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Friday September 17
|Hope Larson (b. 1982) – U.S. cartoonist / graphic novelist – Mercury (2010)|
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 (b. 1901) – U.K. adventurer – Gipsy Moth Circles the World (1967)|
Read the June 9, 1967 Life Magazine article about
Chichester’s round-the-world sailing adventure