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      The Autumn Supporter Giveaway!       Welcome to the very first of the seasonal BCF supporter giveaways! This month also marks one year since I took on the forum, so I want to say an extra huge thank you to all of you for keeping this place going. I have a little bit more to say about that later but, for now, let's get to the giveaway!     The Autumn Giveaway winner will be getting two Penguin Little Black Classics, The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe and To Be Read At Dusk by Charles Dickens. Both of these little books contain three atmospheric short stories, perfect for autumnal evenings. The winner will also get Mary Shelley tea (a lavender and vanilla black tea) from Rosie Lea Tea's Literary Tea Collection (https://www.rosieleatea.co.uk/collections/literary-tea-collection) and a chocolate skull, to really get that spooky atmosphere .   and...   A special treat for a special month. The winner will choose one of the following recent paperback releases from the independent bookshop Big Green Bookshop:       The Wych Elm by Tana French A House of Ghosts by W.C. Ryan Melmoth by Sarah Perry The Familiars by Stacey Halls  The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White   The winner will be chosen via the usual random selection process in one week. Patreon supporters are entered automatically. If you aren't a patreon supporter but you'd like to join in with this giveaway, you can support here: https://www.patreon.com/bookclubforum.   I really hope you're all going to like this introduction to the seasonal giveaways. It's been a lot of fun to put together. Other chocolate skulls may have been harmed during the selection process…     
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I loved Asterix! I used to have an Asterix omnibus (it's currently in a big pile of books at my parent's house ready to go to the charity shop), I also loved Tintin :friends0:

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I used to really enjoy Asterix, too. I think I had an omnibus as well. I always loved the little dog - it reminded me of mine!

 

I'm STILL waiting for Watchmen... I swear amazon keep moving the despatch date back. Grrr!

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My current favorite is Y the last Man by Brian K. Vaughn. This is the story of the last man on Earth; everyone else with a Y chromosome has died. This is an ongoing with a new volume coming out about every 3 months.

 

I'm reading this too!!! :friends0: It's fantastic! The last edition I thought I was finally understanding what was going on, then it was left on a cliffhanger again!!! ...I'm going to re-read the whole lot and look for clues.. Let me know if you have any theories!

 

... I used to watch Asterix when I was young, have never read the books though, forgot they ever existed actually!! I love the dog!

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For Asterix fans wishing to revisit their childhood (like me!) - I just bought a pack of 10 Asterix books from Red House children's books for

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I am going on a course in May that will have half a day devoted to Graphic Novels and Manga. If I remember (or someone prompts me!!) I will post here the recommendations that are made.

 

Having read one or 2 Graphic Novels as part of our evaluation process at work, I am really looking forward to some pointers about how to read them!

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I am going on a course in May that will have half a day devoted to Graphic Novels and Manga. If I remember (or someone prompts me!!) I will post here the recommendations that are made.

 

Ooh what's the course, Sugar? I'm intrigued!

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The course sounds great Sugar...

 

The Dark Tower graphic novels are due out this year (see my avatar, that is the artwork), I am looking forward to seeing how mid-world pans out in glorious colour.:lol:

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Yes PDR it is, and I can't wait, if you are interested, this is the rest of the artwork.

 

DarkTower_p02_col2--1.jpg

 

DarkTower_p01_col2-.jpg

 

NewTattoo-1.jpg

 

^ that is my tattoo based on the dark tower..

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Hey Paula :lol: Is that the Stephen King series?

 

I really want to read this graphic novel that's just come out: Fluffy by Simone Lia. It looks amazing!

 

Fluffy sounds brilliant x

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I forgot this...

 

DarkTower_p0304_col2.jpg

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Because I liked the idea of it, I just got it done in that photo, I hope you didn't mind me showing it and I love the whole series of the Dark Tower.

 

The rose and The Dark Tower are connected, its different sort of a tattoo...:lol:

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I like tatoos that mean something.

