Graphic Talk

Book clubs don’t have to include stuffed shirts discussing “literature” or soccer moms fawning over Oprah’s latest selection. Just take the Koelbel Library’s Adult Graphic Novel Book Club as an example (by the way, that’s adult as in “for grownups,” not adult as in porn). Every 28 days, fans of the graphic novel meet to break down the best books in the cutting-edge form in a casual, fun atmosphere.

Led by the library’s Nick Taylor, the club started a year ago to help draw attention to the library’s underutilized graphic novel section. “There’s an audience for [mature graphic novels],” he explains. “The trend in comics is to make a lot more mature, kind of deeper comics rather than standard kind of superhero stuff.”

The current selection is Warren Ellis’s Orbiter, a haunting sci-fi epic. You can pick up a copy at the front desk of the Koelbel Library, 5955 South Holly Street in Centennial. Then come back for the discussion today from 2 to 4 p.m. Next up, the club meets on August 29 to discuss Charles Burns’s Black Hole, a satirical story about a fictional STD called Bug. For more info, visit www.arapahoelibraries.org or call 303-542-7279.
Sun., Aug. 1, 2-4 p.m., 2010

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Cory Casciato is a Denver-based writer with a passion for the geeky, from old science fiction movies to brand-new video games.
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