Friday, January 04, 2008

Graphic Narrative Discussion Group

I briefly mentioned yesterday that last night we were having our inaugural meeting of a Graphic Narrative Discussion Group. The group is a spin-off of sorts of our Fantasy & Science Fiction Theory Reading Group. Every year for the past few years that group has chosen a graphic novel as one of the selections; this new group is for those of us who want to do more than just one a year and/or things that don't necessarily fall under fantasy or science fiction.

Last night we decided to do a somewhat major work every other month (we haven't decided yet what, if anything, we'll do in the intervening months). Here's the slate we came up with for our first year:

February: Global Frequency by Warren Ellis and various artists (both volumes)

April: Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

June: Yotsuba&! by by Kiyohiko Azuma (first 2 volumes)

August: Mister O by Lewis Trondheim

October: Palestine by Joe Sacco

December: Get A Life and Maybe Later by Philippe Dupuy and Charles Berberian

To me this seems like a good batch offering plenty of variety and potential discussion.

1 comment:

RedheadFangirl said...

Mister O is so nutty! I can't say if I really like it but it is creative!