Thursday, April 29, 2010
A Wrinkle in Time...Graphic Style!!
Cheers to Publishers's Weekly for giving me this article! Enjoy!
Hope Larson to Adapt ‘A Wrinkle in Time'
Madeleine L'Engle's classic to be adapted into a graphic novel
Calvin Reid -- Publishers Weekly, 4/26/2010 6:01:54 PM
Photo by J. CulkinHope LarsonCartoonist Hope Larson, winner of both Eisner and Ignatz Awards, has been chosen by Farrar, Straus & Giroux to create a graphic novel adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L'Engle's award winning science fiction/fantasy classic, originally published in 1962. The graphic novel adaptation will be published in the fall of 2012 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the prose novel's publication.
Larson, author of the graphic novels Salamander Dreams (AdHouse Books, 2005), Gray Horses (Oni Press, 2006), Chiggers (2008) and Mercury (2010, both Atheneum), announced last week through her Twitter account that she had been chosen to adapt the novel. On her blog, Larson wrote, "This is a dream project. Wrinkle is one of my favorite books, and Madeline L'Engle is one of my favorite authors and a huge influence on my storytelling." The deal was negotiated by Judy Hansen of the Hansen Literary Agency.
The graphic novel adaptation will be edited by Margaret Ferguson, publisher of Margaret Ferguson Books, an imprint of FSG. Ferguson also said that she hopes to publish the graphic novel adaptation to coincide with the publication of a biography of L'Engle to be written by children's book historian Leonard Marcus. The biography is scheduled to be published by FSG in the fall of 2012 for the novel's 50th anniversary.
Ferguson told PWCW that "I've always been an admirer of Hope's work," but she also said that she discussed possible artists to adapt A Wrinkle in Time with her colleagues at First Second, the graphic novel imprint at Macmillan. "I set down with [First Second editorial director] Mark Siegel," Ferguson said, "and we laid out all the options, and Hope turned out to be the perfect choice."