UK – Grandville Noel Signing

bt-fpukBryan Talbot signs GRANDVILLE NOEL at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 26th November from 6:00 – 7:00 pm!

NO BADGER DOES IT BETTER!

With his trusty adjunct, Detective Sergeant Ratzi, away for Christmas, there’s no holiday for Detective Inspector LeBrock of Scotland Yard as he embarks on an investigation into the disappearance of his housekeeper’s niece, Bunty Spall. The trail leads to a growing religious cult, where a charismatic unicorn messiah and his con men cronies, already responsible for mass murder in the United States, are about to lead a crusade for the ethnic cleansing of the French Empire’s doughfaces – the derogatory nickname for humans used by the majority, animal-headed population. Teaming up with Chance Lucas, a gun-slinging operative of the Pinkerton Detective Agency, and reigniting his steamy love affair with the voluptuous Parisian badger prostitute Billie, LeBrock clashes with both cult fanatics and doughface terrorists, uncovering in the process a centuries-old religious conspiracy that threatens to plunge the world into bloody civil war.

With Paris in the grip of the mysterious crime lord, Tiberius Koenig, and an increasingly violent backlash by human extremists, can LeBrock stop the seemingly inevitable slide into fascism? What is the secret of the legendary True Gospels? Can he rescue Bunty Spall from the clutches of the strangely hypnotic unicorn named Apollo? But does Bunty want to be saved? And will LeBrock be back in time for Christmas dinner?

Bryan Talbot has worked on such underground comics, science fiction and superhero stories as Judge Dredd and Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, Vertigo titles including Sandman, Hellblazer, and Fables and has written and drawn several Eisner Award-winning graphic novels.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR

UK – Grandville Bete Noire Signing

November 19, 2012 by  
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Bryan Talbot signs at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 1st December from 1 – 2pm.

THE BADGER IS BACK!

At Toad Hall, lair of multi-billionaire Baron Aristotle Krapaud, a cabal of industrialists and fat cats plot the violent overthrown of the French state by the intervention of automaton soldiers. Meanwhile, the brutal murder of a famous Parisian artist is subject to the investigations of Detective Inspector Le Brock of Scotland Yard, placing him in pursuit of a mysterious masked assassin.

Bête Noire signals the welcome return of the anthropomorphic Steampunk detective fiction of master storyteller and graphic novel pioneer Bryan Talbot with the third stand alone volume of the Eisner and Hugo Award nominated Grandville series.

Bryan Talbot has worked on such underground comics, science fiction and superhero stories as Judge Dredd and Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, Vertigo titles including Sandman Hellblazer and Fables and has written and drawn several Eisner Award-winning graphic novels.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179  Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR