Festival Founder Patron Bryan Talbot is widely regarded as one of the most prolific and influential comic artists in the world.
Here he discusses his Grandville graphic novels series of steampunk detective thrillers and the venerable and ongoing tradition of anthropomorphic characters in illustration and comics from which they have grown. Bryan will point out references to this tradition and 19th century art within the Grandville books themselves.
“I have greatly enjoyed the Grandville books. I think they’re superbly designed, beautifully conceived, admirably written – everything about them is terrific. They really show what the form can do.” Philip Pullman
To see video footage of Bryan talking about his acclaimed book Alice in Sunderland click herehttp://tyneandwear.sky.com/embed/video/85864
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