Title: Mad Graphic Novel Group
Description: A 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 November’s session, Blankets by Craig Thompson was elected which considering winter is definitely here, seems appropriate. The discussion will be lead by our very own Roberta Vasquez. Published in 2003 it has often been held up as a shining example of autobiographical graphic novels as a genre and several translated editions have been made of Blankets. In 2005, Time chose it as one of the 100 best English language graphic novels ever written. It is a coming-of-age autobiographical graphic novel that tells the story of Thompson’s childhood in an Evangelical Christian family, his first love, and his early adulthood. Thompson has said that the novel grew out of a simple idea: to describe what it feels like to sleep next to someone for the first time.
The chosen webcomic is Sin Titulo by Cameron Stewart. This intriguingly weirdly tale is about Alex Mackay, a guy who on a visit to his grandfather finds himself sucked into a confusing adventure involving recurring dreams and nightmares, distortions of reality and recurring individuals who are shady at best.
As usual there will be Pizza or Leo’s fish bar ordered while we discuss the book, the webcomic and probably all things comics related. For more information have a look at the madlab site, facebook group
Hope to see you there.