London’s Bookery Gallerie will host an exhibition of work from the graphic novels created by Mary Talbot, opening Saturday 11th June 2022, featuring art by Bryan Talbot, Kate Charlesworth and Alwyn Talbot – and the Cartoon Museum has an exhibition of Bryan’s Luther Arkwright art coming up, too.
The Graphic Novels of Mary Talbot: An exhibition of original art by Bryan Talbot, Kate Charlesworth and Alwyn Talbot will run for four weeks, at the Bookery Gallerie, a repository of mainly nonfiction secondhand books, embedded within a vibrant gallery space.
“I’ve worked mostly with Bryan, of course, but also with two other amazingly talented artists,” Mary notes. Mary and Bryan will be doing a presentation at the Gallerie on the evening of Saturday 11th June.
If you’re planning a trip, then you may also want to checking out the exhibition at the Cartoon Museum – Bryan Talbot’s Luther Arkwright: 50 years of a British comics legend – which opens on Tuesday 14th June and runs until Sunday 2nd October.
Dr Mary Talbot is an internationally acclaimed scholar of gender, language and power who now writes graphic novels. Her first, Dotter of her Father’s Eyes (with Bryan Talbot), won the Costa Biography Award in 2013. Since then, she has also written Sally Heathcote, Suffragette (with Kate Charlesworth and Bryan Talbot), The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia, and Rain (both with Bryan). Mary and Bryan are currently working on a new collaboration, a graphic biography of the Anglo-Mexican surrealist, Leonora Carrington.
Bryan Talbot has written and drawn many comics and graphic novels, including Judge Dredd, Batman, Sandman, The Adventures of Luther Arkwright, The Tale of One Bad Rat, Heart of Empire, Alice in Sunderland, and his magnificent steampunk detective thriller series, Grandville. His latest tale, The Legend of Luther Arkwright, will be released later this year.
• The Graphic Novels of Mary Talbot: An exhibition of original art by Bryan Talbot, Kate Charlesworth and Alwyn Talbot The Bookery Gallerie, 20 Church Street, London NW8 8EP, from Saturday 11th June 2022, for four weeks
• Bryan Talbot’s Luther Arkwright: 50 years of a British comics legend – Tuesday 14th June – Sunday 2nd October, The Cartoon Museum, 55 Wells St, London W1W 8HJ