The Graphic Novel discussion group reads Scott McCloud’s “Understanding Comics”

The Mercantile’s Graphic Novel discussion group will meet this Saturday, October 11th at 1 p.m. to discuss Scott McCloud’s “Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art” in the Library’s 11th floor reading room.  Attendance in mandatory for anyone interested not only in graphic novels, but also in the visual arts, language, literature, literary theory, semiotics, film, or light snacks.

“Understanding Comics” is simultaneously a bold work of theory and an entertaining comic book.  You can get an inkling- but just an inkling- as to what it’s all about here and/or here.

Even if you haven’t read the book, I recommend showing up.  I guarantee you’ll still have plenty to think about when the discussion is done, and I further guarantee you’ll want to read the book, which I even further guarantee will start you off on an exciting and rewarding period in your life during which you will read plenty of graphic novels.  If you’re one of those old school types who insists on reading the book beforehand, you should be able to pick up a copy at the public library or at your favorite bookstore.

-Norm De Plume

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  2. Hello.

    We’re thinking of starting a graphic novel book discussion group and i’m looking for resources on book discussions and discussion questions.


  3. We’re kind of winging it over here, Larry. We just put a group of smart graphic novel aficionados at a table with the same book then let them go at it. It seems to be working so far. I think it helps that the group selects the next month’s book democratically, rather than having the leader decide what everyone will be reading.

    Good luck with your group.

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