Bryan Talbot

Winner of many comic awards, including an Eisner award, Le Prix SNCF and several Eagles, Bryan Talbot has been working in the medium for forty 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 (with Neil Gaiman), 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, Cherubs! (with Mark Stafford) and Metronome.

He is published in over twenty countries, is a frequent guest at international comic festivals, and has been awarded an honorary Doctorate in Arts and an honorary Doctorate in Letters. His recent solo 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.

The fifth and final volume of the series, Grandville Force Majeurewas published in October 2017. Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes, the first graphic novel he produced with his wife Dr Mary M Talbot, was the winner of the 2012 Costa Biography Award, making it the only British graphic novel to win a major literary award.

Their second collaboration, Sally Heathcote, Suffragette won awards in Spain, where it is now in its 7th printing. Their latest book, The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia, was published in May 2016. They are currently working on their fourth graphic novel together. They are two of the three founding patrons of The Lakes International Comic Art Festival, now in its seventh year. Last year, Bryan was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

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