TREASURY OF BRITISH COMICS WEEK! Your favourite online comics social is back! Our fortnightly online Gosh! Comics and Broken Frontier Drink and Draw returns this Thursday, May 6th with a Treasury of British Comics Special with guest artist Olivia Hicks. 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!
Our guest artist this week is Olivia Hicks, one of Rebellion’s graphic novels editorial team and a comics artist whose work we’ve covered a few times in the past at BF, starting with BHP’s Full Colour anthology here (image from ‘Stacey the Kaiju’ above).
A couple of year’s back we also looked at Olivia’s horror-tinged Archie Comics send-up Sarararara: All-American Girl here, calling it “an affectionate and witty subversion of period comics fun tinged with elements of horror and social commentary.”
Olivia has also contributed to a number of the Rebellion Specials including the Misty and Scream! Special and the Cor!! & Buster Easter Special in 2020. Her other self-published comics include Shark Life and Grand Slam Romance. You can discover more about her work and visit store links via her website 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?