Thursday, October 6, 2016
I was delighted when I found out that the award winning – how can any one human being be so talented – Margaret Atwood decided to write a graphic novel. Angel Catbird is a lot of fun and has an engaging plot. Atwood also includes a few footnote-like short lessons on responsible cat ownership. The last part of this first volume gives the reader a glimpse into Attwood’s creative process as she collaborated with Johnnie Christmas and Tamara Bonvillain. I am not a graphic novel aficionado, but I do occasionally enjoy seeing how different people explore the medium. For me, the novel was worth straying off the path of more traditionally formatted novels.