Panel Borders: Gosh! It’s Electric Man!

Panel Borders: Gosh! It’s Electric Man!

Concluding our month of shows looking at comic book shops, Alex Fitch talks to Andrew Salmond and Josh Palmano, the proprietors of Gosh! Comics in London which, after 25 years, has relocated from Great Russell Street to the heart of Soho and to Dave Barras, director, and Scott Mackay, co-writer, of the new UK comedy film Electric Man about a rare stolen comic, set in the Edinburgh independent shop, Deadhead comics…

Exterior of Gosh! Comics, Soho + interior of Deadhead Comics, Edinburgh, as featured in Electric Man

Exterior of Gosh! Comics, Soho + interior of Deadhead Comics, Edinburgh, as featured in Electric Man

For more info and a variety of formats you can stream or listen to this podcast in, please visit the home of this episode at

Links: Gosh! website
Interview with Josh at
Interview with Andrew at

Electric Man website and production blog
Review of Deadhead comics at
Preview of Electric Man at Forbidden International Blog

Recommended events:

Belfast Comics ‘Barcamp”

The date has been confirmed for the second Comics Barcamp in the English speaking world – essentially an “unconference”, a creative business brainstorming seminar, run along communal lines.

To take place at Blick Studios in Belfast in September, who are also co-sponsors of the event, this free gathering is aimed at anyone who likes or creates small press/ underground comix or who simply enjoys non-hierarchical events with an emphasis on spirit of creativity, alternatives and co-operation.

Blick Studios, Belfast, Saturday 3rd September

More info at

New Comic Internship at londonprintstudio for 21-25 Year Olds

Do you enjoy telling tall tales or scribbling stories? Do you love reading graphic novels, comics or picture books? Then look no further!

londonprintstudio is offering five carefully chosen 21-25 year olds the chance to…

-Run comic workshops for 16-20 year olds.
-Receive mentoring from top professional comic artists, anthology makers, screenwriters, print makers, comic publishers and art educators.
-Develop your own artistic comic projects with supervision from mentors and feedback from your fellow interns..
-Be introduced to the London comic scene, attend events, give presentations, network and meet publishers, editors and creators in the comic industry.
-Take part in editing, planning and creating work for a comic anthology publication and a comic exhibition at londonprintstudio.

The course is run by professional comic creator Karrie Fransman whose comics have appeared in The Times, The Guardian and who is currently working on her first graphic novel due to be published by Random House.

2 days (14 hours) per week for a six-months. Interns will receive a travel and food expenses budget for two days per week. All londonprintstudio staff and volunteers are required to have a Criminal Records Bureau Check.

Deadline for return of application form: Monday 5th September 2011
Interviews: Tuesday 13th September 2011
Start date: Tuesday 20th September 2011

For job description and application click here:
For more information on the project click here: