Friday, August 11, 2006

August's Graphic Novel group

The August meeting of the group is tomorrow, at 3.30pm in Bolton Central Library's Adult Fiction section. Tea and biscuits provided!

We'll be talking about GN/movie crossovers - with it being summer, a summer blockbuster-type topic seemed a good idea. Plus it's big enough and vague enough to keep us on-topic for the entire hour, which is pretty much unprecedented...

I might have to sneak out a bit early, but the group will finish at 4.30-ish. Comment on this post if you've got something to say. I'll be adding a follow-up on Monday morning, all being well.

3 comments:

lonewytch said...

Hi all
sorry you couldn't make it in the end Michael, i was told that you would have been wearing an appropriate T-Shirt too (i think this one would look great on you!) The meeting went well, with two new members checking it out. We had fun discussing our chosen GN/Film and debating the pros and cons of transforming comics/GNs into the film format...i had watched and read Mirrormask(predictably), though the book adaptation of it can't strictly be called a true Graphic Novel. The film itself is stunning, but a little overlong...would have been better as as 50 minute animation, but then it wouldn't have marketed well in the cinema.
For next month we have decided to look at Superman, so i have ordered any and all Superman titles in Bolton for the group to look at.

lonewytch said...

i mean Mirrormask. whoooops.

michael said...

It's a shame you can't edit comments, isn't it? Hey Blogger: sort that out!!

I like the T-shirt idea - not sure about the skintight purple outfit in the picture though. I'll wear my T-shirt at the next meeting, since no-one saw it...

Superman is an excellent idea - I'm unnecessarily excited about the idea! I'll re-read all of my Superman books in preparation, before swiping the books you've reserved.