Friday, June 26, 2015

Margaret Atwood draws cartoon strip for 'geek girl' anthology

The novelist is contributing her own cartoons, detailing her experiences as a young woman, to Kickstarter-funded The Secret Loves of Geek Girls

The Secret Loves of Geek Girls
‘I’m white-hair w. cat’ ... Margaret Atwood’s cartoon image on the Kickstarter page for The Secret Loves of Geek Girls. Photograph: PR
Margaret Atwood is taking a short break from writing acclaimed and award-winning literary novels to contribute a series of cartoons to a crowd-funded, all-female anthology aimed at the “geek girl” looking for “stories on dating and love”.

Racing towards its goal of C$37,000 (£19,000) on Kickstarter – launched earlier this week, it is already at over C$27,000 – The Secret Loves of Geek Girls is the brainchild of Hope Nicholson, a Canadian comic-book publisher and editor, who called it “a celebration of the stories we tell each other but never make public – until now”. Atwood is the most high-profile of a host of women, both creators and fans, contributing a mix of prose stories and comics to the anthology.


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