How Hope Larson got to adapt Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time to comics

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We haven't heard anything lately about the Wrinkle in Time movie that was announced a year ago, but at least cartoonist Hope Larson (Mercury) is adapting it into a graphic novel in time for its 50th anniversary next year.


At the Larson spotlight panel at Wondercon, she was asked how she got this plum assignment. According to Comic Book Resources:

Having been met by a few audible gasps when she mentioned that she would be adapting " A Wrinkle in Time" earlier in the panel, Larson explained how her involvement in the project came about. Jokingly referring to "a dinky little interview" a year ago when she suggested that it would be the only other author's work she could see her self adapting, she was contacted by the publisher and the estate of "Madeline L'Engle." "I just can't imagine a book that fit me as well as that one," she said. "I wanted to be the one who was gonna screw it up."


The project was announced last August, and at the time Larson told Comic Book Resources the resulting graphic novel would be nearly 400 pages:

I knew when I signed on to Wrinkle, before I even started writing the script, that the book was going to be a monster. It's 200 pages of prose, and when you're working with such a beloved story you can't go in and start cutting and abridging as you please.

So far, the only image we've seen is the above illustration of Meg Murry. Can't wait to see the rest!

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Matthew Abel

I think we've all seen the quintessential version of "A Wrinkle in Time." I believe it was shared previously on site.