The Handmaid’s Tale Gets a Graphic Novel Adaptation this March

Margaret Atwood‘s The Handmaid’s Tale is an influential work of fiction. The dystopian world exploring the subjugation of women and patriarchy feels ahead of its time as we discuss these very things in today’s world. Published in 1985, the book has been adapted into a motion picture, radio play, stage play, opera, and the award winning television show. On March 26, 2019, McClelland & Stewart in Canada and Doubleday in the US will publish the first ever graphic novel adaptation.

The Handmaid’s Tale Graphic Novel features the art of Renée Nault — a Canadian artist and frequent illustrator for the Los Angeles Times. Atwood selected Nault to adapt the work. The 240 full-color watercolor pages took Nault over two years to complete from the initial sketches to the final pages.

This isn’t Atwood’s first foray into the world of comics. She has recently written Angel Catbird and War Bears which are published by Dark Horse.

The Handmaid's Tale graphic novel cover