Here are all the very best comic / graphic novel events happening in libraries across London in October. Enjoy!
Tuesday 1st November
6:30pm – 7:30pm
North Library, Manor Gardens N7 6JX
Like comic books / graphic novels? On the first Tuesday of every month Islington Comic Forum have the pick of the best of the Islington library comic book stock for your selection. Meet and talk with other members. Hear recommendations. Tell us what you think. Borrow titles to take home.
For more info: facebook page here
Wednesday 2nd November
6:30pm – 7:45pm
Marylebone Library, 54 Beaumont Street, London W1G 6DW
Marylebone Library Graphic Novel Club. An opportunity for new readers and veterans of the medium to meet, discuss and share knowledge and opinions on anything related to the Graphic Novels.
Thursday 3rd November
6pm – 7:30pm
Brompton Library, 210 Old Brompton Road, SW5 0BS
Brompton Library Graphic Novel Reading Group. We talk about comics, graphic novels, web-comics and pop culture.
Tuesday 8th November
6:00pm – 7:30pm
Peckham Library, 122 Peckham Hill St, London SE15 5JR
The Graphic Novel Book Group meets on the second Tuesday of every month, 6pm to 7.30pm. The group looks at the best graphic novels from all genres in a friendly and informal setting.
For more details please phone: 020 7525 0230 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bus: 12, 36, 63, 76, 171, 343, 345, 363, 436
Rail: Train to Peckham Rye
For more info: check the facebook event page
Thursday 17th November
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Barbican Library, Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS
The Barbican Comic Forum is an informal group dedicated to the understanding and enjoyment of the multifaceted medium of comic books and graphic novels. Make friends, converse, get recommendations and choose from a wide selection of books to borrow and take home. From novices to fanatics: open to all. Three things to note: 1. If you don’t have a City of London library card you can now join online (Anyone can join – you don’t have to live or work in the city to be a member: so come on – what’s stopping you?). 2. If you’re a little late – don’t worry about it. You can still just grab a chair and join in. 3. For those of you old enough: when the session finishes there will be a few of us heading to The Masque Haunt.
Saturday 26th November
2:30pm – 3:30pm
Barbican Arts Library, Barbican, Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS
Heading to S.M.A.S.H.? Then why not drop by a little earlier for some networking and comic-making!
Lead by the kind folks at the Dalston Comics (Creators) Club, the workshop will cover themes of Taste, Future, and Genre in comics. The aim is to provide an environment that fosters creativity and an open community, where the attendees can learn from each other, in order to develop their sequential narrative skills.
Sponsored by University of the Arts London.
This workshop is open to all, no booking required.
For more info click here.
Saturday 26th November
5:30pm – 8:30pm
Frobisher Rooms, Barbican, Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS
A comic, graphic and novel talkfest.
Getting philosophical about the art of comics. Three subjects. Three panels. Informal chat – followed by a discussion with the audience.
Featuring: Amber Hsu (Tiny Pencil); Sara Kenney (Surgeon X); Hannah Berry (Adamtine); John Riordan (Hitsville UK); Simon Spurrier (Cry Havoc); Dave McKean (Black Dog); Paul Cornell (Saucer Country); Mazin Saleem (Kraken Podcast); Rob Davis (The Motherless Oven); Paul Gravett (Comics Unmasked); Julia Scheele (Queer: A Graphic History) and Jade Sarson (For the Love of God, Marie!)
Hosted by Joel Janiurek (Barbican Comic Forum)
Sponsored by University of the Arts London, Orbital and Comica.
Admission free but spaces limited.
Monday 28th November
6:45pm – 7:45pm
Dalston CLR James Library, Dalston Lane, E8 3BQ
Dalston Comic (creators) Club: A monthly meet up for adults who make comics, or are interested in starting, hosted on the last Monday of every month, 6:30pm – 7:45pm at Dalston CLR James Library, Dalston Lane, London, E8 3BQ. The mission of the Dalston Comic (creators) Club, is to provide an environment that fosters creativity and an open community, where every session can be someone first, where participant learn from each other, in order to develop their storytelling and sequential narrative chops.
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