- OK, for September (watch this space for scheduled dates and times) — we will sit down to discuss Dan Clowes’ fabulous coming-of-age graphic novel Ghost World. After we’ve dissected the book, we will re-group in the store and watch the movie adaptation. We did this once before a few years ago for Persepolis and it resulted in one of our best discussions.
- For Halloween (watch this space for scheduled dates and times), how about we return to Neil Gaiman’s Sandman? It’s been over three years (!) since we discussed Volume 3: Seasons of the Mist. For a long over-due encore, we will tackle the short-story cycle Endless Nights. Endless Nights is an exciting anthology filled with fantastic art and it will enable first time readers to dive into the Sandman Library without encountering too many spoilers.
- For November (watch this space for scheduled dates and times), we plan to explore the talented world of Jaime Hernandez with Love and Rockets: The Girl from H.O.P.P.E.R.S. We will focus on the Death of Speedy story arc, but we will also examine the rest of the stories in this volume. For those of you who are fans of Love and Rockets you will agree this is the ideal collection and for those who have not yet entered the world of the Brothers Hernandez, this is the perfect place to dive in. You will not be disappointed.East L.A. prevails!
- And in December (watch this space for scheduled dates and times) — we Discussioneers deserve a real holiday treat. Howzabout a (nearly) main stream Super hero book written by Warren Ellis and drawn by John Cassaday? That’s right… we are going to sit down and discuss all four volumes of Planetary!
We look forward to seeing you. If you’ve never been to one of the discussions, please consider joining us. If you come, there is no pressure to participate. All we ask is that you read the assigned book (and once in a while, see the assigned movie) before the meeting and as always bring an open mind.