Skip to content
Award-winning artist and author to give lecture

Press release -

Award-winning artist and author to give lecture

Internationally renowned graphic artist and author Bryan Talbot, who won a Costa Book Award last week, will deliver a public lecture at Northumbria University later this month.

Bryan’s lecture, Grandville and the anthropomorphic tradition, forms part of the University’s 20th anniversary public lecture series and will see him discussing the graphic novels series of steampunk detective thrillers.

He will explore the established tradition of attributing animals with human characteristics and chart their history in comics and book illustration.

Regarded as a pioneer in graphic novels, Bryan has written and illustrated many books including the award-winning The Tale of One Bad Rat, which deals with the after-effects of child sexual abuse and won a host of awards including the Eisner – the Oscar of the comic industry.

One of his most famous works, Alice in Sunderland, explores the links between Lewis Carroll and Sunderland. It was nominated for a host of awards and the printing of the fifth edition will soon be underway.

Bryan has created a variety of comic strips for publications as diverse as The Radio Times, Wired and Imagine. His most recent work, Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes, is a graphic memoir written collaboratively with his wife, Mary, which won the best biography at the Costa Book Awards last week.

Bryan’s work also includes comics such as 2000AD, Judge Dredd, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight as well as Hellblazer and Sandman, part of the renowned Vertigo titles produced by DC Comics.

His work is published and exhibited around the globe and he has taught courses on comics in many countries including the US and Australia.

Bryan’s lecture will be held on Monday, 21 January 2013 in lecture theatre 001, Business and Law building, City Campus East at 6.30pm. It will be followed by a drinks reception.

Anyone wanting to attend should book a place by emailing nu.events@northumbria.ac.uk or contact Dawn McLean on 0191 227 4480.

Subjects

Tags


Northumbria is a research-rich, business-focussed, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. To find out more about our courses go towww.northumbria.ac.uk

If you have a media enquiry please contact our Media and Communications team at media.communications@northumbria.ac.uk or call 0191 227 4571.

Press contacts

Rik Kendall

Rik Kendall

Press contact PR and Media Manager Business and Law 07923 382339
Andrea Slowey

Andrea Slowey

Press contact PR and Media Manager Engineering and Environment / Health and Life Sciences 07708 509436
James Fox

James Fox

Press contact Student Communications Manager
Rachael Barwick

Rachael Barwick

Press contact PR and Media Coordinator Health and Life Sciences / Sport 07377422415
Ruth Lognonne

Ruth Lognonne

Press contact PR and Media Coordinator Health and Life Sciences / Sport 07971274253
Emily Morris

Emily Morris

Press contact Corporate Communications Coordinator
Gemma Brown

Gemma Brown

Press contact PR and Media Coordinator Arts Design and Social Sciences / Engineering and Environment

Related stories

#TakeOnTomorrow

Northumbria University, Newcastle, is a research-rich, business-focussed, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence

Northumbria University, Newcastle