Thursday, July 19, 2012

Graphic Novel Book Club and Workshop at Crystal Bridges

This will be an informative and fun series.  Crystal Bridges librarian Jason Dean and library director Catherine Peterson will lead the first session with information below and offer a peak at a few rare graphic novels.  At the second session we will discuss a graphic novel by Sean Fitzgibbon.  Following in October, will be a workshop, led by Sean, and participants will make their own graphic novels.

Graphic Novel Book Club


Wednesday, July 25, 2012
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CT)
Adult Programs
CBMAA - Education - Adult Programs

Part One of Two (Teens and Adults) (Second August sessions are optional)
Join the Library’s Graphic Novel Book Club. Part One features an introduction to graphic novels and the history and current trends of graphic artists.  In this introduction, the Library will display rare illustrations including the 1930 Lakeside Press print of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, illustrated by Rockwell Kent, and a print by the popular graphic artist Sandow Birk.
Tickets include the two parts: $10 for non-Members  | 10% discount for members. 
 Order tickets here!    

Part Two of the Graphic Novel Book Club will feature a reading group for adults on August 22 from 7 to 8 p.m., and a teen reading group on August 29 from 7 to 8 p.m.  The reading groups will focus on artist Sean Fitzgibbon's recently published graphic novel DomestiCATed: Paths Once Crossed.  You can purchase the book club meeting July 25.

Explore the art of graphic novel-making in a hands-on-workshop, led by artist Sean Fitzgibbon.  Save the date for the Adult Workshop on October 6 from 1-5 p.m. or the Teen Workshop on October 7 from 1-5 p.m.  Ticket Reservations Coming Soon!


  • Beaton, Kate. 2009. Never learn anything from history: a collection of comics
  • Beaton, Kate. 2011. Hark!: a vagrant. Montr√©al: Drawn & Quarterly
  • Bechdel, Alison. 2006. Fun home: a family tragicomic. Boston: Houghton Mifflin
  • Burns, Charles. 2009. Black Hole. Pantheon
  • Clowes,Daniel. 2001. The Death Ray. Drawn and Quarterly; First Edition edition
  • Clowes, Daniel. 2008. Ghost World: Special Edition
  • Clowes, Daniel. 2010. Wilson. Drawn and Quarterly
  • Corman, Leela. 2012. Unterzakhn. New York: Schocken Books
  • Farmer, Joyce. 2010. Special exits: a graphic memoir. Seattle, Wash: Fantagraphics Books
  • Fitzgibbon, Sean. 2011. DomestiCATed: Paths Once Crossed Infinity Publishing 
  • Geary, Rick. 2011. The Lives of Sacco & Vanzetti (A Treasury of Victorian Murder). NBM/comicslit
  • Gross, Milt. 2005. He done her wrong: the great American novel and not a word in it--no music, too. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc
  • Hornschemeier , Paul. 2011. Life with Mr. Dangerous.  Villard
  • Ollmann, Joe. 2011. Mid-Life. Drawn and Quarterly
  • Powell, Nate. 2011. Any empire. Marietta, Ga: Top Shelf Productions
  • Say, Allen. 2011. Drawing from memory. New York: Scholastic Press
  • Shiga, Jason. 2011. Empire State: a love story (or not). New York: Abrams ComicArts
  • Spiegelman, Art. 2003. The complete Maus. London: Penguin
  • Thompson, Craig. 2003. Blankets: a graphic novel. Marietta, Ga: Top Shelf
  • Ware, Chris. 2000. Jimmy Corrigan: the smartest kid on earth. New York: Pantheon Books
  • Wortman, Denys 2010.Denys Wortman's New York: Portrait of the City in the 30s and 40s. Drawn and Quarterly
  • Yang, Gene Luen, and Lark Pien. 2006. American born Chinese. New York: First Second

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