Preview of 'Grandville Mon Amour'
Written and drawn by Bryan Talbot, it is the sequel to Grandville, set in a world populated by anthropomorphic animals, where France won the Napoleonic Wars and the world is full of steam-powered technology.
The story takes place three weeks after the first book, in which badger hero Detective Inspector Archie LeBrock of Scotland Yard is working outside the law after resigning from his job after a row with his boss and is wracked with remorse after failing to prevent the death of a loved one.
LeBrock, and his rodent assistant Detective Roderick Ratzi, go on a mission to redeem themselves after they learn that LeBrock’s old adversary, psychopathic terrorist Edward "Mad Dog" Mastock, has escaped from his guillotining at the Tower of London.
Grandville Mon Amour will be published in the UK by Jonathan Cape in November.