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Friday, October 28th, 2016
6:06 pm
[kruku]
Reader's Group Meeting is at Streatham Library Monday the 7 November
Reader's Group Meeting is at Streatham Library Monday the 7 November. We will be meeting in one of Streatham Library's meeting rooms on Monday the 7 November. So just pop in to Streatham Library on the day and ask at the library staff desk which meeting room we are meeting in.

Even if I do not cancel at the last minute I want you guys to discuss replacing me. Due to work pressures(I'm on call now & not in any position to turn down the work) and I live the other side of London all of which makes chairing & running & campaigning for the reading group much more difficult. I have canclled the last two meetings because of my probelms and I think the reading group derserves better than that. I'll still turn up as often as I can. Also I will be happy to co-chair for any provisional chair and coordinator until they they decide they want to take on the position.

Also everyone is welcome. Now more than ever the group needs new people in the area that can tell us what they like in comics and what comics they want to see in their libary. So please turn for a chat about comics & graphic novels and what we would all like to see in our Streatham Library graphic novel collection on Monday the 5 September.

Oh and if you're late we reconvene at about 20:00 in the Holland & Tringham pub just down the road :)


Venue:
Streatham Library
63 Streatham High Road
London SW16 1PL
After Meeting drink:
Holland and Tringham
107-109 StreathamHigh Road
London SW16 1HJ
Printable Map Printable Map


Cross posted to
our Facebook Group
Friday, September 2nd, 2016
7:21 pm
[kruku]
Reader's Group Meeting is at Streatham Library Monday the 5 September
We will be meeting in one of Streatham Library's meeting rooms on Monday the 5 September. So just pop in to Streatham Library on the day and ask at the library staff desk which meeting room we are meeting in..

Everyone is welcome. So please turn for a chat about comics & graphic novels and what we would all like to see in our Streatham Library graphic novel collection on Monday the 5 September.

Oh and if you're late we reconvene at about 20:00 in the Holland & Tringham pub just down the road :)


Venue:
Streatham Library
63 Streatham High Road
London SW16 1PL
After Meeting drink:
Holland and Tringham
107-109 StreathamHigh Road
London SW16 1HJ
Printable Map Printable Map


Cross posted to
our Facebook Group
Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
4:24 pm
[kruku]
Reader's Group Meeting is at Streatham Library Monday the 1 August
We will be meeting in one of Streatham Library's meeting rooms on Monday the 1 August. So just pop in to Streatham Library on the day and ask at the library staff desk which meeting room we are meeting in..

Everyone is welcome. So please turn for a chat about comics & graphic novels and what we would all like to see in our Streatham Library graphic novel collection on Monday the 1 August.

Oh and if you're late we reconvene at about 20:00 in the Holland & Tringham pub just down the road :)


Venue:
Streatham Library
63 Streatham High Road
London SW16 1PL
After Meeting drink:
Holland and Tringham
107-109 StreathamHigh Road
London SW16 1HJ
Printable Map Printable Map


Cross posted to
our Facebook Group
Thursday, June 30th, 2016
6:14 pm
[kruku]
Reader's Group Meeting is at Streatham Library Monday the 4 July
Our first meeting of 2016 we will be in one of Streatham Library's meeting rooms on Monday the 4 July. So just pop in to Streatham Library on the day and ask at the library staff desk which meeting room we are meeting in..

Everyone is welcome. So please turn for a chat about comics & graphic novels and what we would all like to see in our Streatham Library graphic novel collection on Monday the 4 July.

Oh and if you're late we reconvene at about 20:00 in the Holland & Tringham pub just down the road :)


Venue:
Streatham Library
63 Streatham High Road
London SW16 1PL
After Meeting drink:
Holland and Tringham
107-109 StreathamHigh Road
London SW16 1HJ
Printable Map Printable Map


Cross posted to
our Facebook Group
Monday, June 6th, 2016
3:22 pm
[kruku]
Reader's Group Meetin is at Streatham Library Monday the 6 June.
Our first meeting for ages we will be in one of Streatham Library's meeting rooms on Monday the 6 June. So just pop in to Streatham Library on the day and ask at the library staff desk which meeting room we are meeting in..

Everyone is welcome. So please turn for a chat about comics & graphic novels and what we would all like to see in our Streatham Library graphic novel collection on Monday the 6 June.

Oh and if you're late we reconvene at about 20:00 in the Holland & Tringham pub just down the road :)


Venue:
Streatham Library
63 Streatham High Road
London SW16 1PL
After Meeting drink:
Holland and Tringham
107-109 StreathamHigh Road
London SW16 1HJ
Printable Map Printable Map


Cross posted to
our Facebook Group


Wednesday, February 17th, 2016
4:59 pm
[kruku]
7 March Meeting of the Streatham Graphic Novel Readers Group

Our first meeting of 2016 we will be in one of Streatham Library's meeting rooms on Monday the 7 March. So just pop in to Streatham Library on the day and ask at the library staff desk which meeting room we are meeting in..

