Gosh! Comics and Safari Festival Present: A Signing with Joan Cornellà, 26 août 2016 17:00, Gosh London
In association with Safari Fesitival, Gosh are proud to host the one and only Joan Cornellà for a signing on Friday 26th August, from 5-7pm!
Cornellà, the king of discomforting hilarity, will be here to sign copies of Zonzo (our top-selling title of 2015!) and Mox Nox and if the turnout for our last signing with him is any indication, it’ll be quite the event.
Starting out self-publishing in his native Spain, it wasn’t long before Joan was picked up for publication by Glénat, and from there has amassed a huge body of work, providing spot illustrations and strips for publication everywhere from El Jueves to The New York Times.
But for most people, Twitter is the platform through which they were first exposed to Joan’s work. His combination of a deceptively simple line and colour palette makes his work pop in the digital realm, and the innocent, smiling faces of his subjects belie the darker-than-dark situations in which they find themselves. Gallows humour doesn’t even begin to describe it, and you’re sure to have seen one of Joan’s cartoons shared somewhere in your social media.
Joan is coming to us courtesy of Safari Festival, where he will also be exhibiting. Safari, organised by the folks at Breakdown Press, is a celebration of the new wave of alternative and art comics from the UK and beyond. Taking place on Saturday 27th August, 11am-6pm, the festival is an opportunity for a curated group of cartoonists and publishers to exhibit and sell their artwork, prints and, primarily, comics, and for attendees to experience the best of UK comics’ avant-garde. Be sure to check out their Tumblr.
You can find out more about Safari Festival here –
Joan will be here signing on Friday 26th August, 5-7pm. Check out our Facebook event page here.
If you can’t make it drop us a line to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll arrange for a copy to be popped aside for you. Postage in the UK is a flat rate of £5 and quotes for international shipping are available on request.