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)

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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