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Did you know that you can read the whole first chapter of the Heart of Empire Directors Cut online for free right now? Yup; this is such a complex concept to try and put across that we said "to hell with it; just put the whole first chapter up there; that way people can see exactly what it is and buy it if they like it and have their curiosity satisfied either way." If you'd just like to go ahead and buy it, it's available in the Bryan Talbot shop.

This is the new version of the Bryan Talbot fanpage
But the whole of the original Bryan Talbot fanpage is still online

The Papist Affair

The Papist Affair

It is with inexpressible pride that I present here the first ever appearance of Luther Arkwright in print in the exuberant, and hysterical Papist Affair!

(click on the image above to see it at full size and then click again on the right hand side to go to the next page - or go directly to page 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.)

Bryan says of the Papist Affair: "The Papist Affair was an excuse to do a "ground-level" strip in line and water-colour wash and was directly inspired by the Jerry Cornelius stories of Michael Moorcock.

After this, Arkwright took on his own personality and I developed his own milieu , but this was his very first appearance.

Now, just having finished the new Arkwright graphic novel, Heart of Empire, I realise that he, like Chester, will never be far from my side." - this is from the introduction to the reprinted edition of Brainstorm.

If you want a print version of the Papist Affair, then it's reprinted in the Crystal Palace Exhibition of 1991 fanzine, which is bundled free in with the Heart of Empire Directors Cut ...