Title: Mad Graphic Novel Group
Description: discussion group for those looking to talk, argue, debate about graphic novels, comics, comix and web-comics.
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 21:00
For the May graphic novel group, we are going to discuss the definitive boy adventure, the intrepid reporter from Le XXe Siècle (the 20th century, a Belgian newspaper); he has no second name, for we know him only as TINTIN!!!
Tintin was created by Georges Remi (or as he is better known hergé) and was introduced to the world in 1929. Tintin’s adventures have been translated into more 50 languages and has sold more than 200 million books to date.
We are discussing two of his books, making this a TINTIN DOUBLE BILL and the two books we are going to discuss in particular are his first two stories, namely “Tintin in the Land of the Soviets” and “Tintin in the Congo”. As the names indicate, the adventures occur in the Soviet Union and the Congo. The latter book is infamous for its visual racist interpretation of the Congolese, similar to the Negro impressions from old cartoons. The former book is the first ever Tintin story ever written, with the heroic Tintin travelling to the Soviet union via Berlin to report on the sinister going ons under Stalin’s regime.
We hope to have our usual bout of discussion on the many topics in these books. We have our usual take out if you are, so bring a fiver if interested, along with a suggested £2 donation for the Madlab. Hope to see you there:)