Your favourite online comics social is back! Our fortnightly online Gosh! Comics and Broken Frontier Drink and Draw returns this Thursday, July 29th for a Summer Spook-tacular with guest artists EdieOP and Beatrice Mossman. 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…
EdieOP is a British Comic Awards-nominated artist and a Broken Frontier team member whose self-published comics include Jonah, Dangerfun and Making Friends with Smiley. Her mischievously mirthful comics have an often childlike sense of glee blended with a darker supernatural element. Her first graphic novel Maleficium was published by Avery Hill and she also contributed four terror-fuelled tales to the pages of their Reads anthology.
Beatrice Mossman is an artist whose self-published work I first discovered through the Catford Comic and Zine Fair. Her work has strong horror and fairy tale influences and employ inventive page structures and a tactile quality. They include lycanthropic coming-of-age story The Lure of the Flesh which we reviewed here at BF. Beatrice also edited the horror anthology Hell-Hued: The Carmine Issue bringing together small pressers for a collection of supernatural stories.
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?