Dotter of Her Father's Eyes: Bryan Talbot & Mary Talbot
Interviewed by Nicola Streeten, author Billy, Me & You.
Part personal history, part biography, Dotter of Her Father's Eyes contrasts two coming of age narratives: that of Lucia, the daughter of James Joyce, and that of author Mary Talbot, daughter of the eminent Joycean scholar James S Atherton.
Social expectations and gender politics, thwarted ambitions and personal tragedy are played out against two contrasting historical backgrounds, poignantly evoked by the atmospheric visual storytelling of award winning comic artist and graphic novel pioneer Bryan Talbot. Produced through an intense collaboration seldom seen between writers and artists, Dotter of Her Father's Eyes is intelligent, funny and sad - a fine addition to the evolving genre of graphic memoir.
Mary and Bryan Talbot will be interviewed by Nicola Streeten, herself the author of a work of a highly acclaimed graphic memoir, about recovering from the death of her young son, Billy, Me & You, described by one comics reviewer as “The most profoundly moving graphic novel I personally have ever read bar none.”