Making comics in Savannah GA? Join monthly Neighborhood Drink N Draw

On the first and third Wednesdays of each month, White Whale Craft Ales on Bull Street is flooded with artists.

From sequential artists to illustrators to digital artists, they all gather in the tasting room to work, collaborate, and encourage each other.

The event, called Neighborhood Drink-N-Draw, has grown from last summer’s small gatherings to a full creative community. Jamie Jones hosts the event in collaboration with Neighborhood Comics.

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“I was part of drink-n-draw back in Tampa where I hail from. I’m friends with everybody who works at White Whale, and I’m friends with Lee [the owner of Neighborhood Comics]. read [Heidel] was sitting outside one day, and he asked me about having drink-n-draw in Savannah, and I said I’ll run it.”

Jones said they now have about 15-to-30 people who he would consider regulars at the event, but that number is growing. “I think the regulars have been like, this is a great thing. Let’s tell more people about it and get more people to come.”

Jessica Matson shows off her work at the bi-monthly Drink and Draw gathering at White Whale Craft Ales in Savannah, GA Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022. The gathering, which meets every first and third Wednesday of the month, is for sequential artists to socialize and draw.

Cleonique Hilsaca and Jesus Costilla are two of those regulars. “We’ve been coming since it started last year,” said Hilsaca.

She and Costilla have found Neighborhood Drink-N-Draw to be a great environment to work on projects. “I’m a professional illustrator and I use Drink-N-Draw as an event to socialize but also to draw on my own personal projects and to sketch,” said Hilsaca.

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