There’s a movie about Bryan Talbot…and here’s the trailer

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Tweet There is to be a documentary about Bryan Talbot, the creator of he Tale of One Bad Rat, Luther Arkwright, Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes, Grandville and many more. I can’t think of a better storyteller among our contemporary cartoonists, so he seems like a great subject for a documentary. The trailer has folks […]

The Beat’s Annual Year End Survey, 2014 Edition, Part 1 – Kickstarter, harassment, digital and more

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Yep it’s the return of an annual Beat tradition that goes back nearly a decade, as comic folk from every level of the industry — creators, reporters, retailers, publshers—talk about the issues of the year past and look at the issues of the year to come. There are always a lot of thoughtful answers in this survey, but this year a LOT of very important and thought-provoking topics are looked at from crowdfunding to harassment.

And as always, there are previews and news scattered in the 2014 projects. So settle in and enjoy—there is so much more to come.

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival Announces First Guests

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TweetIt’s not particularly grim oop North if you head to the right parts, and you can’t go wrong with Kendal. It’s a lovely part of the world, and the perfect place for a comic book festival. And conveniently that leads me to mention The Lakes International Comic Art Festival, which will see Sean Phillips and Bryan and Mary Talbot […]

Bryan Talbot’s Grandville III: The trailer

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Tweet It’s always hard to know what graphic novelist Bryan Talbot is going to be up to — will it be a crazy imaginative story of English history and dimensional travel like Luther Arkwright? Or a sensitive, heart-rending story about child abuse like Tale of One Bad Rat? Or something else entirely? One genre Talbot […]

A month of Previews: Grandville Mon Amour

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Back to the previews, we’re proud to present a peek at Bryan Talbot’s Grandville Mon Amour, a steampunk talking animal mystery mash-up, or as Talbot puts it:

Grandville Mon Amour pits Detective Inspector LeBrock of Scotland Yard against an old adversary and ruthless urban guerrilla, Edward “Mad Dog” Mastock. It’s a fast-paced, Hitchcockian steampunk thriller.


If you’ve been following Talbot’s career at all you know he’s one of the most eclectic storytellers in the medium, producing a string of amazing graphic novels that show a range of emotion and imagination few can match — from Grandville to The Tale of One Bad Rat to Alice In Sunderland and the previous Grandville.

This is no exception.