ANGEL CATBIRD

ANGEL CATBIRD

This character and story was created by Margaret Atwood as a result of her involvement in bird conservation and concern about pet cat predation of birds and the mortality free running pet cats. I this project she had the support of the Nature Canada.

With the help of Hope Nicholson, she found a publisher Dark Horse Comics Inc. and Vancouver artist Johnnie Christmas. (See CHRISTMAS Johnnie).

Angel Catbird emerged as the result of researcher Stig Feleedus, his cat Ding and an arctic owl, all being hit and killed by a car driven by the murderous Dr. Muriod who wanted to kill Stig and get his hands on the formulae on which Stig was working. Stig was carrying a bottle of the solution created by the formulae and it splashed over all three victims resulting in the synthesis of the three – Angel Catbird. In this new form Stig enters the world of half cat and human beings, a romance with Cate Leon and a life and death battle with Dr. Muriod who it turns out is half rat and half human.

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BOOK GRAPHIC:

Novel:

Angel Catbird, v.1. Writ., Margaret Atwood. Illus., Johnnie Christmas. Col., Tamra Bonvillain. Let., Nate Piekos of Blambot. Dark Horse Books/Dark Horse Comics Inc., Sept. 2016.

Angel Catbird, v.2: To Castle Catula. Writ., Margaret Atwood. Illus., Johnnie Christmas. Col., Tamra Bonvillain. Let., Nate Piekos of Blambot. Dark Horse Books/Dark Horse Comics Inc., Sept. 2016.

Angel Catbird, v. 3: The Catbird Roars. Writ., Margaret Atwood. Illus., Johnnie Christmas. Col., Tamra Bonvillain. Let., Nate Piekos of Blambot. Dark Horse Books/Dark Horse Comics Inc., July 2017.

SOURCE:

Book graphic:

“Introduction.” Angel Catbird. Writ., Margaret Atwood. Milwaukie U.S.: Dark Horse Books/Dark Horse Comics Inc., Sept. 2016: 5-10.

Periodical text:

“Atwood Gets Graphic.” Zoomer Magazine, Oct. 2016: 14..

“Faster, pussycat! Kill! Kill!” Writ., Brian Bethune. Maclean’s, 12 Sept. 2016: 64-66.

“Rescue Cat; Margaret Atwood reimagines the everyday feline as a comic-book superhero.” Writ., Margaret Atwood. Illus., Johnny Christmas. Col., Tamra Bonvillain. Walrus, Sept., 2016: 41-45.

Newspaper:

“B.C. comic artist pairs with Margaret Atwood for Angel Catbird series.” Writ., Ian Bailey. Globe & Mail, 22 Jan. 2016.

GALLERY:

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Illus., Johnnie Christmas. Angel Catbird, v.3, 2017: Front cover.