Another month, another guest-artist filled D&D! The Gosh! Comics and Broken Frontier Drink and Draw is back tomorrow Tuesday July 18th with another top trio of artistic talent in Sam Baldwin, Grace Helmer and Jayde Perkin.
We’re once again at our current home, upstairs in the Coach and Horses pub on Great Marlborough Street. Your convivial co-hosts for the night are myself (Broken Frontier Editor-in-Chief Andy Oliver) and Gosh’s very own Nora Goldberg. The evening begins at 6.30pm at Gosh on Berwick Street before we head off for our sketching and drinking antics at 7pm. Don’t forget you can join the official Facebook event here.
This month’s event includes an artist who we recently urged you all to look out for at this year’s ELCAF. Jayde Perkin was first featured at Broken Frontier when our 2016 ‘Six to Watch‘ artist Ellice Weaver recommended her self-published comic Breathe in Deep here as “a gorgeous farewell letter in twenty-four autobiographical pages that anyone should feel a kinship with.”
Jayde’s Time May Change Me (below) – graphic medicine with a Bowie-esque thematic backdrop – debuted at ELCAF and was one of our picks of the festival. Another piece of autobio comics it’s a reflective piece on loss, grief, the mourning process and the inevitability of our own mortality. I described this comic here as “a heartfelt and tender account of coming to terms with bereavement with an almost cyclical structure” and spoke of “an expressive humanity embodied in Perkin’s deliberately disproportioned figures and skewed perspectives that is undeniably powerful, and yet delicate and sensitive too.” You can find out more about Jayde’s work here.
Sam Baldwin is a CSM graduate and comics self-publisher whose work has included anthology comic Junk and Useless “the story of a man’s struggle with the mundanity of life and the want to escape it”. You can find out more about Sam’s work here.
Grace Helmer was another ELCAF exhibitor this year and a member of the Day Job Studio. She was one of It’s Nice That’s graduates of 2012. Her self-published comics have included Small Hours and the travelogue Oslo. You can find out more about her work here.
If you can’t make the night we’ll be tweeting the drawing themes with the hashtag #GoshBFDD for those who want to join in online!
Join us on Tuesday night, then, for another fun evening of drinking, drawing and comics camaraderie. We kick off at 6.30pm in Gosh with a chance to get hold of signed comics and books from all our featured creators before moving over to the The Coach and Horses for 7. We look forward to seeing you then!
You can join the Facebook event group here.