November’s selection for our Ash Ave Comics discussion group is Rutu Modan’s Eisner award winning graphic novel The Property, we will follow that up in December is Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? by writer Alan Moore and Curt Swan, Dave Gibbons, George Perez, and more handling the art. Coming up in January, we will read and discuss Y The Last Man volume one, reading each subsequent volume monthly for our next long term discussion group, and in February we will read Tom King and Mitch Gerads’ Sheriff of Baghdad min-series. Lots of good stuff coming up!
Finally, a reminder that the selected readings of a given month are 15% off at the shop. Thirsty? We recommend Bring Your Own Beverage. Below is our schedule for November and December’s readings and a plot summary for The Long Halloween.
Sunday, November 6th:The Property
Sunday, December 4th:Superman Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?
Winner of the 2014 Eisner Award for Best Graphic Novel. After the death of her son, Regina Segal takes her granddaughter Mica to Warsaw, hoping to reclaim a family property lost during World War II. As they get to know modern Warsaw, Regina is forced to recall difficult things about her past, and Mica begins to wonder if maybe their reasons for coming aren’t a little different than her grandmother led her to believe. Rutu Modan offers up a world populated by prickly seniors, smart-alecky public servants, and stubborn women; a world whose realism is expressed alternately in the absurdity of people’s behavior, and in the complex consequences of their sacrifices.
The storytelling theme this month is “I’m a Loser, Baby”. Storytellers will interpret this theme in interesting and unexpected ways.
Storytellers This Month Are…
This event is all ages and BYOB (some of the storytelling has adult themes). Ash Ave Comics has some chairs available at first come first serve basis, feel free to bring your own chair or stand.
Untidy Secrets’ goal is to encourage literature through alternative means (storytelling, small press, self publishing, zines, and more). If you’re a writer, bring your printed work to swap and connect with others. If you’re a storyteller, connect with other storytellers and writers.
Ash Ave Comics is celebrating the release of Dark Horse Comics’ Moebius Library :The World of Edena by hosting a tribute art show for the comics legend Moebius on Wednesday, October 26, timed to the release of Moebius Library. The release party begins at 7 PM, and the art show features work from 10 artists with pieces paying homage to Moebius and his many worlds of creation. Artists showing are Matt Connelly, Ellie Craze. David Delloso, Mike Dubisch, Isaac Fainkujen, Taggy Gerwin, Derk Harron, Russ Kazmierczak, Michael Pang, and Ryan Quackenbush.
Why a Moebius tribute art show? A tribute show to the late French creator seemed like a natural extension of my love for his work as a fan, and to use this opportunity as a retailer to promote the release of the Moebius Library and to introduce his work to new readers wasn’t an opportunity I was going to pass on. The majority of Moebius’ work has been out of print in the US for decades, the possibility of these long out of print works finding a new audience, not just in the US, but a younger audience who was only recently introduced to his work through The Incal and other Humanoids publications, is immensely satisfying.
It’s not only the lack of access to Moebius’ comics, translated to English as well, it’s what he made. If Jack Kirby is our American “King of Comics,” then Moebius is his French equivalent. Scottish comics artist Frank Quitely (Jupiter’s Legacy, We3) said this about Moebius style of artwork: “Everything that makes his designs, comic covers, illustrations and individual drawings and paintings beautiful, striking, well composed and effectively realized, is also employed in his strip-work. The ability to make not just a collection of wonderful images, but to make those images work together in sequence, is a whole other art-form in itself, and Moebius excelled as much in the fluidity of his storytelling as he did in the brilliance of his linework.”
Please join us on Wednesday, October 26 at 7 PM at Ash Ave Comics to celebrate the release the Moebius Library: The World of Edena, and to see his creations through the eyes of other creators at our art tribute show.
Hey! It’s October, so it’s time for another shop reading and discussion group. We will be meeting at the shop on Sunday, October 9th at 6pm to discuss Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale’s much celebrated Dark Knight mystery Batman: The Long Halloween. This will be our second Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale title in as many months, so next month will be a change of pace with Rutu Modan’s The Property , the Eisner award winner for Best Graphic Album-New in 2014. Last month was our reading group’s second anniversary, and Keegan, one of our reading group’s long time participants, treated us to an acoustic guitar jazz set of the songs from Loeb and Sale’s Spider-Man Blue. Check it:
Finally, a reminder that the selected readings of a given month are 20% off at the shop. Thirsty? We recommend Bring Your Own Beverage. Below is our schedule for October and November’s readings and a plot summary for The Long Halloween.
Sunday, October 9th: Batman The Long Halloween
Sunday, November 6th:The Property
From the early days of Batman’s crimefighting career, this new edition of the classic mystery involves a killer who strikes only on holidays. Working with Harvey Dent and Lieutenant Gordon, Batman races to discover who Holiday is! Collected from the original 13-issue series!