The Grandville Annotations

Go to any of the Grandville annotations pages:

- Batch 1 for pages 1 to 20

- Batch 2 for pages 21 to 40

- Batch 3 for pages 41 to 60

- Batch 4 for pages 61 to the end

Also see the annotations for all of the other Grandville graphic novels:

- Grandville Mon Amour

- Grandville Bête Noire

- Grandville Noël

- Grandville Force Majeure


Grandville Force Majeure original art and other Bryan Talbot artwork now on sale

Page 54 of Grandville Force Majeure by Bryan Talbot

Grandville Force Majeure original artwork is now available to buy.

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!


Bryan Talbot fanpage on InstagramAnd we are also on Instagram: give us a like and a follow!

New Grandville miniatures are now available

Grandville miniature figures on sale at Crooked Staff

The Crooked Dice site now has not only LeBrock and Ratzi and Billie miniatures - but also Chance Lucas, Hawksmoor, Koenig and more!

Buy the Heart of Empire Directors Cut

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 of the Adventures of Luther Arkwright!

Or see the Heart of Empire Directors Cut page for more details.

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 Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopiaby Bryan and Mary Talbot - official homepage

The official Rain homepage

Rain by Mary and Bryan Talbot

Launch events for Rain - the next graphic novel by Mary and Bryan Talbot

  • London - Saturday 26th October, 1 - 2pm
    Signing at Gosh!, 1, Berwick Street, Soho, London W1F 0DR

  • Newcastle - Saturday 2nd November 1 - 2pm
    Signing at Forbidden Planet Megastore, 49, Grainger Street, Newcastle, NE1 5JE

  • Newcastle - Saturday 23rd November 2 - 3pm
    Books on the Tyne: The Newcastle Book Festival
    Presentation, followed by a signing. Newcastle City Library, 33 New Bridge St W, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AX

Videos from the launch of Rain at the Lakes International Comic Festival

Mary and Bryan launched Rain at the Lakes International Comics Festival on Saturday October 12, and I was there to take some videos of their introduction to their latest graphic novel:

Mary has just published a preview taster of Rain - see it at Mary Talbot's official site.

Reviews of Rain

The Guardian review of Rain

  • Wuthering depths: the Brontë country graphic novel about floods and fracking - :
    "I suspect if I were to start to write the book now,” says Mary, “it would have a greater sense of urgency and I might find it harder to be optimistic. Even the Arctic is on fire, for goodness sake."

  • Doomrocket: Required Reading by Arpad Okay:
    "Rain is a work of sublime tactile beauty. Your eyes can feel paper grain and watercolor stain your fingers cannot touch. There’s a vivid tension between enjoying a good story that a crafty natural aesthetic improves and the inclination to let go of the story entirely to be touched by artwork. The interplay between watercolor objects and ink line contours is gentle, subtle, a natural touch. Even the format of the book, panels sized to landscape, contributes to the experience. If you care to catch a film in 70mm, you will fall hard for the book-ness of this graphic novel."
    Rain by Mary and Bryan Talbot
  • James Smart at The Guardian:
    "Passionately political, this tale of a budding relationship between two women set against the 2015 floods in the north of England is an inspiring cry of protest."

  • John Freeman at Down the Tubes:
    "It’s no easy task to deliver such a powerful graphic novel, outlining at the same time some of the environmental issues which face our planet – issues which the authors note were first raised over two hundred years ago."