First meeting – January 2007

Coffee and Comics is an offshoot from the Edinburgh SF Book Group, concentrating on discussing good graphic novels. As with the SF Book Group we aim to meet from 6 to 7pm once a month (usually the middle Tuesday of the month) in a cafe where we can kick back with a beverage and talk about good comics work. The book under discussion for this first meeting will be the recent and highly acclaimed Pride of Baghdad written by Brian K Vaughan and illustrated by Niko Henrichon. Taking a different angle on recent events in Iraq the book is based on a true story of a pride of lions who escaped Baghdad Zoo after it was bombed by American planes, exploring the nature – and cost – of freedom almost in the form of a fable for adults. It is a standalone work and if you are not used to graphic novels and comics it is a very accessible work for you to start off with, so why not come along and give it a try? The first meeting will be on Tuesday 16th of January at 6pm in Biblos Cafe-bar on the corner of Chambers Street and Southbridge.

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