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Virtual Comics Unbound Book Discussion

Virtual Comics Unbound Book Discussion Online

Are you interested in comics and graphic novels?

July Selection: The Secret to Superhuman Strength by Alison Bechdel

Comics and cultural superstar Alison Bechdel delivers a deeply layered story of her fascination, from childhood to adulthood, with every fitness craze to come down the pike: from Jack LaLanne in the 60s ("Outlandish jumpsuit! Cantaloupe-sized guns!") to the existential oddness of present-day spin class. Readers will see their athletic or semi-active pasts flash before their eyes through an ever-evolving panoply of running shoes, bicycles, skis, and sundry other gear. But the more Bechdel tries to improve herself, the more her self appears to be the thing in her way. She turns for enlightenment to Eastern philosophers and literary figures, including Beat writer Jack Kerouac, whose search for self-transcendence in the great outdoors appears in moving conversation with the author’s own. This gifted artist and not-getting-any-younger exerciser comes to a soulful conclusion. The secret to superhuman strength lies not in six-pack abs, but in something much less clearly defined: facing her own non-transcendent but all-important interdependence with others.

We are always looking for new members that are interested in comics! Comics Unbound is recommended for ages 16+ for adult content.

Registration is required. Registration will close 2 hours prior to the scheduled start time of the event. A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants 2 hours before the program starts. Make sure to check the email address you registered with to receive the link. You do not need a Zoom account to attend the virtual program.

Date:
Monday, July 18, 2022 Show more dates
Time:
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Library Location:
Chester County Library
Online:
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
Audience:
  Adults  
Categories:
  Adults     Literacy     Virtual  
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Event Organizer

Lois Shupp

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