Your favourite online comics social is back! Our fortnightly online Gosh! Comics and Broken Frontier Drink and Draw returns this Thursday, February 25th with a very special Broken Frontier ‘Six Small Press Creators to Watch’-themed evening. Our guest artists are all part of our 2021 ‘Six to Watch‘ intake this week and we’re delighted to be showcasing the talents of Alxndra Cook, Mollie Ray and Norm Konyu! 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 (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!
Time to meet our guest artists!
Designer, illustrator, zine-maker… Alxndra Cook’s multi-disciplinary creativity ranges from fashion to comics and last year her comic Kiyomi’s Prequel, was also the second place winner in the annual Manga Jiman competition. Kiyomi’s Prequel is part of an ongoing graphic-novel-in-progress and was reviewed here at BF in 2020.
Mollie Ray first came to my attention as part of our Small Press Day “one-tweet review” event on Twitter last year. Mollie is currently working on her first graphic novel Giant. Sample pages from this distinctive take on graphic medicine can be seen below!
Comics creator and animator Norm Konyu is the man behind the haunting drama of The Junction, one of 2020’s breakout books and one that has been universally critically acclaimed. We called it “a story that is otherworldly and eerie, but also a very human account of love, loss, community and family” when we reviewed it here at BF last year.
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?