Your favourite online comics social is back! Our fortnightly online Gosh! Comics and Broken Frontier Drink and Draw returns this Thursday, April 8th with a very special SelfMadeHero I Feel Love night, celebrating the launch of the new anthology with work by Julian Hanshaw, Krent Able, Anya Davidson, Benjamin Marra, Kelsey Wroten and 2018 Broken Frontier ‘Six to Watch‘ artist Cat Sims. 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 at our new earlier time 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!
Time to meet our guest artists!
Krent Able’s darkly satirical comics – described as “acidic lampooning” at BF in the past – have been compiled in collections like Krent Able’s Big Book of Mischief and The Second Coming of Krent Able (both published by Knockabout Comics). Krent was also the subject of Matt Harlock’s documentary film Ink, Cocks and Rock ‘n’ Roll in 2016. It’s his second appearance at the Drink and Draw, and his first at its online incarnation!
Julian Hanshaw’s distinctive visual storytelling has been seen in a number of anthologies over the years and in his graphic novels The Art of Pho (Jonathan Cape), Tim Ginger and Cloud Hotel (both Top Shelf Productions). Apart from the SelfMadeHero anthologies I Feel Machine and I Feel Love, Julian has also teamed up with Krent on the one-shot BadTwin Presents Krent Able and Julian Hanshaw.
We’ll see you all again on Thursday! 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 with our fab guest artists! And if you enjoy this event why not check out the Gosh! Comics webstore here?