In Grandville, the first volume in the series, Talbot brings us a steampunk masterpiece.
IIt tells the story of detective Inspector LeBrock of Scotland Yard as he stalks a gang of murderers through the heart of Belle Epoque Paris.
In this alternative reality France is the major world power and its capital throngs with steam-driven hansom cabs, automatons and flying machines.
The characters are mostly animals, though there is an underclass of humans, often referred to as 'dough faces'. Visually stunning, Grandville is a fantastical and audacious rollercoaster ride that will add to Talbot's reputation as one of the best graphic novelists in the world.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 104 pages
- Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
- Publication Date: 15/10/2009
- Category: Science fiction
- ISBN: 9780224084888