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Take A Look Inside Margaret Atwood's First Graphic Novel

It's a bird, it's a plane...it's Angel Catbird!

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Last December, the literary world collectively geeked out when we heard the news that *the* Margaret Atwood is writing a YA graphic novel, Angel Catbird.

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And now for the first time, BuzzFeed has an exclusive sneak peek inside the Dark Horse comic book.

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Angel Catbird is illustrated by Johnnie Christmas.

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According to a press release, Atwood says the story is about "a superhero who is part cat, part bird."

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The graphic novel is also a part of two Nature Canada initiatives, Keep Cats Safe and Save Bird Lives, to help raise awareness about animal rights and protect wildlife.

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"I grew up in the 1940s drawing comics, and I've continued: I even drew a strip in the 1970s. So what better way to explore cat/bird interactions and the welfare of both than through a flying catbird superhero?" Margaret Atwood told BuzzFeed over email.

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"I'm thrilled to be working with Johnnie Christmas, who can draw way better than I can!"

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“This project has been a fun mix of advocacy, humor, and adventure," Johnnie Christmas also told BuzzFeed over email. "Margaret Atwood is a fountain of ideas, it’s been an absolute blast working with her. And our tale of 'half-cats' gets a fine boost from the wonderful Tamra Bonvillain. Her vibrant colors help bring the world of Angel Catbird to life.”

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Angel Catbird goes on sale in bookstores and comic shops on September 6, 2016.

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