Masters of Comics by Joel Meadows SNIP

New book, Masters of Comics, exploring the workspaces of comic creators, gets Gosh Comics launch

Masters of Comics by Joel MeadowsCelebrating the release of Joel Meadows’ new book Masters of Comics, London’s Gosh! Comics will be hosting a signing with three of the incredible artists profiled in the book, Laurence Campbell, Posy Simmonds and Sean Phillips, along with Joel this Saturday (15th June 2019).

Similar to his 2008 book Studio Space, Joel has spent time in the studios of some of the most celebrated talents in the comics business, taking photos and conducting interviews.

In Masters of Comics, readers are invited into the studio spaces of some of the most popular and prolific comic artists in the world. Through dynamic photography and exclusive interviews, the book offers a rare, personal look at these artists’ unique creative environments – spaces in which some of the greatest comics and graphic novels of the last fifty years took shape.

Curated by Joel Meadows, editor of Tripwire Magazine and an integral part of the hugely-popular Portsmouth Comic Con, the book includes chapters on such legends as Milo Manara, Mike Kaluta, Walter Simonson and more.

Masters in Comics is the first in a series focusing on artists at work in a variety of mediums and industries, offering a glimpse “behind the veil,” shining new light on the artistic process, as well as providing a wonderful learning tool for aspiring artists wishing to learn from the greats.

Masters of Comics Signing - Gosh Comics 15th June 2019Laurence Campbell, a former 2000AD contributor, is a long-time artist on the Mignola-verse titles, notably now bringing the long-running BPRD saga to its close.

Sean Phillips has carved out a place as one of the preeminent crime storytellers in comics, particularly in his collaborations with writer Ed Brubaker. The new series of Criminal has just recently launched.

Posy Simmonds is the pioneering British graphic novelist behind classics such as Gemma Bovery, Tamara Drewe and her newest title, Cassandra Darke. While you’re in London, why not take in the exhibition of her work at House of Illustration?

• Master of Comics Signing with Laurence Campbell, Sean Phillips and Posy Simmonds, 1.00 – 2.00pm Saturday 15th June, Gosh! Comics, 1 Berwick Street, London W1F 0DR | Web: www.goshlondon.com | Tel: 02074370187 E-mail: info@goshlondon.com | Keep up with any news on the Facebook event page

If you can’t make it but would like something signed, drop Gosh! an email at info@goshlondon.com to arrange a reservation or mail order. Copies of Masters of Comics can be pre-ordered via the Gosh! webstore

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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