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Bryan Talbot: news and events


This is a page detailing all news and events concerning Bryan and as such will be kept nice and compact for quick downloads, with only the most up to date info about Bryan being put up here. For info on what is new with this site, then check out the what's new page. Please note: - I do tend to leave the older articles on this page so that people can browse them at their own pace: newest news is at the top of the page. (since the old news page contained a lot of links to fun and eclectic stuff, I have retained it as a news archive page)

Announcing the Grandville Signing Tour:

(all links behind postcodes go to a Google map of how to get to each location)

British International Comics Show in Birmingham
Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th October

Signing and giving a presentation at the British International Comic Show (BICS 2009). The presentation is “Grandville and the Anthropomorphic Tradition” is at 14.30 in the theatre.

Oct 3 -4 Think Tank, Millenium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham B4 7XG, UK

Gosh! - London
Saturday 10th October 2pm - 4pm

Signing session

39 Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3NZ, UK; Tel +44 20 76361011

London Cartoon Museum
Saturday 10th October 6.30 - 7.30pm

"In conversation with Bryan Talbot"

35 Little Russell Street, London WC1A 2HH, UK; Tel: +44 (0)207 580 8155

Foyles Bookshop, London
Saturday 17th October 10.30 - 11.30am

Presentation and Q&A with Posy Simmonds, chaired by Rachel Cooke

113-119 Charing Cross Road London WC2H 0EB 

Page 45, Nottingham
Saturday 17th October 7pm onward

Signing at the Page 45 15th Anniversary party - free entry!

Via Fossa, 44 Canal StNottingham, NG1 7EH, UK; Tel:+44 115 947 3904

Travelling Man, Leeds
Saturday 31th October

1pm - 2pm: “Grandville and the Anthropomorphic Tradition” presentation - free admission
2pm - 4pm: Signing

32 Central Road, Leeds LS1 6DE; Tel: 0113 243 6461

London International Comics Festival - The Nash Room, ICA
Saturday November 7th 4.30

“Grandville and the Anthropomorphic Tradition” presentation at the ICA

The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH. Box Office: 020 7930 3647 / Switchboard: 020 7930

Sunday November 8th 2.30 - 3.30
London International Comics Festival

Panel: "Getting Started in Graphic Novels", with Simone Lia, Julian Henshaw and Shirley Hughes, chaired by the Observer's Rachel Cooke.

The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH. Box Office: 020 7930 3647 / Switchboard: 020 7930

Saturday 14th November 1pm - 3pm
Travelling Man Manchester

Signing session

4 Dale Street, Manchester, M1 1JW, Tel:0161 237 1877

Saturday November 21 - Sunday 22nd November
Thought Balloon Comics Festival

3.45 to 4.45, Alea Casino Cinema room
Signing and giving a presentation

Saviles Hall, Armouries Square, Clarence Dock Leeds LS10 1NF

Saturday November 28th
Forbidden Planet, Newcastle

Signing session

59 Grainger Street, Newcastle, NE1 5JE. UK; Tel: 0191 261 9173

Saturday December 5th - 2.00pm
Waterstone's Sunderland

Signing session

31 The Bridges, Sunderland, SR1 3LB, UK; Tel: 0191 567 4331

Read the first review of Grandville!

Interviews with Bryan on Grandville:

The second Grandville book, Grandville Mon Amour, will be published by Jonathan Cape and Dark Horse probably early 2010, perhaps earlier if Bryan gets his finger out and stops attending all those foreign comic festivals! It is fully scripted and the first sixty pages are already pencilled and lettered. Depending upon how these first two books are received, Bryan will do a further three LeBrock books.

Bryan will be signing Grandville at Forbidden Planet (179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR - see their site for more complete contact info) in London on Saturday 26th September 2009: he'll also be signing Creatures of the Pool the book he has done with Ramsay Campbell.

Bryan will also be signing on Sunday 27th September, from 2pm to 4pm at Orbital Comics and Collectibles, 8 Newport Street Londonb WC2H 7JA - and see their site if you need any more contact info.

Bryan is the new doctor!

Bryan is being awarded an honorary doctorate for his “outstanding contribution to the Arts as writer and graphic artist” by Sunderland University. He says: "I've been saying that working on Alice in Sunderland was being like doing a Phd – not something I said lightly as my wife is a Phd and I saw first hand the sheer amount of work involved – it turns out now I was virtually doing one! The graphic novel did take a lot of time and one hell of a lot of research. I'm sure that the doctorate is mainly for producing this book, though they are going to cite the whole canon at the ceremony."

According to comic historian Paul Gravett this is the first time that a doctorate has been given for work in the comic medium in the UK. Is this another sign of the increasing acceptance of comics as a legitimate art form, an art form that Bryan has relentlessly pioneered for over thirty years? The ceremony is on 17th July at the annual Sunderland University award ceremony at The Stadium of Light, Sunderland. See the press release from Sunderland University for more info!

A new article on Michael Moorcock and his influence on Bryan's work, written by Bryan himself has just been posted at the online SF/Fantasy magazine Heliotrope along with several other articles on Michael Moorcock.

Shock announcement! - Veronique Tanaka, author of Metronome is none other than Bryan himself! - check out the announcement and interview!

Two new interviews with Bryan go live

Check out the interview Bryan gave to SteamPunk magazine: Bryan Talbot on Bastable, Brass Goggles and badgers, and an end-of-year interview with Joe Gordon of Forbidden Planet.

Also see the old news page: it contained a lot of links to fun and eclectic stuff, and as a result I have kept it online.

The design and content of this page and this entire website is copyright 1999, 2006 by James Robertson: all images are copyright 1999, 2006 by Bryan Talbot