OFF LIFE magazine announces live London #QuickDraw event

QuickDraw - House of Illustration eventTo help launch the brand new House of Illustration gallery in London’s Kings Cross, the OFF LIFE team – makers of the free street comic distributed in London and Bristol – are holding a free #QuickDraw event in April.

“Every Thursday on Twitter we run #QuickDraw,” OFF LIFE editor Daniel Humphry explains, “an illustration challenge where themes are set and artists given one hour to draw their interpretations.

“But who wants to spend their life on Twitter? Just over a year ago we brought a live version of #QuickDraw to the Design Museum… and now we return to London for a second outing!

So – on Thursday 24th April, head to the new House of Illustration for 8.00pm at 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross for a free event and draw shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the UK’s best comic artists in rounds of fast-paced illustration. Confirmed creators so far include Warwick Johnson-Cadwell, Joe List, Lizz Lunney and many more.

“We set the themes,” says Daniel “You draw them!

“The best pieces will be tweeted out to the world, hung in an exhibition space and even projected on screens across the venue.

QuickDraw-Twitter-Promo“This being the 21st Century, we’ll still be using Twitter to allow artists across the globe to join in. Simply follow the themes as they are tweeted and respond with your artwork to the #QuickDraw hashtag for the chance to have your work projected live at the event.”

• #QuickDraw 8.00pm Thursday 24th April, 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London, N1C 4BH. Free. More info:

Follow the #QuickDraw antics on Twitter (please note, the OFF LIFE folk are not the only people using this hash tag)

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor. He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY. Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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