Grandville Costume Challenge!

To celebrate the special pre-publication launch of Grandville Force Majeure at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival 13 –15 October, you are invited to turn up at the "Grandville – The Last Chapter" event, 1.15pm on Saturday 15th in the Malt Room, Brewery Arts Centre, dressed as any character from the Grandville canon.

The wearers of the best two costumes will each be awarded a signed page of Grandville artwork.

The Heart of Empire Directors Cut is on special offer - at just £3.00! This labour of love from Bryan and myself contains every single page of Heart of Empire in pencil, ink and final full colour format - as well as over 60,000 words of annotation, commentary and explanation from Bryan... - as well as the whole Adventures of Luther Arkwright!

Join the Facebook group for Bryan Talbot fans for lots of discussions and special offers announced on Facebook first.


The Bryan Talbot fanpage is also on Twitter - so give us a follow and join in the conversation!

Also see the Bryan Talbot t-shirt shop! - we've got a vast array of Bryan's images on lots of different t-shirts, as well as other items like mugs and fine art prints: - but if there's anything else you'd like just let us know on Twitter or at the Facebook group.

This is the only place you can buy original Bryan Talbot artwork - except from Bryan in person at a convention.

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

The artwork of Bryan Talbot

Bryan Talbot is a master storyteller using the comic artform, and so we present here a sample of his artwork.

These galleries are themed by the comic they have come from. [if you've arrived here looking to buy some of Bryan's original artwork then check out the Bryan Talbot online shop instead]

Grandville and the sequel: Grandville: Mon Amour

Grandville is Bryan's latest graphic novel - set in an alternate anthropomorphic steam-punk world! Grandville: Mon Amour is the sequel that Bryan (as of July 3rd 2010) is currently working on)

Alice in Sunderland

Alice in Sunderland is Bryan's frankly amazing exploration of the life of Lewis Caroll, Alice Liddel the heroine of Alice in Wonderland, the city of Sunderland and it's connection to the Alice story (and the myths surrounding it's creation) as well as a historical romp with many manic diversions. It is almost impossible to summarise - it contains roughly the same amount of research as a PhD thesis - and Bryan in fact was awarded an honorary degree by Sunderland University!

The Tale of One Bad Rat

In a career full of extraordinary comic achievements this is one of the most amazing: Bryan originally set out to write a very accessible story about a girl leaving home and living in the Lake District of England. When writing the plot summary he decided that the reason she was leaving home was due to childhood sexual abuse: but - when he researched the issues further he concluded that this had to be the absolute central point of the whole novel, that this was so significant that the whole comic had to be about the heroine coming to terms with what had happened.

Now: I am now saying that he succeeded with honour and integrity... - but this comic is now used in the treatment of childhood sexual abuse. If I am proud of anything I have done in my life it is publicising this comic and getting more such victims to read it.

The Adventures of Luther Arkwright

Bryan's magnum opus - the incomparably excellent Adventures of Luther Arkwright

Heart of Empire

The stunning sequel to The Adventures of Luther Arkwright - Heart of Empire


Memento is a full comic told in a "silent" style - no speech or thought balloons at all.

The Papist Affair

The first ever appearance of Luther Arkwright in print.

From Homogenous to Honey

From Homogenous to Honey: Bryan Talbot and Neil Gaiman's comic protest against homophobic legislationThe Homogenous comic is a collaboration between Bryan Talbot and Neil Gaiman with inks by Mark Buckingham and letters by Steve Craddock.

It was a protest against proposed homophobic legislation in the UK in 1988 and showed what would happen if all fey and homosexual influences were removed from society. Bryan said "It appeared in the benefit comic AARGH! (Artists Against Rampant Government Homophobia) published by Alan Moore's Mad Love imprint and was my first collaboration with Neil." Also see the Wikipedia article on AARGH!

Bryan Talbot and Neil Gaiman's honest answer to the quesstion: where do you get your ideas from?An Honest Answer

This is a complete four-page strip drawn by Bryan and written by Neil Gaiman and lettered by Sonja Curtis, giving an honest answer to the age-old question of: where do writers get their ideas from?! (And it's not to be taken too seriously...)

The History of British Comics

Originally published in the Guardian Guide; a strip that does the impossible - it tells the history of British comics in just 3 pages! See page 1 and pages 2 and 3 - and also the cover.