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14 December 2019

Comics artists ahoy at Gosh comics in mid-January


Gosh comics have announced a great sounding signing for mid-January - it's ticketed (and tickets were available from yesterday) so you may have to hurry - the facebook page is here

This is what they have to say about the it all...

We’ll have a stellar line-up of concept artists and designers from Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker here to speak about their work and sign copies of The Art of Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker on Friday 17th January 2020, 7.30-9pm!

It’s been a long time coming, but final chapter of the Star Wars saga (the Star Wars heptalogy?) hits screens on the 20th December courtesy of director JJ Abrams and a small army of creative folks who work all hours of the given day to entertain us.

As with previous films, Phil Szostak has put together an exhaustive tour through the artwork that informs whats up on the big screen. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, like every chapter before it, owes its visual language and fully imagined cinematic landscape to an incomparable art department: The Lucasfilm “visualists.” Good for us then that plenty of those talented folks are based right here in the UK, and we're lucky enough to be hosting a number of them for a Q&A session and signing. Adam Brockbank (concept artist), Bob Cheshire (concept artist), Glyn Dillon (senior costume concept artist), Kevin Jenkins (production designer), Jake Lunt-Davies (creature concept artist), John McCoy (concept artist) and Calum Alexander Watt (costume concept artist) will all be present here in-store to talk about their process working on the film, as well as take your questions, along with special guest moderator (and former Star W rs comic writer) Kieron Gillen! There will also be an opportunity to get copies of The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker signed by this incredible roster of talent.

The book comes out on the 20th December, but if you’re happy to wait you can pre-order a signed copy for collection or mail-order after the event right now via our website.

“The official behind-the-scenes book of concept, production, and post-production art for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Go inside the creative process behind the most anticipated film of the century. The latest trilogy in the Star Wars film series brings the Skywalker Saga to a close and The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will take readers into the creative process behind visualizing the epic worlds, creatures, characters, costumes, weapons, and vehicles of the landmark conclusion more than 40 years in the making.”

Things kick off on Friday, 17th of January from 7.30-9 pm. We'll be closing the store at 7pm for a brief set-up, reopening at around 7.20pm to let people take their seats.

Due to anticipated demand, the event is ticketed. Tickets are free but do make sure you reserve your place through Eventbrite soon as you can to avoid disappointment. Seating is unreserved, and tickets are limited to 2 per person. Tickets will be available at this link from Friday the 13th of December at noon.

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