Elsa Charretier To Draw George R R Martin And Lisa Tuttle's Windhaven Graphic Novel from Random House

51I11B-kQoLGeorge R. R. Martin writes,

Maris of Lesser Amberly, hero of the popular (Hugo-nominated) series of Windhaven novellas that I wrote with my friend Lisa Tuttle back in the late 70s and early 80s, will soon be taking wing again.  I am delighted to announce that we've closed a deal with Random House to adapt WINDHAVEN as a graphic novel.

Lisa Tuttle herself will be scripting the book, based on our original stories.

Lisa has already delivered the script… and we're excited to reveal that we've just signed the amazing French artist ELSA CHARRETIER to illustrate the graphic novel.

Charretier is best known for her French work, the Frankensteiny Aeternum Vale, superhero comic Le Garde Républicain, and the crowdfunded The Infinite Loop.

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With Marvel Comics publishing an adaptation of James Pattison's avian-human Maximum Ride stories, is there something of the feathered variety in the air right now?

The original Windhaven novels were most recently reprinted in 2012.

Among the scattered islands that make up the water world of Windhaven, no one holds more prestige than the silver-winged flyers, romantic figures who cross treacherous oceans, braving shifting winds and sudden storms, to bring news, gossip, songs, and stories to a waiting populace. Maris of Amberly, a fisherman's daughter, wants nothing more than to soar on the currents high above Windhaven. So she challenges tradition, demanding that flyers be chosen by merit rather than inheritance. But even after winning that bitter battle, Maris finds that her troubles are only beginning. Now a revolution threatens to destroy the world she fought so hard to join—and force her to make the ultimate sacrifice.

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