory to look at the history of queer thought and activism. A tool for those wrestling the issues of sexual identity and those just trying to grasp at the constantly changing definitions of gender.

DR MEG-JOHN BARKER is a writer, therapist, and activist-academic specialising in sex, gender and relationships. Meg-John is a senior lecturer in psychology at the Open University and a UKCP accredited psychotherapist, and has over a decade of experience researching and publishing on these topics including the popular book Rewriting the Rules.

JULIA SCHEELE is an illustrator, graphic facilitator and comic book artist. She runs One Beat Zines, a feminist zine collective and distributor.

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United Kingdom

UK – ODY-C Adult Coloring Book Signing

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Artist Christian Ward presents his latest project, the ODY-C Adult Coloring & Activity book, a companion to the hit Image series, at Gosh Comics. The event is on Wednesday, August 10th with a signing from 6-7pm to launch the book and then onto the Coach & Horses pub from 7-9pm for an evening of drinking and colouring!

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United Kingdom

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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1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
United Kingdom

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