Your favourite online comics social is back! Our fortnightly online Gosh! Comics and Broken Frontier Drink and Draw returns this Thursday, March 11th with two top talents who are making their first D&D appearances – Rachael Smith and Gustaffo Vargas! 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!
Rachael Smith has been something of a fixture here at BF since 2013 when we reviewed her self-published short comic I Am Fire. Over the years her acclaimed body of work has included graphic novels The Rabbit and Artificial Flowers from Avery Hill Publishing, the self-published graphic medicine Wired Up Wrong and Stand in Your Power, and worked on Titan’s Doctor Who comics. Last year Rachael’s prolific Quarantine Comix was a standout use of the form and a fine example of the power and connectivity of autobio comics. It will be collected and published by Icon Books this May.
Gustaffo Vargas is one of the fastest rising stars on the small press circuit with his Peruvian cyberpunk comics Trujillo, L1MA and two volumes of Altiplano (the second of which will be reviewed later this week at BF) receiving universally rave reviews. We’ve covered both L1MA and and Manu: Altiplano Vol. 1 at Broken Frontier. Just check out Gustaffo’s truly stunning art below!
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?