Margaret Atwood is Busy Writing Her First Graphic Novel About a Cat-Owl Man

Angel Catbird Cover Margaret Atwood

Acclaimed author Margaret Atwood officially entered the comic book world this year when she wrote a series of comic strips for the Kickstarter anthology The Secret Loves of Geek Girls, and she has no plans to stop there.

Now, Atwood has teamed up with artist Johnnie Christmas to create a series of graphic novels about a superhero who is part cat, part man and part owl.

Titled Angel Catbird, the first of three collections from Dark Horse Comics are scheduled to debut next fall.

Explained Atwood of her graphic novel trilogy, “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.”

A big proponent of saving the environment and halting climate-change, Atwood is penning the series to help raise awareness for Nature Canada’s Keep Cats Safe and Save Bird Lives initiative.

(via io9)

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