Check out the usual LGNN comic book / graphic novel monthly meetup groups happening across London in May. Enjoy!
Shoe Lane Comic Forum
Tuesday 1st May
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 1st May
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
Peckham Library Graphic Novel Book Group
Tuesday 8th May
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
Saturday 12th May
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.
Brompton Library Graphic Novel Reading Group
Monday 14th May
6:30pm – 7:30pm
Brompton Library, 210 Old Brompton Road, SW5 0BS
For next session, *note new regular time* MONDAY 14th May (6:30pm), we will be discussing the topical graphic novel reportage; FREEDOM HOSPITAL by Hamid Sulaiman.
It is spring 2012 and 40,000 people have died since the start of the Syrian Arab Spring. In the wake of this, Yasmin has set up a clandestine hospital in the north of the country. The town that she lives in is controlled by Assad’s brutal regime, but is relatively stable. However, as the months pass, the situation becomes increasingly complex and violent. Told in stark, beautiful black-and-white imagery, Freedom Hospital illuminates a complicated situation with gut-wrenching detail and very dark humour.
“Urgent, cogent and compelling… Freedom Hospital is genuinely shocking at times, but Francesca Barrie’s impressive translation also finds the black humour that tends to have a natural home in graphic novels… Yes, Freedom Hospital is a must read, but its tone, mood and form somehow make it as entertaining as it is informative and thought-provoking. A graphic novel might just be “the” piece of creative writing to come out of the horrifying mess that is Syria in the 2010s.” –The National
Church Street Library Graphic Novel Club
Monday 14th May
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.
Barbican Comic Forum
Thursday 17th May
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.
For more info: Facebook / Email
Dalston Comic (creators) Club
Monday 28th May
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
Comica Social Club
Wednesday 30th May
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