Your favourite online comics social is back! Our fortnightly online Gosh! Comics and Broken Frontier Drink and Draw returns this Thursday, June 3rd for with guest artists Natasha Natarajan and Sean Azzopardi. 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…
Natasha Natarajan’s autobiographical comics work was first reviewed at Broken Frontier back in 2018 as part of our coverage of the Full Colour anthology published by BHP Comics. More recently we ran a full interview here with Natasha to tie into the publication of her book FML Comics from Good Comics. Our Jenny Robins said of the book “from simple anecdotes to deep reflections on life, this body of work charts the author’s adventures, sexploits, mental health troubles and personal growth with relatable honesty and laugh out loud moments.” This Saturday June 5th sees Natasha and Jenny chatting at a special online event via London’s Cartoon Museum. Broken Frontier readers can book a ticket with a massive 40% discount via the code here.
Sean Azzopardi is a cornerstone of the UK small press scene as both a creator and an event organiser. Sean’s body of work is huge but those looking for some recent examples of his versatility are pointed to his latest autobio comic Last Orders, his recent graphic biography of The Sea Shepherd organisation, his horror comics collaboration with Douglas Noble on A Pocket Chiller, his abstract comics work with Olivia Sullivan on Substrata, and his experimental contribution to the Colossive Cartographies series. Not just versatile but prolific!
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?