Check out this months LGNN comic book / graphic novel monthly meetup groups happening across London in December
Shoe Lane Comic Forum
Tuesday 4th 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 4th 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
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 10th December
6:30pm – 7:30pm
Brompton Library, 210 Old Brompton Road, SW5 0BS
For the next session, MONDAY 10th December (6:30pm), we will be discussing volume 1 of the psychological Manga thriller, MONSTER by Naoki Urasawa:
Everyone faces uncertainty at some point in their lives. Even a brilliant surgeon like Kenzo Tenma is no exception. But there’s no way he could have known that his decision to stop chasing professional success and instead concentrate on his oath to save peoples’ lives would result in the birth of an abomination. The questions of good and evil now take on a terrifyingly real dimension. Years later, in Germany during the tumultuous post-reunification period, middle-aged childless couples are being killed one after another. The serial killer’s identity is known. The reasons why he kills are not. Dr. Tenma sets out on a journey to find the killer’s twin sister, who may hold some clues to solving the enigma of the “Monster.”
The Peckham Graphic Novel Book Group Celebrate a Grandville Noël
Tuesday 11th 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
SCS is a fortnightly meetup of comic-makers and visual storytellers studying the craft of drawn narratives, graphic novels, and comics.We’re a collective learning group with the goal of improving our skills and techniques together through plenty of practice, research, and feedback.
Each time we’ll pick a fundamental skill or aspect of visual storytelling to focus on.
Using learning resources from leaders in the comics field like Scott McCloud, Will Eisner, & Nicholas Sousanis, we’ll explore different techniques and methods for exploring these aspects in our own work. During the meetup we’ll do a mix of practice exercises and discussions based around the weekly topic.
This group is open to everyone, but being a very practical learning-focused bunch, we need members who have a bit of time to spend on the weekly assignments. We ask that members have roughly 2-3 hours per week set aside to do the assignments. Ideally spending more than 2 hours will help improve your rate of learning. But we know there are limits to the time-space continuum, and it’s hard to fit all the complexities of human life into a perfect schedule.
Barbican Comic Forum
Thursday 20th December
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.