Happy New Year from the Brompton Library Graphic Novel Reading Group
For the next session, MONDAY 14 January, 6:30pm, we will be discussing the stylish Adrian Tomine compilation SLEEPWALK.
An old woman returns alone to the spot where as a young girl she used to meet her lover on his daily lunch break. An unsuspecting couple find themselves drawn to a window to watch the neighbours’ kinky play turn into something more sinister. Twin teenage sisters make an awkward pilgrimage with their ageing-hippie father. A young guy misses his flight and returns to observe a kind of alternate version of his own life, one from which he seems to have vanished. Sleepwalk is a classic Tomine collection, a series of vignettes that scratch beneath the surface of seemingly well-adjusted lives.
“Like Woody Allen in his prime, Tomine is a master storyteller with a keen understanding of life’s bittersweet contradictions, and his meticulous drawing style further evokes the confusion and loneliness that his characters experience as they navigate the murky waters between adolescent fantasy and the less glamorous reality of adulthood.” – Village Voice
If you have any other suggestions for the reading list, then please let us 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
- Blankets by Craig Thompson
- 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.
Library Customer Services Officer