“Life in Graphic Biography” lecture announced by Costa Award-winning comic writer Mary Talbot

Mary Talbot, author of the prize-winning Dotter of her Father’s Eyes, is in Lancaster next month to give her Inaugural Lecture as Visiting Professor of Graphic Narrative at Lancaster University, discussing the art of graphic biography.

Mary Talbot (2021)

The free lecture will take place at The Storey on Meeting House Lane and is a free event, but you need to register for tickets here. All are welcome.

In 2012, Professor Mary Talbot was the first graphic novelist to win the Costa Biography Award, for Dotter of her Father’s Eyes (Jonathan Cape), part memoir, and part biography of Lucia Joyce, daughter of James Joyce, and produced with her husband Bryan Talbot.

Professor Talbot, who is Visiting Professor of Graphic Narrative at the Department of English Literature & Creative Writing at Lancaster University is currently working, with Bryan, on a graphic novel about the Lancashire-born surrealist, Leonora Carrington

She was appointed to her Chair at Lancaster in October 2021, succeeding the French graphic novelist Benoit Peeters. 

• “Life in Graphic Biography” – Mary Talbot Inaugural Lecture – with drinks – presented by the Department of English Literature & Creative Writing, Lancaster University | 7.00pm Tuesday 8th March 2022 | The Storey, Meeting House Lane, Ashton Road, Lancaster LA1 1TH | Free • Register for your tickets here | All welcome

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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