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Bryan Talbot (born February 24, 1952) is a British comic book artist and writer. He is the creator of The Adventures of Luther Arkwright, its sequel Heart of Empire, and The Tale of One Bad Rat. He has also worked on "Nemesis the Warlock" for 2000 AD and The Nazz, The Sandman and Legends of the Dark Knight for DC Comics. He is currently working on a new graphic novel called Alice in Sunderland. February 24 is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... The Adventures of Luther Arkwright is a graphic novel written and drawn by Bryan Talbot. ... Heart of Empire, or the Legacy of Luther Arkwright is a graphic novel by Bryan Talbot, first published in nine monthly parts in 1999 by Dark Horse Comics. ... The Tale of One Bad Rat is a graphic novel by Bryan Talbot, about a victim of child abuse. ... Nemesis the Warlock is a comic strip created by writer Pat Mills and artist Kevin ONeill which appeared in the pages of the weekly comic book 2000 AD. The title character, a fire-breathing demonic alien, fights against the fanatical Torquemada, Grand Master of the Terran Empire in Earth... 2000 AD logo 2000 AD is a weekly British science fiction oriented comic. ... The Sandman was a comic book series written by Neil Gaiman and published by DC Comics for 75 issues from 1988 until 1996. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-man, and still sometimes as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional character and superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... DC Comics is one of the largest American companies in comic book and related media publishing. ... A graphic novel (GN) is a long-form comic book, usually with lengthy and complex storylines, and often aimed at more mature audiences. ... Alice in Sunderland will be an approximately 300 page long graphic novel with the themes of storytelling, history and myth in a form I’ve been describing as a dream documentary. It is not one story but literally dozens, short and long, the central spines being the history of Sunderland...



Comics work includes

  • The Adventures of Luther Arkwright
  • The Tale of One Bad Rat
  • Heart of Empire
  • Ro-Busters (in 1983 2000 AD Annual, 1982)
  • Nemesis the Warlock Book IV (in 2000 AD # 390-406, 1984-85)
  • Nemesis the Warlock Book V (in 2000 AD # 435-445, 1985)
  • Judge Dredd (in 2000 AD # 459, 1986)
  • Nemesis the Warlock Book VI (in 2000 AD # 482-487 & 500-504, 1986-87)
  • The Dead Boy Detectives (4 issues, DC/Vertigo, 2001)
  • and the forthcoming Alice in Sunderland



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The name Chester P. Hackenbush; the main character from the graphic novel "Brainstorm" became known to many through a London hiphop artist who adopted the name for himself, though often known as simply Chester P. He forms part of the Group Task Force. He has only refered to the origin of his psuedonynm once in the song "Groundhog Day" which appeared on the album "Music From The Corner Volume 4"; Born (Joey Coombes on, March 21, 1976), Chester P is a much respected rapper in the UK hip-hop scene. ... On the forefront of British underground hiphop; Taskforce hail from the Highbury Estate, London. ...

Lyrics excerpt:

"Sandman brainchild, warped by the Brainstorm

where do you think I got my name from?"

"Sandman" may also refer to the The Sandman series of novels written by Neil Gaiman, of which volumes 5 and 8 featured illustrations of Talbot's. The Sandman was a comic book series written by Neil Gaiman and published by DC Comics for 75 issues from 1988 until 1996. ... Neil Gaiman (November 2004) Neil Richard Gaiman () (born November 10, 1960, Portchester, Hampshire) is an English Jewish author of numerous science fiction and fantasy works, including many comic books. ...

External links

  • Official Bryan Talbot fanpage at www.bryan-talbot.com
  • 2000AD Profile
  • Free online comic - called Memento - done in a "silent" style with no text or speech bubbles needed to tell the story.
  • The Squidoo lens about Bryan

  Results from FactBites:
The Bryan Talbot fanpage site index (672 words)
Bryan suggested that I add to the site a list of all of the complete strips that are on it, and the strip listing is the result.
Interviews with Bryan: as there are so many, I have created a homepage for all interviews and conventions, but there are interviews with Bryan by Popimage, Michael Gillman at Dark Horse, an Italian fan named Lorenzo, Tripwire magazine and Bryan's own character Hiram Kowolsky.
Conventions: Bryans report on the Belo Horizonte convention in Brazil, the Kemi festival in Finland, and the Novegro Fumetto convention in Milan.
The Official Bryan Talbot fanpage (1023 words)
Bryan is just about to publish a book of anecdotes and stories about comic writers and artists, and the things they get up to when they are "tired and emotional" at conventions...
One of the most original interviews with Bryan that has ever been conducted is the Slipping through the parallels with Bryan Talbot one, done by Brad Cook, which has Hiram Kowolsky coming to our parallel to interview Bryan....
Bryan has written a new introduction to the reprint of the Brainstorm comics - and I think it gives greater insight into his life than the regular biography!
  More results at FactBites »



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