Your favourite online comics social is back! Our fortnightly online Gosh! Comics and Broken Frontier Drink and Draw returns this Thursday, March 25th with a couple of likely lads who are making their first D&D appearances – Josh Hicks and David Robertson! 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 at our new earlier time 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!
Time to meet our guest artists!
Josh Hicks was one of our 2017 Broken Frontier ‘Six Small Press Creators to Watch’. He’s contributed to a number of comics anthologies over the years but he’s most well known for the slapstick and wit of his Glorious Wrestling Alliance series with its sprawling cast of wacky but very human characters. A couple of years back Josh published a handsome hardcover collection of the GWA comics as Glorious Wrestling Alliance: Premium Special (reviewed here at BF) through his Carp Publishing Endeavours. CPE also published Ioan Morris’s Broken Frontier Award-winning series Biggol. Josh is the co-founder of the Cardiff Comics Carnival.
David Robertson is a Dundee-based creator whose prolific output over the years has included David Robertson’s Dump, Break the Cake, Mount a Rescue and Belltime. David is also part of the That Comic Smell podcast team who have recently released their own That Comic Smell anthology. He is a frequent contributor to anthologies and publishes and blogs as Fred Egg Comics. His latest comic is currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter and is an account of the Tay Bridge Disaster of 1879. You can back it here.
We’ll see you all again on Thursday! 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 with our fab guest artists! And if you enjoy this event why not check out the Gosh! Comics webstore here?