Your favourite online comics social is back! Our fortnightly Gosh! Comics and Broken Frontier Drink and Draw returns this Thursday, February 3rd with guest artists Paul B. Rainey and Sam Baldwin. 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…
Guest artist Paul B. Rainey is a true veteran of the UK small press scene with an impressive back catalogue of self-published work including Thunder Brother: Soap Division, Tales to Diminish, Starman: Freddie Burretti – The Man Who Sewed the World and the seminal There’s No Time Like the Present (collected by Escape Books in 2014). His latest collection of satirical and darkly comedic strips Gripe Night is currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter here. Paul was also the winner of the 2020 Observer/Cape/Comica short story and his online strip Why Don’t You Love Me? was recently picked up by Drawn & Quarterly.
Sam Baldwin is a CSM graduate and comics self-publisher whose work has included anthology comic Junk and Useless “the story of a man’s struggle with the mundanity of life and the want to escape it”. Sam’s second issue of Junk is was released recently and we’ll be reviewing it later this week at Broken Frontier. You can also find out more about Sam’s work here.
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?