Talgard: Tome Two

by Gary Proudley + various

From Gestalt Publishing, an 80-page anthology of sword & sorcery short comics featuring Talgard, a sellsword with wit as sharp as his blade.

Presented as a series of four-page vignettes, all written by Gary Proudley and illustrated by 19 Australian artists, including Eisner-nominated Campbell Whyte, Al Barrionuevo (Batman, X-Men), Gary Chaloner (Will Eisner's John Law), and a host of others.

Grab the new Tome Two by itself or alongside the previously-released Tome One for the complete story!


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Talgard: Tome Two PDF

Digital edition of TOME TWO in PDF File Format




Talgard: Two Tomes Bundle PDF

Digital edition of TOMES ONE and TWO in PDF File Format




Talgard: Tome Two BOOK

80pp softcover graphic novel TOME TWO, 170x260mm




Talgard: Two Tomes Bundle BOOKS

TOMES ONE and TWO softcover graphic novels, 170x260mm




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Original Art Commission by Jake Bartok

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In a world of swords and sorcery, Talgard is a barbarian whose brain is a greater weapon than his brawn, with wit as sharp as his blade. But a blade alone isn’t enough when you’re facing off against wizards, barbarians, monstrous creatures, and even gods. If he’s to survive, Talgard will need every ounce of his cunning and guile too.  


TALGARD: TOME TWO is an 80-page collection of four-page stories, with different Australian comic artists illustrating each story, all written by Gary Proudley (Proud Heart: The Love of Achilles), colored by Justin Randall (Changing Ways, 30 Days of Night) and edited/lettered by Wolfgang Bylsma (The Deep, Neverlanders). Set in a brutal fantasy realm, the true nature of Talgard and the world he inhabits is explored through character vignettes, political machinations, and barbarian battles. 







Gary Proudley, Writer/Creator
Gary has been a part of the Australian comic community for more than fifteen years, seeing comics from almost every side, including avid reader, retailer, editor, and especially writer. 

Writing Credits: Proud Heart: The Love of Achilles, Plato's Allegory of the Cave


Justin Randall, Color Artist
Justin Randall is an award-winning Graphic Novelist and VR artist from Perth, Western Australia, best known for his supernatural thriller series Changing Ways, interior artwork and novel covers for 30 Days of Night and cover art for the Silent Hill comics. His clients include Simon & Schuster, IDW, Gestalt Publishing, and Image Comics. 


Wolfgang Bylsma, Editor

After co-founding GESTALT COMICS in 2005, Wolf's publishing endeavours have helped change the nature of the comics industry in Australia and assisted in building reputations and careers for Australian talent on the international stage.  Wolf also serves as Chief Executive of COMICS ON COUNTRY, a not-for-profit that facilitates and supports First Nations creatives in Australia to tell their stories through comics.



Artists - Tome Two


AL BARRIONUEVO (X-Men, Teen Titans)

DANIEL A. BECKER (Master & Apprentice, Lobo)

SARAH BOXALL (Inner Demons)

SACHA BRYNING (The Sixsmiths)


GARY CHALONER (Will Eisner's John Law)

QUEENIE CHAN (Fabled Kingdoms)

JANA HOFFMANN (The Lonely Giant)

LOUIE JOYCE (Haphaven)

TIM McEWEN (Greener Pastures)

BRENTON McKENNA (Ubby's Underdogs)


PAUL MASON (The Phantom, Flock)


DEAN RANKINE (The Simpsons, I Hate Fairyland)

CRISTIAN ROUX (Falling Star)



Artists - Tome One

JAKE BARTOK (Star Wars: Stories of Jedi & Sith)




SCOTT FRASER (Double Negative)


MARC NOBLE (Unmasked: Caddy Full of Blood)

SKYE OGDEN (Vowels, Wastelander Panda)

CRAIG PHILLIPS (Adventures of Jack Scratch)

SARAH W SEARLE (The Greatest Thing, Patience & Esther)

TREV WOOD (After the Snow)


“A series of epic, well-constructed fantasy stories, told in four pages, that never feel condensed or squashed and are always smart and a joy to read? Two, please!”



"How can a scoundrel with such a high body count have a heart of gold and wisdom to match? Spend some time with Talgard and you'll be better for the experience, if you survive."

Mal Briggs [Retailer, IMPACT COMICS]


An epic collection of fantasy stories like blades, each with a different weight and shine, and all of them brutally lethal."

Ryan K Lindsay [Writer, ETERNAL, NEGATIVE SPACE]


"The choice to make this an anthology of short stories told through the lens of many different artists is supremely smart. Character is built through actions and vignettes rather than sustained plot. You come out at the end knowing Talgard better for it."



“As savage as it is heartbreaking.” 

Anthony Pollock [Reviewer, SODA & TELEPATHS] 

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