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Artists Talking: Bryan Talbot & Mary M. Talbot

Friday, 13 April 2012 - 7:30pm

 Friday 13th April 2012 7.30pm - Tickets £4 

Artist and writer Bryan Talbot is widely considered to be the godfather of modern British comics and one of the progenitors of the Steampunk genre. Starting out in the underground comic scene in the early seventies, he went on to create Britain’s first graphic novel, The Adventures of Luther Arkwright, worked on 2000AD’s iconic Nemesis the Warlock and Judge Dredd and DC Comics’ Batman and Sandman, before achieving even greater acclaim for graphic novels The Tale of One Bad Rat, Heart of Empire, Alice in Sunderland (hailed by the Guardian as one of the ten best graphic novels ever) and, more recently, his series of Grandville books. 
 
 
He has also illustrated Dotter of her Father’s Eyes, the much feted first graphic novel written by Dr Mary Talbot, his wife, released in February. Both are here on Friday 13th April to discuss their work. 
 
 

Funny Animals: Grandville and the Anthropomorphic Tradition

 
Bryan Talbot discusses his graphic novels Grandville and Grandville Mon Amour and the venerable and ongoing tradition of anthropomorphic characters in illustration and comics from which they have grown, pointing out references to this tradition and 19th century art within the Grandville books themselves.
 
 
 
 

Introducing Dotter of her Father’s Eyes

 
Dr Mary Talbot introduces her graphic novel, Dotter of her Father’s Eyes. Part personal history, part biography, it contrasts two coming-of-age narratives: that of Lucia, the daughter of James Joyce, and her own. The book is illustrated by her husband, the graphic novel pioneer Bryan Talbot, and was published by Jonathan Cape on 2nd February 2012.
 
 
 
All starts at 7.30pm on Friday 13th April, 2012. 
 
Tickets are £4 and are available from The Continental’s Bar (01772 499 425), Preston Visitor Information (at the Guild Hall, 01772 253 731), and online from seetickets and wegottickets
 
       
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