Grandville Bete Noire by Bryan Talbot

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The baffling murder of a famed Parisian artist in his locked and guarded studio takes the tenacious Detective Inspector LeBrock of Scotland Yard and his faithful adjunct, Detective Ratzi, into the cutthroat Grandville art scene to track the mysterious assassin. As the body count mounts and events spiral out of control, the investigation points to Toad Hall, where a cabal of industrialists and fat cats plot the overthrow of the French State... by use of steam-driven automaton soldiers! * Grandville was nominated for an Eisner Award and a Hugo Award. * Also look for Dotter of Her Father's Eyes and Cherubs from Dark Horse. "The universe Talbot creates is visually stunning and intellectually engaging."MadAboutComics.com
 

About Bryan Talbot

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Warner is a freelance writer and contributing writer for "Tiger Rag Magazine".
 
Published December 25, 2012 by Dark Horse Books. 104 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Subplots involving a human rights campaign seem like a tongue-in-cheek way to keep the anthropomorphic animal heroes from being taken too seriously, and Talbot’s stylized illustrations feature lampoons on familiar children’s book characters (the villain is a post–Hell Mr. Toad).

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Starburst Magazine

Talbot fills his art with hidden meaning, and the entire work is filled with ideas, both subtle and obvious.

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Meanwhile, the brutal murder of a famous Parisian artist, mysteriously stabbed to death in his locked and guarded studio, is subject to the investigations of the tenacious Detective Inspector LeBrock of Scotland Yard, placing him and his faithful adjunct, Detective Sergeant Roderick Ratzi, in pur...

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