D + Q will publish Winnie-the-Pooh by Travis Dandro next year

The graphic novel adaptation of the A. A. Milne/E. H. Shepard classic will wander into stores next year.

Drawn and Quarterly has announced that Travis Dandro, the creator of Hummingbird Heart, is working on a new Winnie-the-Pooh graphic novel for the publisher.

“It’s amazing to see Travis make a turn from his hilarious and heart-rending autobiographical series of graphic novels to one of the most sublime children’s classics. Seeing a cartoonist of this kind of skill reinterpreting great literature is rare and thrilling,” said Executive Editor Tom Devlin.

According to D + Q, the new book will be “a graphic novel adaptation of the the classic children’s book by English author A. A. Milne and English illustrator E. H. Shepard originally published in 1926.”

That book entered the public domain in the United States at the beginning of this year, 95 years after it was first published. It will enter the UK public domain in 2027. Note that this project has nothing to do with the Disney version of the character. It also has nothing to do with the horror film Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey, which was also announced earlier this year when Pooh entered the public domain. That probably goes without saying, but I thought it would be funny to add nonetheless.

And if you haven’t read Hummingbird Heart, well — you should get on that. The Winnie-the-Pooh graphic novel is scheduled to be released in the fall of 2023.

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