Your favourite online comics social is back! Our fortnightly online Gosh! Comics and Broken Frontier Drink and Draw returns this Thursday, January 20th with a spotlight on the ‘Framed’ exhibition of UK indie comics creators currently running in Hull. 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!
Art by Sarah Gordon
We’re promoting the ‘Framed’ exhibition in Hull this time around, Curated by BF fave Sean Azzopardi ‘Framed’ is described by Sean in the following terms: “There is so much good work being created, yet it disappears in the churn of social media refreshing. This exhibition is an attempt to return attention to some these great creatives and the amazing work produced. It is also the start of a regular series of events to bring a wider awareness of comics to Hull. Phatgallery is situated in the centre of Hull in an artist hub in Shirethorn House. It was on a recent BBC online feature, described as a ‘magical arts hub’.” It features work by Sarah Gordon, Shane Melisse, Olivia Sullivan, Douglas Noble, Lilly Williams, Sally-Anne Hickman, Gareth Brookes, Gareth Sleightholme, Gareth A Hopkins, Dan White, Paul B. Rainey, Fraser Geesin, Michelle Freeman and Mark Stafford. It runs until February 18th.
You can find out more in this feature at BF.
Art by Olivia Sullivan
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?