Posted by Will on 17th Mar 2023

Armed With Madness Signing With Bryan Talbot and Mary M. Talbot

The Talbots are back and they're launching a brand new graphic novel from SelfMadeHero, Armed With Madness! Bryan Talbot and Mary M. Talbot will be joining us for a signing to celebrate the launch on Saturday 13th May 2023, from 1-2pm.

Mary and Bryan are the beloved wife and husband duo, collobarating on books such as Rain and Sally Heathcote: Suffragette. Their latest venture together, Armed With Madness: The Surreal Leonara Carrington, documents the illustrious life of the influential surrealist. Here's a little from the publisher:

A new perspective on the 1930s Paris art scene from a neglected artist, feminist icon, and influential surrealist

Reluctant muse and feminist champion… society heiress and rebel refugee… the last of the Surrealists: Leonora Carrington played many roles in her long and extraordinary life. Renouncing her privileged upbringing in pre-war England for the more exciting elite of Paris’s 1930s avant-garde, she comes to rub shoulders (and more) with the likes of Pablo Picasso, Man Ray, and Salvador Dalí, after embarking on a complicated love affair with Max Ernst. But the demons that have both haunted and inspired her work are gathering, and when the world goes mad with the outbreak of war and the Nazi invasion, Leonora’s own hold on reality collapses into a terrifying psychotic episode of her own. Eventually fleeing war-torn Europe, she emerges into a new and richly creative life in Mexico City, establishing herself as a prodigious painter, writer, and advocate of women’s rights. This new work by the acclaimed partnership of Mary M. Talbot and Bryan Talbot celebrates the life and career of a truly remarkable woman – and artist.

Bryan and Mary will be in the shop on Saturday 13th May, from 1-2pm. If you can't make the event, you can pick up a signed copy of the comic from our website for collection or mail order here.

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