Gosh Comics in London has announced it is to host the sale of the Estate of comic artist Garry Leach who, sadly, died suddenly, aged just 67, on 26th March. The sale will take place in store on Sunday 29th May 2022.
“As most of you will be aware, in March legendary artist Garry Leach passed away. Garry was one of UK comics’ most singular talents, and was much beloved by the comics community at large,” the team at Gosh note in the sale announcement on their blog and an event page on Facebook.
“From his earliest days in the pages of 2000AD, through his co-creation of the reimagined Marvelman, and onto a career in commercial illustration and occasional comics work, Garry imbued everything he did with his wry (often enjoyably filthy) humour and warm personality.
“He was also the creator of the original Gosh! logo, which he kindly designed gratis in the dim distant past of 1986. Just one example of his generosity of spirit: he was a friend and mentor to many, and will be greatly missed.
“A voracious comics fan, over the years Garry amassed a huge collection of books and comics. On Sunday May 29th, we will be hosting a special one-day Estate Sale of Garry’s collection to help raise money for his Estate.”
From 10.30am – 7.00pm on Sunday 29th May 2022, the Gosh Comics upstairs tables will be turned over to Garry’s collection, and the store would like to invite everyone to attend, “whether you knew Garry and would like to have an item to remember him by and make some financial contribution in his memory, or would like the opportunity to own some of the rare and well-loved items from the collection of a man who really knew his comics onions.
“Please note that the aim of this sale is to provide the best financial boon to his Estate that we can facilitate. Prices will be as marked, and we will not be discounting on purchases from the collection.”
• The Sale of the Estate of Garry Leach, Gosh! Comics, 10.30am – 7.00pm Sunday 29th May 2022 | 1 Berwick Street, London W1F 0DR | Web: goshlondon.com | Tel: 02074370187
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.