Your favourite online comics social is back! Our fortnightly online Gosh! Comics and Broken Frontier Drink and Draw returns this Thursday, October 21st featuring guest artists Jon Aye and Joe Callanan. 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…
Jon Aye’s previous self-published comics include The Sidewinding Beat, Still Sick and Short, Dark and Peculiar. Jon’s latest anthology collection The Blame #1 was reviewed by our Jenny Robins here at Broken Frontier with Jenny saying “Using mechanical curves and digital screentones in a variety of ways, Aye’s art seems to want to deny its own authorship, hiding the artist’s hand while his characters jaunty motion evokes a mid-century strip cartoon whimsy.”
Visit Jon’s online store here.
Joe Callanan is another self-published cartoonist whose comics include Ernesto and Ambassador Protocol. Joe’s most recent comic Burrow was also reviewed by Jenny Robins as part of our HCZF coverage. Jenny said of Burrow “Described as “A comic about anxiety, procrastination and ooze”, Burrow wears its metaphorical resonance on its sleeve, but is no less affecting for that. If you’ve ever put off something that you know you should be dealing with, allowed yourself to hide from the world’s problems by pootling about on your phone, or tried to get abstract help with a problem you don’t know how to put into words, this comic will be all too familiar.”
Visit Joe Callanan’s online store 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?