A landmark part of British comics history will be celebrated this summer at London’s Cartoon Museum. ‘Bryan Talbot’s Luther Arkwright: 50 years of a British comics legend’ will tie in with the third and final graphic novel in the series. The ever versatile Bryan Talbot’s practice has deftly crossed genres over the decades including such important books as The Tale of One Bad Rat, Alice in Sunderland and the Grandville series. Further details on the exhibition are in the press release below.
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THE CARTOON MUSEUM
Bryan Talbot’s Luther Arkwright: 50 years of a British comics legend
14 June – 2 October 2022
The Cartoon Museum are excited to announce an exhibition in Summer 2022 to mark the release of Bryan Talbot’s third – and final – Luther Arkwright graphic novel: The Legend of Luther Arkwright.
About Bryan Talbot’s Luther Arkwright: 50 years of a British comics legend
In 1978, Bryan Talbot began the epic Luther Arkwright saga with The Adventures of Luther Arkwright. Serialised initially first in the comic Near Myths, and later in Pssst! Magazine, the serialised parts were completed by the rest of the story and published as first a comic book series and then a graphic novel.
The Adventures of Luther Arkwright is considered a groundbreaking work in the history of British comics and, with material dating back to 1972, one of the first British graphic novels. It was followed by a sequel, Heart of Empire in 1999, and a final volume – The Legend of Luther Arkwright – will be published in 2022.
Working closely with creator Bryan Talbot, Bryan Talbot’s Luther Arkwright: 50 years of a British comics legend celebrates both the release of The Legend of Luther Arkwright alongside the history of the character and previous installments of the series. Immerse yourself in never-before-seen material, insights into Bryan’s process, different editions, models and ephemera, and original comic art from the series. We will also be holding fantastic events alongside the exhibition, as well as stocking the book a great range of merchandise in our shop.
Join us in June 2022 to discover the legend of Luther Arkwright for yourself.