It’s the final week of the campaign to bring Bryan Talbot: Father of the British Graphic Novel to life – and response to the project has been phenomenal, the project fully (and deservedly) funded – with plenty of “extras” still on offer, for those of you still on the fence.
“We are so close to hitting our third Stretch Goal and are happy to announce that a big one is waiting for you past $27.5k,” the team announced this morning, “a free download of the documentary about Bryan, The Graphic Novel Man, that has been unavailable for the last eight years.
The ideal accompaniment to Bryan Talbot, The Father of the British Graphic Novel, this stunning documentary, not only reveals the life and work of a great artist and writer, but also the talent and passion that has made him one of the world’s most influential comic creators.
The documentary features an introduction by Michael Moorcock and contributions from Mary Talbot, Ian Rankin, Hunt Emerson, Neil Gaiman, Joe Sacco, Warren Ellis, Gilbert Shelton, Kim Newman, David Lloyd, Pat Mills, John Wagner, Charlie Adlard, Carlos Esquerra, D’Israeli, Doug Braithwaite, Andy Diggle, Al Davison, Simon Frazer, Paul Gravett, and Mark Stafford.
For those who came in late, as we previously revealed, Bryan Talbot – Father of the British Graphic Novel is an illustrated biographical novel about the legendary British comic book creator.
Assembled by Bryan Talbot himself and J.D. Harlock, this a marvellous-looking, sweeping biography of the Eisner Award Winning British comics artist and writer, a member of the 1980s-1990s “Brit Pack,” a group of influential British comics creators that included Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman and Grant Morrison, whose work had a major influence on the North American comics industry.
Bryan is the creator behind some of the most acclaimed comics in British and American history, including his own Grandville, Luther Arkwright and The Tale of One Bad Rat – and has worked with collaborators such as Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, Bill Willingham, Peter Milligan and other writing icons.
From his work at DC on Batman and The Sandman to his work at 2000AD on “Judge Dredd” and “Nemesis the Warlock”, to his creator-owned comics like The Tale of One Bad Rat, Alice in Sunderland, Grandville, and the legendary The Adventures of Luther Arkwright, the first British graphic novel, you’ll discover never before revealed information about his life and work in this beautiful new hardcover designed by Alan Fisher, with an exclusive cover illustration by Bryan himself and introductions by industry titans Neil Gaiman and Ed Brubaker.
Painstakingly compiled over two years, we previously gave you a sneak peek at the biography, and it’s surely a must-have – not only for fans of Talbot’s legendary oeuvre, but for anyone with an interest in the history of comics and the craft that goes into creating them.
Plenty of “add-ons” are included in the crowdfunder, including stunning high end art prints and more, so if you’re still wavering, check them out!
• The campaign to publish Bryan Talbot – Father of the British Graphic Novel is running on Zoop here | Oversized 400 page hardcover, Colour and B/W
Check out this interview with Bryan about the project…