Corpse Talk: Ground-Breaking Explorers with Adam Murphy


Tuesday April 5th at 11am

Streamed live and on catch up on  Kirklees Libraries’ YouTube channel, Facebook and Twitter

Corpse Talk: Ground-Breaking Explorers.

Award-winning graphic novel non-fiction co-created with Lisa Murphy. Age 9+



 Digging up history’s most extraordinary explorers, host Adam Murphy interrupts their eternal slumber…

…to ask them the questions no one else will dare!

Packed with incredible interviews with some of history’s most exceptional exemplars of gung-ho globetrotting grit!

Pythias of Massalia, Leif Ericcson, Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta, Zheng He, Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan, Hernan Cortes and Malinali, Alexander Selkirk, Captain Cook, Isabel Godin des Odonais, Jemmy Button, Jim Beckwourth, Sir Ernest Shackleton, Major Gertrude Bell, Amelia Earhart and William Beebe.


Adam and Lisa Murphy are an award-winning husband-and-wife comics-making team.

They bring history and folklore to life for readers of all ages through humour, extensive research and an ongoing curiosity about what makes people tick. 

They are the creators of the comics series CorpseTalk, which originally appeared in The Phoenix, a weekly kids’ comics magazine in the UK. CorpseTalk has since been collected and published as an ongoing series of books (published in the UK by David Fickling Books, and in North America by DK Kids) which have twice been nominated for the Blue Peter Book Awards (the first comic book ever to do so).


Watch introduction here:


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