Mad Graphic Novel Group

Graphic Novel

Title: Mad Graphic Novel Group
Location: MadLab
Description: A discussion group for those looking to talk, argue, debate about graphic novels, comics, comix and web-comics.
Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2011-10-04
End Time: 21:00

For October’s #Mad_Gng, we will be reading a freakish teenage drama written and illustrated by Charles Burns. The book was actually released as a 12 part comic book series (which had a sporadic run over a 10 year period) and tells the story of a group of teenagers affected by a sexually transmitted diseases which causes, to put it lightly, changes.

These changes came in many shapes and forms, some grotesque and deformed others more subtle but ultimately for whoever had it; things would never be the same again. The story focuses on a set of core characters affected by the disease, some who have it, some who are about to contract it.

There is a short film adaptation of the comic at this link here: http://www.rupertsanders.com/blackhole.html?ref=0 We could bring it up and discuss it along with the book.

We have a webcomic to go (loosely) along with the graphic novel of freaks this month. It’s called Darwin Carmichael is going to hell and is overall a humorous comic about a guy who screwed up spectacularly (you’ll find out as you read it) and because of this is pretty likely to go to hell, to redeem himself, he has to boost his Karma level. This would be much easier if not for the stoned angels, a drunk Minotaur and many a mythical creature great and small keep coming into your apartment and raiding your fridge.

We may order pizza or fish and chips so it will be put to a vote, either way if you want in on this, please bring some money and as usual, being a donation for the Mad Lab.

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