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Mockingbird graphic novel a dead cert for 2018

OK! Confession time, that’s the wrong Mockingbird up there.

How is this for an agenda? The Guardian is reporting that the estate of Harper Lee has given approval for a graphic adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird. It will be drawn by Fred Fordham who drew Phillip Pullman’s The Adventures of John Blake for UK comic story weekly The Phoenix. A collected edition of the first Blake tale, Mystery of the Ghost Ship was released this month.


Fordham said:

“Adapting a story that means so much to so many – and finding the appropriate art style to give it life in a long-form visual medium – is a great honour and responsibility, and, mercifully, also a great pleasure.”

Apparently the Lee Estate approached publisher William Heinemann with the idea of adapting the novel. The graphic novel will be published in November 2018. Harper Lee presents has a certain ring to it.


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