Everyone is welcome. So please turn for a chat about comics & graphic novels and what we would all like to see in our Streatham Library graphic novel collection on Monday the 7 March.

Oh and if you're late we reconvene at about 20:00 in the Holland & Tringham pub just down the road :)


Venue:
Streatham Library
63 Streatham High Road
London SW16 1PL
After Meeting drink:
Holland and Tringham
107-109 StreathamHigh Road
London SW16 1HJ
Printable Map Printable Map


Cross posted to
our Facebook Group


Thursday, November 19th, 2015
7:19 pm
[kruku]
7 December Meeting of the Streatham Graphic Novel Readers Group
Our next meeting we will be meeting in one of Streatham Library's meeting rooms on Monday the 7 December. So just pop in to Streatham Library on the day and ask at the library staff desk which meeting room we are meeting in..

Everyone is welcome. So please turn for a chat about comics & graphic novels and what we would all like to see in our Streatham Library graphic novel collection on Monday the 7 December

Oh and if you're late we reconvene at about 20:00 in the Holland & Tringham pub just down the road :)


Venue:
Streatham Library
63 Streatham High Road
London SW16 1PL
After Meeting drink:
Holland and Tringham
107-109 StreathamHigh Road
London SW16 1HJ
Printable Map Printable Map


Cross posted to our Facebook Group

Friday, October 30th, 2015
12:15 pm
[kruku]
2 November Meeting of the Streatham Graphic Novel Readers Group
Our next meeting we will be meeting in one of Streatham Library's meeting rooms on Monday the 2 November. So just pop in to Streatham Library on the day and ask at the library staff desk which meeting room we are meeting in..

Everyone is welcome. So please turn for a chat about comics & graphic novels and what we would all like to see in our Streatham Library graphic novel collection on Monday the 52 November

Oh and if you're late we reconvene at about 20:00 in the Holland & Tringham pub just down the road :)


Venue:
Streatham Library
63 Streatham High Road
London SW16 1PL
After Meeting drink:
Holland and Tringham
107-109 StreathamHigh Road
London SW16 1HJ
Printable Map Printable Map


Cross posted to our Facebook Group

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015
2:55 pm
[kruku]
5 October Meeting of the Streatham Graphic Novel Readers Group
Our next meeting we will be meeting in one of Streatham Library's meeting rooms on Monday the 5 October. So just pop in to Streatham Library on the day and ask at the library staff desk which meeting room we are meeting in..

Everyone is welcome. So please turn for a chat about comics & graphic novels and what we would all like to see in our Streatham Library graphic novel collection on Monday the 5 October.

Oh and if you're late we reconvene at about 20:00 in the Holland & Tringham pub just down the road :)


Venue:
Streatham Library
63 Streatham High Road
London SW16 1PL
After Meeting drink:
Holland and Tringham
107-109 StreathamHigh Road
London SW16 1HJ
Printable Map Printable Map


Cross posted to lambeth_comics and our Facebook Group
Saturday, July 25th, 2015
1:59 pm
[kruku]
3 August Meeting of the Streatham Graphic Novel Readers Group
Our next meeting we will be meeting in one of Streatham Library's meeting rooms on Monday the 3 August. So just pop in to Streatham Library on the day and ask at the library staff desk which meeting room we are meeting in..

Everyone is welcome. So please turn for a chat about comics & graphic novels and what we would all like to see in our Streatham Library graphic novel collection on Monday the 3 August.

Oh and if you're late we reconvene at about 20:00 in the Holland & Tringham pub just down the road :)


Venue:
Streatham Library
63 Streatham High Road
London SW16 1PL
After Meeting drink:
Holland and Tringham
107-109 StreathamHigh Road
London SW16 1HJ
Printable Map Printable Map



Cross posted to our Facebook Group
Sunday, June 14th, 2015
10:32 pm
[kruku]
6 July Meeting of the Streatham Graphic Novel Readers Group
Our next meeting we will be meeting in one of Streatham Library's meeting rooms on Monday this coming 6 July. So just pop in to Streatham Library on the day and ask at the library staff desk which meeting room we are meeting in..

Everyone is welcome. Everyone is welcome. So please turn for a chat about comics & graphic novels and what we would all like to see in our Streatham Library graphic novel collection on Monday the 6 July.

