Mary and Bryan Talbot. Image courtesy Bryan Talbot
On Friday 9th November, the Badger is back! Comica Festival at Foyles will be presenting the world premiere of Grandville Bête Noire, the third thrilling episode in Bryan Talbot’s phenomenal Grandville series of anthropomorphic steampunk scientific-romance-thrillers starring Inspector Le Brock.
Be among the very first people on the planet to get hold of this stunning, sumptuous edition and get your copy signed with a personalised sketch by Bryan.
In his interview with writer and cultural historian Kim Newman, Bryan will also be joined by his wife Mary Talbot, writer and co-creator of Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes, part autobiographical family history, part biography of James Joyce’s daughter Lucia. There will also be a trailer and exclusive sneak peak at the forthcoming Bryan Talbot documentary.
• Comica presents: Grandville at Foyles, Doors open 6pm for 6.30pm start, followed by book signing. Tickets cost £8 online http://www.wegottickets.com/event/191081 or on the door (subject to capacity)
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.