 

I don't have any, but if I did, I always think I'd like to have "There By The Grace Of God". But I think that might look weird, as I'm not actually a Christian. Or believe in any God. So I might get a teensy bit fed up of explaining to people :lol:

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I like tatoos that mean something.

 

I don't have any, but if I did, I always think I'd like to have "There By The Grace Of God". But I think that might look weird, as I'm not actually a Christian. Or believe in any God. So I might get a teensy bit fed up of explaining to people :lol:

 

You should never need to explain but I know what you mean, I have 7 tattoos, and the amount of questions I get asked. I put a lot of thought into the rose, it was originally supposed to be something else , actually my tattoo is a cover up of a tattoo I got done in my early twenties and thought 'Nope, don't like this anymore' so the original picture would not cover, and after numerous discussions with the tattooists, we agreed on the rose.

 

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o154/Pictures_073/DarkTower.gif

This is where the idea came from..:lol:

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Yes it is Aces :lol:

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Well yeah -- graphic novels are expensive. There is a lot to them and must be expensive to print.

 

I've enjoyed the Batman Dark Knight books, so awesome and ...dark. Especially good if you grew up reading the comix.

The Sandman by Neil Gaiman is brilliant and worth a re-visit if you've bought them.

Cerebus by Dave Sim hasn't been mentioned yet, so I'll offer that title up.

 

It makes me wish I could draw.....

 

Comics now ... I read them as a kid! Archie, Superman, Richie Rich, Spiderman, Fantastic Four ... the list is enormous. I own the issue that the Spiderman movie was made from. I doubt it's worth anything, it's beat. I'm sure I had it folded in my back pocket as I ran around the back yard as a child.

 

My solution is to find a fan who loves something and let them suggest a title.

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My Oh introduced me to the world of Graphic Novels and here are the ones i have loved:

 

The Dark Knight returns

The League of extraordinary gentlemen

The league of extraordinary gentlemen 2

From Hell

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Watchmen

 

I love them and the art work and i want to read or buy more in the future as i love them

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Hi there fireball here.!:) Just a word or three, give or take, about Graphic Novels.! There's one lady I'd like to thank for mentioning some pretty interesting GNs,and that is kitty_kitty. Fair play old thing your friend's a good 'un. GNs, Graphic Novels are in a sense a comic (book) for grown-ups, there are as in books proper, bloody drop dead brilliant ones as there are crapola ones. There's a site I'd like to send anyone who's of the mind to expand themselfs and it is THIS.: http://www.tcj.com If live near a city North or South in old blighty, and there's a 'Forbidden Planet' near you,you can get the magazine of The Comis Journal. Well then your away.

Comics Journal is if you like a cross between The Guardian books review and or The Indie books review, only it deals with both comics, yes those rather peculiar chaps, (there usually blokes,!!! scared.gif) the odd woman or so, and of course Graphic Novels, brill ones and bloodyawfull ones, and there's interviews too nice one.

No, I'm not a writer for it or even contributor either, I just get every month.!

 

I'm a nerd1.gif and a booka :friends0: oholic too.

 

Over to you ladies.08.gif:)

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I came across the Comics Journal whilst writing my MA funding application: two of their writers got quoted! I don't think they were supposed to tho' so *shhhhhh*

 

I think it's quite likely that I'm going to do my MA dissertation on graphic novels :friends0: The arguments alone will be worth it!

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I bought a comic today for the first time in years: scanning the Guardian website, I discovered that Joss Whedon has written the 'eighth' series of Buffy the Vampire Slayer... but as a monthly comic!

 

I was so excited, I pratically flew out of the fire escape at work :friends0: So I trotted into town and got my mittened hands on the first issue (out last week).

 

Sooooo looking forward to reading it!

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OH God.! More mangling of the English language then.?:) :) :lol: :lol:

Must say that it was a pretty good show been thinking of buying the DVD set, for some reason though I haven't got around to it yet, too busy buying books and reading 'em. I wager.! :friends0:

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