Oh and if you're late we reconvene at about 20:00 in the Holland & Tringham pub just down the road :)


Venue:
Streatham Library
63 Streatham High Road
London SW16 1PL
After Meeting drink:
Holland and Tringham
107-109 StreathamHigh Road
London SW16 1HJ
Printable Map Printable Map



Cross posted to our Facebook Group
Thursday, May 28th, 2015
10:55 pm
[kruku]
1 June Meeting of the Streatham Graphic Novel Readers Group
Our next meeting we will be meeting in one of Streatham Library's meeting rooms on Monday this 1 June. So just pop in to Streatham Library on the day and ask at the library staff desk which meeting room we are meeting in..

Everyone is welcome. Everyone is welcome. So please turn for a chat about comics & graphic novels and what we would all like to see in our Streatham Library graphic novel collection on Monday the 1 June.

Oh and if you're late we reconvene at about 20:00 in the Holland & Tringham pub just down the road :)


Venue:
Streatham Library
63 Streatham High Road
London SW16 1PL
After Meeting drink:
Holland and Tringham
107-109 StreathamHigh Road
London SW16 1HJ
Printable Map Printable Map



Cross posted to our Facebook Group
Monday, April 27th, 2015
6:09 pm
[kruku]
4 May Meeting of the Streatham Graphic Novel Readers Group

Change of venue!

Our next meeting we will be meeting in the Holland & Tringham pub from 19:00. 

Everyone is welcome. The pub is a cheerful busy venue that provides coffee tea and cakes as well as alcohol. So please turn up for this holiday Streatham Graphic Novel Readers Group meeting for a chat about comics & graphic novels.on Bank Holiday Monday the 4 May.


Venue:
Holland and Tringham
107-109 StreathamHigh Road
London SW16 1HJ
Printable Map


Cross posted to our Facebook Group
Thursday, March 26th, 2015
4:17 pm
[kruku]
CHANGE! 6 April Meeting of the Streatham Graphic Novel Readers Group
CHANGE IN VENUE!

For our next meeting we will be meeting in the Holland & Tringham pub from 19:00 this 6 April. 

Everyone is welcome. The pub is a cheerful busy venue that provides coffee tea and cakes as well as alcohol. So please turn up for this holiday Streatham Graphic Novel Readers Group meeting for a chat about comics & graphic novels on the Bank Holiday Monday this  6 April.


Venue:
Holland and Tringham
107-109 StreathamHigh Road
London SW16 1HJ
Printable Map


Cross posted to our Facebook Group
4:12 pm
[kruku]
6 April Meeting of the Streatham Graphic Novel Readers Group
Our next meeting we will be meeting in one of Streatham Library's meeting rooms on Monday this 6 April. So just pop in to Streatham Library on the day and ask at the library staff desk which meeting room we are meeting in..

Everyone is welcome. Everyone is welcome. So please turn for a chat about comics & graphic novels and what we would all like to see in our Streatham Library graphic novel collection on Monday the 6 Aril.

Oh and if you're late we reconvene at about 20:00 in the Holland & Tringham pub just down the road :)


Venue:
Streatham Library
63 Streatham High Road
London SW16 1PL
After Meeting drink:
Holland and Tringham
107-109 StreathamHigh Road
London SW16 1HJ
Printable Map Printable Map



Cross posted to our Facebook Group
Saturday, March 7th, 2015
10:38 pm
[kruku]
The Mahou Shounen Breakfast Club Controversy.
The Mahou Shounen Breakfast Club is/was a webcomic created in the manga style by Toril Orlesky (alias Starlock) and Katie O’Neill.

The Mahou Shounen Breakfast Club came under fire from manga fans for not being authentic. I had no idea what was happening bar the fact that "Mahou Shounen Breakfast Club" was being criticised as the contreversy raged so I kept out of it and my comments to myself. Quite wisely as it turns out :)

The thing that has struck me in the ongoing debate was the question can "white people do manga?"

Well, no. Not unless they've spent some time working and living in Nihon (Japan) or have spent a lot of time socialising & working with Japanese people and communities in the west. Why these conditions? Because a "manga" is a "Japanese comic". Most all manga's I've read are rooted in the Japanese perspective of Nihon (Japan), society, the future, technology, etc, etc... So unless you are very familiar with Japanese culture and it's people you are going to be struggling in an art form where your work is going to compared to that of accomplished manga creators, often of a very professional standard, who have been raised in the culture.

Is it offensive for white people to exploit other cultures in their art? It is no more offensive for white people to create manga than all the Japanese mangas that are set in some Dick Van Dyke Anglo-Euro setting are offensive to me. I am aware that these mangas are some artists creation and they have a right to express themselves no matter how much some of it makes me cringe. A few cartoonists in Paris paid for the freedom of expression and the right to cause offense with their lives this year. Anyone can write or create anything they please. It's called freedom of speech. You're a fool if you don't a defend it but a fool if you flaunt it to no end.

