Don’t Miss Out on these “Luther Arkwright” postcards!

The Cartoon Museum has released a set of smashing Luther Arkwright postcards by Bryan Talbot, tying in with the current exhibition, which runs until October, and the release of the phenomenal new adventure, The Legend of Luther Arkwright, launching this week (14th July).

The four postcards are available exclusively at London Film and Comic Con (details here), and will be on sale from the Cartoon Museum shop (physical and online) soon, along with fridge magnets with the same images.

In 1978, Bryan Talbot began the epic Luther Arkwright saga with The Adventures of Luther Arkwright. Serialised initially first in the comic Near Myths, and later in Pssst! Magazine, the serialised parts were completed by the rest of the story and published as first a comic book series and then a graphic novel.

The Adventures of Luther Arkwright is considered a groundbreaking work in the history of British comics and, with material dating back to 1972, one of the first British graphic novels.It was followed by a sequel, Heart of Empire in 1999, and a final volume – the utterly brilliant, mind blasting The Legend of Luther Arkwright – will be published this week.

Working closely with Luther’s creator, Bryan Talbot’s Luther Arkwright: 50 years of a British comics legend celebrates both the release of the The Legend of luther Arkwright alongside the history of the character and previous installments of the series. Immerse yourself in never-before-seen material, insights into Bryan’s process, different editions, models and ephemera, and original comic art from the series.

The Cartoon Museum will also be holding fantastic events alongside the exhibition, as well as stocking the book a great range of merchandise in their shop.

Bryan Talbot’s Luther Arkwright: 50 years of a British comics legend | Runs until Sunday 2nd October 2022,
The Cartoon Museum, 55 Wells Street, London, W1W 8HJ United Kingdom | Map

Bryan Talbot is online at | Bryan Talbot Facebook Group | Twitter

Buy a copy of The Legend of Luther Arkwright now from the Cartoon Museum

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Bryan Talbot with an early copy of the Legend of Luther Arkwright. Photo courtesy Bryan Talbot

• Pre-order The Legend of Luther Arkwright, to be published 14th July 2022, by Jonathan Cape in the UK (Amazon Affiliate Link)

Buy a copy of The Legend of Luther Arkwright now from the Cartoon Museum

A new book in Bryan Talbot’s award-winning science fiction graphic novels series, starring the legendary character Luther Arkwright.

The Adventures of Luther Arkwright, first serialised in 1978, is considered by many to be the first British graphic novel. Praised by many writers and artists, including Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Jean Giroud (Moebius) and Michael Moorcock, the ground-breaking, experimental adult SF story was a seminal work, inspiring and influencing many comic creators. Its sequel, Heart Of Empire, was published in 2001. Both books have been continually in print since they were first published.

Set fifty years later, The Legend of Luther Arkwrightis another stand-alone story. While still maintaining total continuity with the Arkwright mythos, it is a different kind of adult adventure. Pursued across multiple historically divergent parallel worlds, both utopian and dystopian, and facing a far superior adversary, Arkwright battles to save humanity from mass destruction; his only edge is his experience and force of will.

With thanks to Richard Sheaf for spotting the cards

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. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek 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.

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