Simon Grennan and Julian Waite at Gladfest


Join Simon Grennan and Julian Waite as they present the exciting, strange and compelling world of Victorian comics genius Marie Duval, lost for 130 years. Follow their voyage of discovery, and hear the story of unearthing Duval’s work with colleague Roger Sabin, bringing over 1,500 comic strips, vignettes and drawings to light.  Simon, Roger and Julian are the creators of ‘The Marie Duval Archive’, available free online at and are co-authors of  the first ever book of her work. Marie Duval (Myriad Editions) recreates the oddball thrills, slapstick humour and keen pleasures of observation that mark her uniquely drawn brand of visual comedy, and which prove her to be one of the founders of British comics. For more information and tickets, see here.