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Bryan Talbot, Honorary Graduate, Artist and Writer

Monday, 21 January 2013 at 6.30pm

Bryan Talbot is an internationally-renowned graphic artist and writer and Northumbria University Honorary Graduate. His lecture is entitled “Grandville and the anthropomorphic tradition”

Bryan, will discuss his Grandville graphic novels series of steampunk detective thrillers. He will explore the established tradition of attributing animals with human characteristics and chart their history in comics and book illustration.   

Regarded as a pioneer in graphic novels, Bryan has written and illustrated many books including the Eisner Award winning The Tale of One Bad Rat, published in fifteen countries and the French edition of Grandville Mon Amour which won the prestigious Prix SNCF award.

One of his most famous works, Alice in Sunderland, explores the links between Lewis Carroll and Sunderland. It was nominated for a host of awards and the printing of the fifth edition will soon be underway.

Bryan’s work also includes comics such as 2000AD, Judge Dredd, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight as well as Hellblazer and Sandman, part of the renowned Vertigo titles produced by DC Comics. His work is published and exhibited around the globe and he has taught courses on comics in many countries including the US, Australia and the Arvon Foundation in the UK.

The lecture will be held in Theatre 001, Business and Law building, City Campus East at 6.30pm followed by a drinks reception.

If you would like to book a space, please email nu.events@northumbria.ac.uk or contact Dawn McLean on 0191 227 4480.

Date posted: September 12, 2012

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