It’s time for more digital drinking and drawing this Thursday August 27th as our fortnightly online Gosh! Comics and Broken Frontier Drink and Draw retums. As usual we’re back again at 7.30pm BST on Twitter. 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-lockdown days) in regular contact, they also allow us to expand our reach for the event to a more global audience.
(Poster art, right, by Will Humberstone).
So, once again if you’re joining us online, here’s 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 (GMT), 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!
Both issues of Peter Morey’s family saga Endswell have been reviewed at Broken Frontier here. Pete is a prolific face on the small press scene with contributions to the WIP Comics anthologies Work and Progress, and he’s also been published by SelfMadeHero in The Corbyn Comic Book. Last year we interviewed him in this extensive piece here on the site.
J. Edward Scott’s The Blade of Arozone (below) takes a post-apocalyptic scenario, mixes it with sword and sorcery elements, and then adds a liberal helping of social commentary to the recipe, giving us a minicomic series with a distinctively underground sensibility. We reviewed the first issue here at Broken Frontier and #2 and #3 here in April.
Yiqi Zhang is making her debut at the Gosh/BF Drink and Draw. Yiqi is an aspiring graphic novelist and cartoonist who describes her work as “Heavily influenced by Chinese ancient aesthetics, manga, Art Nouveau, surrealism, dark humour, and Tolstoy, she is experimenting on image-making to bring the world peace and harmony.” You can find out more about her work on her site here.
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 Drew fun! And if you enjoy this event why not check out the Gosh! Comics webstore here?