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    “Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy,” a Modern Webcomic Based on Little Women

    By | March 6th, 2018
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    Entertainment Weekly have learned of a new webcomic based on Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel Little Women, titled “Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy.” It will be a modern adaptation of the book, which turns 150 this year, featuring a blended, multiracial and LGBTQ inclusive version of the March family. The new adaptation is written by Rey Terciero, and drawn by Bre Indigo, creator of the queer coming-of-age webcomic “Jamie.”

    Terciero said in a statement:

    “I loved Little Women growing up. Their struggles felt universal to me, especially feeling like I always had less than others. So it’s an absolute honor to be writing a re-telling of it. But Bre and I wanted to see ourselves in the characters too, which is why we made the family diverse and one of the characters LGBTQ. Jo is my favorite, so I wanted to play with the subtext that may not have been available 150 years ago, but that we can speak openly about these days. Being LGBT myself, I’m just happy to be creating a book that I wish I could have read as a young reader. But it’s also very PG, and very sweet. I wanted to be sensitive with the heavy topics while staying true to Alcott’s vision of empowering young women.”

    Indigo added:

    “Meg, Joe, Beth, and Amy have so much in common with today’s youth and hopefully when young readers pick up the book they can find themselves in the girls and apply their growth to their own lives. My personal goal as an artist is to help others to embrace empathy, to relate to one another and grow as individuals. And I think our book does just that.”

    “Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy” starts tomorrow at Tapas, and will come out weekly. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers will print a collected edition in November. Head on over to Entertainment Weekly for concept art of the new March family, and an exclusive page of artwork.

    Christopher Chiu-Tabet

    Chris is a writer from London on the autistic spectrum, who enjoys tweeting and blogging on Medium about his favourite films, TV shows, books, music, games as well as history and religion. He is Lebanese/Chinese, although he can't speak Cantonese or Arabic. He also writes for Nerdy POC.