Your favourite online comics social is back! Our fortnightly online Gosh! Comics and Broken Frontier Drink and Draw returns this Thursday, April 22nd with a terrific trio of titanic talent in the shape of Simon Russell, Ria Grix and Shane Melisse. 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!
Small presser Simon Russell has produced an eclectic line-up of graphic narrative practice over the years including the experimental narrative of Nearlymades, the Norse mythological adaptation of The Marriage of Njord and Skadi with Jon Mason, and most recently his contribution to the Colossive Cartographies range.
Illustrator Ria Grix has been wowing us for some time with an astonishing imagination that has been a true highlight of the Drink and Draw’s online incarnation. Ria’s clients have includedTitan Books, The Evening Standard, The New Scientist and Star Trek Magazine. You can read Ria’s Oh No! Magic webcomic here.
And, finally, we’re delighted to welcome back Shane Melisse who will be joining us in his capacity as a 2021 Broken Frontier ‘Six to Watch‘ artist. As we’ve said numerous times at BF, Shane’s versatile approach always impresses from the haunting The Knight to the autobiographical Shane Faced, through to comedy horror parody They’re Coming Down the Stairs and The Last Kaiju, his monster movie homage with Tobias Hamilton.
We’ll see you all again on Thursday with Simon Russell, Ria Grix and Shane Melisse! 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?