Beacon press seeks artist for graphic novel of Octavia Butler’s Kindred

Via racalicious:

For many years, Beacon Press, a nonprofit book publisher since 1854, has had the privilege of publishing Octavia Butler’s Kindred, the story of a modern black woman transported through time to the antebellum South. Octavia Butler died tragically in 2006; those familiar with her life and work know how singular and important her legacy remains. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the novel, and Beacon is deeply honored to announce a collaboration with the Butler estate to produce a graphic adaptation of Kindred. The press is currently inviting proposals from cartoonists who appreciate Octavia Butler’s legacy, and reflect her commitment to social justice in their own work.

Those interested in discussing a proposal should email the editor of the Graphic Books list, Allison Trzop, at atrzop AT beacon DOT org. The deadline is March 16.

2 Replies to “Beacon press seeks artist for graphic novel of Octavia Butler’s Kindred”

  1. Speaking of Kindred, there is a conversation over at the blog Whatever about the desire to recommend and support excellent treatments of race issues in sf. Some folks wondered the current status of the Kindred and Parallax awards, future plans, and how one can best offer support at this moment.

    Any updates?

  2. Thanks for the question, Brian. I’m not involved with the awards at the moment, so I can’t give you an instant answer. But I can find out and get back to you. Watch this space, and thanks for asking.


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