For the next session, MONDAY 11 February, 6:30pm, we will be discussing Craig Thompson’s romantic and philosophical epic BLANKETS.
Wrapped in the snowfall of a blustery Midwestern winter, Blankets is the tale of two brothers growing up in rural isolation, and of the budding romance between two young lovers. A tale of security and discovery, of playfulness and tragedy, of a fall from grace and the origins of faith, Blankets is a profound and utterly beautiful work.
‘Moving, tender, beautifully drawn, painfully honest and probably the most important graphic novel since Jimmy Corrigan.’ – Neil Gaiman
‘One of the greatest love stories ever written and surely the best ever drawn.’ – Joss Whedon
If you have any other suggestions for the reading list, then please let me know and we’ll try our best to accommodate. So far we have the following for consideration:
- Casandra Drake
- Cry Havoc
- Full Metal Alchemist
- V for Vendetta
- Jaco the Galactic Patrolman
- The Legend of Wonder Woman
- The Flintstones Vol. 2: Bedrock Bedlam
- Uncanny X-Force Vol. 1: Apocalypse Solution
- My Brother’s Husband, Volume 1
- Bad Doctor by Ian Williams
- Out of Nothing by Dan Locke
- The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir
The reading group takes place on the second Monday evening of every month. There may be a pub quiz afterwards if you want to join in!
See you there! Bring snacks.