Bryan Talbot is a British writer and artist of comics, graphic novels, and illustrations. He has had a long career in British comics, and known for his work in some issues of Judge Dredd, some of The Sandman (1989) books (with Neil Gaiman), and even Fables: Storybook of Love.
Notable works as writer/artist:
- The Luther Arkwright graphic novels: The Adventures Of Luther Arkwright, Heart of Empire, or the Legacy of Luther Arkwright, and The Legend of Luther Arkwright.
- The Tale of One Bad Rat
Some tropes common in Bryan Talbot's works:
- Scenery Porn: He loves to find landscapes and buildings to draw, and to find new, and sometimes imaginary, angles of them.
- Shout-Out: Bryan Talbot is quite knowledgable about art and comics history, including very obscure stuff, and it shows in all his major works.
- Steampunk: The Luther Arkwright stories are early steampunk, and Grandville is another example.