MAUS Discussion Group September 1st 1:00pm — A Reminder

August 20, 2012 at 11:30 am By:

Just a reminder that the next Heroes Discussion Group will take place on Saturday September 1st at 1:00pm.  We will be discussing the Pulitzer Prize winning graphic novel MAUS by art spiegelman.

A few quick thoughts upon a second reading.

A couple of things I’d like to discuss with the group:

The use of the multiple narrators.  Is this the story of a survivor or the story of someone growing up with a survivor?  Is this truly a biography?  I don’t believe this is picking nits–we are affected by the way the story is told to us.  This is a topic that needs to be examined.

AND

spiegelman’s tour-de-force cartooning.  MAUS details a difficult topic and the artist makes it incredibly readable by utilizing big-foot cartooning styles.   I’d like to go into detail looking at his storytelling techniques.  ARTISTS are welcome!!

If you’ve been putting off reading MAUS, here is the perfect excuse to pick it up and dive in.  If you’ve never been to a Discussion Group, we’d love to have you join us.  It is a great way to spend an afternoon.   There is no pressure to participate.  The whole Discussion Group concept was created because there are so many times a comic reader finishes an interesting comic and then has no one nearby  to discuss it with while the material is still fresh in mind.  Month in and month out, these Discussion Groups have been getting better and better.  Hey, after almost 50 of them, we must be doing something right!

Just stop by, order a cool beverage and listen in.  If the weather is solid, (ah, life in the Piedmont)  we can plan to sit outside at one of the local watering holes.

As usual MAUS and all the other upcoming discussion are available from Heroes at the 10% Discussion Group discount, just be sure to mention the Discount to your clerk at check out.

Hope to see you!

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