Title: Mad Graphic Novel Group
Description: discussion group for those looking to talk, argue, debate about graphic novels, comics, comix and web-comics.
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 21:00
So for our July Graphic Novel Group, we’re discussing our first manga!!! Yes, we are discussing the book MW by the much discussed father of Manga Osamu Tezuka, creator of such famous series like Astro Boy and Metropolis to name a few.
MW is a thriller telling the story of two individuals whose lives is intertwined by their pasts. Father Garai is a Japanese priest who is tormented by Michio Yuki, a serial killer whom he kidnapped when he was a child. Both of their lives were altered by their contact with MW, a chemical weapon that either kills you or changed you into something insane. The story is interesting for many reasons, such as the explicit homosexual relationship between the two male characters.
The series was originally serialised in Big comics in Japan from 1976 till 78 but interestingly only got translated in 2007 to English. There has also been a Japanese film adaptation released in July 2009.
The group is back at its original location in the Madlab. The usual routine is on, please being a suggested donation of £2 as well as money for food if people are interested. Hope to see you guys there!