Wine-Book Wednesdays: Bryan Talbot

Ah, Bryan Talbot. There are times when it seems like less a question of, “What’s he worked on?” but rather, “What hasn’t he worked on?” To me he’s forever associated with The Adventures of Luther Arkwright and its sequel Heart of Empire, as well as his gripping story of an abusive parent in The Tale of One Bad Rat.

But he’s also worked on other people’s books, including Sandman, and he’s continued to put out a lot of great books since the ones mentioned. (Which reminds me that I still need to sit down and read his Grandville graphic novels that came out last year and this year. Oops!)

When I got this sketch from Bryan at SPX, I’d also bought a Heart of Empire print and he explained for about five minutes the usage of the golden rectangle within the layout of the print, and the theories behind how everything was mapped out. He’s a brilliant man, a great artist, and also super-friendly. A nice combination.

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