To celebrate the special pre-publication launch of Bryan Talbot‘s Grandville Force Majeure at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival 13 –15 October, the award-winning artist is inviting the series many fans to turn up at the free “Grandville – The Last Chapter” event, 1.15pm on Saturday 15th October in Kendal’s the Malt Room in the 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.
Pictured here are some cosplay Grandville characters seen at previous events.
In Grandville Force Majeure, the fifth, final and longest stand-alone volume of the Eisner and Hugo Award-nominated Grandville series by master storyteller and graphic novel pioneer Bryan Talbot, Detective Inspector LeBrock is in the middle of a gang war, wanted for murder, truly alone and outside the law, on the run from both the police and gangster assassins. He’s the victim of a diabolical scheme to annihilate himself and everyone he holds dear, engineered by mastermind crime lord Tiberius Koenig, one of the most despicable villains in the history of detective fiction.
A fiendishly ingenious story of love, tenacity, treachery and tragedy, this is a veritable rollercoaster of a detective thriller, featuring Grandville’s trademark high-octane excitement, humour and deduction on a Holmesian scale as we finally meet LeBrock’s mentor, Stamford Hawksmoor, and discover LeBrock’s untold backstory.
Fan-favourite characters Detective Sergeant Roderick Ratzi and LeBrock’s vivacious fiancée, Parisian prostitute Billie are joined by a new badger in town! Enter Tasso, an Italian badger who’s bigger, meaner and uglier than LeBrock – but is he a force for good or evil? A battle royale ensues as LeBrock fights against truly outrageous odds. How can he possibly survive?
• Bryan Talbot Official Site: www.bryan-talbot.com
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