Events / October 2019

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



Shoe Lane Comic Forum
Tuesday 1st October
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 October
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


Visual Storytelling Studies
Sunday 6th October
11am – 1pm
5th Floor Foyer/Bar of the Royal Festival Hall
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8XX (map)

After a hiatus, the Visual Storytelling Studies (VSS) group is finally returning as Chloe and Elsbeth are taking over the group!

This session is going to be an introductory session. Everyone will be able to introduce themselves, share what they would like to get out of the group, and we may have a fun writing/drawing exercise to do as well.

If you would like to share what you want to learn about visual storytelling before coming along, add it to this padlet:



The LDComics Professional Development Workshop:
Amber Zeppelin hosts…Online Marketing & Using Social Media
Saturday 12th October
11am – 1pm
The Cartoon Museum, Wells St, W1A3AE

Why you need to take this workshop:
I started sharing work on Instagram in October 2016 and within 3 years organically grew an 85k following. This workshop will be a friendly open forum to hear the inside tricks and tips I have learned and harnessed along my social media journey from artistic oblivion to sustainable income and full-time career. I will share my story, pitfalls, and traps to avoid, how to feel the love and enjoy sharing your passion on social media without feeling overwhelmed and burnt out. Social media is an uber-powerful tool for reaching a global audience with zero financial outlay, for networking into your desired industry, achieving the recognition you never dreamt of and monetizing your work so you can earn the payback you deserve. Everything is possible!

We will also consider some action plans for you to rocket-launch your ideas.


Zeppelinmoon is a self-taught female comic artist from London who speaks to animals and swears a lot. Success on social media allowed her to create an independent business freelancing commissions and selling merchandise.

Instagram @zeppelinmoon


WIP Comics
Saturday 12th October
11:30am – 3pm
5th Floor Foyer/Bar of the Royal Festival Hall
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8XX (map)

This month it’s on the 1st Saturday of the month! 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 LDComics Professional Development Workshop:
Charlotte M L Bailey hosts…What to include on your Kickass Website
Saturday 12th October
2pm – 4pm
The Cartoon Museum, Wells St, W1A3AE

Why you need to take this workshop: When I’m promoting my work, one of the fundamental questions I always ask myself is: ‘Can they find me?’ ‘Who are “they?’ And ‘What do I want them to find? ‘ In this workshop, I’m going to give you the fundamentals of promoting yourself online. A quick, simple win is your website – this is your shop window, which will frame you as a professional artist and help get you found by your adoring fans. I’ll be going through the basics of Search Engine Optimization, data capture and user experience (oh my!). Once it’s all set up, you’ll be reaping the cumulative benefits for years to come!


Charlotte does marketing by day and graphic memoirs by night. She leads the Birmingham branch of LDComics and hosts comic workshops with Afrofutures UK. She’s self-published and contributed to many anthologies and journals, including a graphic essay on Afrofuturism for How We Get to Next and From Stigma Power to Black Power with sociologist professor Imogen Tyler. She’s the editor of LDC’s first comic anthology Hometown. Her work has been exhibited in the Cartoon Museum and published in the widely celebrated anthology ‘Inking Women: 250 Years of British Women Cartoon and Comic Artists’.

Find her at:
Instagram @charlottewithink_
Twitter @charlottwithink



Brompton Library Graphic Novel Reading Group
Monday 14th October
6:30pm – 7:30pm
Brompton Library, 210 Old Brompton Road, SW5 0BS

The reading group takes place on the second Monday evening of every month. There may be a pub quiz afterwards if you want to join in!

For the next session, MONDAY 14th October (6.30pm) we will be discussing the action fantasy-epic LEGEND OF WONDER WOMAN: ORIGINS.

“In the beginning, there was only chaos. But Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, saw a better future–and eventually, her daughter would be destined to bring that new world to life. Before her ultimate fate unfolds, though, Diana of Themyscira must learn the important lessons of an Amazonian childhood!”


Church Street Library Graphic Novel Club
Monday 14th October
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 October
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


The LDComics Professional Development Workshop:
Karrie Fransman hosts…How to Pitch your Comics and Graphic Novels to Editors & Publishers
Saturday 19th October
11:30am – 1:30pm
The John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High St, SE11JA

Why you need to take this workshop: Join professional comiker Karrie Fransman to look at how to get your graphic novel or comic project out the door and in front of editors and publishers. Through a mixture of talks and practical exercises, you’ll learn how to ensure your story connects with an audience, and how to create a brief for a project and pitch it to industry professionals.


Karrie Fransman is a comic creator. Her comics have been published in The Guardian, The Times, Time Out, The Telegraph, the BBC, The New Statesman, and The Arts Council. She published two graphic novels with Penguin Random House; ‘The House That Groaned’, and the award-winning ‘Death of the Artist’. She developed an award-winning comic, ‘Over, Under, Sideways, Down’ about an Iranian teenage refugee, for The British Red Cross, created an installation for the British Council and Southbank Centre and was commissioned to make a ‘Selves Portrait’ for an exhibition with Manchester Art Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery. She has run workshops worldwide for organisations including The Guardian Masterclasses, TEDx, Central Saint Martins, Oxford University, The Hay Festival, The Big Draw, House of Illustration and The British Library, and presented her work worldwide from Russia to Bangladesh, Lebanon, and Mexico.
Twitter @karriefransman
Instagram @karriefransman


Dalston Comic (creators) Club
Monday 28th October

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 October
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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