Your favourite online comics social is back! Our fortnightly online Gosh! Comics and Broken Frontier Drink and Draw returns this Thursday, October 7th featuring guest artists Alba Ceide and Axe Marnie. 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…
WIP Comics group member Alba Ceide has been wowing us for months with her inventive and imaginative takes on the Drink and Draw themes. The Spanish artist is currently working on the first issue of her new comic Salamanca Blues set in Spain in the far future where humanity has almost disappeared. It’s part of her Earth Blues series. Alba also contributed the gloriously meta The Lucky Horn (below) to the recent Lucky WIP anthology.
Axe Marnie is one half of micropress Two Rats Press. We recently reviewed their self-published comic Hoarded Unsorted Unseen as part of our Hackney Comic + Zine Fair coverage, saying of this dark fairy tale that it “eloquently communicates a quietly powerful story of abusive relationships and the underlying forces that define them.” Their other comics include Satan’s PJ Pizza Party and Cry Wolf.
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?