We’re back! Our fortnightly online Gosh! Comics and Broken Frontier Drink and Draw returns this Thursday, January 28th with drawing themes by two of our regulars – Myriad graphic novelist Jenny Robins and WIP Comics master of ceremonies Joe Stone! As usual we start at 7.30pm UK time on Twitter. 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, right, by Joe Stone).
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 (GMT), 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!
Broken Frontier’s very own Jenny Robins is also a comics creator and illustrator whose work has appeared in such anthologies as Solipsistic Pop, Dirty Rotten Comics, Over the Line and Soaring Penguin’s Meanwhile… (you can read her BF work here).
Jenny’s debut graphic novel won the last Myriad First Graphic Novel Competition. Biscuits (assorted) is described as ” a look at a handful of women’s stories in the city as they defy and comply with our expectations, and as they step out of the cookie cutter mould of what it means to be a woman today. ” It’s available for order here online and it’s really rather wonderful. If you haven’t picked it up already you should.
You can also read an interview with Jenny here.
Hackney Comics + Zine Fair organiser Joe Stone’s autobio comic Stutter brought him to whole new audiences a couple of years backThis very personal account of living with a speech impediment redefined “breakout comic” and was reviewed at BF here. Apart from his own minicomics output Joe also makes an invaluable contribution to the small press community leading the London WIP Comics comics group. You can read more about WIP Comics in Joe’s own words at BF here, a full interview with him here at BF, and a review of his most recent comics Leftovers here. and Neurotic Fiction here. And the most recent WIP Comics anthologies Success and Failure are reviewed here.
Joe was also one of our 2019 ‘Six Small Press Creators to Watch‘. He’s a key player on the London small press scene, supporting and promoting those around him with great passion. And he’s also our current D&D poster designer!
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! And if you enjoy this event why not check out the Gosh! Comics webstore here?