We'll have Jim Broadbent and Dix here to discuss their new graphic novel Dull Margaret with Paul Gravett on Tuesday the 26th June, 7.30-9pm. We'll also have copies of our exclusive Dull Margaret Gosh! Bookplate Edition available on the night!
Academy Award-winning actor (and some might say national treasure) Jim Broadbent has turned his hand to the graphic novel format, teaming with Dix, of Guardian strip Roll Up! Roll Up! fame, to present a tale that finds its start in the Pieter Bruegel the Elder 16th Century painting Dulle Griet, with its striking image of a breastplated woman with a sword in one hand in front of the mouth of hell.
Dull Margaret leads a miserable life hunting slippery, slimy eels to sell at the marketplace. In town, she finds that she does not belong: the locals shun her, steal from her, and send her away to her crude shack far away from civilization. Fed up with the cruel world, she decides to take fate into her own hands, mixing a witch’s brew to bring her friendship and riches. But she soon learns to be careful what she wishes for, as this powerful magic sends her down a series of shocking and gruesome twists and turns. Intense, bleak, and darkly humorous, Dull Margaret is one of the most unexpected and original graphic novels of 2018.
We're thrilled to be able to offer a Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate Edition of Dull Margaret, available to buy on the night. If you can't make it along but would like a copy, you can pre-order now via our webstore.
Jim Broadbent and Dix will be here to discuss their work with noted comics scholar Paul Gravett, from the genesis of the project through to their collaborative process, on Tuesday the 26th June, 7.30-9pm. We will close briefly at 7pm for setup before letting people in shortly before start time. No need for tickets or reservations, seating will allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
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