Blank Slate have published so many books by new British talent in the last month that London comic shop Gosh! has decided to throw a launch party for a bunch of them all at once. All at once. They’re having a big ol’ launch party on Friday 9th August, from 7.00 until 9.00pm, by which point they reckon you will have drunk all their beer and will have to set about finding more in the pubs of Soho.
Those five books are: Joe Decie’s The Listening Agent, Donya Todd’s Death and the Girls, Jim Medway’s Playing Out, Oliver East’s Swear Down and Dan Berry’s The Suitcase. (There’s more more info on all five books here on the Gosh! site). As usual, if you can’t make the launch party but would like to nab some signed copies, just email Gosh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
So! Fancy joining in with the launch of five books at once? Get down to Gosh! on Friday 9th August and you can do just that. There’s no need to RSVP, just turn up and meet some people. Although you can RSVP Gosh at the event’s Facebook page so they can remind you electronically.
• Blank Slate’s New British Comics Launch Party, Friday, 9th August. 7 – 9.00 pm Gosh!, 1 Berwick Street, London W1F 0DR. Open Daily 10.30am – 7.00pm. More info on the evnet and all five books: www.goshlondon.com/2013/07/blank-slates-new-british-comics-launch-party
Mail order people: Gosh! do a flat-rate of £5 postage within the UK so you can get all five books posted to you for just £5 (on top of their combined retail price, obviously). Elsewhere: you’ll have to let Gosh know which ones you’d like and where you want them posted to so they can work it out. They can post anywhere in the world.
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.