The Grandville Annotations

Go to any of the Grandville annotations pages:

- Batch 1 for pages 1 to 20

- Batch 2 for pages 21 to 40

- Batch 3 for pages 41 to 60

- Batch 4 for pages 61 to the end

Also see the annotations for all of the other Grandville graphic novels:

- Grandville Mon Amour

- Grandville Bête Noire

- Grandville Noël

- Grandville Force Majeure


Grandville Force Majeure original art and other Bryan Talbot artwork now on sale

Page 54 of Grandville Force Majeure by Bryan Talbot

Grandville Force Majeure original artwork is now available to buy.

Join the Facebook group for Bryan Talbot fans for lots of discussions and special offers announced on Facebook first.


The Bryan Talbot fanpage is also on Twitter - so give us a follow and join in the conversation!


Bryan Talbot fanpage on InstagramAnd we are also on Instagram: give us a like and a follow!

New Grandville miniatures are now available

Grandville miniature figures on sale at Crooked Staff

The Crooked Dice site now has not only LeBrock and Ratzi and Billie miniatures - but also Chance Lucas, Hawksmoor, Koenig and more!

Buy the Heart of Empire Directors Cut

This labour of love from Bryan and myself contains every single page of Heart of Empire in pencil, ink and final full colour format - as well as over 60,000 words of annotation, commentary and explanation from Bryan... - as well as the whole of the Adventures of Luther Arkwright!

Or see the Heart of Empire Directors Cut page for more details.

Also see the Bryan Talbot t-shirt shop! - we've got a vast array of Bryan's images on lots of different t-shirts, as well as other items like mugs and fine art prints: - but if there's anything else you'd like just let us know on Twitter or at the Facebook group.

This is the only place you can buy original Bryan Talbot artwork - except from Bryan in person at a convention.

This is the new version of the Bryan Talbot fanpage
But the whole of the original Bryan Talbot fanpage is still online

Grandville by Bryan Talbot - official homepage

The official Grandville homepage

This is the official home on the web for Bryan Talbot's graphic novel Grandville and all of its sequels. Grandville is an anthropomorphic, steampunk, detective, noir thriller and is a masterpiece of comic storytelling and artwork.

The Grandville Annotations

The Grandville Annotations explain where Bryan gets his ideas from and is full of reference images, homages to other artists and images of paintings used and adapted in the comic.

Also see the pages for the other Grandville graphic novels: Grandville Mon Amour, Grandville Bête Noire, Grandville Noel and Grandville Force Majeure

Reviews of Grandville:

  • From the Booktrust: "LeBrock, the stoic badger detective, is a strong lead character, almost unstoppable in his relentless quest to uncover crimes and pick apart conspiracies. The steampunk contraptions and industrial feel to the background bring this together in a strong package that, along with his previous book, make Bryan Talbot a graphic novelist akin to Daniel Clowes and Alan Moore."
  • My own review of Grandville: "This is an absolute delight to read and will keep fans of Talbot's work enthralled to the end. In fact if there is any justice it should bring in new fans of the whole anthropomorphic genre too."
  • A review of Grandville from the nice people at Bookmunch. Do you think they liked it?!
  • Bookmunch reviewed Grandville - "All told I have to say that Grandville ranks as possibly the most fun I’ve had with a graphic novel this year. If graphic novels are your bag, then I’d wholeheartedly recommend you track this down…"
  • Grandville L'Intégral gets 100% recommendation from Bleeding Cool!


Interviews with Bryan on Grandville:

Also see the Grandville Annotations where Bryan explains his influences and references and points out homages to other works of art.

The Grandville video trailer, created by Jordan Smith.

The Grandville launch party

Grandville was officially launched at the Cartoon Museum on Monday September 28th 2009; here's some photos from the event! Many people from the world of comics were in attendance, such as Oscar Zarate, Posy Simmonds, Joe Sacco, Garen Ewing, Mike Lake, Mark Stafford, Steve Marchant and Paul Peart. Also there was Bryan's first publisher, Lee Harris, the man who originally published Brainstorm Comics.

Bryan, Mary and Molly

Bryan with Mary and Molly Brown

Oscar, Mary and Roz

Artist Oscar Zarate, next to Bryan's wife Mary at the opening speech. In the background, wearing the black hat, is writer Roz Kaveny.

Rowland Emett machine

The Cartoon Museum is currently hosting an exhibition of the machines of Rowland Emett. Here's one in the foreground.

Also see Garen Ewing's review of the launch party.

Grandville preview image gallery

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Detective Inspector LeBrock of Scotland Yard

Grandville is an anthropomorphic steampunk detective-thriller. This is the protagonist, Detective-Inspector LeBrock of Scotland Yard.





Also see the pages for the other Grandville graphic novels: