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20 March 2023

Mary & Bryan Talbot in conversation at the Cartoon Museum

Tickets have just gone on sale (here, £10) for a talk (on Thursday 11th May) at the Cartoon Museum with Mary & Bryan Talbot all about their latest graphic novel collaboration. It says here...

Join Mary & Bryan Talbot as they discuss their latest graphic novel looking at the life of Surrealist, Leonora Carrington.

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.

All tickets include entry to the Museum.

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