ATWOOD Margaret

ATWOOD Margaret

Margaret Atwood, poet and novelist drew occasional cartoons for This Magazine under the pseudonym “Bart Gerrard”.

About 2014, Atwood did a story “Comics, Paper Dolls, Glasses, Contacts” for Hope Nicholson for her book The Secret Loves of Geek Girls. From this meeting Hope introduced Margaret to illustrator Johnnie Christmas and publisher Dark Horse to help her with another story she had in mind. The result was the serial Angel Catbird. This project was published in Association with the “Keep Cats Safe” and “Save Bird Lives” initiatives of Nature Canada, which at over 75 years is Canada’s oldest national nature conservation charity.

WORK:

CARTOONIST:

BOOK GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

Content:

Story graphic:

“Comics, Paper Dolls, Glasses, Contacts.” The Secret Loves of Geek Girls. Bedside Press, 2015: 13-16.

ILLUSTRATOR:

BOOK TEXT:

Cover:

Book:

Good Bones. Writ., Margaret Atwood. McClelland & Stewart Ltd. 1992.

Good Bones and Simple Murders. Writ., Margaret Atwood. McClelland & Stewart Ltd., 1994.

Murder In The Dark. Writ., Margaret Atwood. Coach House Press, 1993.

 

Content:

Story collection:

Good Bones and Simple Murders. Writ., Margaret Atwood. McClelland & Stewart Ltd., 1994.

Story & poetry collection:

Good Bones. Writ., Margaret Atwood. Coach House Press, 1992.

Murder In The Dark. Writ., Margaret Atwood. Coach House Press, 1993.

Poetry collection:

Journals of Susanna Moodie. Writ., Margaret Atwood. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1970.

WRITER:

BOOK GRAPHIC:

Novel:

Angel Catbird v. 1. Illus., Johnnie Christmas. Col., Tamra Bonvillain. Let., Nate Piekos of Blambot. Milwaukie U.S.: Dark Horse Books/Dark Horse Comics Inc., Sept. 2016.

Angel Catbird, v. 2: To Castle Catula. Illus., Johnnie Christmas. Col., Tamra Bonvillain. Let., Nate Piekos of Blambot. Milwaukie U.S.: Dark Horse Books/Dark Horse Comics Inc., Feb. 2017.

Angel Catbird, v. 3: The Catbird Roars. 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.

Book text:

The Hecklers. Writ. & Ed.., Peter Desbarates & Terry Mosher. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart Ltd., 1979: 237.

Magazine 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.

“I always had coloured pencils.” Writ., Lauren La Rose. Waterloo Region Record, 1 Sept. 2016: D3