The Legend of Luther Arkwright

The Legend of Luther Arkwright collates all details about Bryan's latest graphic novel.

The Legend of Luther Arkwright page collates all details about Bryan's latest graphic novel.

Heart of Empire - Directors Cut

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.

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The Grandville Annotations

The annotations for Grandville Force Majeure by Bryan Talbot

Bryan and myself have created a series of annotations for the Grandville graphic novel series, explaining references and homages to other works, how the pages are drawn, inked, coloured and put together.

All of the annotations are now complete and online for:

- Grandville

- Grandville Mon Amour

- Grandville Bête Noire

- Grandville Noël

- Grandville Force Majeure

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The artwork of Bryan Talbot - and his illustrations of the stories of his wife Mary Talbot

Bryan Talbot is a master storyteller using the comic artform, writing both the script and story, and drawing the images. This page lists all of his work and links to a dedicated page for each comic.

In recent years, Bryan has started to illustrate the novels written by his wife, Mary. Their joint works are also listed here - but Mary Talbot also has her own site that you should go and visit.

If you've arrived here looking to buy some of Bryan's original artwork then check out the Bryan Talbot online shop instead.

The Legend of Luther Arkwright

The Legend of Luther Arkwright, is the sequel to Heart of Empire and the Adventures of Luther Arkwright.

This page collates all of the information about it before it is published.

The Bryan Talbot free comics compilation!

As a little pick-me-up during the coronavirus lockdown, I asked Bryan if it would be OK to create a downloadable version of all of the free comics I've published on the site over the years.

Bryan replied with "of course" - and promptly began sending over even more comics for me to include!

So, with the compliments of Bryan and myself, please download the Bryan Talbot free comics compilation (CBR version) or the Bryan Talbot free comics compilation (PDF version)


The latest collaboration from Mary and Bryan Talbot is a rallying cry to protect the planet. Set against a backdrop of disastrous flooding in the North of England, andin the developing relationship between two women, Rain centers on one example of environmental mismanagement by the elites that has terrible consequences for those not as rich as them.

Grandville by Bryan TallbotGrandville

The Grandville series of anthropomorphic, steampunk, detective noir thrillers starts! Set in an alternate Earth where France won the Napoleonic wars and only granted England independence 23 years ago, it is features the brilliant Detective Inspector LeBrock in his most important case ever.

Grandville Mon Amour by Bryan TalbotGrandville Mon Amour

The Badger is back! Set three weeks after the finale of Grandville, Grandville Mon Amour pits Detective Inspector Archie LeBrock of Scotland Yard against an old adversary and ruthless urban guerrilla, Edward “Mad Dog” Mastock, - a psychotic serial killer whose shocking escape from his execution by guillotine at the Tower of London begins this fast-paced, Hitchcockian steampunk thriller.

Grandville Bete Noire by Bryan TalbotGrandville Bete Noir

"Artistically Talbot is also expanding, with even more action, angry crowds bristling with agitation, tempers flaring at arrogant statements,and rank upon rank of automatons menacing frightened and panicked observers."

Grandville Noel by Bryan TalbotGrandville Noel

"Talbot’s narrative remains riveting even as he continues to explore new horizons for his creation... Grandville is a superbly written series that looks equally great. The smart, individually coloured and engraved hardcovers have both visual and tactile appeal, complimenting the work within."

Grandville Force Majeure by Bryan TalbotGrandville Force Majeure

The epic, stunning conclusion to the Grandville series: LeBrock faces his must capable, ruthless foe, Tiberius Koenig who has already taken over all of the underworld gangs of Paris, and has now set his sights on London - and the one person who can stop him: Detective Inspector LeBrock of Scotland Yard.

The cover to the Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia by Bryan and Mary TalbotThe Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia

The true story of Louise Michel the 19th-century anarchist, utopian, poet and activist.

Sally Heathcote: Suffragette by Bryan and Mary Talbot and Kate CharlesworthSally Heathcote: Suffragette

Sally Heathcote, Suffragette charts the fortunes of a maid-of-all-work as she is swept up in the feminist activism of the Edwardian era.

