Gosh has been selling comics in London for 30 years

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth

30 years of selling comics in London

Gosh, a London comics shop, is 30 years old:

So not a bad year for comics, and not a bad year for us: on the 14th February 1986, Gosh! Comics opened its doors for the first time in our old premises opposite the British Museum. Yes, that’s right, this Valentines Day, Sunday 14th February, marks our 30th anniversary!

Which means I’ve been frequenting that shop on and off for the vast majority of its existence. I first shopped there when I arrived as a student in September 1989, when it was only 3½ years old.

Old. That’s what I feel now.

I wonder if they’ll last another 30, with the switch of comics towards digital?

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Adam is a lecturer, trainer and writer. He's been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 30. He lectures on audience strategy and engagement at City, University of London.