‘The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia’ is the latest graphic novel from Bryan and Mary Talbot, chronicling the life of Louise Michel, the revolutionary feminist dubbed ‘The Red Virgin of Montmartre’.
Louise was an extraordinary woman, but little known in the Anglophone world. She was a utopian dreamer, notorious anarchist, teacher, orator and poet, decades ahead of her time. Always a radical, she fights on the barricades defending the short-lived Paris Commune of 1871. Deported to a penal colony, she takes up the cause of the indigenous population against French colonial oppression.
Find out more from Bryan and Mary – described by comics culture site Bleeding Cool as ‘true powerhouses of the British graphic novel scene’ – as they talk in detail about their work in general, their latest project, and the extraordinary woman at its heart. Followed by a Q&A.