Award-winning comics author and artist Bryan Talbot will be signing copies of Grandville: Force Majeure at the launch of an exhibition of art at Orbital Comics in London on Wednesday 15th November (5.30 to 7.30pm)
Bryan Talbot’s graphic novel series Grandville not only received overwhelming critical acclaim, but won the Prix SNCF award for best graphic novel, and was twice nominated for the prestigious Hugo award, propelling it to the ranks of “must-read” titles.
Grandville: Force Majeure represents the fifth and final instalment of this incredible series, and features our heroic Detective Inspector LeBrock on the run, wanted for murder, and out to save the country against insurmountable odds.
Previews of this final chapter in LeBrock’s incredible story suggest no let up in the breath taking art we’ve already seen in the first four books in the series.
The Grandville, The Last Chapter event at the Lakes International Comics Festival in Kendal on 14th October will be the official launch where you can buy Grandville: Force Majeure for the first time – but the book is not on general release until this event at Orbital.
“I have greatly enjoyed the Grandville books,” says author Philip Pullman of the series. “I think they’re superbly designed, beautifully conceived, admirably written – everything about them is terrific. They really show what the form can do. A graphic novel built on the solid foundation of a strong story.”
• Bryan’s official web site is at www.bryan-talbot.com
Grandville copyright Bryan Talbot
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.