Your favourite online comics social is back! Our fortnightly online Gosh! Comics and Broken Frontier Drink and Draw returns this Thursday, July 15th with guest creators Tom Woodman, Rupert Smissen, Charlotte Cassidy and Kat Cass. 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…
Tom Woodman and Rupert Smissen are the creative team behind the graphic novel Future (alongside letterer Aditya Bidikar), the debut release from Cast Iron Books. This beautiful time-travel/sci-fi love story was described this week at Broken Frontier as “a profoundly affecting story that, in a relatively short space, makes us invest in and care about its leads to such a degree that it would take a hard heart indeed not be moved by its deeply emotional final pages.”
Writer/artist team Charlotte Cassidy and Kat Cass are the creative partnership by the stunning and remarkably assured one-shot comic Marmalade which, like Future, is a love story but one with an altogether darker delivery. We reviewed it here last week at BF saying “This is undoubtedly going to be one of the most acclaimed UK self-published comics of 2021. You have been given due notice. Do not miss out.”
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?