Feb 2013

1pm - 3pm

Bryan Talbot

Winner of many comic awards, including an Eisner award and several Eagles, BryanGrandville 535 small Talbot has been working in the medium for over thirty years. He’s produced underground and alternative comics, notably Brainstorm!, science fiction and superhero stories such as Judge Dredd, Nemesis the Warlock, Teknophage, The Nazz and Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight. He’s worked on DC Vertigo titles including Hellblazer, Sandman, The Dreaming and Fables and has written and drawn the graphic novels for which he is best known, including the first British graphic novel, The Adventures of Luther Arkwright, its sequel, Heart of Empire, The Tale of One Bad Rat, Alice in Sunderland and Metronome.

He is published in over twenty countries, is a frequent guest at international comic festivals, and has been was awarded with an honorary Doctorate in Arts and an honorary Doctorate in Letters. His recent books are the Grandville series of anthropomorphic steampunk thrillers featuring Detective Inspector LeBrock of Scotland Yard, a two-fisted badger with the deductive abilities of Sherlock Holmes.

Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes, the graphic novel he produced with his wife Dr Mary M Talbot, was the winner of the 2013 Costa Biography Award. It was written by Mary Talbot and illustrated by Bryan.

Mary and Bryan’s new graphic novel, Sally Heathcote: Suffragette, produced in collaboration with Kate Charlesworth, is published in May 2014.

Bryan is one of our Founder Patrons.