Thursday, September 10, 2009

New Comic Book Heroines

According to The Guardian, JK Rowling and Stephenie Meyer will go head-to-head at the end of the year, when graphic novel biographies of each writer are lined up for publication.

Dressed in a purple off-the-shoulder dress and a golden necklace (left), Rowling's comic persona seems somewhat more glamorous than that of Meyer, who wears a gray v-neck sweater, apparently. The comics are scheduled for release in December and November respectively in the US by Bluewater Productions.

The Rowling graphic biography, according to Bluewater, will follow her from the time she taught English in Portugal to her "meteoric rise" to bestsellerdom. Author Adam Gragg said "learning about who she is and how she struggled to become a success was a truly enlightening experience," and continued "Twelve publishers turned her down. If it weren't for the daughter of a British publisher who liked Rowling's first chapter of Philosopher's Stone, we might never have met Harry Potter."

Meyer's story, meanwhile, will be narrated by a vampire "in a very fun, respectful and unique way," according to Bluewater president Darren G Davis.

The publisher is currently choosing two other female authors for the series, deliberating between Toni Morrison, Ayn Rand, Margaret Atwood, Ursula LeGuin, Harper Lee, Anne Rice, Beatrix Potter and Virginia Woolf.

Who would you choose next?


Anonymous said...

why wasn't Rowling's narrated by a wizard?

The Book Hound said...

I'd pick Toni Morrison and Harper Lee.

Actually, I would nominate Diana Wynne Jones and Tamora Pierce if I could.

Grass Roots: said...

I want to see Mary Oliver as a graphic character... let's see her sauntering around Blackwater pond. Who gets to narrate hers? The pond?

No, seriously, I'd love to see some poets.

Love your blog.

Grass Roots Books and Music
Corvallis, Oregon

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