Events / May 2019

Check out this months LGNN comic book / graphic novel monthly meetup groups happening across London in May

Visual Storytelling Studies
Saturday 4th May
11am – 1pm
Third Saturday of every month
5th Floor Foyer/Bar of the Royal Festival Hall
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8XX (map)

This month VSS will be on Saturday 4th May, and it will be the final month at Southbank Centre before moving to Westminster Arts Library in June.

VSS is a monthly 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.

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Shoe Lane Comic Forum
Tuesday 7th 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 7th 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

WIP Comics
Saturday 11th May
11:30am – 3pm
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.

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

For the next session, MONDAY 13th May (6:30pm), we will be discussing the illustrated memoir of Vietnamese American author Thi Bui, ‘THE BEST WE COULD DO’

This beautifully illustrated and emotional story is an evocative memoir about the search for a better future and a longing for the past. Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family, Bui documents the story of her family’s daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves.

Church Street Library Graphic Novel Club
Monday 13th 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.

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Barbican Comic Forum
Thursday 16th 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 20th May
6:30pm – 7:30pm
Dalston CLR James Library, Dalston Lane, E8 3BQ

DC(c)C will be on the 29th due to a bank holiday on the 27th.

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 / Instagram / Twitter / Email

Comica Social Club
Wednesday 29th 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. We all look forward to meeting you. Come and Have Fun and Make New Friends!

For more info: Facebook Group

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