Friday, October 08, 2010

Grandville Mon Amour

Remember when every new British comic was advertised on tv? Short, ten second commercials promoting a free gift and a glimpse at the strips? Sadly, as profits of comics continued to decline in the 1980s expensive TV advertising was considered too prohibitive and such ads ceased.

However, these days we have a new way to reach the masses, via the internet, - and it's practically free. Legendary comic creator Bryan Talbot has used this opportunity to promote his upcoming graphic novel Grandville Mon Amour on You Tube. Here it is:

The sequel to the highly successful steampunk fantasy Grandville, the Grandville Mon Amour graphic novel will be published in the UK by Jonathan Cape in December, and by other publishers in other territories. (See the video for details.)

From his roots in British underground comics of the 1970s Bryan Talbot has always retained his independence. Although he has worked for publishers such as IPC and DC Comics Bryan has mainly steered his own direction in the industry, creating such notable works as The Adventures of Luther Awkwright and The Tale of One Bad Rat, to the more recent Alice in Sunderland.

A true all-rounder you can find out more about this creative writer/artist/designer over at:

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