Posts Tagged ‘Mad_GnG’

Mad Graphic Novel Group – Anya’s Ghost

Monday, September 16th, 2013
Graphic Novel

Graphic Novel

Title: Mad Graphic Novel Group – Anya’s Ghost
Location: MadLab
Description: A discussion group for those looking to talk, argue, debate about graphic novels, comics, comix and web-comics.
Date: 01-10-2013
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 21:00

Mad Graphic Novel Group – Ordinary Victories

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Graphic Novel

Graphic Novel


Title: Mad Graphic Novel Group – Ordinary victories
Location: MadLab
Description: A discussion group for those looking to talk, argue, debate about graphic novels, comics, comix and web-comics.
Date: 03-09-2013
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 22:00

 

 

 

 

 

 
For September’s Mad Gng, we will be discussing Ordinary Victories, written and illustrated by Manu Larcenet. The story revolves around a photographer called Marco, who is tired of his art and suffers from intense Anxiety attacks. The story also involves a patient girl he meets, another woman who against all odds takes a liking to him and a neighbour who for all intents and purposes seems to be a likeable individual until you find out about his involvement in the war… The book is an exploration of Marco’s life, along with how he changes over time, looking at how his views grow and change as well as the things he learns about aspects of life like love, jobs and politics to name a few.

As per usual, remember to bring £2 as a suggested donation to the Madlab as well about a fiver if you are interested in ordering food.
Hope to see you there!!!

Mad Graphic Novel Group

Friday, July 19th, 2013
Graphic Novel

Graphic Novel

Title: Mad Graphic Novel Group
Description: A discussion group for those looking to talk, argue, debate about graphic novels, comics, comix and web-comics.
Date: 03-09-2013
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 21:00

Mad Graphic Novel Group – Judge Dredd Case Files Volume 5

Thursday, March 28th, 2013
Graphic Novel

Graphic Novel

Title: Mad Graphic Novel Group – Judge Dredd Case Files Volume 5
Location: MadLab
Description: discussion group for those looking to talk, argue, debate about graphic novels, comics, comix and web-comics.
Date: 04-06-2013
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 21:00

 

 

 

 

So with June, I say “BORAG THUNGG, EARTHLETS!” we are returning to the greatness of 2000AD as we discuss the leading man we know as Judge Dredd and read the fifth case file volumes, collecting too too many artists and writers work to list them all but does include work from the likes of the John Wagner, Alan Grant, Carlos Ezquerra and Ian Gibson!!!

To those who don’t know much about the book we are going to discuss, 2000AD is the home of many famous Britain’s science fiction and fantasy comic stories and characters such as Slaine, Rogue Trooper, Johnny Alpha and the law himself, Judge Dredd.

Judge Dredd himself is no simple character in no simple world. In the future, the law as we know it has altered drastically!!! The law procedures as we know it have been mostly replaced with individuals known as the Judges, who can really be described as police officers who know can not simply arrest the criminals but also judge them as well, which as 2000Ad so eloquently puts it “They are judge, jury and EXECUTIONER”. Judge Dredd himself is the perfect example of these Judges, Riding the mean streets of Megacity One dispensing Judgement upon the criminals who reside in this city filled with millions of citizens, each a possible criminal!!!

This volume in particular collects amongst its many stories the famous story arc known as the Apocalypse War, A tale in which Dredd’s home of Megacity One is razed to the ground in a nuclear fire!!!

We have our usual routine of ordering food if people are interested, so please bring a fiver if you are interested, along with a recommended £2 donation for the Madlab at which are group is hosted.

Hope to see you there:)

Mad Graphic Novel Group – Mazeworld/Prophet Double Bill

Thursday, March 21st, 2013
Graphic Novel

Graphic Novel

Title: Mad Graphic Novel Group – Mazeworld/Prophet Double Bill
Location: MadLab
Description: discussion group for those looking to talk, argue, debate about graphic novels, comics, comix and web-comics.
Date: 02-07-2013

Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 21:00

 

 

 

 

 

Firstly let me apologise for everyone who thought that the next book was going to be Jim Henson’s A Tale Of Sand. My reason for delaying this book is the fact that it is simply OUT OF STOCK :( I’ve heard from Travelling Man that the HC version sold very quickly and they are waiting to reprint for the SC version as is everyone else. You can buy it but at over the RRP on Amazon. I will be keeping an eye the reprint and do the group as soon as it becomes available.

Now let us get onto our replacement!!! For July, we are having a science fiction double bill where we come upon 2000AD yet again in the form of Mazeworld (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazeworld) and also look at a sci-fi from across the pond called Prophet (http://www.imagecomics.com/comics/4954/Prophet-Vol-1-Remission).

Mazeworld is a literally Cerebral sci-fi/fantasy trilogy created by one of the finest duos in comics, Alan Grant and Arthur Ranson.
These two have had a long history working on many solo projects but their partnership is famous in 2000AD creative circles, being the people behind Button Man and many a fantastic Judge Anderson story. This is a tale of Adam Cadman, the first man to be hanged in Britain since 1964. In the process of being executed, he finds himself in the last seconds of death being transported to an amazing other world populated by beasts and warriors with the populace thinking the hanged man, a legend in their lore.

Prophet is a sci-fi reimaging of an old Jeph Loeb character by Brandon Graham, who some of our members may remember as the creator of King City. On distant future Earth, changed by time and alien influence, John Prophet awakes from cryosleep. His mission: to climb the the towers of Thauili Van and restart the Earth empire. News of the Empire’s return brings old foes and allies out of the recesses of the vast cosmos.

I hope you can come one and all and simply ask you to remember to bring money for food if you interested (about a fiver) plus a recommended donation of £2 for the Madlab that hosts us.

Hope to see you there!!!