National treasure Margaret Atwood will be attending Fan Expo Canada on Saturday, September 3 to launch her first graphic novel, Angel Catbird. The book kicks off a planned trilogy about a part bird, part cat superhero who gains his powers after a lab accident, as one does in comics. Atwood shares the stage with acclaimed artist Johnnie Christmas, and the presentation will be followed by an audience Q&A session and book signing. "It's like writing for films and television — only better," she said of the collaborative project.
The literary superstar loves comics and demonstrates a great affinity for geek culture, even if she doesn't necessarily identify as a geek. She was in her element at San Diego Comic-Con in July, and now here's your chance to see her hold court on home turf! Fan Expo is the place to meet and support talented writers and artists, splurge on collectables and celebrity snapshots, attend a variety of fun workshops and even get your portfolio reviewed by Marvel and DC editors. And if you can find time for us between a round of speed dating and a debate about the greatest Canadian superhero, come visit the Toronto Public Library booth. See you there!