Graphic Novel Discussion: Mother, Come Home
First in a series of three discussions and one lecture co-sponsored by Howe Library and The Center for Cartoon Studies
Howe Library and The Center for Cartoon Studies are excited to co-sponsor a summer discussion series and lecture focusing on graphic novels.
Graphic novels, which combine storytelling and visual art, are exploding in popularity. Movies based on graphic novels, like Watchmen, 300, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, The Avengers, Iron Man, and Spiderman are often becoming inspiration for the big screen. Adults who may once have thought that graphic novels are "just comics" or "just for kids" are discovering that this format offers thousands of great books, both nonfiction and fiction, for readers of all ages.
About this discussion
The first discussion will be held on Wednesday, May 30, at 6:15 p.m. in the Howe Library cafe. We will discuss Mother, Come Home by Paul Hornschemeier. In this "exceptionally powerful" (Booklist) story about grief, courage, and the loss of childhood innocence, a boy watches his father slowly disintegrate as both struggle to cope with the boy's mother's death. The discussion will be co-led by Heather Backman from Howe Library and Jen Vaughn from The Center for Cartoon Studies.
Other events in this series are:
Those interested are welcome to attend any number of events in the series; you do not have to attend all four programs if you wish to participate. Howe Library will have copies of the discussion books available for checkout by any discussion participant.
- Discussion of Watchmen by Alan Moore: Wednesday, June 13, 6:15 p.m.
- Discussion of The Influencing Machine by Brooke Gladstone: Wednesday, July 11, 6:15 p.m.
- Lecture by artist and CCS faculty member Stephen Bissette: Friday, August 3 at 6:30 p.m. (reception and mingling begin at 6:00 p.m.) at The Center for Cartoon Studies, 94 South Main Street in White River Junction, VT.
Date: May 30, 2012
Time: 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Howe Library cafe