Your favourite online comics social is back! Our fortnightly Gosh! Comics and Broken Frontier Drink and Draw returns this Thursday, July 21st with a special night celebrating the Manga Jiman competition. The Embassy of Japan has searched for the best comic creators in the UK every year since 2007 with their annual Manga Jiman competition, with amazing prizes offered for the top 10 shortlisted comics. The theme for this year’s competition will be announced on Thursday 28th July by @MangaJiman on Twitter. Past finalists have included Broken Frontier ‘Six to Watch’ creators Shangomola Edunjobi and Alxndra Cook.
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 artist…
Chloe Starling was the winner of the 2020 Manga Jiman competition for her comic Even Androids Dream (reviewed here at Broken Frontier). Chloe’s past work includes the fantasy comic The Promise and contributions to the WIP Comics anthology. You can also read about Chloe’s participation in the WIP Comics group here at BF.
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?