HCZF MONTH! Your favourite online comics social is back! Our fortnightly online Gosh! Comics and Broken Frontier Drink and Draw returns this Thursday, September 9th for another comics extravaganza with our first Hackney Comic + Zine-themed night of September, featuring guest artists 2B Or Not 2B and Ed Firth. Not only do our online D&Ds keep all those who would meet at The King’s Arms in Soho, London every month (in those fondly remembered pre-March 2020 days) in regular contact, they also allow us to expand our reach for the event to a more global audience.
(Poster art, above, by Joe Stone)
We’ll be starting this week at 7.15pm to give everyone taking part on Twitter the opportunity to introduce themselves to each other as we look to continue fostering an even stronger sense of community. Drawing rounds begin at 7.30pm UK time as usual.
So, once again if you’re joining us online, here are the “rules”…
We’re using our regular pub format, adapted for a digital platform. So if you’ve never attended one of our monthly sessions this is how it will work. Our guest artists will each choose a drawing theme for three sessions across the evening. We’ll post each of these prompts with the hashtag #GoshBFDD in three batches at 7.30pm (UK time), 8.15pm and 9.00pm from both the Gosh! Comics Twitter account and the Broken Frontier Twitter account. You have 30 minutes to draw something fitting that theme, after which we’ll spend 15 minutes picking a winner before the next round begins. Don’t forget to post your drawings with the #GoshBFDD hashtag so everyone can see and join in. And also so we can easily retweet!
Let’s meet our guest artists…
2B Or Not 2B consists of sister illustrators Sarah Hingley and Elsa Hingley-Knight whose creative output includes prints, zines, pins and cards. They have two HCZF debut projects – Birds You Can’t Trust (And One You Can) and Lil’ Cowboy Peach: Adventure’s Afoot. You can find them in Hall Three at HCZF.
Ed Firth is the artist behind the self-published queer comics collection Horny & High Vol.1, reviewed here earlier this year at BF and described then as “a major breakout project.” He was longlisted for the last Myriad First Graphic Novel Competition. Ed can be found in Hall Two at HCZF.
Whether you’re a regular or a newbie all are welcome so please do join in and be part of our international Drink and Draw fun! And if you enjoy this event why not check out the Gosh! Comics webstore here?