As ever, Free Comic Book Day 2017 at Gosh will kick off with three hours of drawing workshops for kids, as well as a host of excellent artists doing live painting all over our windows! Come on down on Saturday May 6th from 10am-1pm. Y’know, for the kids! Well, the kids aged 6-12!
The FCBD drawing table is a tradition we love here at Gosh. To be frank, if Free Comic Book Day isn’t about getting kids into comics, then it’s not worth doing. As usual we’ll be getting an amazing line-up of artists to sit at the table with the kids to give them ideas, tips and general inspiration! No need to book, no payment required: just pop along and join when a space becomes available. All we ask is that parents are considerate of people who may be waiting for their turn.
Pens, pencils, paper, felts, markers, worksheets not required: we’ll supply that. You just supply yourselves!
This year we’ll be putting a slightly different twist on things with three publisher-themed slots:
10am-11pm – The Bog-Eyed Books & Friends Table. Bog-Eyed Books publisher Gary Northfield will be joined by pals, Roger Langridge, Alexander Matthews, & Wilbur Dawbarn.
11am-12am – The Phoenix Comic Table. Join Phoenix contributors Faz Choudhury, Lorenzo Etherington, Fred Fordham and James Turner for a hour of draw-along fun!
12am-1pm – The Flying Eye Books Table. Ella Bailey, Katie Harnett, and Joe Todd-Stanton will be here representing the wonderful Flying Eye Books.
And as if that weren’t enough, we’ve got a dedicated group of artists along to paint in our windows throughout the day! So prepare to see some live drawing magic, as Lizzy Stewart, Dan White, Rebecca Bagley, Rachael Stott, Eleni Kalorkati and Lando get out their brushes and Posca pens to add a bit of colour to the neighbourhood.
Our event is sponsored by the wonderful local Cass Art on Berwick Street.
For more information check out the facebook page.
Poster art by Lizzy Stewart.