Margaret Atwood Writing Series of All-Ages Graphic Novels
Renowned author Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid’s Tale, The Blind Assassin) is writing a three-volume graphic novel series called Angel Catbird. The all-ages books will be illustrated by Johnnie Christmas (Sheltered) and published by Dark Horse beginning in fall 2016.
Atwood describes her title character as follows: “I have concocted a superhero who is part cat, part bird. Due to some spilled genetic Super-Splicer, our hero got tangled up with both a cat and an owl; hence his fur and feathers, and his identity problems.”
“What should you expect from Angel Catbird? Imagine, if you will, a strange mix of Will Eisner’s The Spirit, Grant Morrison and Chas Truog’s Animal Man, and Ryan North and Erica Henderson’s Squirrel Girl,” said acquiring editor Daniel Chabon. “Angel Catbird is a humorous, action-driven, pulp-inspired story. And the only other thing I can tell you at this early date is to expect a lot of cat puns.”
From the press release: “The project is being published in tandem with Keep Cats Safe and Save Bird Lives, an initiative led by Nature Canada, the oldest conservation charity in the country…. Angel Catbird will be a three-volume series of 6 x 9–inch full-color trade paperbacks priced at $10.99 each.”