Mary M Talbot and Bryant Talbot make for one of the most formidable creative teams in recent memory. They’ve developed cache within the industry thanks to their depiction of historical and biographical subjects. But with their latest work, Rain, they make the jump into the political sphere by tackling climate change and environmental degradation. Though it is far to early to tell at this stage, don’t be surprised if it’s a finalist for the 2020 Eisners.
Check out the official press release below:
“Rain” From Award-Winning Creators Mary M Talbot and Bryan Talbot Arrives in Fall 2019MILWAUKIE, Ore. (May 14, 2019)—From acclaimed writer/historian Mary M Talbot and graphic novel pioneer Bryan Talbot comes Rain, a chronicle of the growing relationship between two young women, one an environmental activist, set against the backdrop of the disastrous 2015 floods in northern England. Their local wild Brontë moorlands are being criminally mismanaged, crops are being poisoned, and birds and animals are being slaughtered. While the characters are fictional, the tragedy is shockingly real.
Rain is the fourth graphic novel collaboration between Mary M Talbot and husband Bryan Talbot, a partnership that has produced the award-winning Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes, Sally Heathcote: Suffragette (with Kate Charlesworth), The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia.