Here are some of the very best comic book / graphic novel monthly meetup groups happening across London in December. Enjoy!
Brompton Library Graphic Novel Reading Group
Monday 4th December
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 time* MONDAY 4th December (6:30pm), we will be discussing the brilliant, London-centric comedic genius that is SCOTLAND YARDIE by Bobby Joseph and Joseph Samuels:
With institutionalised racism at an all-time high, the Metropolitan Police embark on their yearly drive to recruit more ethnic people in the police force. With little or no success they bring over Jamaica’s most feared policeman – Scotland Yardie, a ganja smoking, no-nonsense bad bwoy cop who breaks all the rules to enforce his own harsh sense of justice. But what happens when cultures clash? Can the average criminal handle the street -wise Jamaican Lethal Weapon rolling through downtown Brixton? Will south London ever be the same again? With his reluctant partner P.C. Ackee -Saltfish, Scotland Yardie embarks on an adventure that deals with the disappearing drug trade in Brixton, corruption, the death of innocent people at the hands of racist cops, assassinated cats, immigration fears and the emergence of the addictive blue chicken!
Shoe Lane Comic Forum
Tuesday 5th December
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
Tuesday 5th December
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
Saturday 9th December
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.
Church Street Library Graphic Novel Club
Monday 11th December
6:30pm – 8pm
Church Street Library, 67 Church St, Marylebone, London NW8 8EU
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.
Peckham Library Graphic Novel Book Group
Tuesday 12th December
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
Barbican Comic Forum
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 pub.