Thursday, April 23, 2009

Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill signing at Gosh! Comics on 2nd May, 2pm-5pm

It’s with a great deal of excitement that we here at Gosh! can now announce an upcoming appearance by two of Britain’s most revered and influential creators. Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill will be signing at Gosh! Comics on the 2nd May to celebrate the release of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Century: 1910!

Neither man should need any introduction: Moore the writer behind such towering works as Watchmen, V for Vendetta, From Hell and Lost Girls; O’Neill the singular artistic genius who co-created Nemesis the Warlock and Marshal Law, along with helping to shape the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic, 2000AD. Together in 1999, the pair created one of their most enduring and loved collaborations: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Ten years, two award-winning mini-series, an experimental interlude, and a shift of publisher later, the third volume is about to begin.

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Century: 1910 begins a triptych of tales, each standing alone but together forming the backbone of a 216-page narrative spanning 1910-2008. Some familiar faces remain, but a number of new figures make their debut to the series, from gender-switching eternal warrior Orlando to gentlemen thief A J Raffles. With a first chapter themed around the Threepenny Opera – complete with Mack the Knife and Pirate Jenny – the return of the series doesn’t disappoint, leaving a thirst for further adventures to come.

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Century: 1910 is an 80-page squarebound priced at an eminently reasonable £5.95, with 72 pages of comics and a serialised prose back-up: Minions of the Moon. The latter is a pastiche of classic moon tales, written in the style of 60’s new wave science fiction.

Messrs. Moore and O’Neill will be signing together in Gosh! at 39 Great Russell St, WC1B 3NZ, 2nd May, from 2pm-5pm. A strictly limited number of 500 copies of 1910 will be available on the day. These copies have been specially air-freighted over for this event, so we apologise, but we are unable to take any reservations whatsoever for signed copies of the book – these 500 early copies are going to be available exclusively on the day of the signing. As such, there will also sadly be a limit of 2 copies of the book per customer. 1910 will be on general release in the UK from late May.

For those craving a sneak-peek at this much anticipated series, an exhibition of original artwork from 1910 is now on display at Gosh!, where it will remain until the end of May. Don’t pass up this rare opportunity to see original art from one of the UK’s most original artists.