To The Muse Gallery on Portobello Road at the behest of my old friend Igor Goldkind for a long-overdue reunion with another old friend, master comic-book artist Bryan Talbot (creator of One Bad Rat, Luther Arkwright, Alice In Sunderland and much much more), who was the centrepiece of a career-spanning exhibition of original art, including original 2000AD and Batman pages and loads of his later and more personal work. The event was introduced and curated by Lee Harris, a man with a dizzying CV which includes (amongst many other things) having been Our Bry’s first-ever publisher.
This culminated in a rather magnificent Thai feast, incorporating much reminiscing, laughter and imbibement. Culture, friendship and food: three of life’s better things. If you’re anywhere near Ladbroke Grove before Bryan’s Brainstorm! exhibition closes on April 13, stumble into The Muse and do the check-it-outy thang. Tell ’em CSM sent ya.