Events / August 2018

Check out this months LGNN comic book / graphic novel events happening across London in August. Enjoy!


Comics & Gaming:
Sunday 12th August
12:30pm to 4pm
Artizan Street Library, 101 Gravel Lane, E1 7AW

Visit Artizan Street Library the second weekend of August! Meet other fans of comic books, table-top role playing games, board games, and card games! You’ll be able to play Comics Turns by Karen Rubins, as well as our own custom Comic Strip RPG that we’ll be playing throughout the day, and remember to bring your own game! Plus there will be free food!


Playful Inversions Exhibition by Frazer Irving
End of August (exact dates TBC)
Swiss Cottage Central Library, 88 Avenue Road, NW3 3HA

Playful Inversions is an illustrated compendium of creative collaboration.

Playful Inversions is a new take on the idea of illustrated fiction, where the illustrations are made first, and the stories are then crafted around them.

Playful Inversions is also an experiment, a way of stretching, stressing, bending and reshaping how collaboration in a creative endeavor works.

The book will also contain behind the scenes extras such as sketches, interviews with writers, other scrapbook musings from the process and maybe a photo of him as well, you lucky scamps.

Frazer can be found on Twitter and Instagram:

Twitter: @frazerirving

Instagram: @frazer_irving


And here are the usual LGNN comic book / graphic novel monthly meetup groups happening across London in August



Shoe Lane Comic Forum
Tuesday 7th August
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 7th August
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



WIP Comics
Tuesday 11th August
11:30pm – 4:30pm
5th Floor Foyer/Bar of the Royal Festival Hall
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8XX (map)

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.




Brompton Library Graphic Novel Reading Group
Monday 13th August
6:30pm – 7:30pm
Brompton Library, 210 Old Brompton Road, SW5 0BS

For next session, MONDAY 13th August (6:30pm), we will be discussing the ground-breaking 1980’s Manga behemoth that is AKIRA (volume 1)

Akira 1 introduces readers to a gritty Neo-Tokyo, built on the ashes of a Tokyo annihilated by a blast of unknown origin that triggered World War III. The lives of two streetwise teenage friends, Tetsuo and Kaneda, change forever when paranormal abilities begin to waken in Tetsuo, making him a target for a shadowy agency that will stop at nothing to prevent another catastrophe like the one that levelled Tokyo. At the core of the agency’s motivation is a raw, all-consuming fear of an unthinkable, monstrous power known only as Akira.


Church Street Library Graphic Novel Club
Monday 13th August
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 14th August
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:
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
Thursday 16th August
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 20th August
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 29th August
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.

We all look forward to meeting you.

Come and Have Fun and Make New Friends!

For more info: Facebook Group

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