LitBirthdays September 17, 2010

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Friday September 17

Hope Larson (b. 1982) – U.S. cartoonist / graphic novelist – Mercury (2010) Hope Larson

Read the Wikipedia article about Hope Larson

Read a Hope Larson interview

Arrant: Can you tell us more about Whois AC? Is this the project you hope to be a series of books?

Larson: I sure hope it survives past the first book. It’s the magical girl project I’ve been referring to, mostly on Twitter, for a few months.  I’ve been fascinated by girls’ books and silly genre stuff for a long time, and I collect antique girls’ series–the Marjorie Dean books, the Radio Girls book — and I’ve wanted to play with a longer story for a while. Anyway. Whois AC is my superhero story. It’s very genre and very personal, and it was easier and more fun to write than anything I’ve written. ”

Watch Hope Larson talk about her graphic novel Mercury and
writing for a female young adult audience


Francis Chichester Francis Chichester (b. 1901) – U.K. adventurer – Gipsy Moth Circles the World (1967)

Read about Sir Francis Chichester here and here

Read the June 9, 1967 Life Magazine article about
Chichester’s round-the-world sailing adventure

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