If you were taking some time this week to sit down and try to figure out what award-winning author Margaret Atwood‘s next project would be, your first guess probably wouldn’t have been a series of all-ages graphic novels about a superhero who is part-bird, part-cat, and suffers an identity crisis because of his conflicting predator/prey nature.
“I have concocted a superhero who is part cat, part bird. Due to some spilled genetic Super-Splicer, our hero got tangled up with both a cat and an owl; hence his fur and feathers, and his identity problems,” said Atwood.
“What should you expect from Angel Catbird? Imagine, if you will, a strange mix of Will Eisner’s The Spirit, Grant Morrison and Chas Truog’s Animal Man, and Ryan North and Erica Henderson’s Squirrel Girl,” said acquiring editor Daniel Chabon. “Angel Catbird is a humorous, action-driven, pulp-inspired story. And the only other thing I can tell you at this early date is to expect a lot of cat puns.”
So this is absolutely brilliant. Way to work a Saturn transit, right?
Margaret Atwood, a celebrated novelist, thought leader and Scorpio, is always the example i point people freaked about having Mercury Retrograde to. More great writers have it than not.
Anyway, Ms Atwood is closer to her Uranus Return (that you have at age 84) than she is to her 2nd Saturn Return and she has spent the last year having heavy Saturn transits.
For the last year, Saturn has been on her Scorpio Sun, square Mars and Moon in Aquarius, then opposite her Gemini Ascendant and Square Lilith in Pisces. It’s zooming straight for her Mercury Retro in Sagittarius as i type this.
Some people, arguably more so if you are at a certain age, would just be zonked out and dispirited by such a bonanza of Saturn crap. But no, she has dug deep and emerged with a genuinely ground-breaking collaborative graphic novel project.
It is in collaboration with the artist Johnnie Christmas.
So i don’t know his sign but he has sci-fi horror series called Pisces.
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