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Honorary Doctorate for Bryan Talbot

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Bryan Talbot, author of a huge number of books, including The Adventures of Luther Arkwright, The Tale of One Bad Rat and the Ouroboros of a book Alice in Sunderland has been awarded an honorary Doctorate from the University of Sunderland.According to comic historian Paul Gravett this is the first time that a doctorate has been given for work in the comic medium in the UK.

Bryan has being awarded an honorary doctorate for his “outstanding contribution to the Arts as writer and graphic artist” by Sunderland University.

“I’ve been saying that working on Alice in Sunderland was being like doing a Phd – not something I said lightly as my wife is a Phd and I saw first hand the sheer amount of work involved – it turns out now I was virtually doing one! The graphic novel did take a lot of time and one hell of a lot of research. I’m sure that the doctorate is mainly for producing this book, though they are going to cite the whole canon at the ceremony.”

If you look carefully at the image above, you can sneak a glimpse of Bryan’s new book ‘Grandville’, out soon. See the trailer below;

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Written by The Department of Illustration

July 31, 2009 at 6:34 am

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