Events / November

Here are some of the very best comic book / graphic novel events happening across London in November. Enjoy!

Wimbledon Comic Art Festival
Saturday 11th November
10:30am – 4pm
Merton Arts Space, Compton Rd, Wimbledon, London SW19 7QA

The first event of it’s kind in Wimbledon will see an array of small press comic talent exhibiting their work and running comic creation activities. Join us at Merton Arts Space, part of Wimbledon Library, for this FREE event for all ages. Comics fans, families, cosplayer and curious individuals will all find something new and exciting.

Organised by local comic creator Rik Jackson, opened alongside the Mayor of Merton, with the support of Merton Libraries, Wimbledon Comic Art Festival looks to be the comic event of the year for Merton and SW19.

 

And here are our regular networked monthly meetup groups!

Shoe Lane Comic Forum

Shoe Lane Comic Forum
Tuesday 7th November
5:30pm – 7pm
Shoe Lane Library, Hill House, 1 Little New St, London EC4A 3JR

A fun and informal book 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.

For more info please get in touch

Islington Comic Forum

Islington Comic Forum
Tuesday 7th 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

Bromptom Library Graphic Novel Reading Group

Brompton Library Graphic Novel Reading Group
Monday 13th November
6:30pm – 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. For next session, *note new regular timeMONDAY 6th November (6:30pm), we will be discussing the brilliant kooky genius that is KAFKA by Robert Crumb & David Zane Mairowitz:

“Kafka wrote in the tradition of the great Yiddish storytellers, whose stock-in-trade was bizarre fantasy tainted with hilarity and self-abasement. What he added to this tradition was an almost unbearably expanded consciousness. Here, Mairowitz’s brilliant text and the illustrations and comic panels of the world’s greatest cartoonist, Robert Crumb, help readers understand the essence of Kafka and provide insight beyond the cliche |Kafkaesque|, peering through Kafka’s glass wall like no other book before. Must-have for admirers of Kafka and Crumb alike.”

Peckham Library Graphic Novel Book Group

Peckham Library Graphic Novel Book Group
Tuesday 14th 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: lawrence.pycock@southwark.gov.uk
Bus: 12, 36, 63, 76, 171, 343, 345, 363, 436
Rail: Train to Peckham Rye

For more info: check the facebook event page

W.I.P. Comics

WIP Comics
Saturday 11th November
11:30am – 4:30pm
5th Floor Foyer, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XX

Originally known as Graphic Novels and Comics, Critique and Collaboration Meetup was established by Michal Ingram in July 2011 who came up with the idea of bringing comic creators together for the purpose of collaborating and giving each other feedback.

The aim of the workshops is to help artists and writers with improving their skills in order to achieve their set target.

The name WIP Comics stands for Work in Progress Comics.

Meetup Group

Barbican Comic Forum

Barbican Comic Forum
Thursday 16th 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.

For more info: Facebook / Email

Comica Social Club

Comica Social Club
Wednesday 29th November
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Central Bar, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XX

The Comica Social Club is a monthly meetup for people interested in comics, manga and graphic novels.

It is informal. You can chat, greet, gossip or network. Talk about your stuff, your big plan, your collection list (but we may run away) or what awaits in the reading nook?

The Comica Social Club is every last Wednesday in the month—except December.

Social Media can help you start, build and maintain relationships with people in comics all over the world. However, meeting people face to face can make your relationships even better. Social Media accounts for about 30 per cent of all word-of-mouth contact, far less than you might think. It means that face-to-face interaction accounts for 70 per cent of all word-of-mouth contact. It makes sense to attend Comica Social Club whenever you can and keep up with the buzz. There are some people not using Facebook and this Comica Social Club Newsletter is our way to stay in touch with you.

We all look forward to meeting you.

Come and Have Fun and Make New Friends!

For more info: Facebook Group

Dalston Comic Creators Club

Dalston Comic (creators) Club
Monday 27th November
6:30pm – 7:30pm
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.

For more info: Facebook / Tumblr / Instagram / Twitter / Email

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