If you like comics, manga, or anime and want to discuss them with others, LFPL has just the thing for you!
MAIN - Graphic Novel Discussion Group
We meet every month on the second Monday at the Main Branch (located at 301 York Street). Each meeting starts at 7:00 PM.
Upcoming meetings will take place on the following dates:
March 10, 2014 - Female Comic Creators
April 14, 2014 - Classic Comic Strips
LFPL will once again be manning a booth at Derby City Comic Con.
As well, the event is now a two day event! It will be held June 28th and June 29th, 2014 at the Kentucky International Convention Center.
Hope to see you there!
Anthony, the Discusion Group's moderator,
talking to a fellow comic fan
at this year's Derby City Comic Con
Check out our sister blog for Teens at LFPL. It has some interesting articles and info about comics and anime at a local branch near you!
LFPL has five Anime Clubs , one at each of the following branches:
- Teen Outpost (located at Highlands-Shelby Park)
- Teen Underground (located at the Main Branch)
For upcoming meetings times, click here.
Check out the Manga and Anime FAQ created by LFPL staff member Katherine.
Graphic Novels Being Read for The Mayor's Book Club
One month the Mayor's Book Club read Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis. The traditional book format - text only - form the majority of the Group's book selections. As such, the graphic format was a novel departure for many members.
To help particpants who were unfamiliar with how graphic novels work, a short introduction was posted on the book club's blog, Book Talk.
The Club pulls its selections from LFPL's Read Your Way Around the World book list. Two other graphic novels on the list are Gene Luen Yang's American Born Chinese and Jean-Philippe Stassen's Deogratias: A Tale of Rwanda. Like Persepolis, each tells the story of a unique culture in undeniably powerful ways.
The Eisner Awards are the comic industry's most important honor. This year, they were awarded on July 19, 2013 at the San Diego Comic-Con International.
You can find the entire list of nominees and winners by clicking here.
You can also find out about the Retailer, Icon, Inkpot, Clampett, Finger, and Manning awards.