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Angel Catbird, Volume 1
by Margaret Eleanor Atwood and Johnnie Christmas


Overview - Lauded novelist Margaret Atwood and acclaimed artist Johnnie Christmas collaborate on one of the most highly anticipated comic book and literary events of the year
On a dark night, young genetic engineer Strig Feleedus is accidentally mutated by his own experiment and merges with the DNA of a cat and an owl.
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Overview
Lauded novelist Margaret Atwood and acclaimed artist Johnnie Christmas collaborate on one of the most highly anticipated comic book and literary events of the year
On a dark night, young genetic engineer Strig Feleedus is accidentally mutated by his own experiment and merges with the DNA of a cat and an owl. What follows is a humorous, action-driven, pulp-inspired superhero adventure-- with a lot of cat puns.
Published in over thirty-five countries, Margaret Atwood is one of the most important living writers of our day and is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays. Her work has won the Man Booker Prize, the Giller Prize, Premio Mondello, and more. Angel Catbird is her first graphic novel series.
Atwood's The Blind Assassin was named one of Time magazine's 100 best English-language novels published since 1923 and her recent MaddAddam Trilogy is currently being adapted into an HBO television show by Darren Aronofsky

From our buyer, Spencer Simpson: "Literary superstar Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid’s Tale, Oryx and Crake) has put out a Graphic Novel (the first volume of an ongoing series) entitled Angel Catbird because, well, a geneticist accidentally spills his own concoction onto himself when an owl and a cat are nearby and these things just sort of happen. The book is absolutely charming from start to finish, gleefully reveling in the language and pacing of Sunday news strips but drawn and laid out in a modern albeit minimalist style by artist and collaborator Johnnie Christmas (Sheltered, Pisces) with wonderful poppy colors by Tamra Bonvillain (Rat Queens, Wayward). In addition, the book is peppered with cat puns, facts about pet cats and proceeds of the book go to the Nature Canada’s campaign www.catsandbirds.ca to keep pet cats and local bird populations safe."

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781506700632
  • ISBN-10: 1506700632
  • Publisher: Dark Horse Books
  • Publish Date: September 2016
  • Page Count: 112
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-12


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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-10-10
  • Reviewer: Staff

Atwoods (The Handmaids Tale; Oryx and Crake) fiction is often complex and challenging to read, but in her first foray into the world of graphic novels, her wickedly funny sensibility as a poet shines through. The tale starts with the transformation of Strig Feeledus, who is struck by a car and finds himself bathed in a secret formula the driver (his boss) was carrying. Strig is now able to morph into a half-cat, half-bird humanoid hybrid, and he realizes that there are others like him. He and his comrades, including Cate Leone and Count Catula, must be on guard against the ratlike Muroid, who looks like he wont be satisfied with anything less than world domination. Christmas is just the right illustrator for Atwoods narrative, not just because of his talent for drawing all things avian, rodent, and feline, but because of his acute understanding of how the human form changes when combined with these creatures. His illustrations also do an excellent job of showcasing Atwoods humor. (Sept.)

 
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