Dotter of her Father's Eyes by Bryan and Mary TalbotDotter of her Father's Eyes

The first graphic novel to ever win the Costa Biography prize! A "twin" biography telling the story of James Joyce's daughter Lucia, and also that of Mary Talbot whose father was a renowned Joycian scholar.

"Bringing her expertise in linguistics to comics, Mary writes with a deft candour and finds in Bryan the perfect close collaborator"

Alice in Sunderland

Alice in Sunderland is Bryan's frankly amazing exploration of the life of Lewis Caroll, Alice Liddel the heroine of Alice in Wonderland, the city of Sunderland and it's connection to the Alice story (and the myths surrounding it's creation) as well as a historical romp with many manic diversions. It is almost impossible to summarise - it contains roughly the same amount of research as a PhD thesis - and Bryan in fact was awarded an honorary degree by Sunderland University!

The Tale of One Bar Rat by Bryan TalbotThe Tale of One Bad Rat

In a career full of extraordinary comic achievements this is one of the most amazing: Bryan originally set out to write a very accessible story about a girl leaving home and living in the Lake District of England. When writing the plot summary he decided that the reason she was leaving home was due to childhood sexual abuse: but - when he researched the issues further he concluded that this had to be the absolute central point of the whole novel, that this was so significant that the whole comic had to be about the heroine coming to terms with what had happened.

Now: I am not saying that he succeeded with honour and integrity... - but this comic is now used in the treatment of childhood sexual abuse. If I am proud of anything I have done in my life it is publicising this comic and getting more such victims to read it, and to be helped to heal by it.

The Adventures of Luther Arkwright by Bryan Talbot

The Adventures of Luther Arkwright

Bryan's magnum opus - the incomparably excellent Adventures of Luther Arkwright: the comic that first got me into Bryan's work, and I have to admit, my one, true, first love!

Heart of Empire

The stunning sequel to The Adventures of Luther Arkwright - Heart of Empire


Memento is a full comic told in a "silent" style - no speech or thought balloons at all.

The Papist Affair

The first ever appearance of Luther Arkwright in print.

From Homogenous to Honey

From Homogenous to Honey: Bryan Talbot and Neil Gaiman's comic protest against homophobic legislationThe Homogenous comic is a collaboration between Bryan Talbot and Neil Gaiman with inks by Mark Buckingham and letters by Steve Craddock.

It was a protest against proposed homophobic legislation in the UK in 1988 and showed what would happen if all fey and homosexual influences were removed from society. Bryan said "It appeared in the benefit comic AARGH! (Artists Against Rampant Government Homophobia) published by Alan Moore's Mad Love imprint and was my first collaboration with Neil." Also see the Wikipedia article on AARGH!

Bryan Talbot and Neil Gaiman's honest answer to the quesstion: where do you get your ideas from?An Honest Answer

This is a complete four-page strip drawn by Bryan and written by Neil Gaiman and lettered by Sonja Curtis, giving an honest answer to the age-old question of: where do writers get their ideas from?! (And it's not to be taken too seriously...)

The History of British Comics

Originally published in the Guardian Guide; a strip that does the impossible - it tells the history of British comics in just 3 pages! See page 1 and pages 2 and 3 - and also the cover.

An open letter to a comics virgin

This strip by Bryan was published early in 2013 and was specially commissioned by The Author magazine to introduce members of the Society of Authors to the medium of comics and the form of the graphic novel.

First published in 1890, and featuring articles by writers such as HG Wells, Bernard Shaw, EM Forster and Lord Tennyson in its long history, this is the very first time it has included a comic strip!



First published in SEED magazine v5/5. 1976, Coloured by Jim Stewart; Bryan's first ever professional strip.

The cover to Frank Fazakerly by Bryan Talbot

Frank Fazakerly was one of Bryan's earliest published works - and is available to download and read it it's entiretly for free from the Frank Fazakerly: Space Ace of the Future homepage.