Dark Horse Comics have announced “Rain,” a new graphic novel from British comics creators Mary and Bryan Talbot. The book, which follows two women during the damaging UK floods of 2015, will be released on October 11. Here’s the press release:
RAIN IN THE FORECAST AT DARK HORSE
“Rain” From Award-Winning Creators Mary M Talbot and Bryan Talbot Arrives in Fall 2019
MILWAUKIE, 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.
Rain goes on sale October 11, 2019, and will be available for pre-order at your local comic shop, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble. This hardcover, landscape-format graphic novel will retail for $24.99.
The book will also be published in the UK in October by Jonathan Cape: for more from the book, including artwork, check out Mary Talbot’s website.