What white people who have little experience of Japan can do is create comics in the style of manga. Adam Warren did years ago. It has been called "pseudo manga" or "world manga" . Bryan Lee O'Malley has built a career out of "world manga". The likes of O'Malley's "Scott Pilgrim" & Warren's "Bubblegum Crisis, Grand Mal" & "Empowered" are recognised and respected (in the west , if not Nihon) as a homage to manga. But what Warren and O'Malley have both done is set their story worlds in the future or the west. Which sidesteps the issue of patronising other cultures.

Should Toril Orlesky and Katie O’Neill have quit? I would have reccomended a reboot of The Shounen Breakfast Club. They suddenly had an world wide audience of critics including Japanese manga fans, regardless of any hostility. It's the sort of response publishers' market research people dream about. They could have accepted the criticisms, respected their, new found audience, no matter how rude and used whatever feedback they were getting to change the Shounen Breakfast Club. Personally I would fielded the idea that the manga style be kept, for the majority of the characters to be occidental even if it meant changing them and the story set it in the future, in New Zealand, Australia or on the Moon.

I wish Toril Orlesky and Katie O’Neill all the best and I hope they learn from this and go on with making comics and art.
Saturday, February 21st, 2015
5:11 pm
[kruku]
2 March Meeting of the Streatham Graphic Novel Readers Group
Our next meeting we will be meeting in one of Streatham Library's meeting rooms on Monday this 2 March. So just pop in to Streatham Library on the day and ask at the library staff desk which meeting room we are meeting in..

Everyone is welcome. Everyone is welcome. So please turn for a chat about comics & graphic novels and what we would all like to see in our Streatham Library graphic novel collection on Monday the 2 March.

Oh and if you're late we reconvene at about 20:00 in the Holland & Tringham pub just down the road :)


Venue:
Streatham Library
63 Streatham High Road
London SW16 1PL
After Meeting drink:
Holland and Tringham
107-109 StreathamHigh Road
London SW16 1HJ
Printable Map Printable Map



Cross posted to our Facebook Group
Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
7:08 pm
[kruku]
2 Febuary Meeting of the Streatham Graphic Novel Readers Group
Our next meeting we will be meeting in one of Streatham Library's meeting rooms on Monday this 2 Febuary. So just pop in to Streatham Library on the day and ask at the library staff desk which meeting room we are meeting in..

Everyone is welcome. Following the Charlie Hebdo tragedy the topic of the meeting will be political cartoons, caricatures, satire and freedom of speech

Oh and if you're late we reconvene at about 20:00 in the Holland & Tringham pub just down the road :)


Venue:
Streatham Library
63 Streatham High Road
London SW16 1PL
After Meeting drink:
Holland and Tringham
107-109 StreathamHigh Road
London SW16 1HJ
Printable Map Printable Map



Cross posted to our Facebook Group
Sunday, October 12th, 2014
1:36 pm
[kruku]
3 November Meeting of the Streatham Graphic Novel Readers Group
Our next meeting we will be meeting in one of Streatham Library's meeting rooms this coming Monday at 19:00 the 3 November. So just pop in to Streatham Library on the day and ask at the library staff desk which meeting room we are meeting in.

Everyone is welcome. So please turn for a chat about comics & graphic novels and what we would all like to see in our new refurbished Streatham Library on Monday the 3 November

If you're late we reconvene at about 20:00 in the Holland & Tringham pub just down the road :)


Venue:
Streatham Library
63 Streatham High Road
London SW16 1PL
After Meeting drink:
Holland and Tringham
107-109 StreathamHigh Road
London SW16 1HJ
Printable Map Printable Map

Cross posted to our Facebook Group
Sunday, September 14th, 2014
1:28 pm
[kruku]
6 October Meeting of the Streatham Graphic Novel Readers Group
Our next meeting we will be meeting in one of Streatham Library's meeting rooms this coming Monday at 19:00 the 6 October. So just pop in to Streatham Library on the day and ask at the library staff desk which meeting room we are meeting in.

Everyone is welcome. So please turn for a chat about comics & graphic novels and what we would all like to see in our new refurbished Streatham Library on Monday the 6 October.

If you're late we reconvene at about 20:00 in the Holland & Tringham pub just down the road :)


Venue:
Streatham Library
63 Streatham High Road
London SW16 1PL
After Meeting drink:
Holland and Tringham
107-109 StreathamHigh Road
London SW16 1HJ
Printable Map Printable Map



Cross posted to our Facebook Group
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