The rights to his first graphic novel, Zita the Spacegirl, was picked up recently by Fox Animation for a movie and there is hope that one day Hatke’s brave characters will make it to the big screen.
As many parents know, all kids come into the world ready to draw, but as the years pass each child reaches a point where they make a choice — to draw or not to draw. It was never a question for comic artist and arrow enthusiast Ben Hatke, who doodled his way through many a grade school and high school class, filling the margins with grand adventures.
His dad was an architect at Purdue University in Indiana and his mom took him and his two sisters to the library regularly. When the young boy discovered newspaper comics such as Calvin and Hobbes, it was love at first sight. more
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