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Heather Hay (businessendofbooks) | 105 comments Mod
American noir comic creator Jules Feiffer has created an amazing award winning tale called "Kill My Mother." His prequel (and next book written after "Kill My Mother") is Cousin Joseph. The reviews for Cousin Joseph have been stating that it's not necessary to read his other work first in order to understand it.

This book was chosen because of the topics of the story and their relevance to news headlines we see today.

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Heather Hay (businessendofbooks) | 105 comments Mod
Jules Feiffer discusses his graphic novel, "The Ghost Script", at Politics and Prose on 9/14/18.


Steve (pinzone) | 12 comments Mod
I enjoyed this afternoon's meeting, including the activity. Yes to an activity every time!

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Heather Hay (businessendofbooks) | 105 comments Mod
Steve wrote: "I enjoyed this afternoon's meeting, including the activity. Yes to an activity every time!"

Next month we are talking about Ghost World, character sock puppets anyone?


Steve (pinzone) | 12 comments Mod
I'm in. Let us know if we need to bring our own sock for supplies for it.

message 6: by Heather (last edited Nov 18, 2018 10:06AM) (new)

Heather Hay (businessendofbooks) | 105 comments Mod
Meeting Comments
Ratings: 10, 7.75, 9, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8

Generally, we all really enjoyed this noir tale of Hollywood and politics.
-The punch in the gut moment wasn't fully clear. Was it a show of power?

-Characters drawn in exaggerated slapped together strokes was an excellent way to emphasize the satire. However the art at times took some of us out of the story. It became difficult at times to recognize the faces because they were drawn so differently from chapter to chapter. The group was divided in wether we liked the color palette.

-A few of us had recently read the book for a second time, and the book took on more meanings in light of more current events than the first time it was read.

-Black Jack. In case you were wondering what that tool was called to beat someone in the head. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dicti...

-We discussed the immigration issues of today and the Red Scare.

-Initially, many of us didn't like Sam but he we grew to like him.

- Long ago Hollywood created fantasy films that included a dream element to them in order for the audience to accept them. Wizard of Oz and The Blue Bird are examples.

Artists and Works Mentioned
-Houdini HARRY HOUDINI: A Harry Houdini Biography

- Ralph SteadmanRalph Steadman

- Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss Goes to War: The World War II Editorial Cartoons of Theodor Seuss Geisel

-The Hays Code and how it applies to films made in Hollywood. https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/cultureshock...

-Comic Code Authority. http://cbldf.org/comics-code-history-...

- Sean Phillips. Kill or be Killed, Vol. 1

-Ed Brubaker

- Mockingbird, Vol. 1: I Can Explain

-Kill My Mother

- Hocus Pocus and the All New Sequel. Freeform Books. https://freeform.go.com/books

-Cloak and Dagger Television Series. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloak_%...

- The Shining. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shi...

- The Triplets of Belleville.

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