Paul Hudson, former owner of the much-beloved and sorely missed London comic shop Comics Showcase, is releasing a concise and expansive book covering the world of British newspaper cartoons, The A to Z of British Newspaper Strips. To celebrate its release, Gosh! Comics will be welcoming Paul to the shop for a signing on Saturday 30th July, from 1.00 – 2.00pm.
This extensive and comprehensive guide to the long and distinguished career of the British Newspaper Strip lists hundreds of newspaper strips printed in Britain over the last century.
Written by Paul Hudson, former owner of the much-missed London comic shop Comic Showcase, this upcoming title is the product of more than two years of assiduous research and looks like a wonderful reference to a cherished part of British daily life and culture.
The book has over 680 entries and features favourites such as Andy Capp, Axa, James Bond, Bristow, Flook, Fred Bassett, Garth, George and Lynne, Jeff Hawke, Modesty Blaise, The Perishers, Pip, Squeak and Wilfred, Rupert Bear, Tamara Drewe, and Varoomshka, plus many, many more!
Each strip is credited with dates, creators and descriptions as well as sample illustrations
Have a chat with Paul and get your copy of the book signed on Saturday 30th July between 1.00 – 2.00pm.
Book Palace have also kindly provided Gosh with a signed and numbered bookplate for their copies, limited to an edition of just 100.
Don’t worry if you can’t make the day of the signing! You’ll be able to pre-order a signed copy from the Gosh website, ready for collection or for mail order.
• The A to Z of British Newspaper Strips Signing with Paul Hudson, 1.00 – 2.00pm Saturday 30th July 2022, Gosh! Comics, 1 Berwick Street, London W1F 0DR
• Set yourself a reminder for the event and keep up to date with any updates on the Facebook event page
Author: Written and compiled by Paul Hudson
Publisher: Book Palace Books, due July 2022
Number of pages: 320
Format: Hard Cover; Full Colour illustrations
Size: 7″ x 11″ (190mm x 280mm)
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. 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 “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.