Your favourite online comics social is back! Our fortnightly Gosh! Comics and Broken Frontier Drink and Draw returns this Thursday, March 31st with guest artists Clio Isadora, and Broken Frontier ‘Six to Watch’-ers Dominique Duong and Beatrice Mossman. 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…
Clio Isadora has self-published such comics as Damp Candy – Dribble Kisses, Damp Candy – Mouldy Feels, and Soiled Fantasies. Her comic Is It Vague In Other Dimensions?, an account of growing up raised by anti-vaxxer, conspiracy theorist parents was reviewed very favourably a couple of years back at Broken Frontier. Last year Clio became the latest rising star in comics to be published by Avery Hill Publishing with the release of her debut graphic novel Sour Pickles.
Dominique Duong was a 2020 Broken Frontier ‘Six to Watch‘ creator. Her versatility has seen her tackle everything from autobio comics to graphic medicine, through to horror and fantasy. Dominique’s short comic The Dog and the Cat was nominated for an Ignatz Award last year and she was also a featured artist in SelfMadeHero’s recent acclaimed anthology Catalyst. Her next comics work will be published by up-and-coming indie outfit Quindrie Press. You can read a major interview with Dominique here at BF.
Beatrice Mossman is one of this year’s Broken Frontier ‘Six to Watch‘ artists. Beatrice’s work often have strong horror and fairy tale influences and employ inventive page structures and a tactile quality. They include lycanthropic coming-of-age story The Lure of the Flesh which we reviewed here at BF. Her most recent major project was the autobio comic Daddy, an account of the life of the father she never knew and the impact that his early death had on her. Daddy impressed us so much here at BF that it was nominated for a 2021 Broken Frontier Award. Beatrice also edited two issues of the horror anthology Hell-Hued bringing together small pressers for a collection of supernatural stories.
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?