La Coloc'

►► NEW LOCATION: La Coloc' - 19 rue Père Louis de Jabrun!


.: Our Agenda of our activities are available below or directly HERE :.
► English and French conversation groups are back :-)

February, Thursday 25th: Cowboy in High Cotton

 Our exploration of Les Bandes Dessinées continues this evening with the eightieth comic album of the  Lucky Luke series (the third collaboration between cartoonist Achdé and screenwriter Jul.) entitled  “A Cowboy in High Cotton”. Our member, Didier Bourceaux, will guide us through the story of the infamous Lonesome Cowboy that begins when a rich widow and admirer of his exploits bequeaths him a 250 acre cotton plantation in Louisiana.

This time, Lucky Luke confronts racism in the plantations of the southern United States and introduces us to a character who really existed, Bass Reeves, the first African-American deputy marshal west of the Mississippi. 

Perhaps, art imitates life. What lessons are Achdé and Jul asking us to learn through this famous cowboy? Join us to see what Didier has to say about that and much more!


February, Thursday 18th: Comic Strip

 Join us for the second installment of our discussion about Les Bandes Dessinées. Concetta and Lloyd will lead a discussion about "Comics and Their Impact on Society & Our Lives". We invite you to bring along memories about your favorite comics (before & now) and even some of your collection to share. Here's a little food for thought to get you started:




"As with its predecessors the political cartoon and newspaper comic strip, the comic book can provide an intriguing, entertaining, and sometimes critical mirror of society. Through the decades of the last century and into our own, comic books have influenced culture as well as reflected it. Now an ingrained part of our cultural lexicon, the characters, conventions, art, and even language of comic books are everywhere including advertising, politics, and entertainment, in addition to being the subject of a growing field of scholarship. From their humble beginnings as reprints of comic strips, comic books have matured into works of art, literature and cultural significance in their own right." ~ from "Comics & Culture" The University of Iowa Libraries.